Women’s HIV/AIDS Community Development Coordinator

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) is a volunteer driven, non-profit, community-based organization serving London and the six surrounding counties – Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford. We are communityinspired and dedicated to positively impacting the lives of individuals and diverse communities living with, at-risk for or affected by 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,
holistic health and civil society.


PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION AND ROLE


The Women’s HIV/AIDS Community Development Coordinator reports to the Director of Education. This role works
within RHAC’s catchment to build local capacity in response to women’s HIV/AIDS prevention needs and to improve the quality of life for women living with or affected by, or at increased systemic risk for HIV/AIDS. The key areas of focus for this position include community development and community education and training.

Responsibilities
- Conduct site-based and events-based outreach among diverse communities of women living with/affected
by/at increased systemic risk of HIV acquisition to engage with women with lived experience and identify
needs, trends, concerns and directions for services/programming, through a community-development lens
- Collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders to develop effective programming and services and
coordinated approaches that reduce/eliminate barriers women face in relation to service access
- Provide workshops and presentations related to HIV/AIDS and other STBBIs, sexual health, harm reduction,
sex work, food insecurity, housing status, mental health and gender-based violence, child apprehension, and
pregnancy/childbirth/infant feeding, among other themes to build knowledge and capacity among service
providers that engage, support and strive to empower women
- Coordinate and participate in relevant community events
- Engage with relevant community committees
- Conduct data collection and analysis related to campaign delivery, events, and outreach activities to fulfil
reporting requirements and inform program development/delivery/evaluation
- Other duties, as required

Required Skills


- Intercultural awareness and a nuanced understanding of anti-oppressive and anti-racist practices and
philosophies - including feminist and queer perspectives
- Understanding of/experience with harm reduction-based philosophies and practice related to sexual health,
substance use and sex work
- Current and extensive knowledge about HIV/AIDS, Hep C, and other STBBIs (sexually transmitted and bloodborne
infections) in relation to the social determinants of health
- Ability to apply critical thinking skills to the practical aspects of the job by utilizing community development
models/approaches to affect change that are sensitive to issues of diversity
- Strong program development, delivery and evaluation skills, including written and oral communication, ability
to build rapport, conflict resolution and crisis intervention
- The ability to engage with and relate to culturally, linguistically, ethnically, spiritually, racially and
geographically diverse communities of female-identified persons
- The ability to identify and understand intersectional factors that impact the health and wellbeing of diverse
communities of women
- Experience providing one-on-one education, information, referrals and appropriate supports for individuals
experiencing challenges related to mental health, housing, poverty, racism, ableism, immigration status/nonstatus,
classism, ageism, homo/bi/transphobia, misogyny, gender-based violence and other factors that
impact HIV acquisition

Qualifications


- Minimum 2 years working in HIV/AIDS, Hep C and STBBI prevention, health promotion; thorough
understanding of HIV/AIDS, Hep C and other STBBIs, safer sex, sex work and harm reduction principles and
practices
- Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities
- Diploma or undergraduate degree in social services or equivalent related experience in social or health
services
- Understanding of, and experience working with, diverse communities of women (including, but not limited to:
cis women, trans women, women with experiences of transition, 2-Spirit people and queer women).
- Advanced computer skills including, but not limited to, the following: Microsoft Office Suite programs, data
management software, digital/social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
- A valid driver’s license and consistent/regular access to a reliable vehicle for work-related duties
- Able to work irregular hours, including occasional evenings and weekends in a variety of social and physical
settings
- A satisfactory Vulnerable Positions Screening (Police Vulnerable Sector Check)
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience providing culturally relevant, anti-racist, anti-oppressive, queer and
trans-affirming services, preferred
- Lived experience that may be relevant to the position’s focus on sexual health, harm reduction, substance
use, sex work and diverse communities of women, preferred
- Excellent communication (verbal, written, and visual) and negotiation skills, preferred
- Familiarity and comfort working in diverse venues where women connect, preferred
- Crisis intervention skills, preferred


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 December 9, 2019 @ 12:00 noon


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Regional HIV/AIDS Connection in an equal opportunity employer. We strive to build an inclusive workforce that

reflects the rich diversity of the community we live in. To this end, we encourage applications from persons living with
HIV/HCV, members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, individuals from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities,
members of diverse ethno-cultural communities, and persons with dis/abilities.


We appreciate all submissions; however, we will only contact those to be interviewed.


No phone calls please.

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