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Project Co-ordinator, Parkdale Parents' Primary Prevention Project

Full Time (21 month) Contract Salary range $22.59-$28.34 hour

Position Summary

To Coordinate and ensure implementation of programmes within the Parkdale Parents' Primary Prevention Project including: prenatal and postnatal drop-in, parent relief and parent-child stimulation programs and Women's Health Centre short-term childcare.

Reports to: Manager, Women's Health Centre

St. Joseph's Women's Health Centre provides high quality feminist counseling, advocacy and group support services that address the broad determinants of women's health. We provide non-medical programs with a particular expertise in trauma issues including childhood sexual and physical trauma, war trauma, woman abuse and maternal support. Our centre is widely recognized for its client-centred approach and for the multi-disciplinary services we have developed in response to the needs of culturally and socio-economically diverse population.

The Parkdale Parents Primary Prevention Project is funded by Health Canada's Community Action Program for Children and Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program and is a partnership with Creating Together Parent-Child Resource Centre and the Toronto Department of Public Health and is sponsored by the Women's Health Centre at St. Joseph's Health Centre. The project seeks to develop parenting capacity through the promotion of healthy child development. This project provides comprehensive health and social supports to multi-stressed pregnant women and parents with young children 0-6 years in the community of Parkdale. The majority of the participants are newcomers to Canada and do not speak English. Based on a community develop ment model, these established programs and services are provided in collaboration with community partners.

Responsibilities include

* Orientation and Supervision of Family Outreach and Support Workers, Parent relief workers and Childcare staff.

* Coordination and training of volunteers

* Work in partnership with Creating Together, Public Health and other community agencies

* Policy and procedure development

* Coordination of collaborative initiatives related to programs i.e. Nobody's Perfect, School readiness, Parent-Child resource lending library and information workshops

* Coordinate evaluation requirements of funders

* Proposal development

* Work in partnership with health and social services within the Parkdale Community, the GTA and provincially to advocate for multi-stressed pregnant women and families with young children.

* Maintain financial records and cash flow reports to funders

Qualifications include

1. A minimum of 5 years Post Secondary experience in a relevant field, ideally working with multi-stressed parents, and a Degree in the Social or Health Sciences.

2. 4 years of experience and comprehensive knowledge of the issues pertaining to poverty, migration & settlement issues from a feminist perspective

3. Supervision and group facilitation skills

4. Knowledge of child development issues in the context of parents struggling with multiple stressors

5. Demonstrated experience with project development, implementation and evaluation

6. Second language and/or non-dominant cultural affiliation.

7. Good written and presentation skills

8. Experience managing project budgets and developing successful funding proposals an asset

9. Good computer skills (spreadsheets, work processing and Internet) definite asset

Please reply with resume and cover letter by August 26,2002 to

Human Resource Department

St. Joseph's Health Centre

30 The Queensway

Toronto, Ontario M6R 1B5

Fax: (416) 530-6034