CH&E Specialist (Knowledge Broker), Evidence Exchange Network (Opioid Resource Hub), Provincial System Support Program, CAMH

Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted

Position Description:

The Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) supports system-level coordination of the development, implementation and monitoring of evidence-informed practices for mental health and addictions services in Ontario and facilitates knowledge exchange. Core functions of the program include: knowledge exchange and communications; supporting the implementation of evidence-informed programs and practices; and understanding and evaluating efforts through performance measurement and implementation research. The Opioid Resource Hub (ORH) is situated within PSSP at CAMH and is part of Evidence Exchange Network (EENet). It works with diverse internal and external stakeholders to promote the use of evidence in decision-making, develop targeted knowledge translation products and tools, and supports interactive exchanges regarding mental health promotion and substance use. ORH disseminates and evaluates multi-disciplinary knowledge exchange activities to support a comprehensive system of care for people with opioid problems.

Reporting to the Supervisor, ORH, the Knowledge Broker will play a key role in implementing a suite of province-wide projects. You will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating a variety of knowledge exchange activities including workshops, webinars, online courses, training guides and resources, accredited professional continuing education events, and developing communities of practice and other mentor/mentee networks. You will also be responsible for determining and using best practices in establishing and supporting these networks, including the Evidence Exchange Network. You will do all the above in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary group of professionals both within and outside of CAMH. You will also use dissemination networks and social media to improve professional and public awareness on the safe use of opioid medication, and to reduce stigmatized perceptions of people with opioid challenges. You will work with external partners to incorporate their guidance and feedback into ORH, and will support peer education activities to help consumers bring their story to service providers. Finally, you will work with the ORH team to monitor developments in the field and the fit of our strategies, and to adjust approaches accordingly, through a team-based strategic planning process. You will have an understanding of the social determinants of health and the principles of health equity and how they apply in the context of evidence and knowledge exchange. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. This position is located at 33 Russell Street.  

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree in the Social or Health Sciences and a minimum of three (3) years’ related experience. Experience includes management of complex projects; facilitation of groups; adult education and training; development of work plans, budgets and communication plans; as well as literature search, quality appraisal, applicability assessment and interpretation, and development of literature reviews. Understanding of knowledge exchange conceptual models, frameworks and strategies and experience with a range of knowledge exchange methods (e.g. communities of practice, newsletters, workshops, online collaborative spaces) with demonstrated ability to research, analyze and develop knowledge exchange options and strategies would be considered an asset. Experience working within research and/or government environments, and experience working in a clinical capacity are considered assets. You will have demonstrated skills in project management, time management, interpersonal communication, and problem solving.  Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to manage a diverse task load are required. You must be proficient in web-based tools and MS Office software, including spreadsheet and presentation applications, and comfortable with web and social media technologies to foster engagement. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and possess the ability for self-directed learning, but is also able to collaborate well with team members with excellent networking, leadership, relationship building, interpersonal and listening skills to work effectively with a broad range of stakeholders and to facilitate the development of partnerships. Established relationships and demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with marginalised communities is essential. Demonstrated commitment to principles of equity, inclusivity, respect and cultural competence is required. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language are assets.

Please Note: This full-time, contract position is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range:   $31.01 to $41.83 per hour

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