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Community Healthcare Assistant

About Access Alliance:

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services is a multi-service community agency that works to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. The Centre envisions a future in which Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.


Position Title: Community Healthcare Assistant

Placement Type: In-person

Number of Positions Available: 2-3

Worksite Location and Conditions:

  • Location: 91 Barrington Ave, East York, ON M4C 4Y9
  • The student will work in a community setting
  • Student needs to be fully vaccinated, pass a criminal reference check etc.


Brief Description of Practicum Project:

Working in a community setting, student will interact and participate in the Healthy Child Screening events with parents of children 2-6 years age.  There will be 5 screening events throughout the months of April and May 2024. Students will work under the supervision of a Family Resource Program Worker.


Learning Outcomes/Goals:

The student will develop the following competencies in the following areas:

(i)Critical thinking

(ii)Research and Communication

(iii)Professional communication skills and teamwork

(iv)Working in a unionized environment adopting an anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion framework


Qualifications/Competencies Required:

  • Currently enrolled in 2nd or 3rd year in a Nursing program at a University level;
  • Model health and safety practices;
  • Able to interact new comer and low-income families with children 2-6 years old;
  • Able to provide resources to parents;
  • Experience with working with ethno culturally diverse populations in Toronto;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to communicate any of the priority languages (e.g., Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Bengali, etc.) will be an asset;
  • Ability to travel to event locations


Benefits to the Student:

  • The student will learn learning to interact and communicate with new comer families and non-new comer families in community setting.
  • They will learn how to promote health and wellness to families and to early identify developmental challenges within children 2-6 years of age.
  • They will learn how to work in a team in a unionized organization.


Placement Period:

April – May 2024


Supervisor Name and title:

Keisha Cooke

Family Resource Program Worker


Application Deadline:

March 15, 2024


To Apply:

Complete an application form by clicking here


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