Indus Community Services

Job Position: Community Health Initiatives Lead

  • Application Deadline: 11th September 2022
  • Employment Type: Contractural
  • Location(s): Oakville, Mississauga
  • Compensation: $28.00 per hour
  • How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to
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Required Qualifications:

 Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline and a minimum of three years’ experience in health promotion, health services and/or outreach in a community setting is required.
 Management/supervisory experience including administration, management and organization, program development, personnel management preferably in the non-profit, community services or health sector is required.
 Strong knowledge and understanding of community resources of the Region of Peel.
 Excellent communication and presentation skills to clearly convey information in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain messaging.
 Knowledge of and experience with group dynamics and group facilitation approaches.
 Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation for programs of a multi-disciplinary nature, including experience with statistical analysis (quantitative and qualitative).
 Strong critical analysis, problem-solving, planning, decision-making, leadership, organizational, and change management skills.
 A strong team player, with demonstrated leadership skills to mentor, guide and support personnel under stressful conditions
 Strong oral and written communication skills required and the ability to communicate in one or more South Asian languages is an asset.
 Advanced proficiency in MS Office, email, and other applications.
 Must be able to work a variety of shifts including evenings and from a variety of locations within the Region of Peel.
 Demonstrate a strong interest in making an impact in the community through service, leadership, and education.
 Ability to mobilize people at the grassroots; strong networking skills.
 A high degree of conflict management to dealing effectively with others in hostile situations; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict.
 Sensitivity to people from different socio-economic backgrounds with an equity lens.
 Self-directed, self-motivated, with a positive attitude and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
 Ability to prioritize, multi-task and adjust to shifting priorities.
 Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.
 Successful candidates must provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check prior to commencing employment.
 It is a condition of employment that employees provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start date of employment. Applicants who have appropriate written proof of a medical reason, or a reason pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may provide such documentation to the Human Resources department. Such situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis in compliance with Indus’ legal obligations

Key Responsibilities:

Position Summary:
Under the general guidance of the Manager – Health Promotion Programs, the incumbent will provide day-to-day leadership to the High Priority Community Strategy Project (HPCS), the Community Health Ambassadors (CHAs) and guide them in providing culturally specific community outreach, education, information and promote awareness and safety regarding community health initiatives within the Peel community.

Responsibilities and Duties: (but not limited to)
 Lead the planning, developing, implementing, evaluating and coordinating all aspects of the HPCS Project.
 Lead, supervise and train CHAs on all required tasks and to meet all program targets.
Coordinate with Health Common Solution Labs, with community & funder resources and supports as required.
Oversee scheduling of CHAs, coordinate all time off requests and update manager and get approvals as required.
 Lead stats/data collection and analysis for the HPCS project ensuring accuracy and providing key insights to the Manager.
Coordinate the planning for vaccination clinics, program events, community education/outreach events, town halls, virtual sessions, including staff training and scheduling.
Conduct site visits across all community education/outreach events (canvassing, clinics, testing sites, schools, businesses/ places of worship).
Participate and support educational sessions for clients, caregivers, community members and town halls.
Coordinate community supports and distribution of other wraparound supports.
Participate in weekly operational HPCS Leads meeting, PCHS weekly meetings and HPCS update meetings.
Order, manage inventory and distribute program supplies as needed.
 In conjunction with the Manager:
Responsible for all aspects of program supervision through effective orientation, training, delegation, motivation of staff and conflict resolution.
Ensure a collaborative and cohesive team environment for CHAs and Health Promotion Specialists.
Develop and conduct health education related information sessions to community members and local businesses.
Develop and implement communications and marketing strategies for program.
Source and complete grant/funding applications.
 Inform and educate community members on public health measures and reinforce provincial and regional health guidelines.
Organize information sessions, and distribute resources through tabling sessions/events, presentations at local community venues, schools, religious venues and businesses.
Dispel culturally specific myths/misinformation through culturally and language specific education and information sessions.
Promote and educate the community on the benefits on the vaccination and other health related programs.
Engage with local businesses, community groups, religious organizations, & respond to community members’ queries & concerns regarding a variety of health promotion topics and provide strategies and resources to support community wellness and education.
Provide guidance on how to properly wear a mask and distribute PPE kits to those who need them.
Support and educate CHAs in referring community members to appropriate resources and supports within the community.
 Maintain appropriate record-keeping/documentation, statistics and complete assigned administrative tasks as required by the funder.
Participate in staff and team meetings, and professional development opportunities as required.
Adopt safe work practices, reporting unsafe conditions immediately.
Perform other duties as required.

Additional Details:

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About Our Company:

Indus Community Services is an accredited, not-for-profit community benefit organization that has served local communities for over three decades. We are a registered charity, supported by our donors and by all three levels of government. Through our professional staff, we are a leader in the provision of culturally responsive services to newcomers, families, women & seniors.
To be leaders in building strong and inclusive communities.
We are a community benefit organization focused on building resilient and healthy communities by offering person-centered, anti-oppressive programs and services.