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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 is currently 1 postings in Child, Youth and Family Programs

  • F/T Outreach Worker, Youth Service Program 

Outreach Worker, Youth Service Program

Application Deadline: 12:00 pm Thursday May 2, 2019

 JOB SUMMARY 

This position provides outreach, support, liaison, harm reduction and advocacy for youth referred by MCFD Youth Team. Interventions will be designed to stabilize a youths’ connection to family, care providers and healthy community resources.  The Youth Outreach Worker will establish supportive and trusting relationships that reduce risk, promote positive choices for a healthier lifestyle, and support youths’ connection, stability and attachment to family, caregivers and community. 

OVERALL FUNCTIONS: 

The Youth Outreach Worker will contribute to the social integration, independence and self-reliance of referred youth by providing outreach to support the growth and development of the youth in relation to their family, social workers, care providers, and identified social supports available within the community of Nanaimo.  

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS: 

Participate in the development of assessments and interventions to respond to the presenting need of youth and their family with Youth Team Social Workers 

Provide outreach connection and support, along with specific interventions for referred youth, by providing counseling, harm reduction support, and positive modeling that connects youth to supports.  

Engage youth in venues and service environments which reflect the need of referred youth while maintaining appropriate balance of personal safety and fostering relationships of trust and cooperation with clients.  

Assist youth access and utilize the services which meet their needs by assisting youth to identify and evaluate services available to meet their needs while supporting youth to overcome personal barriers that reduce access to service or supports.  

Contribute to the quality of the NARSF organization to deliver services to youth and families through staff expertise and aptitude, organizational planning and the development of sound organizational policies and guidelines. 

Engage in ongoing personal and professional development to respond to the current and future needs of youth, families and communities. 

Establishing and maintain coordinated working relationships with other service providers and professionals. 

SPECIFIC TASKS AND DUTIES: 

Provide interventions for referred youth, and their family/caregivers as relevant, related to the youths’ presenting needs and circumstances. 

Maintain regular contact and availability to each youth once referred the MCFD Youth Team by means of text, email, phone, and meetings. 

Prioritize needs of referred youth and plan interventions as appropriate such as;  

  • youth outreach 
  • assessment and case intervention 
  • case planning and coordination 
  • harm reduction
  • supports advocacy
  • youth support and crisis intervention referral 
  • placement support for youth to reside safely and independently

Liaise with and advocate for youth’s best interest with other involved professionals and programs. 

Provide effective verbal and written reports as required. 

Maintain accurate records and statistics as required. 

Research and utilize the community’s network of resources (i.e., health, education, legal, housing, employment, counseling, etc.). 

As directed, perform duties as Safety Officer for the program as outlined in NARSF Programs Health, Safety and Transportation Manual. 

Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. B.S.W. or Child and Youth Degree or relevant BA with relevant combination of experience. 
  2. Minimum 2 years’ experience working in high risk youth or outreach settings 
  3. Knowledge of adolescent development and street-related issues involving sexual exploitation, trauma, problematic substance use and mental health, ability to competently assess suicide risk and self-harm behaviours and to act prudently when these concerns arise. 
  4. Ability to engage youth where they are at in a non-judgmental, caring and supportive manner while maintaining and upholding the NARSF code of conduct and adhering to safety and working alone policy and practices 
  5. Knowledge and ability to connect with staff of community resources relevant to youth need. 
  6. Familiarity with community resources, and ability to work in an integrated capacity with youth and identified resources. 
  7. Knowledge of the Child, Family and Community Services Act, BC Benefits Act, Young Offenders Act and other acts as they apply to the Youth Service Program 
  8. Use of reliable vehicle and valid BC driver’s license  
  9. CPR/First Aid certification desirable. 

Reply in writing with a cover letter and resume by noon May 2, 2019 via email to Can you buy generic viagra in the usa.  Thank you to all those who apply however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

 

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 Purchase viagra in the uk or 201-170 Wallace Street, Nanaimo BC V9R 5B1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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