March of Dimes Canada (MODC) is a federally registered national charity that offers a wide variety of programs and services to Canadians living with disabilities. Since 1951, starting with the polio epidemic, March of Dimes Canada has been on the forefront of the disability movement. We are focused on a bold vision of enhancing services, financing the vision, building partnerships and creating an appropriate and sustainable infrastructure.
In Canada there are over 60,000 strokes every year. One in three strokes is fatal and it is the leading cause of complex disability. There are approximately 400,000 stroke survivors in Canada, over half have a disability and one third are left dependent on others for everyday activities. Stroke is one of the greatest health challenges we face today, and we are taking action.
March of Dimes Canada’s new strategic framework for After Stroke envisions a world where everyone impacted by stroke can recover and live life with renewed purpose and optimism and inspire others to do the same. Our mission is to deliver person-to-person support, educational opportunities and innovative, community-based programs that provide a connection to humanity, hope and life after stroke. We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke.
We are looking to add a dynamic team member to our Community Programs and After Stroke (CPAS) team in Northwestern Ontario. This position is based out of Thunder Bay.
Reporting to the Regional Manager, Community Programs & After Stroke Central Canada, Northern ON, the Coordinator, After Stroke focuses on delivering quality programs and services to those who have survived a stroke. The incumbent represents March of Dimes Canada (MODC) throughout their region and as such plays an essential role in building relationships.
The Coordinator, After Stroke will serve Northwestern Ontario stroke survivors, caregivers, and families with personalized support throughout the entire stroke recovery journey; ensuring the needs of stroke survivors and caregivers are identified and addressed.
The Coordinator will work collaboratively with a range of organizations, clinicians and other professionals to create meaningful networks, providing the best possible support throughout the After Stroke pathway and into the community.
- Organize, manage, facilitate, and deliver After Stroke programs and services (either in-person or virtual) that are educational and supportive.
- Assist stroke survivors, caregivers, and family to understand and identify their recovery needs and support them to prioritize and set SMART goals and develop personalized stroke recovery plans.
- Provide consistent system and community service navigation to stroke survivors, caregivers, and family, acting as an information resource and support system.
- Utilizes the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to capture and analyze client data, including client profile, needs assessment, goals, achievements, and intervention involvement.
- Manage program resources effectively to meet program goals and objectives in a changing environment.
- Under the direction of management, implement and monitor evaluation standards for the After Stroke program to demonstrate impact.
- Work with other programs of MODC to promote and support the work of the After Stroke program.
- Develops relationships and collaborates with regional healthcare sites and staff who discharge stroke survivors, to build direct non-clinical referral pathways.
- Identify and complete grant proposal applications that align with the After Stroke Strategic direction.
- Stay up to date with new developments and trends in knowledge, treatment and services related to stroke
- Oversee special projects, as required
Qualifications and Experience:
- Post-secondary degree or diploma in health promotion, social work, education, recreation, community development or related area.
- 3-5 years related health and education experience
- Experience working with people directly affected by stroke (stroke survivors, caregivers and family)
- Experience working with the disability community, knowledge of disability issues and/or lived experience of disability will be considered strong assets
- Experience providing person centred support
- Experience working with health and social care professionals in a variety of settings
- Experience with group facilitation
- Intermediate computer skills including Microsoft Office, video conferencing software and other virtual platforms
- Standard First Aid and CPR certification an asset
- Bilingualism an asset (English/French)
Please note the following:
- This position will be based in Thunder Bay.
- Work will initially be performed remotely from a home office until the Thunder Bay regional office fully re-opens.
- Please indicate where you saw this posting in your cover letter, for our tracking purposes.
March of Dimes Canada is committed to a workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations that we serve. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and accessibility standards across Canada, March of Dimes Canada will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive, equitable and accessible.