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Community Health Worker, Flemingdon Health Centre

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline June 11, 2014

Internal and external posting

Context:

Flemingdon Health Centre is a Community Health Centre in the Don Mills-Eglinton area.  Our satellite office, Fairview Community Health, is located in the Don Mills-Sheppard area.  We focus on multidisciplinary health care, health promotion, disease prevention, and community development.  We offer a variety of programs and services to people living within our catchment area (O’Connor-Steeles-Victoria Park-Bayview).   The Community Health Worker will work from both sites.

Purpose:

As part of the Community Engagement department, the Community Health Worker (CHW) will be part of the Health Promotion (HP) team responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of HP programs and services in FHC’s catchment area.

Key components:

  • Bring a Community Engagement perspective to organizational planning within the HP team
  • Outreaches to  groups and organizations in the region to build communities of practice
  • Undertakes an outreach strategy in  the TCLHIN, to  foster linkage
  • Planning, developing, implementing and evaluating HP strategies, programs and services addressing the social determinants of health
  • Working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary environment in the delivery of activities and services across the organization
  • Building and maintaining partnerships with residents and other organizations and providers
  • Maintaining current programs and partnerships that have been developed by the current CHW

Responsible to: Health Promotion Lead

Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree in a health or social science discipline from a recognized University and/or an approved equivalent of education and related experience
  • Three to five years work experience in a community based, inter-disciplinary environment
  • Passionate about community health and health promotion
  • Thorough knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the practice of health promotion and community engagement
  • Demonstrated experience in outreach
  • Experience planning, implementing and evaluating programs for emerging populations
  • Experience with intake, orientation, and registration of new clients
  • Ability to understand and respond to changing community needs
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in an inter-disciplinary team environment
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills
  • Experience working with a diverse community
  • Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and/or Saturdays
  • Knowledge of catchment areas is considered an asset
  • Ability to speak languages other than English an asset

Responsibilities:

General:

  • Intake of new clients, including registration and liaising with primary care providers
  • Monitoring internal referrals, and ensuring client’s exposure to all facets of the centre
  • Participate in enhancing the centre’s relationship with stakeholders and partnerships
  • Works closely with primary care providers to outreach to community of  clients
  • Produces health education materials as required, and  prepares and distributes relevant resources
  • Liaises with relevant agencies serving the community in order to create  and maintain contacts with individuals and networks
  • Writes reports, maintains files, and, as required, develops documentation/data bases necessary for evaluation
  • Maintains knowledge of changing demographics and evolving needs of those within the TCLHIN and ensures incorporation of health promotion advances into practice
  • Other duties as assigned by Health Promotion Lead or designate

Programming:

  • Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate health promotion programs and strategies for emerging populations
  • Maintain up-to-date work plans and budgets
  • Use evaluation methods and reporting tools to gather and maintain statistical information on activities and programs
  • Work with students, volunteers and/or community members
  • Share programming evaluations and reflections with HP and Community Engagement teams

Community Engagement:

  • Supports broad-based community engagement to advocate for social change in the broader context
  • Explore and expand community development approaches
  • Establish advisory groups to involve members of the community in planning
  • Act as a resource to the community and FHC staff by establishing links with external community groups, agencies and organizations
  • Identify community members willing to participate in and/or assist with FHC’s community engagement and/or development activities
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in the community to identify and respond to needs
  • Participate in internal and external committees

Application deadline:  Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

**Interviews will be offered the week of June 16-20, 2014

Applicants are requested to outline examples of how they have met the responsibilities required by this position in their letter of application.  We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but regret that only those invited for an interview will receive an acknowledgement.

Please forward resumes to:

FHC Hiring Committee
[email protected] or
via fax to 416-642-2238