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Co-ordinator, Breast Cancer Support Network Program (Willow)

(Permanent, Part-time)

Willow, Breast Cancer Support and Resource Services is a survivor- directed, non-profit charity that provides information and emotional support to individuals diagnosed with breast cancer, their families, and caregivers. Founded in 1994, Willow is committed to serving a broad constituency including rural and urban communities across Canada, diverse ethnic and linguistic populations, and people with disabilities. Willow ensures that breast cancer information and support are accessible to all through a variety of services including a Canada- wide toll free line, a comprehensive resource centre and service, an interactive Web site, training workshops, presentations to health care professionals concerning the pyschosocial needs of their patients, and a support network program for self help survivor groups.

The Network Program Co-ordinator will be responsible for providing overall direction and management of the Support Network Program. Duties include the promotion of the development of breast cancer support groups; the organization of facilitator and trainer workshops; the provision of support to local breast cancer self help groups; and the preparation of a semi-annual newsletter and other publications, as required.

The Network Program Co-ordinator plays a lead role in providing appropriate information and resources to the self-help groups, and in ensuring collaborative working relationships with sister organizations across Canada, as well as funders.

As the ideal candidate, you are bilingual; you have a degree in health,

social services or a related field; and you have significant experience and knowledge in the principles and practices of self help and group

facilitation. You have experience in managing programs and budgets; you

understand government relations; and you have up to date computer skills.

Applications are encouraged from individuals from diverse communities. In addition, your commitment to women's health issues and a familiarity with the breast cancer community would be assets. Willow, Breast Cancer Support and Resource Services is especially interested in hearing from candidates who are committed to making women's health and support services available to diverse cultural and linguistic communities.

Start date is negotiable, but preferably mid-August. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit your resum