Diabetes Nurse Educator


October 11, 2019

Position Type: 2 Positions Available; Full-Time, Regular Position and Full-Time, 1 Year Contract Position
Salary Range: $62,667 - $73,726; Includes HOOPP; Includes Health Benefits for Regular Position


The South Riverdale Community Health Centre is a non-profit, multi-service Centre that provides primary health care, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion to residents of 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 Michael Garron Hospital (formerly TEGH). 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 mental health, hard to reach, complex, and marginalized populations and members of our community.



  • Plan, deliver, and evaluate diabetes education programs and community initiatives, in collaboration with the DECNET team members. Programs include:  one-to-one counselling, group teaching, support groups, community kitchens, and other initiatives to support people with diabetes
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Participate in an ongoing quality improvement process to ensure adherence to best practices and to optimize quality of care
  • Participate in outreach initiatives, home visits and community partnerships to improve access for our priority communities which include hard to reach, complex and marginalized populations
  • Participate in relevant research initiatives, teaching opportunities and collaborations to build knowledge and capacity around diabetes prevention, education and care
  • Maintain professional competency through networking with peers and other health professionals, participating in relevant continuing education, and through organizational affiliations



  • Certification as a Diabetes Educator (CDE) a definite asset
  • Certification as a Registered Nurse in the Province of Ontario required
  • Current member with the College of Nurses of Ontario required
  • At least 2 years’ RN experience desired, preferably in a community setting
  • 1-2 years’ experience in diabetes education and care preferred, including working familiarity with insulin
  • Experience with quality improvement initiatives in clinical and health promotion settings
  • Current in evidence based best practices and clinical practice
  • 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
  • Willingness to work in community settings and to travel within the East Toronto community
  • Foot care training an asset
  • Ability to speak and write another language (Chinese or South Asian) an asset
  • Police clearance documentation will be required for employment


The deadline for applicants is October 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm.


Please send your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

The Hiring Committee – RN – DECNET

South Riverdale Community Health Centre

955 Queen Street East

Toronto, ON  M4M 3P3


Or by email to:  humanresources@srchc.com


Please enter “RN – DECNET” in the subject line.


Please clearly indicate in your cover letter if you are applying for the Regular or Contract position.


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


This is a bargaining unit position with CUPE Local 5399.


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.