Hepatitis C Outreach Worker
Job Title: Hepatitis C Outreach Worker
Job ID #: HTP 18-1001
Department: Hepatitis C Treatment Program
Reports To: Director, Urban Health and Nursing Practice Lead
Salary Range: CS2 $39,956.58 - $55,135.19 per annum
Status: Union, Full-time, permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Who we are:
Sherbourne is a leading provider of quality health care and transformative support to people who face social, economic and other systemic barriers. Our mission is to advance the equity and quality of care and services and to improve health for underserved communities. This is done through primary health and chronic disease services; health promotion and education; outreach and social supports; and mental health services.
Sherbourne provides innovative health care and social services to the diverse urban population of southeast Toronto. While our doors are open to everyone, we focus on people who are homeless or under-housed; LGBTQ, and newcomers to Canada. We are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto Central LHIN, Ministry of Child and Youth Services, City of Toronto and many generous companies, groups and individuals.
The Hepatitis C Outreach Worker will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary Hepatitis C health team to provide outreach and support to clients living with Hepatitis C. The Outreach Worker will provide low threshold outreach to marginalized community members living with or at risk of acquiring Hepatitis C in the City of Toronto.
Duties include: Actively conducts outreach in the communities. Coordinate, design and deliver education and training sessions with a focus on harm reduction practices, testing and treating for Hepatitis C. Team lead to develop and support peer program Provide support services and promote referrals to testing and treatment.
- Degree in Social Work, Social Service Work, Psychology, relevant Sciences or the Humanities and at least 2 years experience in working in a community setting, is required or an equivalent blend.
- Thorough knowledge and experience of working with populations that have Hepatitis C, harm reduction, and peer support models.
- Strong knowledge of issues affecting marginalized communities.
- Experience working with diverse agencies and working successfully in partnership with these agencies.
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of the local health and social service sector, government programs and current legislation that may affect clients.
Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to anticipate potential problems/conflicts and take appropriate actions and to meet deadlines.
- Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member within an evolving role in a multi-disciplinary environment.
- Excellent advocacy and negotiation skills.
- Strong commitment to health promotion, community development and adult education.
- Excellent knowledge of MS computer applications and other office related software.
- Ability to work some evening and/or weekend shifts.
- Must be able to work in a variety of social and physical settings.
- Ability to work in a language in addition to English is a definite asset.
Conditions of Employment:
- Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check.
- Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with SHC related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices.
- Understand and maintain compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Human Rights Code and other relevant legislation.
- This position requires work during usual business hours in an office environment as well as community locations.
- There is occasional work during evenings and weekends to meet program needs or for special events.
We offer competitive compensation, including participation in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) and professional development.
As an employer, Sherbourne is dedicated to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. This includes diversity in languages spoken, culture, race, sexual orientation and gender identity. Requests for accommodation due to disability can be made at any stage in the recruitment process.
Application: Please forward a cover letter and resume quoting Job ID # HTP 18-1001.
Posting open until filled.
We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.