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Community Health Worker - Early Years Project, Central Toronto Community Health Centres


Queen West Site, 168 Bathurst Street

Part time position available



Central Toronto Community Health Centres is a non-profit community-based health organization committed to improving the health of community members, particularly those at risk for poverty and discrimination. Our multi-disciplinary approach includes the provision of primary health/dental care, counselling, harm reduction, community development, advocacy and innovative partnerships with other organizations. CTCHC is a pro-choice and gay positive organization committed to employment equity and anti-discrimination.



We currently have an opportunity for a bilingual Community Health Worker (Portuguese/English) to join an interagency team delivering a Perinatal Support Program in the downtown area. This is a part time position (0.5 FTE) at our Queen West site.



As a Community Health Worker you will be responsible for providing

* individual support to pregnant women and new mothers,

* community outreach,

* crisis intervention,

* referral to primary health care providers, and

* group activities to pregnant women and new mothers.



Qualifications

* Knowledge of early childhood development

* Experience providing support to parents

* Experience working with women from diverse communities and backgrounds

* Demonstrated ability to work in a community health setting with a multi-disciplinary team

* Knowledge and awareness of issues related to homelessness, immigration, mental health, poverty and discrimination

* Knowledge of the Portuguese speaking communities

* Verbal and written fluency in Portuguese and English

* Bachelor's degree in social work, or equivalent



Salary range: $37,471- $47,106 (pro-rated) plus benefits



Applications are encouraged from qualified members of groups traditionally under-represented in the workplace.



Please send a letter of interest and resume, quoting Job #QW14 by Feb. 8, 2002 to



Hiring Committee, Central Toronto CHC

168 Bathurst Street

Toronto, ON M5V 2R4

Fax: (416) 703-7832

hiring@ctchc.com



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