Kitchener, Waterloo & Cambridge Area

29 Young Street East
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2L4 (Google Map)
Telephone: 519-603-0223
Fax: 519-888-6422
Email: info@sanguen.com

Wellington, Dufferin & Guelph Area

176 Wyndham Street North
Guelph, Ontario N1H 8N9 (Google Map)
Telephone: 877-351-9857
Fax: 519-888-6422
Email: info@sanguen.com

Employment.

Current Postings

Peer Supervisor, WINS Needle/Syringe Retrieval Project – Cambridge

(20 hours/week)

Job Description:
Sanguen Health Centre is a harm reduction-focused, community-based agency that utilizes a
multidisciplinary approach to provide comprehensive services to people who take drugs. The
WINS project (Working to Improve Neighbourhood Safety) is a new initiative focused on
improving community safety by reducing the number of improperly discarded drug use supplies.

The ideal candidate is committed to an anti-oppressive and non-judgmental approach to
community outreach and is comfortable working with marginalized populations and people who
take drugs. This position requires a great deal of flexibility and creativity and is well-suited to a
candidate who can thrive within an evolving, non-structured work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Manager of Outreach, recruit, train, schedule, and supervise peer outreach workers to assist with community activities.
  • Maintain accurate statistics and activity reports. Complete program evaluations and related reports as required.
  • Assist with needle/syringe retrieval and disposal in community settings.
  • Participate on committees and working groups as appropriate.
  • Working hours will include a combination of days and evenings. Weekend work may occasionally be required.

Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of applied harm reduction concepts and practices, particularly as relevant to people who use drugs. Personal or lived experience is an asset.
  • Experience with crisis de-escalation and conflict resolution.
  • Committed to maintaining excellent personal and professional boundaries while providing accepting, non-judgmental service and support.
  • Knowledge of the Social Determinants of Health and their impact on people who use drugs.
  • Knowledge of relevant and local social, health, and treatment services available to people who use drugs
  • Excellent computer skills, including Google Apps, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, email, and the ability to use technology to work effectively outside of a physical office
  • Valid driver’s license, access to own vehicle, and insurance.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • This position will require the candidate to be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 10kgs.
  • Services are provided in a variety of locations outside of Sanguen’s office including many that may not be easily physically accessible (i.e., no ramp/elevator, rough terrain).
  • The candidate will be outdoors in potentially inclement weather throughout the year.

To apply:
Please send your resume in pdf format (preferred) or Word to careers@sanguen.com by Monday February 26, 2018.

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