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Community Connector – Active Living

Flemingdon Health Centre

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted January 2, 2019.

The Community Connector – Active Living is responsible for engaging with and connecting residents, community groups, volunteers, local partners, service providers, and stakeholders within the activities and work of Bicycle Hub of Flemingdon and Thorncliffe Park.

The purpose of this position is to build capacities by supporting and facilitating groups, connecting groups to services and resources, overseeing the implementation of community development plans, and acting as a liaison to create connections between residents, staff, partners and other networks. It involves working directly with people from diverse backgrounds in ways that are equitable and inclusive, requiring skills and approaches that reflect a strong social inclusion perspective.

The Bicycle Hub is an innovative partnership between the City of Toronto, Evergreen Brickworks, Flemingdon Health Centre (FHC) and TNO-The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO).

Employment Terms: One Year Contract, renewable based on funding, 35 hours/week, including evening and weekend work

Reporting to: Health Promotion Lead or designate

Rate: $32,149 – $38,630, annually, plus vacation

Expected start date: January 2019

Key components:

Support the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and services related to the Bicycle Hub

Conduct outreach efforts to generate meaningful engagement to enhance awareness about programs and services and strengthen stakeholder relations and communications.

facilitate the social, economic and civic integration of community members through innovative opportunities, provide capacity building and advocacy support

Educational and personal requirements:

Baccalaureate degree in a health or social science discipline from a recognized University and/or an approved equivalent of education and related experience

Three to five years work experience in a community based, inter-disciplinary environment

Mechanical skills/bike repair experience is an asset and/or willingness train to obtain skills

Passionate about community health and health promotion

Thorough knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the practice of health promotion, community development and determinants of health strategies

Experience planning, implementing and evaluating programs

Excellent organizational and team building skills

Ability to understand and respond to changing community needs

Ability to work independently and collaboratively in an inter-disciplinary team environment

Excellent written and spoken English communication skills

Experience working with a diverse community

Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and/or Saturdays

Knowledge of catchment areas is considered an asset

Ability to speak languages other than English an asset.

Responsibilities:

Program Development, Implementation and Evaluation

Support the Program including day-to-day operations, co-ordination, work plan implementation, reporting and evaluation

Schedule volunteer and placement student shifts and ensure appropriate coverage, address their concerns and record as per organization’s procedures.

Promote a culture of meeting client & neighbourhood needs and teamwork by supporting staff in all aspects of their work

Identify, evaluate and control risks to the program and communicate solutions appropriately. Identify emerging trends, issues, needs and direction

Model and engage in critical reflection and anti-oppressive and equitable practice during all interactions with colleagues, community members and other stakeholders.

Evaluate possible opportunities for continued support for a sustainability plan beyond the scope of the project.

Community Development, Engagement and Outreach

Support the development and implementation of a Community Development framework. Periodically evaluates the community development strategy and action plans

Meet with and engage residents, service providers and institutional stakeholders living and working in the community and coordinate the involvement of colleagues

Connect the program to the local network planning table(s)

Collaborate with City of Toronto and other project partners in the planning and delivery of special events

Create awareness of the project and schedule, implement, and periodically suggest new community engagement techniques and tools.

Develop and implement an outreach strategy with program partners to promote the program to youth, local high schools and youth serving organizations.

Support and Capacity Training for Volunteers and Placement Students

Support and train volunteers and placement students

Develop a roster of skills-based volunteers to teach workshops and lead repair activities

Administrative and Record Keeping

Purchase supplies for the operation of the Project.

Maintain and record resources housed within the Hub including tool kits and consumables, promotional and publicity items.

Record visitor numbers of those attending the Hub and record details of the Hub activities on a daily basis, ensuring project outputs and outcomes are effectively captured.

Provide regular updates on project progress to the partnering organizations

Ensure the hub is kept in a clean and tidy condition, internally and externally.

Maintain a high standard of health and safety in and around the Hub.

Note: This is a bargaining unit position with UFCW. Terms may be altered as a result of collective bargaining.

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): None

Package

Salary: 32149.00-38630.00$ per year