Job Posting 69925

Community Health Worker - Youth Focus
Black Creek Community Health Centre
Toronto Metro area, North York
closes in 6 days (Mon, 19 Apr)
full time - term / contract

 

2021 Job Description

 

 

Position Title:            COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER - YOUTH

Department:              Health Promotion and Community Services

Position Type:           One Year Contract

                       

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 Senior Manager of Health Promotion and Community Services, the Community Health Worker will be responsible for providing support, developing health promotion activities and services for community residents, in collaboration with BCCHC’s Health Promotion team. This role will lead, assist, and/or support action on community health issues working within the framework of the social determinants of health, with a focus on youth and their families.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the mission, vision and values of BCCHC.
  • Provide support and referrals to youth and their families that facilitate health and well-being.
  • Act as a resource to, and advocate for individuals, groups, and the community.
  • Community outreach and networking, including developing and implementing effective outreach strategy for promoting awareness and access to services and programs to community residents.
  • Collaborate with community partners and staff members to: identify service information and health promotion gaps in the community;
  • Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate strategies, services and programs to meet identified needs for youth and their families
  • 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.
  • Collaborate and support activities of funded projects that are focused on youth
  • Coordinate and provide direct service to youth and their families
  • Provide supervision to community college and/or university placement students.
  • Participate in organization-wide activities and committees, as required.
  • Handle other related duties as assigned

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree or Diploma in Social Sciences or Human Services with an emphasis on community and social justice, or a combination of experience relevant to the primary duties of the position

 

  • 3 to 5 years of recent relevant experience required, including:
  • case management
  • working in a marginalized/racialized community setting and with diverse and inter-generational groups
  • Strong knowledge of the justice system
  • 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
  • Knowledge of positive youth development and 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.

 

 

Reports to: Senior Manager, Health Promotion and Community Services

 

‘‘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 recruitment process shall be contacted.

 

 

 

Application deadline: Monday April 19, 2021 by 1:00 pm.

 

 

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