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Community Health Worker, Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre

Hamilton, Ontario
Deadline June 12, 2014

Community Health - It’s a Partnership

Maternity Leave Replacement Contract (One Year) Full-time Position

Hamilton Urban Core is a thriving inner city health centre and a leader in the provision of high- quality primary health services and health promotion programs. Our comprehensive health services are delivered through a dynamic team of multidisciplinary, inter-professional health providers. As an inner city health centre our client populations include individuals and families with chronic and complex health and social conditions many of who are living in poverty.

The Community Health Worker will work as part of the team in providing support, service coordination, health promotion activities and community development support with individuals and groups to strengthen their capacity to improve their health, well-being and access to appropriate resources and services.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals and groups that have been marginalized, isolated and/or excluded and experience barriers to accessing services and information Demonstrated experience of working within an anti-racism, anti-oppression, culturally and language appropriate framework
  • Working knowledge of the issues impacting individuals and communities within the inner city such as mental illness, addictions, homelessness, poverty, discrimination, etc Working knowledge of a wide variety of community resources and supports Strong experience in community development and capacity building
  • Excellent skills with individual and group assessment and counseling Demonstrated experience in organizing or facilitating health promoting activities Good communication, problem solving and record keeping skills Working knowledge of computer programs and applications Self-directed and able to work within a team structure Flexible, able to work evenings and/or weekends as required Knowledge and understanding of community health centres

Interested individuals should forward a covering letter and resume by Thursday June 12, 2014 to:

The Community Health Worker Hiring Committee
Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre
71 Rebecca Street
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1B6
Fax to (905) 522-3433
Email: [email protected]

Hamilton Urban Core is committed to equity in employment.

http://www.hucchc.com