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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 Health Promoter – Community Food Centre Development explores and develops the capacity of SRCHC to implement a Community Food Centre in East York/East Toronto at 2 Gower Street. This position will design, develop and implement food education and promotion programs as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
- Design, develop and implement the activities and initiatives associated with the Community Food Centre within a CHC
- Liaise with Community Food Centres Canada to ensure SRCHC’s Community Food Centre development aligns with CFC’s system protocols, procedures and outcomes
- Network and work collaboratively with community groups to strengthen and expand health promotion programming related to food access and security
- Coordinate activities to increase the accessibility of health information and services related to food access and security
- Plan and implement community kitchen programs for targeted participant groups
- Engage in community outreach to participants and potential partners
- Facilitate groups, building a safe and inclusive space for participants
- Develop programs to build and promote food access and security e.g. community kitchen, community dining, food preparation, etc.
- Measure and evaluate program impact by means of data collection and report writing
- Participate in development activities e.g. grant writing, annual reporting
- Identify, recruit and organize training and provide supervision for volunteers
- Integrate a community development approach, incorporating other activities and opportunities as appropriate
- Lead an internal program advisory group to develop opportunities for cross-organizational programming
- Identify, with community members, CFC related education needs and plans, develops, implements and evaluates CFC education programming – using various formats such as community events, group programming, use of media and presentations to large groups
- Disseminate accessible health education materials, developed with community members
- Advocate on behalf of priority population groups and individual community members for access to healthy food within context of CFC model
- Collaborate and build partnerships around issues of concern to effect change
- Works collaboratively with stakeholders to generate resources for SRCHC’s CFC
- Post-graduate degree from a recognized university in health, social science, adult education, or a related discipline, or a combination of undergraduate degree and significant experience
- 3-5 years health promotion/education experience in a community-based organization
- Experience and knowledge of health promotion and education, community organizing techniques, program design, implementation and evaluation
- Experience in community outreach
- Experience in community education and engagement
- Excellent group facilitation skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Solid knowledge and passion for food, with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and food security
- Experience planning and preparing healthy meals and familiarity with nutrition issues
- Demonstrated ability to move people from knowledge to action; ability to inspire, teach and empower community members to engage in positive change
- Proficiency in the use of computer technology and various software applications
- Understanding of resource generation in the non-profit sector
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment
- Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of community-based health care and resources
- Experience working in commercial kitchens; food handlers training an asset
- Experience working with volunteers an asset
- Ability to work sensitively with people of diverse backgrounds who experience poverty/discrimination
- Familiarity with the Taylor-Massey and O’Connor-Parkview communities an asset
- Ability to speak a language relevant to the community an asset
- Police clearance documentation will be required for employment
The deadline for applicants is Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Please mail in or drop off your cover letter and resume in confidence to:
The Hiring Committee
Health Promoter – Community Food Centre Development
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
955 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 3P3
Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please enter “Health Promoter – Community Food Centre Development” in the subject line.
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.