Job Posting: Health Promotion – General Educator, AVI

Summary Position

Grid Level:  31, $24.29/hour

Work Locations: 713 Johnson Street

Hours of Work: 30 hours per week, some evening or weekend work will be required

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: March 31, 2021, with the possibility of extension, based on funding

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] by 5 PM on Monday, November 16, 2020.


Job Summary:

The Health Promotion Educator provides programming, education, and support relating to: HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, STIs, substance use, harm reduction, sexual and gender diversity, sexual decision-making, testing, treatment, and prevention strategies as a means of increasing community awareness and wellness, and reducing the further incidence of STBBIs.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Works collaboratively with the Health Promotion Coordinator, other education team members, peer educators, and program participants to facilitate the design, implementation, and delivery of educational workshops, projects, and events related to HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, STIs, substance use, harm reduction, sexual and gender diversity, and sexual decision-making (in-person and online)
  2. Facilitates workshops and presentations for a diversity of communities (in-person or online)
  3. Utilizes and engages in ongoing learning about relevant technological platforms to accomplish the above (e.g. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Slides, PowerPoint, etc.)
  4. Provides one-on-one education, information, support, and referrals, in-person or online as appropriate and via email, Facebook, and AVI’s “Infoline”
  5. Maintains up-to-date and accurate knowledge of HIV, HCV and STIs including prevention, transmission, treatment, and emerging trends in relation to risk groups such as GBMSM/LGBTQ2S+ people, youth who use drugs, women, Indigenous people, and people who have been incarcerated
  6. Assists with the design, production, and distribution of promotional materials outlining and advocating AVI Health and Community Services’ educational services to the community
  7. Liaises with other community organizations to maximize educational opportunities and services while minimizing unnecessary duplication
  8. Coordinates testing events with community partners when needed
  9. Provides overdose prevention and response training
  10. Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational activities as needed
  11. Where appropriate, provides training, mentorship, and supervision for peer educators, volunteers and/or practicum students to assist in the delivery of education outreach activities in the community
  12. Promotes services including use of social media and other sites
  13. Maintains files, stats and records related to all areas of the program, electronic and paper, and reports on program work
  14. Performs other related duties as assigned



  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working within HIV/AIDS, HCV and/or STI prevention and awareness and/or community development and harm reduction-based support/services
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to harm reduction principles and practices
  • Relevant current experience, skills, and knowledge related to issues
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating workshops and education initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of substance use and harm reduction
  • Demonstrated experience planning, promoting and launching public education and development activities and events, such as conferences, forums, and workshops
  • Experience working with and providing education to diverse populations including people experiencing homelessness; Indigenous people; LGBTQ2S+ and GB2SMSM communities; people who use criminalized substances; sex workers; people from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and people living with disabilities
  • University degree in health or social sciences, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Employment subject to criminal record check for working with vulnerable populations
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License, an asset


Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required to work effectively with co-workers, clients, community, and other service providers
  • Solid experience working with structurally vulnerable groups
  • Holistic understanding of HIV/AIDS, HCV, and STIs (transmission, prevention, treatment, related psycho-social issues, etc.), substance use, harm reduction, sexual health, homophobia/heterosexism/transphobia, anti-oppressive practices and intersectionality, Indigenous health, population health and health promotion strategies
  • Strong public speaking and group facilitation skills
  • Strong project coordination skills, including time management, workload, and budget management
  • Experience working with and training peer educators and volunteers
  • Knowledge of community-based education strategies
  • Good computer skills, including databases, word-processing, graphics and social media (i.e., Microsoft Office suite; Facebook, Twitter, Zoom, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends when needed


We encourage applications from, but not limited to, Indigenous persons, persons of colour, persons living with disabilities, persons who use/d illicit drugs, persons with experience of sex work, and persons representing diverse genders and sexualities.



See posting on AVI site