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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 Riverdale and South East Toronto.

The Diabetes Education Community Network (DECNET) is a partnership among South Riverdale Community Health Centre, East End Community Health Centre, Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services and Toronto East General Hospital. Working within the context of community health principles and practices, DECNET provides diabetes education support and services to adults with Pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes in East Toronto.  Particular emphasis is placed on increasing access for individuals with mental health challenges as well as community members who might otherwise experience barriers to health and health care.

  • Acts as frontline community worker to assist clients with complex mental health and social issues with diabetes
  • Collaborates with other health providers to provide a model of holistic, interdisciplinary care
  • Helps clients access and navigate the services available within the SRCHC and external health and social services sectors
  • Plans, delivers, and evaluates a peer model in working with diabetes with, and on behalf of, our priority populations
  • Oversees the supervision of peer workers
  • Participates in outreach, engagement and communication activities by developing and maintaining contacts with agencies, networks and community groups
  • Uses a health promotion approach to assist the East Toronto Community by raising awareness and advocating for appropriate diabetes programs and services for marginalized communities
  • Produces communication products to promote awareness of diabetes and DECNET e.g. newsletters, website articles and brochures
  • Participates in the planning, implementation and development of DECNET programs and services by providing a community engagement perspective
  • University degree in health, social science, adult education, communication or related field
  • Three to five years’ experience working in a community engagement role, preferably in a community based health organization
  • Excellent group facilitation and peer education skills
  • Experience and knowledge of mental health
  • Experience developing and implementing communication and promotional activities
  • Experience in working with volunteers from an equity perspective
  • Works independently and flexible hours
  • Experience working with marginalized communities, such as mental health and newcomer communities
  • Knowledge of chronic disease self-management, education and care
  • Knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the impact of social, economic, environmental and cultural issues in diabetes self-management
  • Experience with outreach and community-based health care
  • Ability to speak and write another language (Chinese or South Asian), not essential but considered an asset

A police clearance letter completed within the past twelve months will be required prior to commencing employment.

Application Deadline: 
Fri, 06/20/2014
Please Send Your Resume To: 

The deadline for applicants is Friday June 20, 2014.

Please send your resume in confidence to:  

The Hiring Committee

Community Outreach Worker

South Riverdale Community Health Centre

955 Queen Street East          

Toronto, ON, M4M 3P3

No faxes, e-mails, phone calls, or requests to meet please

South Riverdale Community Health Centre 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.”