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Education and Training Facilitator , Gender-Diverse and Trans Health, Rainbow Health Ontario, Sherbourne Health Centre

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline August 23, 2016

Internal/External Posting
Job ID #: RHO 16-0801
Department: Rainbow Health Ontario
Union Affiliation: UFCW, Local 175
Salary Range: MCS2 $50, 054.89 – $63,231.42
Reports To: Director, Rainbow Health Ontario
Status: Temporary Full Time, 12 month contract
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Sherbourne Health Centre is seeking a energetic team player to facilitate gender-diverse and trans health clinical and community education and training programs around the province.

Sherbourne provides innovative health care and social services to the diverse urban population of southeast Toronto. While our doors are open to everyone, we focus on people who are homeless or under-housed; LGBTQ, and newcomers to Canada. We are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto Central LHIN, Ministry of Child and Youth Services, City of Toronto and many generous companies, groups and individuals.

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a program of Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto. RHO is a province wide program designed to improve access to services and to promote the health of Ontario¡¦s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities. RHO works with LGBT community groups, health and social service providers, as well as researchers and policy makers using three main approaches: providing information and consultation; promoting education and training; and fostering research and policy initiatives.

The Education and Training Facilitator will provide and coordinate training workshops, larger training events using clinical faculty, webinars and resources to meet the needs of a wide range of health and social service providers. The focus will be on gender-diverse and trans health and equipping Health Care Practitioners to provide respectful, culturally and clinically competent, skilled and knowledgeable care. The Facilitator will also offer advice and resources to providers and organizations on working on improving access and equity in health for these communities. The Education and Training Facilitator will be an educational resource to multiple stakeholders – including Sherbourne’s own providers. They will remain knowledgeable about current research and clinical/community practices, as well as the needs of Ontario’s gender-diverse and trans populations.

This position requires working in a fast paced environment meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders. Time management, multi-tasking, initiative, organization and prioritizing are essential. Work is mainly performed in an office environment, however overnight travel around the province will be required. Rainbow Health Ontario is a community program, therefore work outside of normal working hours will be required.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelors Level in Social or Health Sciences or equivalent professional work experience in adult education, health promotion, or community development work.
  • Experience providing and coordinating workshops / events for professional audiences required; experience in facilitating clinical educational for health and social service providers is an asset.
  • Ability to draw from research¡Vbased knowledge and lived experience of groups such as trans feminine people, and/or Indigenous and/or racialized people is an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of anti-racist, decolonizing, and anti-oppressive understandings of gender diverse and trans communities in Ontario, and the ability to speak to the health and social issues faced by diverse LGBTQ communities and in particular trans communities in Ontario, from these lenses.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to motivate, problem-solve and deal with complex issues with sensitivity and respect.
  • Ability to take on multiple responsibilities, meet deadlines and manage tasks and projects with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated software skills (MS Office, Lotus Notes, Powerpoint, Excel).
  • Fluency in languages besides English an asset, especially French.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.

We offer competitive compensation and participation in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) and professional development.

As an employer, 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.

Application: If you are interested in this position, please forward a cover letter and resume quoting Job ID # RHO 16-0801 by 5:00 p.m., August 23, 2016 via one of the methods below:

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We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls or drop ins please.