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Kitchener Downtown Community Health Centre: Several CD & clinical jobs

Join our start-up team! The KDCHC, working in a collaborative environment based on trust and respect, will provide or facilitate access to a comprehensive range of care, including health promotion and education, illness prevention, and primary health care. The KDCHC has a particular emphasis on reaching those who experience barriers to accessing appropriate health resources, including seniors, youth, homeless people, families with limited means and individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds. If you are innovative and want to foster broad-based community health, please consider working with us. The KDCHC currently requires the following team members:

Community Development Worker [deadline March 3, 2000]

The Community Development Worker will partner with people in downtown Kitchener to build on their capacity to achieve health and well-being for themselves, their families, and their communities. The successful candidate will:

help assess and determine community capacities and needs; support initiatives that respond to community concerns; facilitate access for isolated or vulnerable groups to social, economic and other resources for health; and integrate the KDCHC's health care and promotion programs with community concerns.

Job requirements include: at least 3-5 years experience in community development work; demonstrated skills in community capacity-building; understanding of the determinants of health and community health centre values and principles; computer literacy; and post-secondary education and/or training in health or social sciences. Preference will be given to candidates with lived experience related to our priority groups, knowledge of downtown Kitchener, and fluency in a language other than

English or French.

Intercultural Health Promoter [deadline March 3, 2000]

The Intercultural Health Promoter will work with people from Kitchener's diverse cultural communities to develop, coordinate, and support health promotion initiatives that address social, economic, and other determinants of their health. Responsibilities include: reaching isolated, vulnerable members of different cultural groups and facilitating access to health and social services; educating and advocating for increased sensitivity, equity, and culturally- appropriate responses from health and social service providers and systems; collaborating with community agencies in cross-cultural health promotion; and developing and coordinating health interpreter services. Job requirements include: 3-5 years experience in health promotion or community development in a culturally diverse setting; superior skills in cross-cultural communication, community outreach, group facilitation, program planning/development, and advocacy; and post-secondary education and/or training in health or social sciences. Fluency in at least one language other than English or French is required.

Family Physicians [deadline March 15, 2000]

Two Family Practitioners will work within a team setting to provide

comprehensive primary care services and participate in broad-based health promotion and health education activities. Qualifications include: medical degree with CCFP; license to practice in Ontario; excellent comprehensive clinical skills; knowledge of community-based health services and of health issues associated with priority populations; and superior interpersonal and listening skills. The ability to communicate in more than one language is desirable.

Nurse Practitioners - deadline March 15, 2000

Two Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioners will work collaboratively to provide comprehensive primary care services and participate in broad-based health promotion and health education activities. Qualifications include: a Nursing Degree-Extended Class Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario; excellent comprehensive clinical skills, superior interpersonal and listening skills; the ability to develop and implement health promotion and primary/secondary prevention strategies; minimum 3 years experience with community-based health care; and excellent written and oral communications skills, including computer literacy. Fluency in more than one language is a definite asset.

Closing date for the Community Development Worker and Intercultural Health Promoter is March 3, 2000.

Physicians and Nurse Practitioners should apply by March 15, 2000.

Please submit your resume in confidence to KDCHC, c/o St. Peter's

Evangelical Lutheran Church, 49 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON N2H 2G9. Fax (519) 745-3709

Thank you for your interest; however, only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.