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Community Health Worker - Choose Health - South Riverdale Community Health Centre

Sep 27, 2020
Toronto, Ontario

Community Health Worker – Choose Health

Full-Time, Contract

To March 31, 2021

Salary Range:  $51,466 - $60,548

Includes HOOPP


South Riverdale Community Health Centre is a non-profit, multi-service organization that provides primary healthcare, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention primarily to people of East Toronto. Our mission is to improve the lives of people that face barriers to physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. We do so by meaningfully engaging our clients and communities, ensuring equitable access to primary health care and delivering quality care through a range of evidence informed programs, services and approaches. As a leader in community health, our locally and internationally recognized community services include cutting-edge primary health services, health promotion, harm reduction, environmental health, community food centre and population-based community programs for marginalized peoples. We value health equity and inclusion and respect in our work and in the delivery of our services.


The Community Health Worker – Choose Health will support program planning for the city-wide service at SRCHC and in collaboration with other CHCs, grassroots organizations, primary care, social, and community services. This position requires providing support to peer facilitators to deliver a range of evidence-based services to marginalized populations and their healthcare providers.  Choose Health is a regional service in Toronto that offers patient education programs and healthcare provider training to enhance patient self-management. This work takes place in partnership with primary care as well as community based health and social service providers in Ontario Health – Toronto region. Primarily serving equity seeking clients who live with long term health conditions, their caregivers, and healthcare providers who live and work in Ontario Health – Toronto region.


This work will require working onsite at SRCHC locations during COVID-19.



  • Active outreach to marginalized community members living with long term health conditions in order to refer to available self-management programs
  • Network with internal and community partners to ensure referral to available self-management patient education programs and healthcare provider trainings
  • Routinely compile and enter data as per program directives and organizational requirements
  • Participate as a team member in all team functions - program planning, team meetings, facilitator meetings, and partner meetings
  • Maintain and develop professional competence and learning
  • Facilitate recruitment of peer facilitators
  • Facilitate ongoing peer facilitator training and coaching sessions
  • Support and mentor a team of facilitators with lived experience
  • Organize and process facilitator invoices
  • Community development
  • Collaborate with teams across partner organizations, e.g. health promotion staff, community development leads, program administrators, etc.
  • Routinely maintain and update to promote upcoming chronic disease Support delivery of virtual programs
  • Other duties as required



  • Post-secondary education from a recognized University or College or equivalent experience
  • 3 - 5 years relevant training and experience
  • Proven skills in group facilitation and in capacity building, peer support and training
  • Strong desire and proven ability to work effectively with people who are equity seeking and live in neighbourhood improvements areas of Ontario Health – Toronto region
  • Proficiency in the use of computer technology and various software applications
  • Proficiency in the use of WordPress and webinar such as Zoom and GoToWebinar
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent advocacy and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the local health and social service sector, government programs and current legislation that may affect clients
  • Strong commitment to health promotion, community development and adult education
  • Facility in a second language an asset
  • Police clearance documentation will be required for employment


The deadline for applicants is August 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.


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.


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