Job Offer – Managed Alcohol Program

Recruitment Notice Managed Alcohol Program Coordinator

Projets Autochtones du Québec (PAQ) is a charitable organization offering shelter and culturally adapted activities and services to homeless and at-risk First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women and men. Located in downtown Montreal, our centre provides emergency shelter and a hot dinner and light breakfast 365 nights a year for 16 women and 36 men. PAQ’s transitional housing program offers 16 studio apartments for Indigenous women and men at risk of homelessness, or who are in search of a stable living environment. PAQ provides a sense of belonging and trust developed through community events, psycho-social and crisis support, access to legal and health services, and indigenous cultural and arts programs. As an essential service, PAQ’s shelter remains open during the COVID-19 outbreak.

PAQ is preparing to launch a pilot managed alcohol program that aims to reduce the barriers to access supportive housing and reduce the acute, chronic, and social harms associated with alcohol addiction. This project will provide the option for long-term supportive housing with an on-site managed alcohol program for 8 to 10 persons from the indigenous community that are experiencing homelessness and severe alcohol dependencies in Montreal.

In order to provide guidance, supervision, and coordination for the front-line operations of the MAP program, PAQ created the MAP Coordinator position and is looking for an experienced and motivated senior intervention worker for this role. The MAP coordinator is responsible to for the well-being of residents and intervention staff and carries out shifts on the floor to provide day-to-day support for residents. The MAP Coordinator has in-depth knowledge of Montréal’s homeless Indigenous community and has at least 2 to 3 year of experience in working with alcoholism and/or other drug dependencies, and proven ability to manage crisis situations. This role requires knowledge of English and French to effectively communicate with the team, knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture and language is also an asset.

A degree in nursing, social work, or related field is required.This is a full-time (40 hours per week) temporary 6-month contract (with a strong possibility to renew) based at PAQ in downtown Montréal at the PAQ managed alcohol home. This role will require the successful candidate to work 100% time on site, and ability to offer flexible hours (for some evening, overnight and weekend hours will be required).

For a full job description, please go to: http://www.paqc.org/en/home/.

Applicants are asked to send a short cover letter and CV by 5pm on Monday October 5, 2020 to emplois@paqc.org. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

First Nations, Inuit and Métis candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.