The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) acts as a collective voice for immigrant and refugee-serving organizations and coordinates response to shared needs and concerns. OCASI is a registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors. OCASI’s membership is comprised of over 220 community-based organizations in Ontario.
The Mental Health Promotion project's overall goal is to build the capacity of newcomer and refugee services to promote mental health and newcomer wellbeing, and respond to mental health issues. The project aims to strengthen collaborations and partnerships between newcomer and refugee serving organizations, primary health, and mental health sectors through the development of a service model for mental health promotion.
The purpose of the position is to coordinate all project activities relating to Mental Health Promotion and Capacity Building, and to ensure the sector has the necessary strategies and tools to promote mental health through the development of service delivery models, and strategic partnerships within and outside the immigrant-serving sector.
The main objectives of the position are:
- Build strong relationships with community partners and other key project stakeholders
- Lead and coordinate OCASI work related to mental health issues in settlement sector
- Work with content experts and consultants to develop a collaborative service delivery model aimed at promoting mental health of clients and staff in immigrant-serving sector
- Collaborate with content experts, project partners, and consultants to coordinate and deliver mental health workshops and trainings to immigrant-serving organizations
- Develop project goals, work plans, timelines, implementation strategies and related plans in collaboration and consultation with project partners and advisory group;
- Coordinate the development and implementation of outreach, communications, and knowledge exchange strategy;
- Develop and implement strategies to encourage and obtain stakeholder involvement and partnership development across settlement, health, and mental health sectors
- Coordinate research, service model design, implementation, evaluation, and knowledge exchange activities of the project;
- Facilitate planning sessions, focus groups, advisory meetings to gather feedback and collect information needed to develop, implement, and evaluate projects
- Provide implementation support, monitoring, and evaluation to identify needs, implementation challenges, develop solutions, and document lessons learned;
- Develop project budget; administer project funds and monitor the budget;
- Prepare narrative and evaluative reports on project(s) progress;
- Prepare presentations and research reports to disseminate findings and lessons learned at workshops, conferences, and other publications;
- Prepare cheque requisitions in accordance with set procedures for approval by the manager
- Provide support to Professional Development & Training Manager in hiring project staff and consultants, budgeting, developing new proposals, work supervision, coaching and mentoring, and leading special initiatives
- Completion of post-graduate studies in Health/Mental Health, Social Work, Counselling, Immigration Studies or related fields or minimum 5 years of experience as a coordinator working in a non-profit or community-based agency with a focus on Mental Health Promotion
- Extensive knowledge of Mental Health, Mental Health Promotion Frameworks, Social Determinants of Health, Trauma-informed Practices, and Challenges in the newcomer and refugee communities
- Strong knowledge of immigrant, refugee serving organizations, primary health, and community mental health sectors in Ontario
- Demonstrated experience in project management, program coordination, including program planning, developing work plans, priority setting, keeping track of expenses, writing reports to funders, monitoring and evaluation;
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in community-based research, research coordination, data analysis, and program evaluation
- Excellent written and verbal communication, including strong report writing skills
- Strong relationship-building and networking skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including cross-sectoral collaboration, effective consultation, problem solving and analytical skills;
- Ability to build commitment, mentor and coach individuals
- Ability to serve as a role model for other Coordinators in terms of professional/leadership skills as well as knowledge and expertise in the area of mental health;
- Good computer skills, proficient with MS Office applications
This is a full-time position
Compensation: $55,000 / year plus benefits package
How to Apply:
Send cover letter and resume by 5:00 p.m. on Friday June 18, 2019 to:
Hiring Committee, OCASI
OCASI is committed to Employment Equity.
Thank you to all applicants for applying. However, we regret that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.