We are hiring!! Executive Director

Peers Victoria is looking for an Executive Director to lead the operations of Peers Victoria Resources Society. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and works in partnership with the Director of QomQem who leads Indigenous programs. QomQem is a growing subset of Indigenous-led services operated in administrative and operational partnership with Peers Victoria. The Executive Director works in a team- based way with the program directors and other leaders in the organization to oversee revenue of approximately 2.5 million and to provide support to over forty-five program staff and contractors delivering on-site, outreach and housing-based services in Lekwungen territories.

If you are interested in this community leadership opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to theboard@peers.bc.ca. Application review will begin February 10, 2023, with the goal of beginning interviews in the week of February 20, 2023. The position will remain open until filled and we welcome inquiries.

Job Description: https://www.safersexwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Ed-Posting-January-2023-2.pdf

We are hiring!! Night Outreach Program Lead

Night Outreach Program Lead

Reporting to the program manager, the Night Outreach Program Lead is skilled in harm reduction delivery models, familiar with local health and community social support services, and is knowledgeable about street-based sex work/trade. Night Outreach Team Lead works collaboratively with team members to provide ethical, peer-based, responsive support that is informed by the needs of the participants.

Job Details:  

  • Program runs 6:30-10:30pm 7 nights a week. The program hours may be revised based on funding and participant needs.  The program lead will need to work at least one night outreach shift a week (4-12 hours);
  • Managing call outs, groceries and supply ordering, and program development (4-6 hours per week);
  • Total weekly hours 8-18 hours per week (if not already working in the organization the expectation will be the successful applicant works a minimum of two-night outreach shifts a week, bringing the hours up to 12-18)
  • Wage: $31.00 per hour

Job description:https://www.safersexwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Night-Outreach-program-lead-2023.pdf

We are hiring!! Program Manager (housing overdose prevention and peer services)

Housing Overdose Prevention and Peers Services Program Manager

With funding from Island Health, 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. The primary focus of this position is the Housing Overdose Prevention and Peer Services contract, but the manager will also help the leadership team with management of other harm reduction and/or peer-led programming. 

The position is a minimum of 28 hours per week.  Up to 35 hours per week may be worked in response to weeks where the training schedule requires this.  The wage for this position is $34 per hour.  

This position is being posted internally and externally with a preference for an internal candidate. 

Job description: https://www.safersexwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Housing-Overdose-Prevention-and-Peer-Services-Manager.pdf

We are hiring!! Program Manager

Program Manager  

Emphasis on in-house programs: drop-in, night outreach, violence prevention, and other programs in partnership with other members of the management team 

$34/hour 35 hours per week

Application deadline January 27th

*This position is being posted internally and externally with a preference for an internal candidate. 

Job description: https://www.safersexwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Program-Manager-2023.pdf

Peers is hiring!! Financial Administrator

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Financial Administrator will provide carry-out book keeping, budgeting and financial reporting services to support Peers Victoria Resources Society. These duties include being responsible for processing day-to-day financial operations (such as invoices, expenses, and payworks payroll administration), as well as budget preparation and monitoring, report writing, and preparations for the annual review and audit of Peers Victoria’s financial status conducted by Grant Thornton.

Starting at $31 per hour (with benefits).

Job description: https://www.safersexwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Job-Posting-_-Financial-Administrator_December-2022.pdf

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