Position Type: Full-time, temporary
Annual Salary: $50,000 (prorated to the duration of the contract)
Schedule: 37.5 hours weekly
Start Date: October 16, 2022
End Date: March 31, 2023
Location: Remote, within Canada
Language: French and English (bilingual requirement)
Reports to: National STBBI Testing and Linkage Implementation Manager
Application Deadline: October 9, 2022
Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) promotes the health of people of diverse sexualities and genders through research and intervention development. CBRC’s core pillars – community-led research, knowledge exchange, network building, and leadership development – position the organization as a thought leader, transforming ideas into actions that make a difference in our communities. CBRC was incorporated in 1999 and is a non-profit charitable organization. Our main office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, and we also have satellite offices located in Edmonton, Toronto, and Halifax.
CBRC believes in work led by and for the community. As part of our commitment to employment equity, we encourage applications from queer, trans and non-binary people, Indigenous, Black and people of colour (IBPOC) individuals, Two-Spirit people, people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, disabled people, 2SLGBTQQIA+ women, and other people with fabulous and diverse identities and experiences. CBRC acknowledges that not everyone is able to publicly disclose these identities, and this role does not expect that employees will disclose in the course of their work.
As part of an expansion of CBRC's previous HIV self-testing work, the Peer Navigator will provide support and promote the program to people of diverse genders and sexualities who have received HIV self-test(s) from a mail-home program. They will support people virtually by toll-free phone, text or email who are testing for HIV by providing peer education and counseling; linkage to prevention, care and support; access to HIV self-test kits; and support to conduct HIV self-testing.
Primary Job Responsibilities
- Provide virtual peer counselling on HIV self-testing, including providing local referrals (e.g. sexual health, mental health, housing) (70%)
- Conduct virtual outreach about HIV self-testing and programming with 2SLGBTQIAA+ people, community-organizations, bars, bathhouses and other businesses across Canada (10%)
- Participate in community-knowledge transfer of HIV self-testing experiences (10%)
- Participate in team and staff meetings (10%)
Core Competencies (critical to succeed in this role)
- Ability to draw upon your own personal lived experience in living with HIV or testing for HIV, or in helping others in dealing with significant life issues
- An intuitive listener and compassionate person with the ability to treat others with dignity and respect
- An ability to engage people who have difficulty trusting others or revealing information about themselves
- Demonstrated understanding and commitment to anti-oppression, anti-racism, decolonizing and empowerment principles and practices
- Demonstrated understanding and commitment to uphold confidentiality
- Highly organized and have strong time management skills
- Fluency in French is required (oral/written)
Other Competencies & Qualifications (assets)
- Lived experience as a person living with HIV or a person with lived experience as a community member of a group at increased likelihood of acquiring HIV. We especially encourage applications from African, Caribbean or Black folks and/or; gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer men; transgender women; non-binary or Two-Spirit people; Indigenous people; or people who use/inject substances
- Familiarity with the use of email and internet-based programs for virtual peer navigation and data entry, including video communication
- Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
- Awareness of 2SLGBTQAI+ social, cultural, and political values and sensitivities
- Excellent communication skills including writing and/or editing documents
- Capacity to prioritize tasks and function under tight and/or competing deadlines
- Autonomous worker with an ability to adapt and work within a team setting
- Ability to interact professionally and effectively with partners from varying sectors including academic, government and community agencies
- Effective critical analysis and problem-solving skills
How to apply
Please email your application to Human Resources at [email protected] and put the job you are applying for in the subject line (Peer Navigator, HIVST). All applicants are required to provide a resume and cover letter or a statement of interest.
If this process presents barriers, please get in touch via email with the subject line Access: Peer Navigator, HIVST or call us (604-568-7478) to discuss alternative formats for submitting an application.
The deadline to apply for this position is October 9, 2022.