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Addressing Depression and Other Mental Health Challenges in the Context of Complex Chronic Illness
The Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) (http://www.hivandrehab.ca) is a national, charitable, multi-sector, multi-disciplinary organization that addresses issues of disability and rehabilitation in the context of HIV and related conditions. CWGHR is working across Canada and internationally to improve the lives of people living with HIV and other related conditions, through rehabilitation research, education, policy and improved access to care, support and services.
CWGHR is seeking a dynamic, experienced and energetic professional to fulfill the part-time role (contract position) of Project Coordinator and Trainer for our national initiative Addressing Depression and Other Mental Health Challenges in the Context of Complex Chronic Illness. The Project Coordinator and Trainer will work in collaboration with CWGHR staff and in consultation with relevant committees and stakeholders in achieving the overall goals of CWGHR, and in particular, the goals of the Addressing Depression project. The Addressing Depression project aims to enhance and increase the capacity of front-line service professionals, rehabilitation professionals, mental health professionals, and other care providers to respond to depression and other mental health needs of people living with or vulnerable to HIV and other complex chronic illnesses in Canada.
The Project Coordinator and Trainer of the Addressing Depression Initiative works under the direction of the Program Director of CWGHR. Specific areas of responsibility include:
- Work collaboratively with project Advisory Committee
- Implement workplan and ensure success in meeting outputs and reporting requirements
- Confirm and implement project evaluation plan and related reports
- Update and revise course core curriculum and manual based on previous participant evaluation feedback
- Conduct outreach to, and coordinate with, local co-facilitators in each community to organize and facilitate course sessions. This includes developing and implementing a dissemination plan for curriculum and other communications resources
- Planning and coordination of all aspects for implementing training session(s) with cross-disciplinary professionals and organizations in several locations across Canada (including identifying key stakeholders, developing partnership agreements, coordinating logistics, etc.).
- Update communications strategy and related materials to promote training.
- Master’s degree or equivalent in mental health or related field
- Minimum of five years’ clinical experience providing mental health support/services, including marginalized populations
- Extensive knowledge of HIV and other complex chronic illnesses, mental health and related issues
- Experience working with people living with or vulnerable to HIV and other complex chronic illnesses
- Knowledge and understanding of social determinants of health
- Knowledge and understanding of the relationship between mental health and effective rehabilitation
- Experience/expertise in curriculum development
- Experience/expertise in adult education and interprofessional course facilitation
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience and comfort working with diverse populations (e.g. people living with HIV and other complex chronic illnesses, health care providers, staff of front line organizations, community groups)
- Ability to work independently and in consultation with a national Advisory Committee
- Experience in project management
- Computer literacy – including word processing, power point, data base management, internet research
- Flexibility and availability to travel across Canada
- Fluency in written and spoken English (bilingual English and French a strong asset)
Start date: as soon as possible.
Please submit the following documents by email to email@example.com (no fax or hard copies please). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled:
- A short curriculum vitae (CV) (two pages maximum) outlining your relevant education, skills and experience for this position (please submit in English)
- A covering letter (one page maximum) outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in, and ideal for, this position (please submit in English)
Individuals invited for an interview will be asked to bring names and contact information of three professional references.
CWGHR welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including people living with HIV and other related conditions.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to provide financial support for travel to the interview or for re-location.