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Community Health Worker-Youth, Health Promotion Department, Flemington Health Centre

Don Mills, Ontario
Deadline May 1, 2011

Reference# 2011-02

As a member of the Health Promotion team, the Community Health Worker’s focus is to design, promote, implement and evaluate youth- related health promotion programs. The CHW is expected to develop empowering and capacity building initiatives/ programs to address the determinants of health for the youth living in FHC catchment area. The youth worker is expected to be available at hours found suitable to community members /volunteers.  Hours may include evenings and occasional weekends.

Term: Contract- Part Time 21 hrs/ week. June- September, 2011

Responsible to: Manager, Health Promotion

Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree in a health or social science discipline from a recognized University and/or an approved equivalent of education and related experience
  • Excellent written and spoken English communications skills
  • Creative ability to design new initiatives
  • Excellent organizational and team building skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the practice and application of health promotion and community development principles.
  • Experience in conducting effective outreach strategies
  • At least two year experience developing and implementing youth programs in a community based, interdisciplinary environment
  • Experience  working with youth from diverse ethnic backgrounds; a second language is a definite asset
  • Demonstrated skill in grant writing and report writing skills.
  • Values research and have basic research skills; literature review, focus groups, data analysis, report writing
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Experience in working with volunteers, networks and external partners.
  • Ability to respond to changing community needs

Responsibilities

  • Initiates and participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of new youth- related programs and initiatives
  • Facilitates the health centre’s current youth programs
  • Acts as a resource to community groups and the health centre by developing and maintaining formal and informal networks.
  • Actively conducts outreach to the community by organizing/ attending community events, promoting the centre’s programs, updating internal information boards
  • Compiles data on community needs and other reporting as needed.
  • Grant and report writing
  • Participates in internal/ external committees
  • Acts as a support and advocate for the youth in various capacities (as a facilitator, leader, reference, etc.)
  • Data collection and report writing
  • Supports the rest of the department’s activities as part of the health promotion team
  • Health Promotion resource development
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Manager

Application deadline: May 1st, 2011. Please forward resumes to Heba Sadek at hsadek@fhc-chc.com and mention the reference number in the subject line: #2011-02.

We thank all applicants and only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted.