Community Programs Support Staff

  • Internship
  • Toronto

job title: Community Programs Support Staff
job ID #: NHT 19-0502
department: Immigrant, Refugee and Newcomer Communities
reports to: Health Promotion and Systems Specialist
salary range: $16.00 per hour
status: contract starting June 10th ending August 2nd
hours: 35 hours per week

who we are:
Sherbourne is a dynamic provider of integrated health services, community programs and capacity-building initiatives that enable people and diverse communities to achieve wellness.

At Sherbourne, our doors are open to everyone, and we prioritize those who face barriers to care: LGBT2SQ community members; immigrant, refugees and newcomers to Canada; and people who are homeless and under-housed. Our unique programs combine primary health care and chronic disease management, health promotion, outreach and social supports, and mental health services, to increase access for our priority populations, influence population health outcomes, and strive for organizational excellence. They include a Family Health Team (FHT), the Acute Respite Care (ARC) program, The Rotary Club of Toronto Health Bus, Supporting Our Youth, Rainbow Health Ontario, Women In Need ‘Klinik’ (WINK) and Health Access St. James Town.

Accredited with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada, we are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto Central LHIN, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, the City of Toronto and many generous donors.

about the role:
You are a collaborative individual who work with the Newcomer Health Team and St. James Town Community Corner to research and create health promotion resource material, plan initiatives and events that promote health and social inclusion in the communities served by Sherbourne Health with a focus on St. James Town.

day to day responsibilities:
As the Community Programs Support Staff, some of the tasks and responsibilities include:
• Working with partner organizations in the St. James Town Service Providers Network to plan events
• Prepare outreach and promotional materials (eg. flyers, content for facebook, twitter)
• Outreach to community and service providers for programs/events and workshops
• Assist with volunteer support for events (eg. support volunteer recruitment)
• Assist with data collection, and entry (eg. administering surveys, entering in data, writing up descriptions)
• Research, prepare and maintain health promotion resources as they pertain to the needs of the community
• Minute- taking and preparing summary reports
• Facilitating groups/ presentations and workshops with the support of staff
• Printing and Promotion of Multi-lingual Resource Material for the Newcomer Health Team

to thrive in this role, you’ll need:


• Relevant fields of study or experience include Social Work, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Communications

skills and abilities:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively with key partners and stakeholders including partner agencies and event sponsors and volunteers.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Outgoing and personable team player.
• Ability to develop materials for campaign outreach and promotions such as content for social media including Twitter, Facebook and web content and posters and flyers.

conditions of employment as per the canada summer jobs program:
• Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of professional references
• Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
• Be between 15 – 30 years of age at the start of employment
• Legally entitled to work in Canada
• International students are not eligible.

to apply: Please forward a cover letter and resume quoting Job ID #NHT 19-0502 to by 5:00 pm, on May 24th.

Sherbourne is dedicated to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. This includes diversity in languages spoken, culture, race, sexual orientation and gender identity. Requests for accommodation due to disability can be made at any stage in the recruitment process.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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