Career Opportunities

Communications Coordinator

Full-time (35 hours weekly) from May 2017 to March 31, 2022

Salary Range:  $39,500 - $42,999  

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) is a volunteer driven, non-profit, community-based organization serving London and the six surrounding counties – Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford. We are community-inspired and dedicated to positively impacting the lives of individuals and diverse communities living with, at-risk for or affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Our philosophy includes adherence to The Ontario Accord/GIPA (Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS), anti-racism/anti- oppression, sex positivity, principles of harm reduction, holistic health and civil society.

Primary Purpose of the Position and Role

Reporting the to the Director of Community Relations, the Communications Co-ordinator   develops, plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates communications, both digital and contemporary, to support the programs and services of RHAC with a particular focus on HIV, Hepatitis C and other STBBI prevention/promotions aimed at diverse communities including, GBMSM, youth at-risk, and ethno-cultural communities.

Responsibilities:    

  • Co-ordinates both strategic and tactical branding, communications, and target-marketing with a focus on generating measurable change among priority populations.
  • Executes and evaluates communications through contemporary and digital marketing -including: website development, social media development, video production, online and print publications, on-line forums, mobile applications and other strategies to measurably inform, promote, and drive priority population engagement; includes content writing, editing, publishing, advanced graphic design, and photography.
  • Works with others to coordinate a multi-faceted testing campaign including brand development, research, strategy development, execution and evaluation, with recommendations for sustainability, knowledge transfer and creation of a best practice model for Regional HIV/AIDS Connection.
  • Identifies the communication needs of priority populations with a particular focus on youth at-risk, GBMSM, and ethno-cultural communities such as the ACB community, migrant/seasonal workers, rural clients and others; assists with partnership development through communication strategies, meetings, and effective liaison.
  • Increases HIV, Hepatitis C and other STBBI-linked content for Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing using analytics and automation; advises the organization on all aspects of SEM and SEO; recommends new and emerging trends.  
  • Develops and deliver other marketing/communications campaigns aimed at priority populations, targeted markets, service providers and the general public.
  • Designs publications including advertisements, flyers, posters, brochures etc. using both PC and Apple platforms/software.
  • Assists in the development of contemporary media tools such as news releases, public service announcements, newsletters, and other communications.
  • Provides other marketing/communications support including special events, presentations, community meetings and assistance with fundraising.
  • Assists the Director to plan, deliver and evaluate a comprehensive Communications/Advocacy Plan – both short term and long term.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma with a specialization in communications, digital marketing, public relations or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of three years in developing and implementing communication and branding strategies including website co-ordination, social media development, graphic design, video production, animation and other digital media applications/use.
  • Proven track record in writing, editing, designing and producing a wide range of communications materials with published works/projects.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written, presentation, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated technical literacy in both Microsoft and AppleMac software, as well as other digital media software and applications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts including developing relationships with the priority populations and their service providers.
  • Experience in research, evaluation and knowledge transfer through a variety of methods.
  • Creative, self-directed, results focused and team player 
  • Sensitive to issues of diversity; commitment to support the mission/philosophy and values of RHAC
  • Able to work evenings and weekends as required in a variety or social and physical settings.
  • Valid driver’s license with regular access to a reliable vehicle for work-related duties
  • A satisfactory Vulnerable Positions Screening (Police Check)
  • Spanish and/or French an asset

Cover letter and résumé may be submitted electronically to hr@hivaidsconnection.ca or in hard copy to #30-186 King Street, London, ON  N6A 1C7.

Application deadline is Monday, April 3 at 4:00 p.m.

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to build an inclusive workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the community we live in. To this end, we encourage applications from persons living with HIV/HCV, members of GLBMSMT2S communities, individuals from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities, members of diverse ethno-cultural communities, and persons with dis/abilities.  

 We appreciate all submissions, however only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

 No phone calls please.  Thank you.

Youth & GBMSM Sexual Health Educator

Full-time (35 hours weekly) from May 2017 to March 31, 2022

Salary Range:  $39,500 - $42,999  

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) is a volunteer driven, non-profit, community-based organization serving London and the six surrounding counties – Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford. We are community-inspired and dedicated to positively impacting the lives of individuals and diverse communities living with, at-risk for or affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Our philosophy includes adherence to The Ontario Accord/GIPA (Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS), anti-racism/anti- oppression, sex positivity, principles of harm reduction, holistic health and civil society.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION AND ROLE

The Youth & GBMSM Sexual Health Educator reports to the Director of Education.  The role will involve researching, developing, delivering, and evaluating both group and one-to-one HIV, HCV and other STBBI and harm reduction education and prevention programming for youth at-risk and GBMSMT2S within the six counties RHAC serves.  The role will also support population-specific, testing-focused campaigns through community development activities, collaborative and strategic planning, and a combination of online and frontline campaign-linked outreach.

Required Skills:

  • Current and extensive knowledge about HIV/AIDS/HCV/STIs, including HIV/AIDS/HCV/STI transmission/acquisition in relation to the social determinants of health
  • Ability to engage and relate with youth at-risk and gay/bi/2S men and other men who have sex with men
  • Ability to deliver programming and activities in the context of a harm reduction framework/philosophy in relation to both sexual health and substance use
  • Sensitive to issues of diversity and a commitment to support the mission, philosophy and values of RHAC, including the ability to work with diverse at risk populations within an anti-racism / anti-oppression framework and recognize/diplomatically address homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the context of providing HIV/AIDS STI education, prevention and awareness services
  • Demonstrated competency in motivational interviewing-based interventions and activities
  • Strong program development and delivery skills including:  research skills, strong written and oral communication skills, promotion/marketing skills, networking skills, trust-building, facilitation, mediation/conflict resolution skills
  • Capacity to integrate a nuanced understanding of syndemics and risk for HIV acquisition/transmission among GBMSMT2S community members and realted impacts into activities and program delivery
  • Program evaluation experience (i.e. data collection, organization and analysis)
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
    • Advanced computer and digital media skills including: knowledge of all Microsoft Office Suite programs, audio/visual editing programs, social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), website design/maintenance and presentation software
    • Community development and collaboration skills
    • Demonstrated experience working with advisory committees
    • Crisis intervention skills

      Qualifications:

      • Minimum 2 years working in HIV/AIDS, Hep C and STBBI prevention, health promotion, and demonstrated experience working with diverse communities
      • Diploma or undergraduate degree in social services or equivalent related experience in social or health services; experience with community organizing an asset
      • Demonstrated experience with philosophies and practice related to both youth and adult  learning principles
      • Direct experience (work or volunteer) within communities of youth at-risk and gay/bi/2-spirit and other men who have sex with men preferred
      • Direct experience (work or volunteer) within communities of individuals who use substances preferred
      • Must be able to work evenings and weekends in a variety of social and physical settings; irregular hours, evening and weekend work along with travel and offsite meetings will be required
      • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for work-related duties is required
      • A valid Police Vulnerable Sector Screening document is required

      Cover letter and resume may be submitted via email to hr@hivaidsconnection.ca or in hard copy to #30-186 King Street, London, ON, N6A 1C7.

      Application deadline is 5:00 PM on Monday, April 3rd 2017  

       Regional HIV/AIDS Connection in an equal opportunity employer. We strive to build an inclusive workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the community we live in. To this end, we encourage applications from persons living with HIV/HCV, members of LGBMSMT2SQ+ communities, individuals from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities, members of diverse ethno-cultural communities, and persons with dis/abilities.

       We appreciate all submissions; however, we will only contact those to be interviewed.

       No phone calls please.

      Ethno-cultural/Rural Sexual Health Educator

      Full-time (35 hours weekly) from May 2017 to March 31, 2022

      Salary Range:  $39,500 - $42,999  

      Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) is a volunteer driven, non-profit, community-based organization serving London and the six surrounding counties – Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford. We are community-inspired and dedicated to positively impacting the lives of individuals and diverse communities living with, at-risk for or affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Our philosophy includes adherence to The Ontario Accord/GIPA (Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS), anti-racism/anti- oppression, sex positivity, principles of harm reduction, holistic health and civil society.

      PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION AND ROLE

      The Ethno-cultural/Rural Sexual Health Educator reports to the Director of Education.  The role will develop, deliver, and evaluate outreach services and HIV, HCV and other STBBI testing campaigns among culturally, linguistically, ethnically, spiritually, and geographically diverse racialized, ethno-cultural communities (with a focus on ACB communities and seasonal/migrant workers) within the six counties RHAC serves.  More specifically, the role will support the delivery of population-specific, testing-focused campaigns through community development activities, collaborative and strategic planning, and a combination of online and frontline campaign-linked outreach.

      Required Skills:

      • Current and extensive knowledge about HIV/AIDS/HCV/STIs, including HIV/AIDS/HCV/STI transmission/acquisition in relation to the social determinants of health
      • Ability to engage and relate with culturally, linguistically, ethnically, spiritually, and geographically diverse racialized, ethno-cultural communities, with a specific focus on African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities and seasonal/migrant workers
      • Ability to deliver programming and activities in the context of a harm reduction framework/philosophy in relation to both sexual health and substance use
      • Sensitive to issues of diversity and a commitment to support the mission and philosophy of RHAC, including the ability to work with diverse at risk populations within an anti-racism / anti-oppression framework and recognize/diplomatically address homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the context of providing HIV/AIDS STI education, prevention and awareness services
      • Strong program development and delivery skills including:  research skills, strong written and oral communication skills, promotion/marketing skills, networking skills, trust-building, facilitation, mediation/conflict resolution skills
      • Program evalution experience (i.e. data collection, organization and analysis)
      • The ability to work well both independenely and in a team environment
        • Advanced computer and digital media skills including: knowledge of all Microsoft Office Suite programs, audio/visual editing programs, social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), website design/maintenance and presentation software
        • Community development and collaboration skills
        • Demonstrated experience working with advisory committees
        • Crisis intervention skills
        • Event planning experience an asset
        • French and/or Spanish language skills (oral, written, comprehension) preferred

        Qualifications:

        • Minimum 2 years working in HIV/AIDS, Hep C and STBBI prevention, health promotion, and demonstrated experience working with diverse communities; thorough understanding of HIV/AIDS, Hep C other STBBIs, safer sex and harm reduction principles and practices
        • Diploma or undergraduate degree in social services or equivalent related experience in social or health services; experience with community organizing an asset
        • Demonstrated experience with philosophies and practice related to both youth and adult  learning principles
        • Direct experience (work or volunteer) within communities of culturally, linguistically, ethnically, spiritually, and geographically diverse racialized, ethno-cultural communities, with a specific focus on African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities and seasonal/migrant workers preferred
        • Must be able to work evenings and weekends in a variety of social and physical; regular hours, evening and weekend work along with travel and offsite meetings will be required
        • A valid driver’s license and daily access to a reliable vehicle for work-related duties is required
        • A valid Police Vulnerable Sector Screening document is required

        Cover letter and resume may be submitted via email to hr@hivaidsconnection.ca or in hard copy to #30-186 King Street, London, ON, N6A 1C7.

        Application deadline is 5PM on Monday, April 3rd 2017

        Regional HIV/AIDS Connection in an equal opportunity employer. We strive to build an inclusive workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the community we live in. To this end, we encourage applications from persons living with HIV/HCV, members of LGBMSMT2SQ+ communities, individuals from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities, members of diverse ethno-cultural communities, and persons with dis/abilities.

        We appreciate all submissions; however, we will only contact those to be interviewed.

        No phone calls please.

         

        Resident Care Coordinator

        Full Time, ongoing

        Salary Range $53,000 - $57,000 

        Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) is a volunteer driven, non-profit, community-based organization serving London and the six surrounding counties – Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford. We are a community-inspired organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and diverse communities living with, at-risk for or affected by the challenges associated with HIV/AIDS. Our philosophy includes adherence to The Ontario Accord/GIPA (Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS), anti-racism/anti- oppression, sex positivity, principles of harm reduction, holistic health and civil society.

        The John Gordon Home (JGH), a program of RHAC, is a nine unit supportive housing facility in a health care setting that provides regional services in London, Ontario. JGH provides 24 hour on-site Transitional, End of Life and Respite care services to adults living with HIV/AIDS and/or HCV with acute health care needs. JGH practices a Harm Reduction Model of Care to residents that consistently present a complex range of medical and health challenges, including mental health illness, addictions/substance use and homelessness.

        POSITION OVERVIEW:

        As a member of and in collaboration with RHAC Team, the Resident Care Coordinator (RPN) is responsible for ensuring the provision of the highest quality care for residents of JGH.  This includes supervising support staff; developing and implementing care plans, overseeing admissions/discharges and ensuring compliance with all applicable legislation.  

        Required Skills:

        • Demonstrated knowledge of nursing and health care practices and techniques in a community-based setting
        • Demonstrated skill in patient assessment, case management and individual counselling
        • Proven leadership skills
        • Excellent communication skills, including interpersonal and problem solving skills
        • Proven ability to work under pressure and anticipate/de-escalate problems/conflicts
        • A strong commitment to and demonstrated competence in continuous quality improvement
        • Strong computer skills, including the use of MS Office Products and Electronic Medical Records (Point Click Care currently in use)
        • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and professional development
        • Familiarity with Housing First models of service delivery

        Qualifications:

        • Registered Practical Nurse, current registration in good standing in Ontario 
        • Three to five years of progressive responsibility as a health care leader, preferably in a community based setting 
        • Knowledge of the specific health care needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and HCV  
        • Awareness of and understanding of the social determinants of health 
        • Knowledge of addictions and mental health, including knowledge of specific substances and how they may impact on a person’s behavior 
        • CPR, First Aid, CPI

        Cover letter and résumé may be submitted electronically to hr@hivaidsconnection.ca

        Application deadline is Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

         Regional HIV/AIDS Connection is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to build an inclusive workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the community we live in. To this end, we encourage applications from persons living with HIV/HCV, members of GLBMSMT2S communities, individuals from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities, members of diverse ethno-cultural communities, and persons with dis/abilities.

         We appreciate all submissions, however only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

         No phone calls please.

         

        HCV Support Worker

        The London InterCommunity Health Centre and Regional HIV/AIDS Connection seek a Support Worker to join our Hepatitis C Care Team (HCCT). The HCCT is a collaborative partnership between our two agencies and includes a Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Support Worker and Social Worker. The goal of the HCCT is to address the needs of Londoners who are at risk for, or living with Hepatitis C at all stages of the disease. The HCCT targets:

        • Those persons at high‐risk for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection due to drug use;
        • Those who have been newly diagnosed and face barriers to accessing mainstream healthcare;
        • Those who have HCV infection and have complex addiction and social issues.

        The HCCT provides care on a continuum that has three components: Outreach, Intensive Case Management and Treatment. The Support Worker will provide active outreach in our community to those living with HCV, raise awareness and promote harm reduction practices, and support peers in a peer program throughout the care continuum. This is a full time position providing leave coverage anticipated for 1 year and is located primarily at RHAC.

        Required Skills

        • Commitment to the harm reduction approach to HCV prevention (i.e. meet people where they are at, absence of judgment)
        • Demonstrated understanding and working knowledge of addictions and harm reduction principles as they relate to substance use
        • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills with strong written and oral communication skills
        • Experience with both individual and systemic advocacy
        • The ability to work effectively with diverse populations
        • Crisis intervention/de‐escalation skills
        • Ability to work under pressure and anticipate potential problems/conflicts
        • Strong organizational and time management skills while working independently within a team environment
        • Knowledge of community resources and London social service agencies
        • Strong computer skills to utilize web based data management program to ensure accurate service delivery tracking

        Qualifications

        • Direct experience with HCV and /or connections to communities at risk
        • Relevant post‐secondary education in social services and/or related experience providing education and support/counseling to adults in various settings
        • Minimum one (1) year experience working within the harm reduction model of service delivery
        • Knowledge about HIV/HCV transmission, social determinants of health related issues
        • Knowledge of different substances and how they may impact on a person’s behavior
        • Valid driver’s license for work‐related duties preferred
        • Training and rigorous application of safe sharps handling practices
        • Basic First AID, CPR, Crisis Prevention Intervention
        • Able to obtain a satisfactory Vulnerable Positions Screening (Police Check)

        Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply for this position by forwarding a covering letter, stating the position title, and resume by March 24 2017 at 4:00pm.
        Mail: 659 Dundas Street, London, Ontario, N5W 2Z1 Email: jobposting@lihc.on.ca
        Fax: (519) 642‐1532
        The Health Centre is committed to hiring staff that reflect the diversity of the clients and community we serve.