Manager of Counterpoint Harm Reduction Services

Manager of Counterpoint Harm Reduction Services Full Time (35 Hours Weekly) Salary – $53,000- $58,000
 
Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) is a volunteer driven, non-profit, community-based organization serving the six counties surrounding London – Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford. We are a community-inspired organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and diverse communities living with, at-risk for or affected by the challenges associated with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Our philosophy includes adherence to The Ontario Accord/GIPA (Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS), Anti Racism/Anti Oppression, Sex Positivity, Principles of Harm Reduction, Truth and Reconciliation, Holistic Health and Civil Society. 
 
Primary Purpose of the Position and Role 
The Manager of Counterpoint Harm Reduction Services reports to the Director of Harm Reduction Services and will be responsible providing the day to day oversight of RHAC’s expansive Needle Syringe Programming (NSP). This is a full-time position that will require participation in shifts scheduled from 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week. The position will participate in an on-call rotation with others members of RHAC leadership team. 
 
Responsibilities

-Scheduling NSP coverage 

-Supporting staff engaged in London based and regional outreach within our six county catchment area

-Staff supervision and performance appraisal

-Ordering and tracking harm reduction materials and supplies

-Statistical tracking and reporting 

-Supporting the operational intersection between Counterpoint and Carepoint. 

 
Required Skills
-Possess a working knowledge of addictions and have used harm reduction principles when supporting people

-Understand the societal stigma imposed on the drug using population and its related impacts

-Have direct experience working the marginalized and vulnerable members of our community and/or with individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C

-Have a strong knowledge of community resources and London social service agencies 

-Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to achieve results through collaboration with colleagues and community partners  

-Have experience with both individual and systemic advocacy 

-The ability to engage with and relate to culturally, linguistically, ethnically, spiritually, racially and geographically diverse communities 

-The ability to identify and understand intersectional factors that impact the health and wellbeing of diverse communities of people

-Crisis intervention/de-escalation skills
 
 
Qualifications
-Post-secondary degree or diploma in health, social services or related program 

-Minimum 5 years management experience, preferably in non-profit agency 

-Understanding of/experience with harm reduction-based philosophies and practice related to sexual health, substance use and sex work 

-A valid Police Vulnerable Sector Screening document is required  

-Lived experience that may be relevant to the position’s focus on sexual health, harm reduction, substance use, sex work and diverse communities, welcomed
 
Cover letter and resume may be submitted via email to hr@hivaidsconnection.ca or in hard copy to #30-186 King Street, London, ON, N6A 1C7.   Application deadline is Monday, February 24th 2020 at 9:00am. Please indicate in your cover letter where you saw this posting.
 
RHAC is committed to and adheres to the principles of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Employment Standards, the Pay Equity Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all other applicable legislation. We are committed to integration and to removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We strongly encourage applicants to apply who are living with HIV/HCV, have lived experience with substance use, addiction or sex work or who identify as a member from the First Nations, Inuit or Métis communities. Additionally we support and encourage applicants on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code including but not limited to individuals age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, (dis/)ability, or sexual orientation. RHAC recognizes that equitable access to employment is an agent in social change.
 
We appreciate all submissions; however, we will only contact those to be interviewed.
 
No phone calls please.

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