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