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Chiropodist - Centretown Community Health Centre

Oct 30, 2019
Ottawa, Ontario

Fixed term part-time contract of 12 months (with possibility of extension) - 2 days per week
Centretown Community Health Centre (CCHC)

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Program Manager, Regional Diabetes Programs, the Chiropodist is a primary health care practitioner responsible for providing foot care services to people living with diabetes. The Chiropodist will provide these services at multiple sites throughout the Champlain region on a rotational basis. The Chiropodist will also assists with community outreach and patient education regarding foot care, in cooperation with local partners.


  • Graduation from an accredited school of chiropody
  • Current registration with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario
  • Experience providing foot care services to people living with diabetes
  • Experience providing services at multiple sites
  • Experienced with community outreach and patient education activities
  • Experience working with a broad range of populations, including: youth, street involved , people with or at risk of psychiatric disability, people with addictions, multi-cultural communities and disenfranchised groups
  • Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in the theory behind and practical application of chiropody
  • Knowledge of the impact of social/cultural/economic factors on the determinants of health
  • Commitment to and knowledge of community-based health care
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work under stress with multiple demands
  • Ability to be flexible, cooperative and work as part of a team
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to deal effectively with hard-to-serve clients
  • Ability to handle public speaking engagements related to outreach activities
  • Demonstrated flexibility, good judgement, tact, initiative & creativity
  • Respects and values the diversity of communities and individuals
  • Sensitivity and alertness to signs of a client in crisis
  • Pays attention to detail


  • Two to five years experience, preferably in a community-based setting

Language designation:

  • English, written and spoken
  • French, written and spoken is a strong asset
  • Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Somali, Spanish, Hindi or other languages relevant to the Champlain community, both written and spoken, is an asset

Start Date:            ASAP
Hourly Rate:        $34.114 to $41.101 hourly
Pension:               Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)

How to “express an interest” for this opportunity

Submit your letter of interest along with your résumé on or before October 30, 2019 by 11:59pm to
Please note the following:

  • The subject line of your email should read “Chiropodist – Term P/T 2 days per week”
  • The file name for your resume should read:“ (last name)_(first name)_ Resume
  • The file name for your cover letter should read: “ (last name)_(first name)_ Cover Letter

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants invited to an interview will be contacted.

Candidates with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should contact us at so arrangements can be made. CCHC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce and as such all applicants are welcome.

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