Casual Receptionist

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
  • Administrative / Clerical Support
  • Community Outreach
  • Customer Service / Support
  • Healthcare: Other Staff Positions
Casual / On Call
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-04-052019-04-22

Casual, Contract Position

On-Call, Weekday, Evening and Weekends

Hourly Rate:  $17.71


The South Riverdale Community Health Centre is a non-profit, multi-service Center that provides primary health care, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion to residents of East Toronto.

We are currently looking to hire causal receptionists to cover on-call shifts.  The receptionists will also cover illness and vacation of the regular staff.  Hours will depend on coverage needs and will include some evening and weekend shifts.  This position provides reception and clerical support to the staff and programs of South Riverdale Community Health Centre.  As first point of contact, this position requires the successful candidate to be highly personable, effectively providing reception services.  This position requires providing services to a range of clients, including marginalized populations.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to accurately work in a fast-paced environment, exhibiting a strong, dynamic work ethic, as well as the ability to effectively develop solutions as a critical thinker.



  • Availability for on-call,  weekday, weekend and evening shifts, sometimes with short notice
  • Provide reception services including communication with clients and patients, and responding to general inquiries by phone and one-to-one
  • Arrange services for clients, e.g. taxi, and provide information to the public and other agencies regarding services
  • Answer incoming calls for staff and take messages as necessary
  • Provide administrative support as directed, including; photocopying, faxing, arrange courier services and filing services to program and clinical staff
  • Make arrangements and referrals with external services
  • Input encounter information for data collection purposes
  • Opening and closing of the Health Centre following established procedures to ensure the security and safety of the staff and the building
  • Assist with set-up, stocking, preparation and inventory of various supplies for programs and facilities 



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • 2 – 5 years’ experience as a receptionist or administrative assistant, preferably in a clinical or social service setting
  • Knowledge of basic reception duties
  • Ability to multitask with simultaneous attention to detail is essential
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with the public
  • Proficiency in the use of computer technology and various software applications (advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office - Word, Power Point, Access, Excel)
  • Ability to assist people in a mature, friendly and helpful manner
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, organized, a self-starter
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast paced environment
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the health issues of a diverse community and marginalized populations
  • Ability to communicate in a second language an asset
  • Understanding and knowledge of Harm Reduction programs an asset
  • Police clearance documentation will be required for employment


The deadline for applicants is April 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

No faxes, phone calls, or requests to meet please.


SRCHC welcomes applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

SRCHC is an equal opportunity employer.  We would like to thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

SRCHC encourages a scent-free environment.  Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, deodorants, lotions, hairspray, etc.) while at the Centre.


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