HIV / Aids Community Case Manager
The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre exists to support and empower women and children living in extreme poverty in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. High levels of violence, homelessness, addictions and poverty characterize this community where women and children are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, injustice and injury. Through the Drop-In Centre and Emergency Night Shelter, we provide practical support to over 500 women and children daily to survive the conditions of ill health and violence that surround them.
Reporting directly to the Specialized Services Program Manager, the HIV/Aids Community Case Manager is responsible to provide case management services within the integrated HIV system of care for women from the DTES who are living with HIV. She will promote and maintain connection with women to positively enhance their overall well-being and physical health. She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.
✔ You have at least 3 years experience working with low-income women, at least 2 years in a women serving or inner-city drop-in environment
✔ You will promote and articulate the mission, mandate, philosophy, and values of the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
✔ You are knowledgeable of the issues impacting women in the dtes, including gender based violence, mental health, homelessness, and addictions with an understanding of trauma-informed care responses.
✔ You have strong knowledge of HIV/Aids, STIs including the related social, political and care issues and the impact on the community
✔ You have experience and knowledge of harm reduction
✔ You have efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities
✔ You have or will obtain a First-Aid and NVCI certification
Benefits of Joining the DEWC Team
Healthcare: extended health includes MSP, dental, vision, prescription medications, select alternative therapies, EAP life insurance and long-term disability.
Vacation & Leave: Vacation at 6% in the first year and 8% after. Sick leave credit Access to other special leaves to handle family or personal situations.
For your Retirement: Enrolled in the Municipal Pension Plan with a matching contribution from DEWC when eligible.
Other perks: Compressed work schedule, employee loan program; Regular staff development days; DEWC employees are considered first for any open positions.
Submit cover letter and resume to: HIV Case Manager Hiring Committee ID HIV19-001
For full job description visit: www.dewc.ca/career
Aboriginal women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply / Additional languages spoken an asset.
**While we thank all applicants for their interests, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted**