Summer Youth Position - Community Organization Worker - Bengali - South Riverdale Community Health Centre
Community Organization Worker - Bengali
Hourly Rate: $14.00
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 Harmony Hall Centre for Seniors program of SRCHC empowers and connects seniors 55+ by delivering transportation, recreational and support services in East Toronto. Services are provided in Bengali, Chinese, English and Tamil.
With funding from the Canada Summer Jobs Program with Employment and Social Development Canada, the Harmony Hall Centre for Seniors program is looking to fill the youth position of Community Organization Worker – Bengali.
This position will be involved in various aspects of services, programming and work of the health care facility during COVID-19.
Please submit your cover letter and resume only if you qualify as a youth. (See below for qualification criteria).
Responsibilities May Include:
- Assist with the promotion, implementation and maintenance of programs and activities (currently provided to clients virtually and as possible in the coming months onsite programs/activities pending course of pandemic situation)
- Support Program Facilitator with collecting and maintaining activity records and statistics
- Assist in programming focused on food security
- Assist with work involving food access, i.e. participating with meal preparation, meal program distribution, the Good Food Market
- Assist with SRCHC’s client survey; connect with clients via phone, social medial, zoom or other virtual platforms; engage with clients accessing services; collection and analyzing of qualitative data, reporting
- Participate in infection control measures throughout the facility
- Assist with front door screening of clients
- Provide administrative support to staff and projects e.g. data entry
- Assist with the development of promotional materials including newsletters and flyers
- Assist in the day-to-day activities of the Centre
- Be between 15-30 years of age at the start of employment
- Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
- Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
- Secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program education in the field of social work, recreation, social service, or health-related studies
- Ability to speak the language for the specific program i.e., Bengali, as required to assist in day-to-day programming
- Ability to read and write in the language for the specific program is an asset
- Interest in community health and working with marginalized groups
- Strong research, evaluation and analysis skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Interest in food security and food access
- Proficiency in the use of computer technology and various computer software applications
- Technically savvy
- Ability to work in a team environment with diverse communities
- Knowledge of community-based resources is an asset
- Police clearance documentation will be required for employment
The deadline for applicants is August 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
No faxes, phone calls, or requests to meet please.
This is a non-bargaining unit position.
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.