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Program Consultant (Regional Knowledge Exchange Lead), CAMH

Penetanguishene, Ontario
Deadline June 28, 2012

Regional Services, North Region, Penetanguishene

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's leading Addiction and Mental Health teaching hospital. CAMH succeeds in transforming the lives of people affected by addiction and mental illness, by applying the latest in scientific advances, through integrated and compassionate clinical practice, health promotion, education and research. CAMH has been recognized internationally as a Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre CAMH is committed to diversity in the workplace.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Regional Manager, the Knowledge Exchange Lead will play an important connective role on a local level. You will be an integral member of the EENet team and take strategic direction from the Director of Knowledge Exchange in the Provincial System Support Program. This position will be responsible for a variety of knowledge exchange activities associated with EENet. As the local ‘face’ of EENet you will act as a two-way conduit for information sharing between EENet and local communities. You will have an understanding of the social determinants of health and the principles of health equity including knowledge about culturally appropriate research and evaluation methodologies specifically as it relates to values, ethics and research protocols in Aboriginal communities as well as Francophone communities. The Regional KE Lead will be specifically charged with building and fostering linkages between community, hospital, Aboriginal agencies, First Nation communities, Francophone agencies, university research centres, LHINs, other local and regional planning bodies and other community mental health and addictions stakeholders for knowledge exchange purposes. Your duties and responsibilities also include acting as local connectors of knowledge producers and knowledge users (e.g. planning tables, LHINs, community MH&A programs, hospital MH&A programs, Human Services and Justice Committees, public health bodies, etc); building and fostering relationships with researchers within Universities and Academic Health Science Centres; and enhancing community capacity to engage in research and KE activities and use evidence for decision-making; feeding research activity and promising practices back to EENet’s management and resource centre; developing KE products and organizing KE activities for the region and the broader network; and facilitating access to appropriate and tailored evidence in support of local and regional service collaboratives. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. The position is located in Penetanguishene, and will involve travel within Northern Ontario.  


The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Health Services, Knowledge Translation Research or a related discipline with a minimum of 3 years’ related experience. Experience includes management of complex projects; facilitation of groups; adult education and training; development of work plans, budgets and communication plans; as well as literature search, quality appraisal, applicability assessment and interpretation. Understanding of knowledge exchange conceptual models, frameworks and strategies and experience with a range of knowledge exchange methods (e.g. communities of practice, newsletters, workshops, online collaborative spaces, online repositories) with demonstrated ability to research, analyze and develop knowledge exchange options and strategies would be considered an asset. Experience working within research and/or government environments is considered assets. You will have demonstrated skills in project management, time management, interpersonal communication, and problem solving.  Strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to manage diverse task load are required. You must be proficient in web-based tools and MS Office software, including spreadsheet and presentation applications, and comfortable with web and social media technologies to foster engagement. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and possess the ability for self-directed learning, but is also able to collaborate well with team members with excellent networking, leadership, relationship building, interpersonal and listening skills to work effectively with a broad range of stakeholders and to facilitate the development of partnerships. Established relationships and demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with Aboriginal communities is essential. Experience working with Francophone communities is also required. A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle are also necessary. Demonstrated commitment to principles of equity, inclusivity, respect and cultural competence is required. Bilingualism (French/English) is strongly preferred.  

Please Note: This full-time, permanent position is not a part of any Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range: Competitive salary & benefits package

Please forward your résumé to:

Human Resources                
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health        
1001 Queen Street West                
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H4
Fax:  (416) 583-4316

Please remember to include the File Number when applying.

Closing Date:    June 28, 2012 by 5pm
File Number:     12393E

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.