Monday, September 16, 2013

Job Posting

Peer Street Outreach Workers

JOB POSTING for 3 Peer Harm Reduction Workers (women – trans inclusive)*

All Saints Church-Community Centre is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment, while enhancing the well-being of homeless and street-involved individuals.  The Sex Worker’s Drop-in Centre was created two years ago and provides programs to address the impact that discrimination, poverty, violence and drug use have on the lives of the women it serves. Based on a harm reduction perspective, the drop-in centre provides programming and support, counselling and advocacy to women involved in the sex industry. Programming includes: nursing care and health services; social work support; provision of warm meals; sexual health workshops; and personal rights training sessions.   PROS(Providing Resources, Offering Support) All Saints newest initiative, provides support, advocacy, counselling and programming to women and youth that have been exploited in the sex industry. We work to educate other service providers, community members and our greater society about issues of commercial sexual exploitation in Toronto, while contributing to policies that transform public perception and enhance people’s rights and safety.


* provide street based outreach to street-involved sex workers and at risk women & youth for one 5 hour shift per week as part of our Sex Worker’s Drop In (shifts are Fridays 6:30 – 11:30 am)

* as a Harm Reduction team member, the Peer Outreach worker helps to plan new program activities

A Street Outreach Shift includes:

* handing out harm reduction materials & information, such as condoms, needles, safer crack use kits

* providing support, education, and referrals to health & community services

* keeping track of supplies given out and the number of people met on a shift

* taking part in team talks about trends seen on a shift with staff, students & volunteers

* Peers are expected to attend biweekly supervision with program social worker

The positions are a 6 month contract which is dependent on program funding and pays $15.00 per hour for a maximum of 5hrs/week per person.


Please call or email Jolene at 416-368-7768 ext. 24 or by 5:00pm Friday September 20, 2013 to apply for the position and arrange an interview time.  



*3 positions available for women (trans inclusive) that have lived experience with sex work, sex trafficking, and/or drug use.

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