Position Title:              COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER - Chronic Disease

Department:                Health Promotion and Community Services

Location:                      Various locations

Status:                         Full-time permanent- Bargaining Unit position

 

Available:         Immediately

Hours/Shifts:    35 hours per week

Schedules and work location are subject to change to meet operational needs.

 

Black Creek Community Health Centre (BCCHC) is a community based non-profit organization that provides primary health care and health promotion programs and services to community residents. Reporting to the Manager of Health Promotion and Community Services, the Community Health Worker will be responsible for developing Chronic Disease health promotion activities and services for community residents in our catchment (such as: Hypertension, Diabetes, COPD, and Chronic Pain) This role will lead, assist, and/or support action on community health issues working within the framework of the social determinants of health.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the mission, vision and values of BCCHC.
  • Act as a resource to, and advocate for individuals, groups, and the community.
  • Community outreach and networking, including developing and implement effective outreach strategy for promoting awareness and access to chronic disease services and programs to community residents.
  • Collaborate with community partners and staff members to: identify service/information/health promotion gaps in the community; and develop, implement, monitor and evaluate strategies, services and programs to meet identified needs for people living with chronic diseases.
  • Act as the group facilitator for different chronic disease programs.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with community stakeholders.
  • Participate in community development by assisting clients and community groups to articulate and advocate for health services appropriate to the community (health, social, and/or legal services) through an anti-oppression framework.
  • Coordinate and provide direct service to community residents through health promotion service delivery.
  • Provide supervision to community college and/or university placement students.
  • Participate in organization-wide activities and committees, as required.
  • Handle other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in a health or social science discipline from a recognized university or a combination of some post-secondary education and significant experience in working with populations living chronic disease
  • 3 to 5 years of recent relevant experience, including:
  • case management
  • working in a marginalized/racialized community setting and with diverse and intergenerational groups
  • community outreach and networking with stakeholders
  • advocacy and program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • community development models and program evaluation using an anti-racist, anti-oppression approach
  • health promotion and education/awareness campaign
  • Excellent knowledge of community development models and program evaluation using an anti-racist, anti-oppression approach.
  • Knowledge of community resources and services.
  • Knowledge of People-Centered Healthcare and the Community Health Centre model of care.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications.
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds.
  • Strong facilitation skills that will foster, promote and advance the focus of equity, diversity and social justice within groups and community initiatives.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

Chronic Disease self-management training 

To Apply:

Closing date for applications: Monday July 11, 2018 by 5:00 pm

Please send application to: hr1@bcchc.com

‘‘Black Creek Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status or any other legally protected grounds will be considered.”

Accommodations will be provided for candidates with disabilities, where needed and on request, to support their participation in all aspects of the recruitment process.

Please note that only candidates selected to move forward in the process would be contacted.

 

 

 

 

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Position Title:            HEALTH PROMOTER

Department:              Health Promotion and Community Services

Location:                    Various locations

Status:                        Full-time permanent, Bargaining Unit position

Available:                   Immediately

Hours/Shifts:              35 hours per week

          Schedules/ work location are subject to change to meet operational needs.

Job Summary

Black Creek Community Health Centre (BCCHC) is a community based non-profit organization that provides primary health care and health promotion programs and services to community residents. Reporting to the Manager of Health Promotion and Community Services, the Health Promoter will be responsible to develop, co-ordinate, implement, and evaluate the health promotion programs for residents in the North York West Sub LHIN area.  The role will facilitate the integration of a health promotion focus in Centre activities, operating within the values and principles of the Organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the mission, vision and values of BCCHC.
  • Plan, develop, implement, coordinate and evaluate programs, services and projects as directed, e.g. community forum workshops, newsletters, campaigns.
  • Act as a resource to, and advocate for individuals, groups, and the community.
  • Assist in maintaining integrated health promotion programs by participating in planning and implementation and outreach activities for the various target client groups.
  • Provide leadership and expertise on various program priority areas, including participation in joint programming as required (e.g. Sexual and Reproductive Health, Mental Health and Substance Use, Community Engagement).
  • Collaborate with community partners and staff members to: identify service/information/health promotion gaps in the community; and develop, implement, monitor and evaluate strategies, services and programs to meet identified needs.
  • Health Promotion lead on the Quality Improvement Committee.
  • Participate in various community coalitions, networks and projects on behalf of the organization, developing and implementing initiatives which support community residents (including those in the priority populations identified by the Organization).
  • Prepare reports and displays, and make recommendations related to health promotion as required by other Agency staff, the Manager and the Director.
  • Ensure regular compilation of client, group and community initiative encounter statistics utilizing electronic client records and other approved electronic systems.
  • Participate in organization-wide activities and committees, as required
  • Handle other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in Health Promotion or Social Sciences or related area, or an equivalent combination of a baccalaureate degree and extensive experience relevant to the primary duties of the position
  • 3 to 5 years of recent relevant experience, including:
  • working in a marginalized/racialized community setting and with diverse and intergenerational groups
  • community outreach and networking with stakeholders
  • experience leading program planning including needs assessments, logic model development and evaluation, social marketing, research, advocacy and policy development
  • experience in building, contributing to and sustaining effective community partnerships, networks, coalitions and inter-agency teams and building community capacity
  • health promotion and education/awareness campaign
  • Excellent knowledge of community development models and program evaluation using an anti-racist, anti-oppression approach.
  • Excellent facilitation, team building and conflict management skills as they apply to interdisciplinary teams.
  • Knowledge of community resources and services.
  • Knowledge of People-Centered Healthcare and the Community Health Centre model of care.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications.
  • Strong facilitation skills that will foster, promote and advance the focus of equity, diversity and social justice within groups and community initiatives.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends

To Apply

Closing date for applications: Friday June 8, 2018 by 5:00pm.

Please send application to: hr1@bcchc.com

‘‘Black Creek Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status or any other legally protected grounds will be considered.”

Accommodations will be provided for candidates with disabilities, where needed and on request, to support their participation in all aspects of the recruitment process.

Please note that only candidates selected to move forward in the process would be contacted.

Thank you for applying.

 

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