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CH&E Specialist (Diversity Consultant), Building Bridges Breaking Barriers Access Project

Initial Assignment: Addictions Program

Position Description

This permanent position has its origins in the Building Bridges Breaking Barriers (BBBB) Access Project. The BBBB Access Project is a three-year joint initiative between Scadding Court Community Centre, the Ethiopian Association in Toronto, Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services, Punjabi Community Health Centre, the Society for the Aid of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Minorities and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The project's mandate is to implement an anti-racist organizational-change process in General Addictions Treatment and Assessment and General Psychiatry Programs (CAMH).

The Assessment and General Treatment Addiction Program is seeking a well-qualified and experienced individual as a CH&E Specialist (Diversity Consultant) for the Addictions Program to complete the BBBB Access Project and to advance the diversity initiative within the Assessment and General Treatment Addiction Program. Reporting to the Clinical Director of General Addictions, you will make a significant contribution to the rapidly developing area of diversity organizational change within the Addictions Program. Specifically, you will contribute to the development and implementation of internal communication strategies for staff, assist in coordinating and developing diversity education and training opportunities for staff and community partners, assist in coordinating and organizing consultations with community partners for the implementation phase of the Access Project, assist in program and service development in the Addictions Program and work with the Diversity Programs Office (DPO) to integrate issues related to access, equity and cultural competency. In addition you will work with DPO to build sustainable partnerships with ethno-racial/cultural communities and assist in the coordination, leadership and support of diversity initiatives across CAMH and with stakeholder communities.

A Master's degree or equivalent experience, preferably in the Health Sciences, Social Sciences or Adult Education fields is required. As well, you have extensive working experience and knowledge in the area of diversity and cultural competency. You have an understanding of and/or experience working in community-based agencies. Furthermore, you have experience working and partnering with ethno-racial/cultural communities in Toronto. You have excellent interpersonal negotiating, mediation, planning, research, training and coordinating skills. You are knowledgeable about key change management and organizational/program development principles (particularly with respect to diversity). You have well-developed computer skills (working knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and information management software). You have basic knowledge in the field of addiction and mental health. Bilingualism (English/French) is considered an asset.

Please note: This full time position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

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