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Heart to Art Project Health Promoter, Grand River Community Health Centre

Brantford, Ontario
Deadline August 5, 2011

part-time 2-year contract

Project Description The Heart to Art Project is a partnership between the Brantford Arts Block and the Grand River Community Health Centre.  The Heart to Art Project addresses the effects of poverty on mental health and nutrition. Activities will include arts activities aimed at developing greater social skills, resourcefulness, healthy eating practices while increasing knowledge and appreciation of diverse cultures. This project will engage low-income individuals and families of Brantford. The project will include and engage the whole community from children to senior citizens, from new immigrants to First Nations people. This project will reach into the neighbourhoods of Brantford to promote creative, resourceful and healthy living. It will enhance low income individuals or group’s quality of life through raising self esteem and awareness, increasing knowledge of resources, building new relationships, decreasing isolation, and bringing people from various walks of life together to share in a common experience.

Summary

This position (10-20 hrs per week) exist to conduct the evaluation and to provide support and guidance to ensure the determinants of health are being addressed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement a process evaluationvfor the Heart to Art project. A community capacity building process that utilizing the arts and healthy eating
  • Assist in developing and maintaining community partnerships and seek collaborative opportunities with relevant multi-sectoral stakeholders using leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution.
  • Work with the Project Coordinator to building relationships with community members
  • and groups
  • Attend regular Heart to Art community advisory meetings
  • Make recommendations to ensure project activities are addressing the determinants of health and the needs of target population
  • Provide regular reports and updates and produce a final evaluation for grantor
  • Ability to work off site with a proven record of working autonomously as

Qualifications:

  • Masters in a health or social science discipline; graduate degree an asset
  • 3-5 years experience in human services
  • Experience in health promotion and community development
  • Demonstrated experience in  evaluation framework development
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of HP principles of practice: evidence-based, equity, multidisciplinary knowledge base, intersectoral collaboration, population health approach, multi-strategic interventions, effective partnerships and self-reflective practice
  • Excellent interpersonal, decision making, problem solving and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of issues affecting GRCHC’s priority populations
  • Ability to travel within Brantford

Anticipated start date:, August 15, 2011

Qualifications for all our positions include team capabilities, a commitment to client-centered services, communication skills, cross cultural sensitivity, and initiative.

To pursue this opportunity, please send your resume and covering letter to Human Resources at info@grchc.ca or via fax at 519.754.0727. All applications must be submitted no later than Friday August 5, 2011. We appreciate your interest, however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.