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Program Lead, Community Outreach & Harm Reduction, Middlesex-London Health Unit

London, Ontario
Deadline February 14, 2018

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Program Lead, Community Outreach and Harm Reduction to join the Sexual Health team at the 50 King Street, London office. Reporting to the Manager, Sexual Health, this position will play a key role in strategic planning, program development, and coordination of harm reduction and HIV outreach efforts. The Program Lead will have significant responsibility for the management of an interdisciplinary and multi-agency care team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Directly manage an outreach team consisting of outreach nurse(s), outreach worker(s), and/or contract staff, including selection, training, directing and scheduling work and managing performance;
  • Oversee the Health Unit’s operations at the Temporary Overdose Prevention Site and proposed Supervised Consumption Facility;
  • Monitor and coordinate with community organizations to determine appropriate client/physician assignments and help facilitate a smooth transition of clients between care providers;
  • Ensure clinical prioritization of clients requiring services by appropriately allocating resources;
  • Work collaboratively with health care professionals, clients, and the community in the identification and resolution of health issues, cultural and language barriers, ethical dilemmas and coordination/integration of care;
  • Coordinate and participate in quality improvement and risk management activities in relation to client care practice;
  • Collaborate with community stakeholders to deliver Harm Reduction Programs;
  • Manage budgets; and,
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Health Care, Social Work, or related field is required.
  • Master’s degree in a Health related discipline is preferred.
  • Current registration and good standing with professional college related to field of practice.
  • Minimum three (3) years of relevant experience in primary care, public/community health nursing, inner city community health centres, and/or related experience.
  • Direct experience in clinical or case management care related to HIV/AIDS is considered an asset.
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience working with vulnerable populations/clients engaged in at-risk behavior.
  • Knowledge of current trends, issues and best practice strategies in preventative care, harm reduction principles and support for individuals with HIV.
  • Strong leadership (both organizational and community) and people management experience.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license and own transportation.
  • Demonstrates superior oral and written communication and interpersonal skills while utilizing effective organizational skills for multiple projects and deadlines.

Other Qualifications:

  • Training in Trauma Informed Care is considered an asset.
  • Communication proficiency (written and verbal) in French and/or any other languages is highly desirable.  

To apply to this position, please submit a resume and cover letter electronically via our Career Opportunities page at by February 14, 2018 quoting posting # SHPLCOHR-0118.

Information concerning applicants is collected under the authority of the Health Protection & Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H-7, as amended, and will be used to consider suitability for employment.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accommodations are available, upon request, to support potential applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  Should you require accommodation, please contact our Human Resources Department at 519-663-5317, extension 2512.

The Mission of the Middlesex-London Health Unit is to promote and protect the health of our community.