Community Navigator

Full-time: 35 hours/week

Salary: $27.50/hr

Contract: July 1, 2022- Sept 30, 2022 (with possibility of renewal dependent on funding)

Company description:

BIPOC USHR, which stands for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour United for Strength, Home, Relationship, is a PEI-based not-for-profit organization, providing support and advocacy to Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) folks living on Prince Edward Island. Our aim is to serve Black and POC communities on PEI and work in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq upon whose land we reside.

We work to create various programs (with a current focus on mental and social health, food insecurity, and sexual violence prevention) to create braver spaces in which BIPOC communities will be engaged, supported, and heard.

BIPOC USHR is based on the values of compassion, care, cooperation, and collectivism. We carry and work with feminine energy and recognize the efforts of all BIPOC women and non-binary folks in our collective struggle, along with the struggles of BIPOC cisgender heterosexual men.

Our work is based on the values of anti-racism and decolonization as we work toward social justice for BIPOC communities on PEI. We reject racism/white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, Islamophobia, antisemitism, Sinophobia, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, classism, ableism, casteism, colourism/shadeism, and all forms of oppression.

Summary of the role and expectations:

The community navigator will report to the executive director. Primary responsibilities include:

Providing outreach and follow-up services addressing the social and emotional needs of BIPOC individuals on PEI through assessment of needs, support, connecting to resources, advocacy, system navigation, identification of system gaps and engaging community to fill those gaps. 

Community navigator will respond to and work to locate BIPOC individuals in need of navigation support and advocacy around issues of justice, education, health care, housing, employment, discrimination, and other needs as they arise.

Community navigators will provide information about services, provide practical supports, assist in filling out forms, accompany in meetings, reach out to their networks, and provide advocacy in other ways as necessary.

Community navigators will also assist in developing and delivering programming as and when needed.

Qualifications required:

  • Priority to those with degree or diploma in well-being related/human services related field or extensive work experience in such a field

  • Demonstrates a clear and robust understanding of inclusive, anti-oppressive, and anti-racist practice

  • Must have lived experience as a racialized person

  • Have knowledge of and experience living on PEI

  • Have self-awareness with an understanding of their own limits

  • First Aid, ASSIST training an asset

  • Be able to provide a Criminal Record Check

  • Have a valid driver’s license

  • Be able to obtain auto liability insurance

  • Be legally able to work in Canada

 

Experience/knowledge preferred:

  • Experienced in community-based case management would be an asset

  • Demonstration of a good understanding of the needs of BIPOC communities on PEI

  • Knowledge of community resources and services related to justice, education, healthcare, housing, employment, violence prevention, etc.

  • Self-motivated and able to work as part of a team

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Understand the concept of community care

  • Computer literacy, especially Word and Excel

 

How to apply for the job

 

To apply please send your cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: connect@bipocushr.org. In the subject line please write: “ATTN: Job Application Community Navigator”

 

Deadline to apply: June 20, 2022