Job Posting: HIV Educator & Community Opioid Action Team Coordinator


HIV Educator & Community Opioid Action Team Coordinator 

Monday through Thursday (38 hours per week)
$18-$20 per hour

Positive Living North – Bulkley Valley in Smithers is an Aboriginal, non-profit, community-based organization providing care, support and advocacy for people living with, vulnerable to, and affected by HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C (HCV). We are looking to interview exceptional candidates who are committed to ongoing personal and professional growth who are interested in a position as a part-time HIV/AIDS Educator. People living with HIV/AIDS/HCV & those of Aboriginal ancestry are encouraged to apply.

Candidate Profile

PLN seeks a team player with healthy personal characteristics who is passionate about supporting our mandate to assist all people in gaining full access to the Determinants of Health. We seek a dynamic individual who can compassionately, comfortably and confidentially work in an environment that respects diversity and has the ability to deal non-judgmentally with issues such as addiction, poverty, and the legacy of the colonization of Aboriginal people. This person will work closely with the PLN- Bulkley Valley On-Site Manager and Education Department Coordinator to develop HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C education programs for implementation in the northwest.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, current knowledge related to HIV/AIDS, or equivalent education/experience
  • Experience facilitating educational presentations
  • Have an understanding of the complexity of working in diverse communities and knowledge of
    Aboriginal history and culture and the effects of colonization
  • A thorough appreciation and awareness of Aboriginal history and culture
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, time management, written & verbal communication skills
  • Personal characteristics that will contribute to a healthy, dynamic team & the ability to work independently
  • Computer experience with Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, and Outlook, & Internet research skills
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license and access to vehicle required and mandatory

 

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work within a client-centered, risk/harm reduction environment to:

  • Facilitate educational programs in a knowledgeable and skilled manner, supporting PLN members in participating as facilitators when possible, with a willingness and ability to travel
  • Assess the need for educational programs and assist in curriculum development
  • Ensure supplies are ordered and available for education and awareness activities on and off site
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of special events (e.g. AIDS Walk, Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week/Day, World AIDS Day)
  • Work in conjunction with other PLN departments in the provision of HIV/AIDS/HCV-related education and awareness activities

 

For a full description of duties, please refer to PLN’s website www.positivelivingnorth.org

Closing Date: July 5th 2019 (Friday), 2019 at 4:30 PM

Submit resumes with cover letter and references by mail, fax, or email to:
Mail: Positive Living North Fax: 250-562-3317
#1- 1563 2nd Avenue Email: [email protected]
Prince George BC V2B 2B8
Attention: Kyla Turner

We appreciate everyone’s interest, but only those candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.