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Health Promoter, Domestic Violence Protocol Project, South Riverdale CHC

1 day per week for 26 weeks or 2 days per week for 13 weeks

Project Funding 2 years

South Riverdale Community Health Centre is a non-profit, multi-service centre that provides primary health care, and social- and community-outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion to residents of Riverdale and South East Toronto.

This is a new position, developed in partnership with Riverdale Coalition Against Violence. The philosophy of the work is in keeping with the coalition's commitment to anti-violence work and community development/empowerment and anti-racism principles and with the policies and procedures of SRCHC.

As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Health Promoter

* works with the coalition to create a tool to promote the use of domestic-violence protocols within the Riverdale community

* raises awareness in the broader community of the coalition's work and about the issue of domestic violence

* identifies community health needs relating to domestic violence

* develops, plans and implements community events and forums to support women and children in the community.

* establishes relationships and works collaboratively with organizations and the community supporting children and families in the East End of Toronto

* maintains professional competency through networking with peers and other health professionals, participating in relevant continuing education and through organizational affiliations

* performs administrative duties, including participation at coalition and staff meetings, program setup and cleanup and compilation of statistics pertaining to health promotion activities
The health promoter will be part of an interdisciplinary Family Health Team at South Riverdale CHC, which provides a range of programs for families with children ages 0-6 years. This is a partnership program with Riverdale Coalition Against Violence, so the health promoter will need to work closely with all Coalition partners.

We are looking for an individual who has

* post-graduate degree from a recognized university in health, social science, adult education or a related discipline or a combination of undergraduate degree and significant experience

* a minimum of one to three years experience working in a community health setting with women and children age 0 to 6 who have experienced domestic violence

* An understanding of women abuse and its impact on families, the community and society as a whole

* Experience and knowledge of health promotion and education, as well as community organizing techniques

* Excellent group facilitation skills

* Experience with developing and running community events and forums

* Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team and with a broad range of community partners

* Demonstrated commitment to community-based health, anti-racism objectives and community-development principles

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Knowledge of community services for children and families in the East End of Toronto is an asset. Knowledge of a South Asian or Chinese languages an asset but not required.

Hours include days with the occasional evening and weekend.

Salary range is $39,315-48,950 (pro-rated, with benefits) to start immediately.

Deadline for applicants is Monday, October 6, at 12:00 noon.

Shannon Wiens

Manager of Family Health

South Riverdale Community Health Centre

955 Queen Street East

Toronto, ON M4M 3P3

Fax: (416) 469-3442

South Riverdale Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer. We would like to thank all those that apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contracted.