Prison In Reach and Community Development Coordinator - PASAN

Jul 26, 2024
Toronto, Ontario
Job Duties:
  • Coordinates and implements  prison in-reach programming on topics including overdose prevention, safer drug use, safer sex and HIV, Hep C and STBBI
  • Provide case management support and advocacy  for prisoners/ex-prisoners  living with and at risk for acquiring HIV and Hep C
  • Provide  reintegration, system navigation support for prisoners/ex-prisoners living with and at risk of acquiring HIV/Hep C prior to and upon their release for prison.
  • Foster service partnerships and networks with diverse community stakeholders to increase access to HIV, HEP C testing treatment  and resources   for currently and formerly incarcerated people
  • Develop relevant educational resource materials in collaboration with federally incarcerated people
  • Support the development of stigma free, culturally safe services for prisoners/ex-prisoners through the through delivery of capacity building service provider training.
  • In collaboration program manager develop and maintain relationship with relevant correctional staff
  • In collaboration with the Program Evaluator develop tools to evaluate to measure program impact
  • Participate in regular supervision and team meetings, and agency events.
  • Maintain records, reports, and statistics necessary for program functioning, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.
  • Attend program, department and agency meetings and trainings.
  • Perform other duties as required
  • Combination of some post-secondary education and significant experience in health promotion and/or community development
  • Three to five years relevant harm reduction experience in a community setting working with homeless and marginalized populations including prisoners/ex-prisoners, people with mental health issues and people who use drugs.
  • Understanding of the health and social impact of the criminal justice system on individuals and society and experience working with HIV and Hep C issues including a well-developed knowledge of relevant resources
  • Demonstrated experience with case management
  • Experience in working with people vulnerable to incarceration, prisoner/ex-prisoner communities.
  • Understanding of Hep C, drug use and harm reduction in prison context, especially in communities who are disproportionately criminalized.
  • Strong knowledge of harm reduction and opioid overdose prevention strategies.
  • Ability to determine needs, develop programs and facilitate community initiatives in collaboration with prisoners and ex- prisoners.
  • Expertise in community development focusing on marginalized communities.
  • Experience working within an anti-racist / anti-oppressive framework
  • Demonstrated skills preparing presentations, reports, program plans, educational materials, brochures, etc.
  • Ability to develop and sustain partnerships, coordinate networks and support advocacy strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure meet deadlines and ability to work both independently and within a team structure.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate problems/conflicts and take appropriate actions, to organize and prioritize work.
  • Sound decision-making and judgment skills with the ability to effectively manage communications with community, committees, and coalitions.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with PASAN’s related policies, health and safety legislation and best practice.
Position Requirements:
  • Ability to obtain clearance into Federal correctional institutions
  • Ability to travel
  • Driver’s License
PASAN is committed to building an organization that reflects the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from equity seeking communities including people from Indigenous. African/Caribbean/Black and racialized communities, people who use drugs ex-prisoners, people living with HIV/Hep C, Two Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender and Queer people and members of other equity seeking groups. PASAN encourages applications from people with disabilities.
Accommodations are available on request for candidates selected for an interview.
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