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Program Coordinator, Early Years II Partnership


Salary: $51,388

Benefits: Excellent benefits including RRSP contributions

The Early Years II (EYII) Program is designed to provide integrated community health services for children aged 2 to 6 and their families in the geographic area bounded by Ossington Avenue to the east, Lake Ontario to the south, St. Clair Avenue West to the north and the Humber River to the west. The Program is funded by the Ministry of Health until March 31, 2006, with expectation of renewal. The partner organizations are three community health centres (CHCs): Davenport Perth, The Four Villages and Parkdale. Priority populations for this project include low-income families, newcomers and families coping with mental health and addiction challenges.

Position Summary

The Coordinator provides leadership, support and direction in the implementation of the EYII program and coordinates the activities of an inter-disciplinary mobile team in order to achieve the integration of community health programs and services for children aged 2 to 6 and their families. In addition to supporting the Steering Committee in its governance role, the Coordinator works with partnering CHCs, community partners, community networks and advisory groups in developing, implementing and evaluating the EYII program and supporting its objectives.


1. Ensures that the goals and objectives of the EYII Program are being met

2. Coordinates and monitors the activities of all EYII program staff

3. Facilitates the inter-connection between parents, the mobile team, the staff teams of the EYII partners and other community agencies/groups in order to ensure broad-based participation and program effectiveness

4. Promotes linkages and access to services that meet the needs of parents, caregivers and children

5. Provides support to the Steering Committee

6. Identifies the need for and develops program related policies

7. Participates in broad-based health planning through collaboration with advisory committees, community networks and community consultations

8. Promotes community awareness of the EYII program and the importance of healthy child development in the early years

9. Acts as a resource person for staff, families, community groups and agencies

10. Participates in hiring, developing, evaluating and maintaining program staff

11. Coordinates data collection, documentation and reporting requirements

12. Ensures the evaluation of program activities and the implementation of appropriate changes when necessary

13. Attends relevant team, partner and community meetings, functions and events

14. Other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Experience

* College diploma or degree combined with extensive related experience

* Successful program-management experience within a community-based organization

* Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of community based health care, health promotion and community development

* Extensive experience and knowledge of community consultation, program planning, delivery and methods/models of evaluation

* Commitment to and experience in providing leadership in reducing barriers to services for marginalized communities

* Extensive experience leading an inter-disciplinary team and facilitating effective team planning

* Self-directed and independent but also proven experience in working effectively as a team member and in collaboration with other community professionals

* Ability to work flexible work hours, as needed

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Ability to collect and analyze data

* Solid computer skills

* Ability to speak languages other than English is an asset

Please send resume and covering letter by August 18, 2003 to

EYII Coordinator Hiring Committee

The Four Villages Community Health Centre

1700 Bloor Street West

Toronto, ON M6P 4C3