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Bilingual, Community Health Worker – Community Chronic Disease Risk Assessment Program

Application Deadline: 
02/24/2020
Posting Date: 
02/11/2020
Organization: 
Centretown Community Health Centre

Job Title: Bilingual, Community Health Worker – Community Chronic Disease Risk Assessment Program (SCREEN) – Champlain Region – Centretown Community Health Centre
Status: Permanent Position – 2.5 days/week (0.5FTE)
Pay Scale $26.916/hour to $32.429/hour
Pension and Benefits: Excellent benefits package including Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
Start Date: ASAP

Summary
Ottawa has a growing immigrant population who are at risk of developing diabetes and other chronic diseases, but they encounter many barriers when trying to access health care. There are also other populations that are at higher risk of developing diabetes and other chronic diseases. The SCREEN program focuses on building a screening, referral and education model integrated across the Champlain LHIN CHCs that provides integrated chronic disease risk assessment services for high risk and immigrant populations.

The community health worker will work collaboratively with community health and resource centres, other community based organizations, chronic disease partners, and community leaders and volunteers to identify needs and capacities, develop strategies and implement chronic disease screening event models as per the communities’ unique requirements. The program currently offers diabetes screening with plans to expand to include other chronic diseases. Activities of the Community Health worker include community organizing, building community networks, and communicating within and across communities.

The community health worker is key point of contact to reach the community and community leaders and mobilize volunteers to organize screening sessions, referral, integration, health promotion and advocacy.

Requirements:

Essential

  • Degree in health or social sciences or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in community engagement.
  • Ability to work well with marginalized groups.
  • Knowledge of and experience with community groups made up of high risk and immigrant populations and the organizations that serve them
  • Knowledge and experience working in community settings and with volunteers.
  • Skills in volunteer management, partnering, outreach, networking, workshop planning and facilitation.
  • Basic understanding of the social determinants of health
  • Familiar with data collection methods.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills (MS Word, Outlook, Excel and internet).
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends

Desirable

  • The ability to communicate in a third language is a definite asset.

Language Designation
English, written and spoken
French, written and spoken

How to Apply

Submit your letter of interest along with your résumé on or before February 24, 2020 by 11:59 pm to jobs@centretownchc.org.

Please note the following:

  • The subject line of your email should read “Bilingual, Community Health Worker”
  • The file name for your resume should read:“ (last name)_(first name)_ Resume
  • The file name for your cover letter should read: “ (last name)_(first name)_ Cover Letter

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants invited to an interview will be contacted.

Candidates with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should contact us at jobs@centretownchc.org so arrangements can be made. CCHC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce and as such all applicants are welcome.