call us: 250.754.2773 | email:


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

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.

Scroll down to view current employment postings.

  • Child, Youth and Family (Nanaimo)
  • Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services

    Child, Youth and Family (Nanaimo)

    There are no postings in the Child, Youth and Family services.


    Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services

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

    Health Matters Assistant (28 hours/week)

    Narsf Programs is seeking an Assistant for our Health Matters Clinic.  The ideal candidate will be innovative in their approach, forge new connections with priority populations, excel at fostering trust and connection with local community services and staff.  General responsibilities require the successful candidate to possess strong interpersonal skills and a mature, collaborative, resourceful approach to work.  This position requires proficiency with computer applications, social media, email/phone etiquette, along with confidence and initiative to engage the public utilizing multiple mediums. 

    The Health Matters Assistant is responsible for maintaining a positive, confidential, and welcoming environment for clients accessing the clinic or when promoting health services in the community.  Promotion and communication about access to testing, care, and support within the broader Nanaimo community for HIV, HCV and sexually transmitted infections is an essential part of this role.  The Health Matters Assistant will be responsible for arranging testing appointments, managing the flow of clients and staff in the clinic, and working cooperatively with community resources to provide health information and supplies to reduce the transmission of infectious diseases.  


    • Manages appointment scheduling and responds to inquiries for testing
    • Coordinates communication with community contacts    
    • Organizes and implements community promotions online and in print form
    • Attends community meetings on behalf of team
    • Provides harm reduction education, information, and referral as appropriate
    • Liaises with community partners to identify and deliver harm reduction supplies and education in targeted fixed and multi-site community settings
    • Works collaboratively with individuals and communities to enhance awareness of HIV/HCV issues, culturally safe and relevant health education around prevention, harm reduction and care and treatment 
    • Manages inventory and orders supplies
    • Maintains accurate records and utilizes database


    • Displays acceptance of clients’ rights to self-determination and individuality and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, language, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, abilities, socio-economic status, political affiliations, or national ancestry
    • Demonstrates a positive conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change

    Skills and Abilities

    • Knowledge and experience in maintaining confidentiality and appropriate boundaries
    • Ability to communicate and implement approved harm reduction strategies in meaningful ways with individuals, community partners and the general public
    • Flexible, organized, and able to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced and consistently changing environment
    • Works collaboratively in team settings to develop creative strategies that address challenges


    • Undergraduate degree in business or secretarial program from an accredited university or combination of education and experience required
    • Degree or course work in Social Sciences, Social Work, or Health and experience with administrative roles preferred
    • 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
    • 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 CPI Training