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Community Health Outreach Worker


5:00 p.m.



Project in partnership with Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre and Parkdale Community Health Centre



Full-time, 1 year contract position (35 hours/week) - With Option of Renewal $32,118 - $41,754 (+ benefits) Parkdale Community Health Centre (PCHC) is situated in a vibrant, multi-cultural, inner-city neighbourhood. We work with the community, in all its diversity, to address its health-related needs through community development and action, the delivery of primary health care, counselling, advocacy and health promotion. We give priority to individuals and groups who traditionally encounter barriers to high quality health care services, including refugees and immigrants, gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people, people who live in poverty, psychiatric survivors, women, seniors and people who live on or near the street.



Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC) is a busy drop-in, providing sanctuary, harm reduction, crisis intervention and personal support programs through its community centre and outreach teams.



PARC and PCHC are seeking a dynamic, committed Community Health Outreach Worker for their innovative partnership project which will deliver enhanced primary health care and supports to psychiatric survivors and/or high-need homeless people in west-end Toronto.



Requirements:

* significant work and/or volunteer experience with homeless and underhoused people, substance users, psychiatric survivors, poverty and disability issues

* knowledge of Parkdale area agencies serving high-need and/or homeless people

* commitment to and understanding of principles of community development

* commitment to and understanding of principles of harm reduction

* knowledge and experience of individual and systemic advocacy

* knowledge and experience of an anti-oppression framework

* experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation

* psychiatric survivors encouraged to apply



Responsibilities:

* identify and engage psychiatric survivors, people living in rooming and boarding houses, and/or high-need homeless people at housing sites, in local agencies and in street locations

* recommend, develop, implement and evaluate site-specific and street-based services in collaboration with local agencies

* engage in community education and development, coalitions and networks and advocacy on issues affecting psychiatric survivors, people living in boarding and rooming houses and/or high-need homeless people work in partnership with Nurse Practitioner



Parkdale Community Health Centre and Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre are equal opportunity employers. Please send r