Team Lead Supervised Consumption Site

Blood Ties Four Directions Centre
Blood Ties Four Directions Centre - Supervised Consumption Site
6189 6th Avenue , Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5P5 , Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Full time
Hours / week:
40 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Date posted:
Closing date:
Contact Info:
Jill Aalhus


Blood Ties Four Directions Centre is looking for a full-time Team Lead at the Supervised Consumption Site.


  • Oversee the daily operations of the Supervised Consumption Site (SCS)
  • Supervise Blood Ties Four Directions Centre (Blood Ties) employees
  • Collaborate with Yukon Government health care roviders on services
  • Ensure compliance with operational procedures of the Health Canada exemption
  • Collaborate with the Blood Ties management team on planning, delivery, and evaluation of services of the site
  • Work with Blood Ties and Yukon Government staff to develop work standards, policies, and protocols and ensure they are up to date
  • Build partnerships and collaborate with other health care facilities, service providers, and organizations
  • Coordinate staff recruitment, training, orientation and on-going professional development for the Blood Ties supervised consumption site team
  • Oversee day-to-day staffing and scheduling
  • Maintain positive relationships between the site and the community, SCS management team and clients
  • Provide harm reduction training and support to Blood Ties and Yukon Government staff
  • Manage program operating budgets and resource expenditures
  • Oversee supply inventory, stocking and ordering for SCS
  • Maintain a quiet, relaxed, hygienic, safe environment
  • Greet clients, conduct intakes and ascertain eligibility criteria as per the site protocols for clients wanting to access the facility
  • Supervise safety of clients and intervene if needed
  • Intervene during any instance of overdose, including but not limited to injecting naloxone, administering oxygen, conducting CPR, and using an artificial defibrillator
  • Provide education and counselling on safe consumption techniques and substance use and sexual health
  • Respectfully remind individuals accessing the SCS of the Code of Conduct and assist in de-escalation clients as required according to established protocols
  • Support clients and respond to their needs
  • Build a sense of ownership and shared responsibility in the facility among clients
  • Lead team debriefs following incidents at the site, including overdoses
  • Perform other related duties, as required

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of systemic issues such as poverty and stigma
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability and confidence to interact effectively with diverse and marginalized populations
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Competent computer skills including data management
  • Knowledge of systemic issues encountered by Indigenous people in using health care services, and of health care systems providing care to Indigenous people
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Experience in delivering case management & support to complex populations
  • Experience in lay counselling in the areas of substance use and trauma
  • Experience in delivering harm reduction programs or working in a harm reduction environment
  • Experience providing guidance and supervision to staff, students or volunteers
  • Experience managing a budget
  • Experience writing funding applications
  • Experience developing financial reports and program reports
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate on behalf of marginalized populations with complex health challenges
  • A valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST)
  • Naloxone Training
  • NVCI (non-violent crisis intervention)
Additional Information:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Program Manager Jill Aalhus at
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