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NARSF Programs Employment Postings

Employment postings will be updated as they become available. Please complete the employment application form, and send it along with your resume and cover letter by email or in writing to:

Director of Services, NARSF Programs LTD.
201-170 Wallace Street
Nanaimo BC
V9R 5B1
email: admin@narsf.org

Employment Application Form – Word
Employment Application Form – PDF

Feel free to apply anytime – we’re always looking for great people to join our team.  Please apply again if a new posting is listed and you would like your application to be considered at that time.

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Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services

There is currently one posting available in Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services (CVIHRS). 

  • Casual Mobile Health Outreach Worker 

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Casual Mobile Health Outreach Worker (on call)

NARSF Programs Ltd. is looking to hire Casual Mobile Health Outreach Workers (MHOW) for our Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services team.

The Mobile Health Outreach team is responsible for maintaining a positive, confidential, and welcoming experience for clients accessing Harm Reduction Services. The successful applicant excels at fostering trust and creating connections with individuals and local community services staff.

The Mobile Health Outreach team works cooperatively with community resources to provide health information and supplies to reduce the transmission of infectious diseases. General responsibilities require the individual to possess strong interpersonal skills and a mature, collaborative, resourceful approach to work.  Working in teams of two, this position requires staff to spend most of the shift together traveling in a vehicle to deliver services in communities across Central Vancouver Island.

Harm Reduction

  • Promotes health practices and services for at-risk individuals to increase healthy behaviour.
  • Provides harm reduction education, information, and referral as appropriate.
  • Provides safer injection, safer smoking and safer sex supplies, education, and instruction on the recommended best practices including safe handling and disposal of syringes.
  • Liaises with community partners to identify and deliver harm reduction supplies and education in community.
  • Builds and maintains relationship with service providers and community resources in collaboration with Mobile Health Outreach team.
  • Works collaboratively with individuals and communities to enhance awareness of HIV/HCV issues, culturally safe practices for BIPOC and LGBTQ clients, and culturally relevant health education around prevention and harm reduction.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in Social Sciences, Health, Social Work preferred, or related degree from an accredited university or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Knowledge and experience involving harm reduction, addiction, mental health issues and the impact of poverty on health.
  • Previous experience working within a harm reduction philosophy preferred.
  • Demonstrates a positive conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change.
  • Ability to undertake physical lifting up to 10kg for periods at a stretch.
  • Valid drivers’ license and use of reliable vehicle.
  • A criminal record check that passes the Criminal Records Review Act is mandatory
  • Current First Aid Certification, Psychological First Aid and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Training.
  • Vaccination required

 

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