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Bilingual Counsellor AIDS and Sexual Health Info Line

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Author ahnationtalk
Date January 11, 2017
Type Full Time
Company City of Toronto
Salary $32.01 - $35.06 - Per Hour
Location Toronto, ON
Category Medical / Health
Client City of Toronto
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Bilingual Counsellor AIDS and Sexual Health Info Line

Job Classification Title COUNSELLOR SEXUAL HEALTH INFO LINE
Job ID # 2258532 X
Division Public Health
Section Communicable Disease Control
Work Location To Be Determined
Job Stream Health
Job Type Part-time, Part-Time
Salary/Rate $32.01 – $35.06 / Hour
Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 70.00
Shift Information at least 12 hours bi-weekly
Affiliation L79 Unit B PT
Number of Positions Open 1
Posting Date 11-Jan-2017
Closing Date 25-Jan-2017

Job Description

Major Responsibilities 

Provides information and counselling to individuals and refers to community resource agencies regarding sexual, physical and mental health, HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STI’s), hepatitis, birth control options (i.e. abortion, counselling), emergency contraception, sexual orientation and harm reduction in injection drug use (i.e. safe injections)

  • Assists clients in problem solving and decision making
  • Provides information and counselling over phone and e-chat to individuals
  • Develops, maintains and updates a province–wide internal database of resources/services, agencies and health care professionals specific to each community in Ontario
  • Promotes and provides information on available programs, risks and support agencies
  • Participates in staff meetings, training, in-service seminars, work groups and community meetings. Takes part in research projects and assists or sits on committees as a resource
  • Monitors current community demographic data and service availability
  • Develops, maintains and updates a province-wide manual of resources/services, agencies and health care professionals specific to each community in Ontario
  • Participates in community outreach and education programs such as Health Fairs, Gay Pride Day. Sets up booths in different settings and speaks to community groups

Key Qualifications:

  1. Experience in teaching or counselling regarding sexuality and/or sexual and reproductive health issues.
  2. Experience in HIV/AIDS/sexual health issues and concerns.
  3. Degree/Diploma in Nursing, Health Sciences, Social Sciences or the approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  4. Fluent in English and French, spoken and written; ability to speak additional languages would be an asset.
  5. Ability to convey objective, unbiased view of sexuality and related topics.
  6. Knowledge of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS and their control.
  7. Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  8. Ability to work in a diverse work environment, respecting multi-culturism.
  9. Willingness and ability to work flexible shifts, evenings and weekends.

Shift Information:

  • This is a part-time position, the hours for this position are: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, at least 12 hours bi-weekly.

NOTE TO CURRENT CITY OF TORONTO LOCAL 79 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES:  If you are a current City of Toronto Local 79 part-time employee, you must indicate that you are a “Current Part-time employee” in the “Custom Information” section of your on-line application form, and provide your “Employee Number” in order to be considered for this job opportunity.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City’s hiring process.

If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please email us at rosemin.pirbhai@toronto.ca.

 

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