March 13, 2019
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Job Opportunities

Current Access Alliance employment opportunities are listed below.

We encourage applications from individuals who reflect the broad diversity of communities we work with, including those from racialized and LGBTQ communities. In addition, we recognize qualifications and experience from other countries. We also look to a definition of diversity that includes a variety of characteristics including visible and non-visible diversities and experiences.

Access Alliance encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc) while at the centre.

Title Services and Program Secretary (Medical Secretary)
Position Type Locum & Relief Pool

The assignment could be from a day up to several weeks, depending on needs.

Short Description Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services (AAMHCS) is looking for a highly organized, focused individual who thrives in an energized environment to provide front and back office administrative support to primary health care and community programs service providers, on an on call basis. Assignment could be from a day up to several weeks, depending on needs.

The individual will be added to our pool of locum relief staff. This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduate students who are looking for opportunity to work in the Community Health settings. Trainings will be provided.

Our dynamic and collaborative inter-professional team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, RNs, RPNs, social workers, dieticians, psychiatric consultants, settlement workers, health promoters and a cutting-edge health interpretation program. We operate three well-equipped and busy centres, covering the city’s west end, east end and downtown. All are easy to reach using public transport. The successful candidate will potentially work in all three locations, including Saturdays and at least one evening per week.

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services (AAMHCS) is a Community Health Centre that aims to provide services and addresses system inequities to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. The Centre envisions a future in which Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.

Detailed Description Responsibilities:

  • Welcomes and provide a high level customer service experience for Access Alliance clients on the telephone and in person.
  • Performs front and back office administrative tasks as per established protocols in support of:
    • Client Communications
    • Client Services
    • Primary Health Care, Settlement & Program Support
    • Records/ Document Maintenance
  • Responds to needs and issues of key stakeholders (anchor partners, community members and clients, staff, volunteers and students) as directed
  • Maintain program resources, equipment and supplies management systems, as required
  • Problem solves around routine schedules and facilities related matters
  • Schedule front desk shifts as well as provide relief reception as requested.
  • Other duties as required

SKILLS AND Qualifications:

  • Medical Administration Certificate or College diploma in Office Administration with combination of education and relevant work experience;
  • Experience working in a community health setting
  • Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, and experience with Nightingale on Demand (NOD) electronic medical record system
  • Excellent keyboarding skills and the ability to type at least 55 words per minute;
  • Proficient in Medical Terminology
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good understanding of barriers faced by newcomers and knowledgeable about community programs and services available to them
  • A second language reflective of the agencies client population is preferred
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under pressure in an ever-changing environment
  • High degree of initiative, judgement and problem-solving abilities;
  • Attention to detail, commitment to error-free work
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a cultural competent manner with a diverse population and within a diverse work environment.
  • Must be available to work on some evenings and Saturdays

Salary: $19.32 per hour

Duration: as needed basis

Hours of Work: On-call

Start Date: ASAP

Application Method With Programs and Services Secretary (Locum) in the subject heading please send your resume and cover letter to:

by E-mail:            jobs@accessalliance.ca

by Regular Mail:  Hiring Committee, Programs and Services Secretary (Locum)

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services

340 College Street, Suite 500, Toronto, ON, M5T 3A9

 

No phone calls please.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will receive acknowledgement. Please note that a criminal background check (Vulnerable sector) will be conducted for this position.

We encourage applications from individuals who reflect the broad diversity of communities we work with, including those from racialized and LGBTQ communities.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Access Alliance encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc.) while at the Centre.

Title  Registered Nurse (RN) – Maternity Relief
Position Type 15 months– Full-Time (35 hours per week)
Posting Date 2019/03/11
Expiry Date 2019/03/25
Posting Type Internal & External
Short Description Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services (AAMHCS) is a Community Health Centre that aims to provide services and addresses system inequities to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. The Centre envisions a future in which Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.

We are looking for an experienced and self-directed nurse to be part of the Centre’s interdisciplinary clinical team and work within a collaborative clinical practice that includes program planning, implementation and evaluation.  The chosen candidate will be diligent, thoughtful, creative and able to work to full scope of practice in a primary care setting.

Within the RN scope of practice the chosen candidate will function interdependently with other members of the primary health care and programs teams within a health promotion framework. The RN will work to initiate, provide and support primary health care services to newly arrived immigrants and refugees who face multiple and complex health issues.

In addition to clinical care, the RN-PHCI will also take on leadership roles in Primary Care initiatives providing coordination, education, community outreach in support of the vulnerable populations served by Access Alliance (examples of initiatives include Solo Practitioners in Need (SPIN), or an adolescent school-based client).

Detailed Description Responsibilities:

  • Providing comprehensive primary health care to clients of all ages within the full scope of a RN including assessments, counselling, screening, referral, education, treatment and follow up for scheduled appointments, triage/same day urgent care services, and off-site programming and outreach clinics.
  • Providing primary health care services support to our MDs and NPs as required
  • Initiate and implement health promotion strategies such as health education and community development to support diverse populations and communities to increase control over and improve their health;
  • Work with partner organizations and community groups to identify health priorities
  • Participating in primary health care program and service delivery within the broader community context in partnerships with other institutions as may be required from time to time; this includes workshop facilitation, advocacy and consultation;
  • Develop and maintain information resources for the Centre and educational displays on selected health topics as required:
  • Participating in all organizational systems and structures as required including but not limited to, quality assurance and performance evaluation;

Willingness to travel and provide services throughout the City at designated sites, and to work evening and weekend shifts when required/scheduled;

 

SKILLS AND Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have a firm understanding of and a commitment to the principles and underlying values of community health centres as well as:

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • BLS certified
  • Bachelor of Nursing Degree; complimentary post-secondary education in public policy considered an asset
  • Experience in frontline nursing and implementation of evidence-informed practice; More than 3 years nurse experience preferred
  • Experience in a community health centre and/or family practice setting preferred. Experience in urgent care or emergency department a plus.
  • Thorough familiarity with therapeutic methods and practices based upon a health promotion/disease prevention model;
  • Comfortable performing head to toe clinical assessments and triage
  • Thorough understanding of health promotion and community development principles;
  • Experience helping clients navigate the health care system and build capacity for self-management
  • Ability to work collaboratively with physicians, nurse practitioners and the interdisciplinary health care team and independently when necessary;
  • Computer literate (word processing, internet, data entry in Windows applications)
  • Experience in developing and evaluating client education materials;
  • Experience in program development, monitoring and evaluation
  • Success in partnership development and funding proposal writing;
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of an anti-oppression and cultural competence framework;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), problem-solving, organizational and time management skills;
  • An interest and commitment to working in a low-income, multilingual, multiracial community;
  • Thorough knowledge of broad determinants of health and issues affecting low income, multi-lingual and racialized and LGBTQ communities;
  • Demonstrated flexibility to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment;
  • Ability to speak a second language of our priority populations is an asset.

 

Salary: $57,545 – $69,335

Hours: 35 hours per week

Duration: April 1, 2019 to July 27, 2020

Bargaining Unit position: United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 175

Classification: RN

Start Date: ASAP

Access Alliance offers comprehensive group benefits coverage, annual vacation entitlement, cumulative sick leave entitlement, employee assistance programs. Access Alliance is a HOOPP employer.

Application Method With “ Registered Nurse – relief position” in the subject heading

please send your resume and cover letter by March 25, 2019  at 5:00pm to:

by E-mail:            jobs@accessalliance.ca

by Regular Mail:  Hiring Committee, Registered Nurse (relief)

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services

340 College Street, Suite 500, Toronto, ON, M5T 3A9

No phone calls please.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will receive acknowledgement. Please note that a criminal background check (Vulnerable sector) will be conducted for this position.

We encourage applications from individuals who reflect the broad diversity of communities we work with, including those from racialized and LGBTQ communities.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Access Alliance encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, lotions, hairspray, etc.) while at the Centre.