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Women and HIV/AIDS Community Development Coordinator (0.72 FTE) 25 Hours

The position is responsible for the following:

  1. The Women and HIV/AIDS Community Development Coordinator works with designated local communities to build local community capacity to respond to women’s HIV/AIDS prevention needs, and to improve the quality of life for women living with or facing systemic risks to HIV/AIDS.
  2. The incumbent works with diverse agencies, organizations, and groups that serve women, to advance the Women and HIV Prevention Initiative

 The successful candidate:

  • Demonstrated experience working in health promotion or community development; post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant discipline
  • Thorough understanding of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, safer sex, and harm reduction principles and practices.
  • Strong knowledge of women’s health and gender equity issues including women’s reproductive and sexuality rights.
  • Strong knowledge of Indigenous culture, its history and the organizations that provide them services.
  • Strong program management, delivery, and evaluation, community mobilization or development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both French and English
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, and sex positivity principles
  • Ability to function well under pressure
  • Access to a vehicle and driver’s license is an asset
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends

 Bilingual (French/English) candidates or those of Indigenous descent will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.

 Competitive salary and benefits

 The full job description is located on the Réseau ACCESS Network Website at www.reseauaccessnetwork.com. Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume with a cover letter by the closing date of February 21, 2021 , to the Manager of Programs and Services @ heidie@reseauaccessnetwork.com

 Réseau ACCESS Network provides equal opportunity employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons.  Réseau ACCESS Network is committed to the Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV and/or Hepatitis C and these are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. 

 We regret that only those candidates selected for an interview may be contacted. No phone calls please.

612.00             JOB TITLE                    WOMEN AND HIV/AIDS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR (Staff) (0.72 fte)

 

REPORT AND ACCOUNTABLE TO:      Manager of Programs and Services

 

POSITION PURPOSE:

  1. The Women and HIV/AIDS Community Development Coordinator works with designated local communities to build local community capacity to respond to women’s HIV/AIDS prevention needs, and to improve the quality of life for women living with or facing systemic risks to HIV/AIDS.
  2. The incumbent works with diverse agencies, organizations, and groups that serve women, to advance the Women and HIV Prevention Initiative.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Community Development

  1. Identifies local community organizations and groups that serve women within the geographic boundary served by the agency.
  2. Acts as a liaison between Réseau Access Network and local community organizations in advancing women and HIV prevention initiatives.
  3. Establishes, facilitates, and maintains collaborative partnership opportunities with local community organizations and groups that serve women.
  4. Participates in local community planning initiatives related to women’s issues and promotes integration of HIV/AIDS into programs, services, and policies-procedures.

Community Education and Training

  1. Delivers educational training and workshop modules to local agencies and groups that serve women, with the aim of increasing their capacity to integrate HIV/AIDS prevention services.
  2. Makes presentations on a broad range of HIV-related issues impacting women, including safer sex, safer drug use, harm reduction, and HIV Poz prevention.
  3. Evaluates and modifies training modules and workshops to ensure the goals of the program are achieved and the needs of those requesting training are met.

Research and Program Evaluation

  1. Gathers and documents accurate data to complete reports required by the AIDS Bureau, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (for example, the Ontario Community HIV/AIDS Reporting Tool (OCHART).
  2. Monitors and evaluates program activities to ensure optimal quality of service delivery to local communities.
  3. Identifies and responds to emerging issues related to HIV/AIDS and women’s health by engaging in community-based research and/or needs assessments, as required.

Resource Development and Distribution

  1. Maintains and distributes current resource materials and other HIV prevention tools (e.g female condoms, WHAI, CATIE materials) to community partners, as required.
  2. Assist WHAI network in the development of resources.

Other Duties

  1. Advances the values, principles and priorities of related provincial strategies, including the Strategy on HIV/AIDS for African and Caribbean Communities in Ontario and the Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy, as appropriate.
  2. Respond to requests to provide consultation and advice to local community agencies’ clients living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and facilitate linkages with Réseau Access Network.
  3. Ensure that all necessary reports are completed and submitted to the appropriate sources.
  4. Work with the Manager Community Services and/or the Executive Director to develop annual work plans for educational programs.
  5. Recommend program changes to the Manager Community Services and/or Executive Director.
  6. Assist and implement with the evaluation of all program activities.
  7. Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures set out by the Board of Directors of Réseau Access Network.
  8. Assist with the regular upkeep of Réseau Access Network offices.
  9. Participate in networking opportunities with Provincial peer coordinators / workers
  10. Participate in staff meetings and other staff sharing opportunities.
  11. Provide input to organisational reviews.
  12. In consultation with the Executive Director, arrange for knowledge transfer to staff and contribute to the overall day to day running of the agency.

Responsibilities to:     Manager Community Services and/or Executive Director

  1. Compile and submit activity reports and pertinent statistics as requested by the Manager Community Services and/or Executive Director and/or funders.
  2. Meet regularly with the Manager Community Services and/or Executive Director to keep them fully informed on program developments, problems successes and activities.

Other:

  1. Assist in other duties as deemed important and appropriate by the Manager of Programs and Services and mutually agreed upon.

Position Responsibilities are based on a twenty-five-hour week.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience working in health promotion or community development; post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant discipline.
  • Thorough understanding of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, safer sex, and harm reduction principles and practices.
  • Strong knowledge of women’s health and gender equity issues including women’s reproductive and sexuality rights.
  • Strong knowledge of Aboriginal culture, its history and the organizations that provide them services.
  • Strong program management, delivery, and evaluation, community mobilization or development.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both French and English
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, and sex positivity principles.
  • Ability to function well under pressure.
  • Access to a vehicle and driver’s license is an asset.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends.

 Skills

  • Strong group facilitation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-directed and able to take initiative
  • Good organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Comfortable working with people of all backgrounds (ie., sexual orientation, drug addiction)
  • Ability to speak openly and frankly about sexuality in a supportive, non-judgmental manner.

Accountability

  • The Women and HIV/AIDS Community Development Coordinator is responsible to the Manager of Programs and Services.

Working Conditions

  • Physical requirements include the dexterity to reach, stand, squat, twist, lift light loads, and the ability to do sedentary work
  • Must be flexible to work evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to work in a variety of settings
  • 25 hour work week, overtime compensated by time off in lieu
  • Access to a vehicle and valid driver’s licence

 

Approved:       November 2009

Revised:           February 2021

LIENS – HIV | HEP C – LINKS

website ASO411

phone 1.705.688.0500 (local)

phone 1.800.465.2437 (toll-free)

 

website  CATIE – Hepatitis C & HIV Info

phone 1.800.263.1638

 

website  Canadian AIDS Society

phone 1.800.668.2437

 

website  Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

phone  416.595.1666

 

website  Community Drug Strategy

 

website  ConnexOntario

phone  Drug & Alcohol 1.800.565.8603 

phone  Mental Health 1.866.531.2600

 

website  Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance

phone  1.800.839.0369

 

website  HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic ON

phone  1-888-705-8889

 

website  LGBT Youth Hotline

phone  1.800.268.YOUTH

 

website  Ontario AIDS Network

phone  1.800.839.0369

 

website Ontario HIV Treatment Network

phone  1.877.743.6486

 

website SWANS

 

website  WHAI

 

website  World Hepatitis Alliance

 

 

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