The Toronto Harm Reduction Task Force is seeking a Project Coordinator for a nine-month contract with possible one-year extension. The project coordinator will work with the Board and steering committee of the THRTF to achieve the project objectives, which include: conducting an environmental scan of harm reduction work in Toronto, with a particular focus on housing; coordinating and implementing 7 to 9 public forums highlighting contemporary issues in harm reduction practices with a particular focus on housing; producing flexible harm reduction training programs and manuals, including the training of members of the THRTF to deliver effective training programs; organizing a one-day public forum on harm reduction and housing; organizing regular networking/support meetings for front line harm reduction/housing workers; and organizing a harm reduction resource library.
Preferences will be given to candidates who: have an understanding of and commitment to the principles of harm reduction; have experience in working with part-time staff and volunteers; have experience in and commitment to working collaboratively with people who are homeless, marginally housed and/or currently using substances; have experience in project coordination and evaluation; possess excellent organization and interpersonal skills; have experience in designing and delivering training; and are able and willing to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.
The THRTF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People with current or prior drug use experience are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume by mail or fax only to: Toronto Harm Reduction Task Force, c/o Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital, 410 Sherbourne Street, Suite 315, Toronto, Ontario M4X 1K2, fax to (416) 926-4911. Salary range is $40,000 to $45,000 (Canadian) plus benefits, per annum, pro-rated. Deadline for applying is 3:00pm, Tuesday, July 3, 2001.
The Toronto Harm Reduction Task Force (THRTF) is an association of professionals, agencies and community members that have been working together since 1996 to reduce harms associated with drug use in Toronto. The THRTF's definition of harm reduction is the provision and maintenance of services for individuals without requiring their abstinence from substance use. The THRTF has received SCPI funding to develop a range of harm reduction strategies directed towards absolutely homeless, transient and marginally housed citizens of the City of Toronto who use addictive substances, particularly illicit drugs.