Community Navigator (contract position ending March 31, 2020)

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Anishnawbe Health Toronto
  • Community Outreach
  • Healthcare: Other Staff Positions
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)$55,293 - 66,4742019-04-052019-04-28

Anishnawbe Health Toronto

Our mission: to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal People in spirit, mind, emotion and body by providing Traditional Healing within a multidisciplinary health care model.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  Community Navigator (full-time contract ending March 31, 2020)

Anishnawbe Health Toronto, a fully accredited community health centre, offers access to health care practitioners from many disciplines including Traditional Healers, Elders and Medicine People. We are hiring a Community Navigator whose role is focused on providing outreach and follow-up services addressing the social and emotional needs of clients through assessment, support, connecting to resources, advocacy, system navigation, identification of system gaps and engaging the community to fill those gaps

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conducting comprehensive and objective assessments by analyzing and evaluating information from multiple perspectives, demonstrating care and compassion
  • Providing support to clients who are frail and/or isolated and/or having difficulty with a life transition
  • Establishing case plans that are client-centered and holistic; monitoring and evaluating case plans at regular intervals to assess changing intervention needs; attending regular case management meetings
  • Providing necessary referrals both within AHT and in the community
  • Coordinating the organization and delivery of services for clients and identifying service gaps
  • Assisting clients in identifying barriers to accessing resources, supporting them in overcoming these and advocating on behalf of clients where needed
  • Working within a team environment to assist with challenging cases
  • Collaborating with other agencies and professionals for the benefit of clients and facilitating connections with supportive agencies and community resources; increasing clients’ understanding of resources available to them to help manage their health
  • Providing care that reflects an understanding and knowledge of health and other issues facing the Aboriginal community such as the effects of the post-colonial and residential school syndromes, the Aboriginal determinants of health, and the importance of identity
  • Assisting with the development of policies and procedures and new group programs
  • Participating in program quality improvement initiatives
  • Participating in planning and implementation of workshops and special events within a team environment
  • Performing other related duties as assigned

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Community Worker diploma or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in community-based case management
  • Experience and knowledge of the health and social support system
  • Understanding of the impacts of the social determinants of health and an understanding of inclusive, anti-oppressive practice; commitment to cultural competence
  • Program development and implementation experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team and also to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and external organizations
  • Well-developed skills in communication, problem-solving, organization, time management and computer literacy

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume by email to recruitment@aht.ca, in a single document, with your name and “Community Navigator” in the document name. If you have questions about the process, please call 416-920-2605 x.332

CLOSING DATE: April 28, 2019 by 5:00 pm

Anishnawbe Health Toronto offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, a commitment to your professional development and a supportive workplace environment.

Applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal and meet the requirements of the job posting will be given first consideration in the hiring process

Anishnawbe Health Toronto is committed to diversity and values the contribution of its employees from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We welcome applications from Aboriginal persons, visible minority group members, women, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who contribute to greater diversity of perspectives.

(If you are invited for an interview and require accommodation, please let us know)

Meegwetch to all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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