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Equity Principles of Carea CHC
 

Within our Diversity and Inclusion objectives, Carea CHC is committed to:

  • The principles of performance and capability as the key criteria for hiring and promotion. Regardless of any of the prohibited grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code, individuals need to be given the opportunity to be considered for and/or make the best use of their talents.
  • The principle of fair representation of diverse groups at all levels of the organization.
  • A program to ensure diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • The achievement of reasonable job accommodation in order that individuals are able to contribute fully to their own and our goals.
  • Ensuring our Values, policies and practices reflect these principles.
  • Respectful and fair treatment for all individuals as outlined in our Respect in the Workplace Policy and related policies and procedures that ensure safety and wellness to all stakeholders.


 
  • Therapist - Child and Youth Mental Health Team

    Working as a member of an interdisciplinary team of health professionals, the Therapist provides psychotherapy to individuals and groups in order to assist people to achieve optimal psychosocial functioning. The Therapist practices the principles of client-centered care within the context of a self-directed and interdisciplinary team approach. Additionally, the Therapist will collaborate with community partners and other health professionals across the region. The Therapist will be an effective member of the Agency’s team structure, in support of goals that align with and achieve the Agency’s strategy, Mission, Vision and Values. The collaborative practice of this position includes accepting referrals from, consulting with, or referring to other health care providers in order to promote comprehensive and continuous care

  • Occupational Therapist (OT) – GAIN Programs

    Working as a member of an inter-professional team of health professionals, the Occupational Therapist (OT) will provide the functional assessment component within an inter-professional team for individual clients in the age range of 65 years and over. The OT also provides education, consultation and liaison to clients, caregivers, family members and other service providers in the Durham Region and contributes to the attainment of program objectives. The OT will work with the inter-disciplinary team to provide geriatric assessments to clients referred by various community sources. The OT will provide recommendations designed to maximize safety and function to support frail seniors living at home.   The OT is responsible for maintaining the professional standards of his/her discipline and in meeting the criteria of the job description set out by that discipline. Actively participating in regular team meetings, liaising with community based providers, advocating on behalf of clients and their families and participation in inter-professional patient and family conferences as needed, this position is ideal for an OT with a passion for geriatric care. In addition, the OT is responsible for adhering to the standards specific to the GAIN Community Team under the supervision of the Manager.   Additionally, the OT will collaborate within an inter-professional team of health professionals across the region/community network that influence the health environment targeted to Geriatric clients, as well as within the Agency’s team structure, in support of goals that align with and achieve the Agency’s trategy, Mission, Vision and Values. The collaborative practice of this position includes accepting referrals from, consulting with, or referring to other health care providers in order to promote comprehensive and continuous care.  

  • Social Worker, Hepatitis C Team Program

    At Carea, members of the Hepatitis C Team Program work collaboratively to provide seamless, inter-professional care and treatment for clients who are at risk of acquiring Hepatitis C (HCV), or for those clients who are already living with HCV.  The HCV Team offers Carea clients comprehensive medical treatment and psychosocial support while consulting with a client’s treating Physician.  The HCV Team has three primary objectives: (1) to increase access to HCV care and treatment for priority populations in our region, (2) to increase knowledge and awareness to prevent the transmission of HCV among priority populations and (3) to increase collaboration, coordination and evidence-based practice among the many other community partners who are addressing the needs of people with HCV in our region.  The “priority populations” in our region include people who use drugs, people who are involved with the correctional system, people who are homeless or under-housed, Aboriginal People, street-involved youth and people with tattoos and/or piercings acquired in an unregulated premise.  Evidence shows that the rate of Hepatitis C treatment initiation is increased in the presence of an inter-professional approach.

  • Family Physician – Primary Care

    The Physician will provide comprehensive primary health care that emphasizes accessibility, health promotion, illness- prevention and continuity-of-care for clients with complex physical and mental health needs.  The Physician recognizes that the primary factors that shape the health of our clients are not medical treatments or lifestyle choices but rather the living conditions that our clients experience – the social determinants of health.  In addition to alignment with the principles and guidelines of practice and duties of physicians under the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) and the College of Family Physicians of Ontario (CFPO), the Physician will also be an effective, collaborative member of the Carea CHC’s collaborative, inter-professional team structure, providing clinical services to marginalised and at-risk members of the communities Carea serves

  • Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (NP) (2 Vacancies)

    The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide comprehensive, client-centred primary health care that emphasizes accessibility, health promotion, illness- prevention and continuity-of-care for clients – individuals, couples, families – who sometimes experience complex physical and mental health needs.  The NP recognizes that the primary factors that shape the health of our clients are not medical treatments or lifestyle choices but rather the living conditions that our clients experience – the social determinants of health.  The NP will practice to their full-scope as set-out in College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) guidelines and defined as:  The practice of nursing is the promotion of health and the assessment of, the provision of care for and the treatment of health conditions by supportive, preventive, therapeutic, palliative and rehabilitative means in order to attain or maintain optimal function (Nursing Act, 1991).  The NP will be an effective, collaborative member of the Carea CHC’s inter-professional team that includes Family Physicians, Registered Nurses (RN) and Therapists (including Registered Social Workers (RSWs) and Registered Psychotherapists (RPs)) who are providing clinical services to marginalized and at-risk members of our community – particularly those clients who are experiencing poverty and discrimination.  The NP will demonstrate advocacy and leadership skills to champion and support goals that align with and achieve Carea CHC’s Strategy, Vision, Mission and Values, internally and externally, in the context of safe and ethical NP practice

  • Chief Executive Officer

    “Care. Compassion. Community.”

     

    THE ORGANIZATION

    Carea Community Health Centre1 is a non-profit charitable organization providing a variety of free, community programs and services in five locations in the Durham region including: health promotion and wellness programs; primary care, counselling and mental health; diabetes education; Hepatitis C screening, treatment support, education and outreach; geriatric assessment and intervention; young parent support, youth programs, Aboriginal programs; community development programs; and fundraising events which include developing charitable partnerships/sponsorships to fund programs.

    In line with the CHC Model of Health and Wellbeing, expert teams work with clients to provide holistic care, support, and wraparound services that empower clients to improve their health and wellness. Carea strives to be accessible to those in the community who face access barriers like culture, gender, geographic isolation, homelessness, language, physical disabilities, poverty and race.

    Our name embodies what we do every day – we care. Caring for the health and wellness of our communities' residents is the cause that unites us. It shapes our thinking and guides our actions.

    Vision:

    We will be the recognized leader in redefining the experience of community based health and wellness services.

    Mission:

    We provide access to high quality holistic and inclusive care that is responsive to the needs of the community and empowers individuals to enhance their own well-being.

    Values:

    • - Person Centered:  We consistently deliver the highest standard of care while being responsive and respectful of each individual’s choices, values and needs.
    • - Inclusive:  We value, celebrate and support the diversity of all individuals.
    • - Compassion:  We ensure dignity, empathy and understanding without judgment.
    • - Teamwork & Collaboration:  We work together with each other, our clients and the broader community to achieve the best possible outcomes.
    • - Accountability & Reliability:  We will deliver on our promises.

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    1On November 1, 2015, Oshawa Community Health Centre and The Youth Centre officially amalgamated into a single Community Health Centre. The new organization would focus on building an even stronger community health services sector ready to meet the needs of its growing communities. On June 25, 2016, Carea Community Health Centre was announced as its new name.

     

    THE ROLE

    Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer is the senior leader of Carea, guiding day-to-day management decisions and developing and implementing long- and short-term plans in alignment with the organization’s vision, mission and values. S/he supports the governance mandate of the Board, and ensures that appropriate accountability, transparency and risk management practices are in place. S/he has overall responsibility for the quality of programs and clinical services, and for the allocation of both financial and human resources. Ensuring effective communication of Carea’s mission and strategy with all stakeholders, s/he builds successful and productive relationships with staff, funders, donors, the broader community and with partners in the healthcare system. Carea has a current complement of approximately 100 staff, and revenue of approximately $11 million.

    In assuming this leadership position, the new CEO will want to focus on the following key priority areas:

    • As a trusted and credible leader, gain the confidence of and manage relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders, internal and external;
    • Build culture and staff engagement, aligned to vision, mission and values;
    • Ensure successful completion of labour contract negotiations and development of corresponding HR systems;
    • Ensure staff are best leveraged across all sites to meet the needs of clients;
    • Complete the integration of processes and employ appropriate metrics and reporting;
    • Be an ambassador for Carea, building partnerships with others and promoting the impact of the organization within the community/region and the broader healthcare system;
    • Build relationships with funders – current and prospective – to ensure funding keeps pace with growth;
    • Build fundraising capability;
    • Provide effective support through an open and transparent relationship to a volunteer Board in its fiduciary role as strategic and policy advisor;
    • Work closely with the Board and other stakeholders to refresh Carea’s strategic plan.

    Community health is rewarding, meaningful and impactful work. For the new CEO, this is an incredible opportunity to work with committed and passionate people and to lead this new organization forward on its journey to become a leader in innovation, best practices, thought leadership and knowledge/expertise that will not only address the needs of people in the Durham region, but also contribute to the betterment of health for all.

    IDEAL CANDIDATE

    Whether from the community health or broader healthcare or relatable social services sectors, the ideal candidate brings the requisite leadership capability and management experience to lead Carea in the development, communication and implementation of strategy and plans to achieve the organization’s mission and goals:

    • Exceptional relationship builder – internal and external; approachable; an engager;
    • A builder of culture;
    • Trustworthy, integrative change manager who provides transparency and clarity during times of ambiguity and uncertainty;
    • Provides clear vision; an effective delegator with appropriate checks and balances; maintains respect through difficult decision-making;
    • Inspirational; collaborative and responsive; good listener; exceptional communicator;
    • Visible, authentic leader; sets the tone but not hierarchical; appreciates grass-roots strengths of a community-based organization; connects well with staff and community;
    • Creative and entrepreneurial – harnessing existing organizational strengths with an eye for innovation and new opportunities;
    • Immerses in community and seeks to understand and embrace its unique characteristics and diversity;
    • Systems thinker who understands and is committed to the important and unique role of CHCs; lives vision, mission and values;
    • Political acumen to work effectively with LHIN, community partners and municipal government;
    • Business and fiscal management skills; data-informed decision maker;
    • Demonstrable skill in overseeing complexity of programming and multiple sites;
    • Experience leading in a unionized environment;
    • Fundraising experience an asset;
    • Understands good governance principles in support of a volunteer Board.
     

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Should you have any questions regarding this important and meaningful opportunity, or wish to forward a cover letter and current resume for consideration, please contact:

    Chris Sawyer, Partner                   Michelle Partipilo, Senior Consultant
    1 416 640 4312                   1 416 928 4633
    csawyer@amropknightsbridge.com                   mpartipilo@amropknightsbridge.com
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Ambar Maqsood, Project Coordinator  
    1 416 928 4612  
    amaqsood@amropknightsbridge.com  
     

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  • Youth Outreach Worker

    The Outreach Worker will provide outreach to youth (12-21) who may be at-risk, vulnerable and marginalized. The Outreach Worker will support clients in advocating for their needs, and assist with navigating the social service system.  This position will coordinate, design and deliver health promotion, harm reduction, life skills, and education programs.  They will provide support services and promote referrals to health care and social services.  Additionally, the Outreach Worker will collaborate within an inter-professional team of health professionals across the community network that influence the health environment targeted to clients, as well as within the Agency’s team structure, in support of goals that align with and achieve the Agency’s strategy, Mission, Vision and Values.