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NARSF Programs Employment Postings

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  • Care Home Opportunities (ongoing)

Care Home Opportunities (Nanaimo)

NARSF Programs is seeking families/caregivers with the ability to provide care and support to youth in need of detoxification and stabilization living in the Nanaimo area. We offer training and support while you provide nurturing in a youth-friendly, structured environment. A reliable vehicle, criminal record check, and references are required. If you are interested, willing to work within a harm reduction model, have a home you are willing to share and would like to make a difference, please contact the Transitions Program at (250) 754-2773 for more information. NARSF Programs welcomes applications from all qualified applicants including but not limited by those of any sex, ethnicity, orientation, or disability. Funding for this program is provided through Island Health Youth and Family Substance Use Services.

Child, Youth and Family (Nanaimo)

There are currently  no postings in Child, Youth and Family Programs

Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services

There are currently 3 postings in Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services (CVIHRS)

  • F/T Health Outreach Worker – Harris House Health Clinic
  • F/T Mobile Health Outreach Worker
  • Casual Mobile Health Outreach/Health Outreach Workers

Our goal is to provide a quality patient centred health service experience for all individuals accessing CVIHRS programs. We are looking for individuals who are engaging, trustworthy, dependable and thoughtful. We value your commitment to learning and are appreciative of people who can see the humour in life. If you think these values line up with your beliefs, we would be very interested in hearing from you. See the following openings below.

 

Health Outreach Worker, Harris House Health Clinic, CVIHRS

Application Deadline: Open till filled

Based out of Harris House Health Clinic, Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services (CVIHRS) is seeking a qualified candidate to distribute harm reduction supplies as part of the Province’s STOP HIV initiative.  The STOP HIV initiative is part of a provincial strategy that aligns objectives set out in the Ministry of Health document “From Hope to Health: Towards an AIDS Free Generation.” Funding for this initiative will mirror the principles of the Hope to Health Framework to reduce the number of new infections, improve the quality, effectiveness and reach of HIV prevention services and improve the quality of HIV support services for those living with and vulnerable to HIV.

General Responsibilities: Health Outreach Worker (HOW).  This position is responsible for harm reduction supply distribution and collection, facilitating front-end flow for persons seeking testing services and support, providing information and referral services for persons while at Harris House Health Clinic and entering data to track utilization of supplies and services. This role supports individuals to maintain health within a harm reduction philosophy by providing a non-judgmental approach. In addition to these responsibilities, the HOW maintains a positive, clean and welcoming environment and ensures community and agency standards are maintained by staff and clients. The HOW works in conjunction with the Health Nurse to provide referral to community resources, as appropriate, and ensures documentation is kept up to date.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s in arts in social sciences and/or humanities (social work, psychology, child and youth care); previous experience working within a harm reduction philosophy; demonstrated client-centered planning and intervention skills; three years experience working with clients in active addiction. A combination of experience and education will be considered. The selected individuals will need to have a vehicle for work purposes, pass a criminal record check and provide suitable work references. This position requires a person to undertake physical lifting up to 10kg for periods at a time.

 

Mobile Health Outreach Worker (MHOW) – Up to 34 hours weekly, area dependent.

Application Deadline: Open till filled

Based out of Harris House Health Clinic, Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services (CVIHRS) is seeking qualified candidates to provide care, connection and linkage for individuals, peers, and agency partners located within Central Vancouver Island to maximize individual access to harm reduction services while promoting community connection and linkage to supportive social and regional supports/networks and relevant health, income and social services.

Working across designated communities in an outreach capacity as a team of two, the MHOW will provide harm reduction supplies, health information, and Point of Care Testing (POCT) for priority populations vulnerable to contracting or transmitting HIV/HCV. Availability for evening and Saturday shifts in the Nanaimo, Parksville/Qualicum and Cowichan Valley areas.

The MHOW will be innovative in their approach, forge new connections with priority populations, excel at fostering trust and be connected to local community services and staff.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s in arts in social sciences and/or humanities (social work, psychology, child and youth care); previous experience working within a harm reduction philosophy; demonstrated client-centered planning and intervention skills; three years experience working with clients in active addiction. A combination of experience and education will be considered. The selected individuals will need to have a vehicle for work purposes, pass a criminal record check and provide suitable work references. This position requires a person to undertake physical lifting up to 10kg for periods at a time.

 

Reply in writing with a cover letter and resume to Director of Services, NARSF Programs admin@narsf.org or 201-170 Wallace Street, Nanaimo BC V9R 5B1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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