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North Scarborough Vaccine Engagement Team (NSVET) Project Assistant

Job Type: 
Full Time
Application Deadline: 
Friday 15 October 2021


Job Title: North Scarborough Vaccine Engagement Team (NSVET) Project Assistant

Full Time Position: 35 hours / week

Duration: October 18, 2021 – December 31, 2021 with the possibility of extending until March 2022

Reports to: Project Manager

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, October 15, 2021





The North Scarborough Vaccine Engagement Team (NSVET) is part of the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 Community Mobilization and Engagement Plan and is comprised of a consortium of organizations across North Scarborough.


Working together and with the City of Toronto, the team aims to ensure the COVID-19 vaccination program:


  • Prioritizes targeted equity engagement and mobilization actions
  • Implements immunization mobilization plans for specific communities that are most affected by COVID-19
  • Amplifies City messaging about the safety of vaccines and the benefits to the individuals and communities
  • Is agile- to allow for responsiveness and quick pivots
  • Increases uptake of vaccinations


The NSVET has worked since March 2021 to actively engage communities with a targeted equity lens to ensure residents could access vaccine clinics without barriers. This work has included informing residents about vaccine clinics, information about COVID-19 vaccines, arranging transportation to clinics, hosting vaccine clinics to accommodate the needs of residents and other measures to remove barriers to vaccines and increase vaccine confidence and uptake.


Summary of Job Functions:


Going forward, the work of NSVET will continue to reach into communities using a targeted, data driven and equity approach through a neighbourhood-focused framework to connect with people who are not yet vaccinated. The NSVET will do this by continuing to share information about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in order to reduce hesitancy and hostility towards COVID-19 vaccines through community engagement. To support us in this work, ACSA is looking for a Project Assistant who can actively support the Project Manager with the coordination and engagement efforts across North Scarborough in accordance with the needs of the project.





  • Work closely with Project Manager to support engagement strategy for North Scarborough
  • Act as a Lead Community Health Ambassador and provide oversight and support to engagement initiatives
  • Must be able to work on weekends (12:00-4:00 pm) and evenings (4:30-7:30 pm)
  • Provide up-to-date COVID-19 and vaccination information to the residents
  • Connect with community partners and provide information and resource support including assistance with setting up vaccine clinics, workshops, etc
  • Compile data
  • Prepare outreach materials and other tools for effective community engagement
  • Attend necessary meetings, complete reports and other duties as assigned. This includes attending a regular bi-weekly online Ambassador meeting on Monday’s, 7:00pm-8:00pm
  • Attend all training sessions and information sessions hosted by the City of Toronto and as assigned by Project Manager
  • Ensure all communications and records be kept confidential and secure
  • Based on engagement, report back on best practices, what works in community and turn these learning’s into new strategies and tactics that can be implemented
  • Other duties as assigned by Project Manager


Skills and Qualifications:


  • Have a strong understanding and support for the goals of the project
  • Experience in effectively engaging racialized and marginalized communities including Black and South Asian communities in Scarborough
  • Knowledge of community engagement best practices and equity issues during the pandemic
  • Punctual, reliable and responsive to time-sensitive plans
  • Strong ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Can work evenings and weekends as described above
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to work as instructed and trained
  • Familiarity in working from an anti-oppression, LGBTQ+ positive framework
  • Ability to speak other languages an asset
  • Ability to travel within target neighbourhoods as required
  • Ability to walk door-to-door with a team for 2-3 hours at a time
  • A successful clearance of a police vulnerable sector check
  • Protect own health and health of others by adopting safe work practices, reporting unsafe conditions immediately; follow all guidelines for employees and employers as legislated under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Performs the responsibilities of the position within the legislative and regulatory standards set out in the applicable Acts and consistent with the policies of ACSA
  • Participate in peer support activities.


Please apply via email (cover letter & resume in one attachment) by Friday, October 15 to:


Attention: Anna Kim


(Please quote NSVET Project Assistant in the subject line of email)




No phone calls please.


ACSA is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and/or persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.


We thank all applicants for their interest in the position. However, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.


If you are contacted by ACSA regarding a job opportunity and need accommodation throughout a hiring process, please contact Yelena Galochkina, HR Generalist at This address is for accommodation inquiries ONLY. Job applications sent to it will not be considered.


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