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Job Posting: PHA Settlement Coordinator 20210705
Jul 5, 2021

BLACK COALITION FOR AIDS PREVENTION

PHA Settlement Coordinator

Position Type: Coordinator

Supervised by: Director of Support

Approximate Salary: $24 per hour

Days per Week: 5

Department: Support Department

Years of Experience: 2 Duration: Permanent

The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) is a volunteer driven, non-profit, community-based organization. The mission of the agency is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities while enhancing the quality of life of those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. We work in partnership with organizations and individuals who support in principle and practice our mission, philosophy and activities.

 

Our philosophy: 

  • We believe in a holistic approach to HIV/AIDS and STI education, prevention, treatment and support
  • We recognize HIV as a manageable, chronic disease
  • We acknowledge the presence and impact of racism, sexism, heterosexism, homophobia, classism and other forms of discrimination on our lives as Black people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS

 

Position Summary:

The PHA Settlement Services Coordinator delivers settlement services to African and Caribbean newcomers living with HIV/AIDS. The Coordinator is responsible for outreach, workshop delivery, intake and assessment focused on the needs of African and Caribbean newcomers who are trying to settle in Canada while dealing with HIV/AIDS. The Coordinator will be part of the Support Team and supervised by the Program Manager. This is a permanent position with a 37.5 hour work week.

 

This position prefers staff who are newcomers to Canada and who are living with HIV/AIDS. This position also requires a deep understanding of the specific settlement requirements of newcomers living with HIV/AIDS and lived or professional experience working in Toronto’s Black, African or Caribbean communities.

 

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Delivering client-centered settlement services to African and Caribbean newcomers living with HIV/AIDS, services include intake, assessment, case management, documentation, information and referrals, and follow
  • Assessing the needs of newcomers received from the community, counselling, advising and/ or referring to other services, agencies or programs and developing strategies to each isolated newcomers in the
  • Developing and facilitating information and welcoming orientation sessions and materials for African and Caribbean newcomers living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Representing the agency on appropriate community networks focused on immigration issues and refugee status and working in conjunction with other agencies and community groups to co-ordinate/facilitate the delivery of
  • Compiling statistical reports and records and preparing reports as required by funders and planning and evaluation initiatives for the
  • Maintaining and expanding client base through outreach, which includes community visits, developing outreach materials and promoting community
  • Participating as a team member on the delivery of other activities in the Support

 

We are seeking an individual with the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, STIs and sexual health issues and the impact of HIV/AIDS in Toronto’s African or Caribbean communities and excellent skills and knowledge of community resources and support available for
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with staff and volunteers in a culturally diverse environment and the ability to work in a sex positive, and anti-oppression focused
  • Ability to effectively complete multiple tasks and priorities, and meet deadlines and
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills and the capacity for analytical thinking, goal and priority setting, and problem Experience in adult education and workshop delivery.
  • Bachelor’s degree or social work vocational diploma and at least two years of relevant experience
  • The ability to speak a language other than English is an
  • Knowledge is required of immigration and refugee services and of the ethno-specific programs and services (government, agencies) in Toronto to refer newcomers on issues affecting their quality of life, i.e. housing, employment, educational upgrading, and legal status.
  • Familiarity with issues facing newcomers in Canadian urban stetting and systemic barrier facing integration in social, cultural, and economic
  • Skills in needs assessment, supportive counselling, referral, planning and implementation of program activities, facilitating participant engagement in program activities, promoting the program’s activities and in preparing orientation materials for participants.
  • Excellent case coordination and documentation skills as well as accuracy in producing
  • Excellent networking skills as this position would require emphasis on outreach, which includes producing of promotional materials and establishing of working partnerships with community
  • Excellent outreach knowledge and skills, as well as groups and workshops planning and facilitation skills
  • Ability to use database, spreadsheet and word processing software in a Microsoft Office environment,
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.

 

This is a Bargaining Unit position reporting to the Director of Support. The position is subject to a 4 month probationary period and a police reference check. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We also strongly encourage applicants who are living with HIV to consider applying for this role. While the role is currently virtual, there will be an in-person requirement upon return to the agency (depending on COVID-19) in Toronto. Notice will be provided ahead of returning to in-person work and it will be expected that the Coordinator has capacity and ability to attend to their employment in-person in downtown Toronto.  

 

Deadline for applications:     Thursday July 8th, 2021

Please forward resume to:    Eno Akan-Essien, 20 Victoria St., 4th floor
Email:                                       hiring@black-cap.com fax: 416-977-7664