Part-Time Community Outreach Worker

Job city: 
Oakville
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Part-time

Organization Overview:

The Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (HEDR) is a community collective of over 65 organizations, institutions, groups, businesses, and individual community members that are committed to building systemic inclusion and equity in Halton.

Our mission is to develop the capacity of human service organizations to advance equity and inclusion in Halton through knowledge, skill and relationship building. Our vision is an inclusive community where individuals are valued, respected and empowered.

HEDR is proud to work with The AIDS Network as a HEDR member, partner and trustee with our project funder, the United Way Halton & Hamilton.

Position Summary:

The Community Outreach Worker will report to the Project Coordinator and will be responsible for the development, implementation and facilitation of community engagement with the goal of empowering racialized residents to reduce isolation experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, and gather data that will advocate for meaningful change and inclusionary practices in Halton.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and conduct 10 community consultations with a minimum of 80 racialized residents in Halton
  • Engage racialized communities to understand their challenges, both existing and new as result of the COVID-19 pandemic, through resident empowerment to determine issues affecting their well-being
  • Publish a comprehensive report highlighting the experiences of racialized individuals in Halton, including how they have been impacted by COVID-19, and identify emerging trends and findings on how they are represented in community and social services, utilizing data from community consultations and conducting research in collaboration with local stakeholders
  • Intentionally develop an engagement framework that emphasizes articulation of the community lens in identifying the experiences of racialized individuals
  • Establish a Resident Working Group comprised of racialized residents and facilitate working group meetings to plan and execute resident-led community initiatives
  • Liaise with the Project Coordinator to ensure deliverables are being met
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in social services, health promotion or related area from a recognized educational institution; or equivalent
  • Understanding of Anti-oppressive Framework, and Anti-Black and Anti-Indigenous Racism
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and implementing direct services and projects in a community-based setting, including community engagement activities
  • Experience in conducting research design, analysis and report-writing
  • Substantial understanding of the intersectionality of racialized residents through lived experience or considerable professional experience in working with marginalized residents
  • Knowledge of the social determinants of health impacting people living in the Halton Region
  • Ability to manage activities in a deadline driven environment
  • Strong interpersonal communication and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrates passion for advocating for equity, diversity and inclusion issues

Part-time: (Short term contract - 30 hours per week, until March 31st, 2021)

How to apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter by email no later than 5:00pm, October 15, 2020 to:

Email: coordinator@hedroundtable.com

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted

HEDR and The AIDS Network as the employer embrace equity and inclusion principles and encourages individuals of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities to apply.