The person we are looking for, is an individual that can work independently as well as in a team environment and is able to promote education and awareness throughout the community. We are seeking someone with an experienced background in Social Work and/or Psychiatry with a knowledge of HIV. The position best suits an out-going personality, as it is mainly to provide support to members, their families and caregivers. The job description can sometimes change due to circumstances, therefore looking for an individual that can adapt quickly. While a social worker degree is preferred, some combinations of experience is acceptable for consideration for this position.
Key Role for Support Group/Members and Programs
- Facilitate support group meetings (either in person or by Zoom meeting) and help coordinate distribution of food with the help of volunteers
- Coordinate and maintain members eligibility of Grocery Access Program (GAP) and Supplementary Health Fund (SHF).
- Maintain regular contact with members, providing support, advocacy, information and referrals as appropriate
- Maintain up-to-date case reports and data for members along with recording event activities and attendance
- Arrange guest speakers/videos on a variety of topics concerning the health and welfare for members
- Works closely with the Gilwest Clinic to keep informed with the services and member referrals.
- Arrange for members transportation to and from Hospital and other appointments (doctor, ie.) when needed.
Responsibilities for Education, Awareness & Prevention
- Act as Community Liaison with other non-profits in the community.
- Help with the execution of the HIV 101 presentations, while maintaining current material for prevention workshops and presentations
- Solicits new opportunities for prevention workshops
- Helps develop reporting and measurement practices to demonstrate program success.
- Network with other AIDS organizations and Non profits, locally and nationally
- Coordinates displays at various locations and events: BC AIDS Walk, Gay Pride Parade, World AIDS Day events, Kwantlen College, etc. (when current restrictions allow)
- Helps coordinate the distribution of Society brochures/leaflets into the community along with coordinating new resource material for Safer Sex Campaigns/Condom packages.
- Implement members programs funded by specific grants
- Liaison with webmaster to keep relevant information up to date on the web site
- Knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and social media
Job Details: Flexible Hours during the week (Tuesday to Friday) approx. 30 hours per week
Compensation: Starting at $26/hr, Salary will depend on the applicant’s qualifications, experiences, and skillset.
How to Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter via e-mail. [email protected]
No phone calls please.
We thank all applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Closing Date: open until position filled.