Position Title: Coordinator, Peer Collaborative of Peel
Position Type: 11-month contract 35 hours/week (with possibility of continuation dependent on funding)
Reporting To: Program Manager
Compensation Type: $42000 pro-rated per year plus benefits
Location of Office: Brampton
Reporting to the Program Manager, Moyo Health & Community Services, and working as part of a region-wide Peer Collaborative (in partnership with CMHA Peel Dufferin and John Howard Society of Peel, Halton, Salvation Army, and PAARC – Peel Addiction Assessment & Referral Centre); This position is responsible for leading the day-to-day implementation of the collaborative work plan and for supporting high level engagement and contribution of Collaborative members. Guided by community development principles, this position will work very closely with Collaborative members, and a panel of individuals who have experience with peer work to manage the process for the development of a peer work strategy in Peel.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Review and navigate through organizational processes, policy documents, grey literature, and financial structures within the province of Ontario to unveil the challenges and opportunities to on-boarding, supporting and valuing (paying) the contributions of people with lived experience.
- Coordinate Peer Collaborative activities including meetings, consultations, forums and additional deliverables as per the work plan.
- Help establish and model clear expectations and desired outcomes with partners/team members through the development and operation of working groups.
- Ensure effective, regular communication occurs between collaborative, community members and the initiative regarding the effort
- Continuously champion goals and maintain relationships with stakeholders (community service providers, community champions and peers) to advance the success of the collaborative
- Serve as primary point of contact; help to identify and coordinate research, policy, data and other needs on behalf of the collaborative
- Participate in and/or lead consultations of the needs of peers and agencies in the region of Peel
- Monitor and evaluate project activities through the development of an evaluation framework and related tools. Support Collaborative members to apply these tools throughout to gather data
- Follow policy and processes to maintain established budgets, timelines and other internal systems to track and monitor progress to ensure success
- Maintain professional development and seek out innovations in the industry to bring best practices to the collaborative and to the Initiative in developing a Regional Peer Work Strategy
- Support development of funding applications
- Manage program files and other documentation (reports, briefs etc.), including Collaborative minutes, according to agency standards
- Participate on all internal teams as required
- Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
- Participate in relevant professional development opportunities
- Other responsibilities as required
Who you are
- Friendly, positive, courteous, outgoing and respectful,
- You are keenly interested in community-based initiatives.
- You are a sincere, compassionate, clear, effective and diplomatic communicator who works comfortably with diverse populations and also values and understands confidentiality.
- You know how to work collaboratively, you take initiative, you need limited guidance and instructions, but respond well to these when offered.
- You always meet deadlines and are able to work both independently and as part of a team.
- You are flexible and willing to take on tasks as required, even if they do not fall within the parameters of your usual responsibilities.
- You are able to prioritize, multi-task and manage workload.
- You are a key component of the organization and value your role in enabling other arms of the organization to fulfill responsibilities with greater ease and efficiency.
- Postgraduate degree or a minimum of two years equivalent experience in Public Health, Health Policy, Social Work, Human Services or a related field.
- Two to five years of progressively responsible experience related to the duties of this position.
- Significant knowledge of/experience working with people who use drugs, mental health issues, People living with HIV/AIDS, people living with Hepatitis C and service providers in Peel region is considered an asset.
- Knowledge of relevant Legislation (Employment Standards, Ontario Labour Relations), evidence-based frameworks and guidelines as it pertains to the project.
- Understanding of community organizing, project management, harm reduction principles, strategic planning, communications and/or organizational/systems dynamics.
- Efficient, high-capacity self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced work environment.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills. Ability to quickly establish trust and rapport with professional and community stakeholders; comfort addressing politically sensitive health and policy questions with tact and poise; demonstrated talent for forming and leading partnerships between diverse stakeholders working toward a common goal.
- Outstanding communication skills. Comfortable with public speaking and public presentations, comfortable working with local community collaborations.
- Ability to collaborate and contribute to a close knit, supportive team environment, and work with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds, experiences and cultures
- Experience conducting literature reviews and writing reports
- Ability to represent the Collaborative and the agency and its service users effectively to the community and other service providers.
- Enthusiastic about and skilled in using social media platforms/apps (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) with experience in website, social media and print content development.
- Ability to communicate in one or more languages is a strong asset
- Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite and knowledge of online/email communications platforms
- Ability to work outside regular working hours (evening and weekends at times) and travel regularly to local communities for meetings, trainings and workshops.
- Valid Ontario driver’s license, insurance and reliable vehicle is a must.
- Interest in and support for the mission of Moyo Health & Community Services and the mandate of the Peel Peer Collaborative
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position and value the time you have put into applying. However, due to volume of applicants and limited resources, only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted by phone and/or email. No telephone inquiries please.
Please apply via Charity Village with your Resume and Cover Letter tailored to the aforementioned job requirements.
Moyo Health & Community Services promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applicants living with or affected by HIV to apply. We also encourage people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, health statuses, gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientations to apply.