This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program and the successful candidate must be between the ages of 15 and 30 and intending to return to full-time studies in the fall. The applicant must be able to work 15 - 30hrs/week for the duration of the contract.
Work Location: AVI Victoria, 713 Johnson Street
Hours of Work: The applicant must be able to work 15 to 30hrs/week for the duration of the contract
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: After 8 weeks from the start date
To apply: please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on June 21, 2020
Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, or Designate, and with the support of AVI team members, the student will work within AVI Health & Community Services, a community based not-for-profit organisation offering services to more than 150 clients including those living with a disability (HIV and hepatitis C), many of whom experience structural vulnerability. The Social Service Support Worker will provide direct care services within AVI’s programs Positive Wellness and Health Promotion programs.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supporting the Positive Wellness Lunch Program (including providing no-contact lunch delivery)
- Providing advocacy and assistance to clients in completing disability and housing applications;
- Organizing appointments for clients and liaising with other health and social service organizations;
- Assisting in the organizing of events such as National Aboriginal Day, Pride, World Hepatitis Day and HIV and hepatitis testing events;
- Assisting in the development of resources for Positive Wellness Program, Education program, and Harm Reduction Services;
- Developing health specific resources for clients;
- Providing coverage on the AVI reception desk;
- Distributing harm reduction supplies.
- Performs other duties as required.
- As this program is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program, the successful candidate must be between the ages of 15 and 30 and intending to return to full-time studies in the fall. The applicant must be able to work 15 to 30hrs/week for the duration of the contract.
- Student in the field of social services, social sciences, or humanities;
- Ability to utilize a variety of communication skills; verbal, written, electronic;
- Ability to provide compassionate, supportive care to a diverse group of service users;
- Demonstrated understanding of the issues surrounding communicable disease, substance use, mental health, poverty, homophobia, and stigma;
- Demonstrated understanding of health promotion, harm reduction, and social justice models of social and health care;
- Experience working in community based organizations;
- Good organizational and time management skills;
- Understanding and knowledge of the social, emotional, and physical impact of living with HIV and hepatitis C;
- Some familiarity with local and provincial resources and programs, including financial aid systems, housing, and medical support;
- Own vehicle for delivering lunches to clients (will be reimbursed for mileage) is an asset;
- Computer literacy.
We encourage applications from, but not limited to, Indigenous Persons, persons of colour, persons living with disabilities, persons who use/d illicit drugs, persons with experience of sex work, and persons representing diverse genders and sexualities.