Community Engagement Worker – Indigenous Health and Wellness
YWCA Elm Centre
JOB ID: ELM0173
YWCA Elm Centre includes 300 units of permanent housing for three different resident groups: 165 affordable rental units, 50 units for families of Indigenous descent (including 10 women-led families fleeing violence), and 85 units for women who are experiencing severe mental health challenges or concurrent mental health/addictions disorders. The Community Engagement Program will work with the Jean Tweed Centre and our other partners and program staff to create a supportive community that provides stabilization and improved health system use for high risk women who have complex service needs.
The Community Engagement Worker – Indigenous Health and Wellness is responsible for leading the design and implementation of programming that promotes culturally appropriate individual and community health for Indigenous residents, with the goals of creating an inclusive community, encouraging participation within the broader community, and developing effective strategies to meet the emotional, practical and social support needs of the tenant community. The Community Engagement Worker-Indigenous Health and Wellness will work within the Community Engagement Program team and alongside the Jean Tweed Centre case management team to ensure that community engagement activities support a positive and dynamic community environment with a focus on health outcomes.
Applicants are required to self-identify as indigenous in their cover letters in order to be considered.
Reporting to the Manager, Elm Housing Support Program, the Community Engagement Worker – Indigenous Health and Wellness’ responsibilities include:
You will have:
The hours of work for this position are 35 hours per week (includes evening and weekend hours; shares on-call duties). The incumbent will work 10am to 6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and from 12pm to 8pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. The incumbent is also required to work every 5th weekend (Saturday and Sunday) from 12pm to 8pm. The salary for this position is $53,019 per annum (Level 7), plus comprehensive benefits.
Please note: A police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA Toronto is a unionized workplace. Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. This position is within the Bargaining Unit. Please indicate on your cover letter, if you are an internal candidate. For internal applicants, this position is not secondable.
Note: The ability to effectively deliver culturally specific and culturally sensitive services is a requirement of this position. Qualified candidates must be of Indigenous heritage.
Please submit your cover letter and résumé to: Danielle Nakouz, Manager of Elm Housing Support Program. YWCA Toronto. 150 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 0B1. E-Mail: email@example.com
Please quote JOB ID number ELM0173 and your name in the subject line.
Internal Deadline: Monday, January 7, 2019 External Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019
YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone enquiries please.
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