Community Health Worker – Full Time Position

By August 25, 2020Uncategorized


Seaway Valley Community Health Centre (SVCHC) is presently recruiting a competent and dynamic individual for a full-time, permanent Community Health Worker (CHW) within the Community Team. SVCHC offers a competitive salary and benefit package including HOOPP.

The Community Health Worker is part of an inter-disciplinary team and works to promote and assist in the implementation of programs to improve the health of the community. In addition, the CHW engages groups and individuals to empower people to develop strategies and solutions to address issues that affect their health such as poverty and social isolation. The CHW also assists with the volunteer program which is one key strategy in addressing these issues.

Responsibilities: The CHW identifies programs and resources needed to support resident activities by developing and maintaining informal community networks. They act as an advocate for clients and community residents by providing assistance in accessing health, social service and related agencies and groups. Encouraging community engagement by assisting clients and residents to articulate and advocate for health and related services as appropriate to the area and participation in community development work to identify programs, services and resources needed to support client and resident needs is required.

This position requires knowledge and understanding of poverty and health equity issues. The successful candidate must have the ability to provide technological support and training to staff on software applications therefore computer knowledge, experience and proficiency is required.

Qualifications: A Baccalaureate degree in a health or social science discipline from a recognized university or a combination of some post-secondary education and significant experience in health promotion and/or community development. Three to five years progressive experience in a community-based human service organization. Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in community development activities, experience working with vulnerable populations, racialized communities and people living in poverty. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an interprofessional environment. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with specific expertise in group facilitation. Thorough knowledge and understanding of community resources.

Submit applications in person, by email or mail by Friday, September 18th, 2020 to the attention of:

Matt Lavallee

Office/Benefit Administrator

Seaway Valley Community Health Centre

353 Pitt Street

Cornwall, ON K6J 3R1

The Centre is committed to employment equity. Should you require accessibility accommodation please contact Matt at 613-930-4892 x. 126