Summary of the Position:
Grid Level: 31, $23.33/hour
Hours of Work: 10 hours per month, 2nd Wednesday and last Thursday of every month 6:00pm – 8:00pm, plus time for administration tasks
Work Location: AVI Victoria, 713 Johnson Street
Start Date: June 3, 2019
AVI’s Gender Variant Group Facilitator offers support, education, referrals and opportunities for peer connection to people who identify outside of cis norms in the Victoria area.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. In consultation with the manager, and in alignment with our funding agreement, the Gender
Variant Group Facilitator designs, implements, and delivers the bimonthly Gender Variant dropin
Group, including, when necessary, recruiting guest speakers.
2. Where appropriate, provides training, mentorship, and supervision for peer assistants.
3. Provides education, information, support, and referrals via the group and the Facebook group.
4. Maintains up-to-date and accurate knowledge of HIV, HCV and STI’s including prevention,
transmission, treatment, and emerging trends, with particular focus on how it impacts the
gender variant community.
5. Assists with the design, production, and distribution of promotional materials outlining and
advocating AIDS Vancouver Island’s Gender Variant Group to the community.
6. Liaises with other community organizations to maximize educational opportunities and services.
7. Participates in the evaluation of Gender Variant Group activities and participant surveys/focus
groups as needed.
8. Maintains files, stats and records related to all areas of the program, electronic and paper, and
reports on program work
9. Performs other related duties as assigned
- University degree in health or social sciences, or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge of gender diversity
- Experience working with structurally vulnerable groups
- Demonstrated experience planning and facilitating support groups and workshops
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings
- Employment subject to criminal record check for working with vulnerable populations
- Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License, an asset
Skills and Abilities:
- Holistic understanding of HIV/AIDS, HCV, and STIs (transmission, prevention, treatment, related psycho-social issues, etc), substance use, harm reduction, sexual health, homophobia/heterosexism/transphobia, anti-oppression work and intersectionality, Indigenous approaches to health and wellness, population health and health promotion strategies.
- Strong public speaking and group facilitation skills
- Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
- Good computer skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends when needed
AVI is an equal opportunity employer. This is a Bona fide position open to applicants who identify under the umbrellas of trans, nonbinary, two-spirit, and/or gender variant. We encourage applications from, but not limited to, Indigenous People, people of colour, people living with disabilities, people who use/d illicit drugs, people with experience of sex work, and people representing diverse sexualities.