We are hiring!! Housing Support Worker

Peers Victoria provides outreach, harm reduction, and drop-in services, as well as wellness workshops, housing
support, and social justice leadership concerning sex workers rights, primarily in Victoria, the
territory of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. We maintain a welcoming environment congruent
with our values of providing harm reduction, client centered services which contribute to social
justice and draw on experiential knowledge.

The Housing Support Worker supports homeless people and those who are precariously
housed to locate and maintain housing, as well as to assist with basic needs and eviction
prevention. This position is a temporary, supplemental position which aims to provide case
management support and relief to the main housing support worker at Peers.

Job details:
• Hours: 32-36 hours per week to be carried out on primarily on Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday during late mornings and afternoons with some flexibility to meet participant
needs. Some flexibility will be required for Mondays and Fridays to complete required
documentation and attend meetings.
• Pay rate $26/hr or $30/hour depending on education and experience.
• Requires a valid BC driver license and will include use of personal vehicle. Peers will pay
the difference on insurance to enable a higher level of third party liability coverage.
• Must have Basic First Aid and CPR
• Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check required
• Position is funded through March 31, 2023 with anticipated renewal to 2024.

Job Description Here: https://www.safersexwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Job-Posting-Housing-Support-Worker-November-2022.pdf

We are hiring!! Site Leads!

In response to COVID19, the overdose crisis, and the decampment of homeless camps in Victoria, The City of Victoria and BC Housing partnered to develop a number of sheltering locations and low barrier housing sites (“Sites”). Island Health has provided funding for on-site health services, including harm reduction and overdose prevention, primary care, addictions medicine, and peer support services. Peers Victoria operates three (3) HOPPS Teams in supportive housing locations. It is expected that the HOPPS Teams will continue to evolve given the need to engage in a continuous quality improvement process to ensure these services are provided in a way that minimizes harms related to substance use.  As some Sites are temporary, the site assignments and hours of service may change in conversation with the funder, housing operator and other stakeholders.

Wage: The starting wage for this position is $31 per hour.  Benefits are available after 3 months of employment for employees who work 22 hours per week or more in a regular contract.

The site lead will work 21 hours per week at the site with an additional 10-14 hours per week to gather supplies, complete program utilization records submitted to the funder, shared participation in assisting resident responders to attend training and shared responsibility for call-out shifts.

Hours for sites will be 10am-5pm or 11am-6pm, subject to change based on program needs.

Job description here: https://www.safersexwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Site-Lead-Positions.pdf

Indigenous Housing and Gender-Based Violence Support Worker

Peers Victoria is a peer based, grass roots organization for people in sex work or trade on Lekwungen territory. Through direct service delivery and partnerships, Peers provides outreach and drop-in support services, advocacy and public education, with a focus on current and former sex workers. This position would be affiliated with the QomQem Coastal Connections outreach team. QomQem is an Indigenous-led outreach program that developed in partnership with Peers Victoria Resources Society. QomQem offers harm reduction and health care services to Indigenous peoples who are unhoused, precariously housed, and who may be using substances and/or alcohol.

This position is posted for 20-35 hours per week at $30 per hour. The position is funded until March 31, 2023 with the possibility of a funding renewal.

Job description link here: https://www.safersexwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/QomQem-Housing-worker.docx

Tent Coordinator for QomQem

QomQem Coastal Connections is a grassroots Indigenous-led outreach program that developed in partnership with Peers Victoria Resources Society. We offer harm reduction and health care services to Indigenous peoples who are unhoused, precariously housed, and who may be using substances and/or alcohol.  As a team that celebrates diversity, we welcome our relatives and allies from diverse backgrounds, sexualities, genders, abilities, beliefs, and identities.  This position is posted for 35 hours per week at $30 per hour. The position is funded until March 31, 2023 with the possibility of funding renewal.

Job description link here: https://www.safersexwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/QomQem-Tent-Coordinator.docx

Admin Support for QomQem

QomQem Coastal Connections is a grassroots Indigenous-led outreach program that developed in partnership with Peers Victoria Resources Society. We offer harm reduction and health care services to Indigenous peoples who are unhoused, precariously housed, and who may be using substances and/or alcohol.  As a team that celebrates diversity, we welcome our relatives and allies from diverse backgrounds, sexualities, genders, abilities, beliefs, and identities.  This position is posted for 10 hours per week at $26 per hour. The

Link to job description here: https://www.safersexwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/QomQem-Admin-Support.docx

We are hiring! Casual drop-in program facilitators

The Drop-in Program Facilitator – casual position— works under the Manager of Programming and
Counselling Services, alongside other team members and is skilled in providing harm reduction, group
facilitation, workshop delivery and general support when needed. The Drop-in Facilitator must respond
rapidly and sensitively to the needs of the participants who access the Peers Drop-In Centre. The Dropin Program Facilitator will work collaboratively with staff across Peers programming to deliver a continuum of ethical, peer-based, responsive supports informed by our service participants perspectives
and preferences.

Job details
• As needed, shifts are 4 hours each during drop in, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
• Pay rate $26/hour
• Basic First Aid and Food Safe required
• Criminal Record Check required

See job description here: https://www.safersexwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Drop-In-Casual-job-description.pdf