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Vaccine Engagement Health Ambassador

Job Type: 
Part Time
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday 30 June 2021

Job Title: North Scarborough Vaccine Engagement Health Ambassador

Casual position

Reports to: Program Director

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open depending on need

 

 

Background

The North Scarborough Vaccine Engagement team is comprised of a consortium of organizations that have been funded by the City of Toronto to create a vaccine engagement team in North Scarborough.

 

Working together and with the City of Toronto, the team will aim 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

 

Summary of Job Functions

We are looking for local community members from North Scarborough to be recruited and trained as Community Health Ambassadors (CHA). CHAs will bridge communications between agencies and residents in the community they live. CHAs will play an important part of an integrated engagement strategy to combat vaccine hesitancy and vaccine access and equity. Ambassadors will have the ability to learn, build capacity and connect directly with sources of support, as they will work closely with a network of local service providers. All successful applicants will be compensated by their lead organization.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Community Ambassadors will connect residents and families in need directly to sources of support, as they will work closely with the local network of service providers. CHAs are expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

 

• Provide up-to-date COVID-19 and vaccination information to the residents

• Attend all training(s) and information sessions hosted by service providers and the City of Toronto

• Direct tenant engagement in various buildings/areas

• Provide regular face-to-face or virtual interactions or group info sessions with residents

• Refer community inquiries to appropriate community resources and services

• Provide navigation support to clients, including setting them up with vaccine clinic appointments

• Attending necessary meetings, completing reports and other duties as assigned

• Ensures that all communications and records be kept confidential and secure

• Take notes on community needs, update and maintain accurate information and records

• Other duties as assigned by project leads

 

Skills and Qualifications:

 

 

  • Knowledge of community development and social determinants of health an asset
  • Experience working with newcomers, racialized and/or vulnerable populations, providing front line services and outreach
  • Excellent organizational & communication skills
  • Ability to understand and respond to changing community needs
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills
  • Multicultural sensitivity and/or experience working in diverse neighborhoods
  • Familiarity in working from an anti-oppression, LGBTQ+ positive framework
  • Ability to speak other languages an asset: Tamil, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog
  • Ability to travel within target neighbourhoods as required.
  • A minimum age of 18 years of age
  • 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.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and strong connections to target communities
  • Knowledge of community development and social determinants of health an asset
  • Experience working with newcomers, racialized and/or vulnerable populations, providing front line services and outreach
  • Excellent organizational & communication skills
  • Ability to understand and respond to changing community needs
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills
  • Multicultural sensitivity and/or experience working in diverse neighborhoods
  • Familiarity in working from an anti-oppression, LGBTQ+ positive framework
  • Ability to speak other languages an asset: Tamil, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog
  • Ability to travel within target neighbourhoods as required.
  • A minimum age of 18 years of age
  • A successful clearance of a police vulnerable sector check

 

Please apply via email (cover letter & resume in one attachment) to:

Attention: Laura Harper

Email: hlaura@agincourtcommunityservices.com

(Please quote Community Health Ambassador 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 gyelena@agincourtcommunityservices.com. This address is for accommodation inquiries ONLY. Job applications sent to it will not be considered.

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