We are Hiring!! Housing Overdose Prevention and Peers Services Program Manager

Housing Overdose Prevention and Peers Services Program Manager

Peers Victoria is grassroots agency that has been working with, and for, Victoria sex workers since 1995. Through direct service delivery and partnerships, Peers provides outreach, harm reduction, group education and other support services. We maintain a welcoming and accessible service environment that promotes empowerment of current and former sex workers. 

Experience and evidence have demonstrated that an in-reach model for harm reduction services, utilizing peer staff, resident peers, and allied health staff, is effective at reducing risks for individuals choosing to use alone in their homes.  This “Housing Overdose Prevention and Peer Services” model (“HOPPS” model) is a model that is not solely dependent on a fixed space, rather, it also offers a range of overdose prevention options, including episodic in person, virtual, and by telephone witnessing.   

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. 

Hours of work: 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.  

Wage: The wage for this position is $34 per hour *wage is expected to go to $35 in April 2023 Benefits are available after 3 months of employment. 

 Job description: Housing-Overdose-Prevention-and-Peer-Services-Manager.pdf