Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is looking for a Program Consultant! For more information on this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!
• At PSSP, we are seeking a Regional Equity Coach within the Northwest Region to build capacity and meaningfully integrate equity and health equity in our system change efforts. This role will be required to use leadership, coaching and collaborative approaches to apply health equity content expertise and evidence-based tools and practices to the team’s work. The Regional Equity Coach will develop content and curriculum and deliver training in order to build capacity within their regional team and with external stakeholders. They will apply their content expertise and provide guidance and direction to the integration of health equity in implementation projects and initiatives. This role will support the team in prioritizing the engagement of marginalized and vulnerable populations, including persons and families with lived experience and, First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners and populations. Reporting to the Manager, Northwest Region, this role will also support the team in developing and maintaining key partnerships across the region with partners focused on health equity—including those serving and/or representing marginalized and vulnerable populations.
• The Regional Equity Coach will work collaboratively with their regional team members and coach to the meaningful integration of health equity in all areas of the team’s work. Working with the Knowledge Broker, they will support the program’s evidence-based approach to system change through accessing, synthesizing and applying health equity research and evidence to the team’s work. Working with the team’s Evaluator, they will access and use population, sociodemographic and health service usage data at the local and regional levels, and will use this data to integrate equity perspectives and priorities in the planning and implementation of projects. The role will work with the team’s Implementation Specialists to support the development of project-level health equity plans, and will coach the team in the use of evidence-based practices, tools and strategies (including the HEIA) in local and regional implementation projects.
• The Equity Coach will connect and collaborate with the Regional Equity Coaches in other regional offices, as well as PSSP’s programmatic Health Equity & Engagement team, located in Toronto. They will be closely connected to and supported by the programmatic team’s management roles, including the Assistant Manager of Health Equity & Engagement. They will function as a member of this broader content-driven team, establishing common priorities and processes and supporting one another in their work. The successful candidate will bring a deep level of content expertise and familiarity with related evidence and research to this work, as well as an inclusive and collaborative approach that acknowledges a wide spectrum of difference in their partners and audiences. In addition, they will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements.
• The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in health sciences, social work, diversity, equity studies, or an equivalent combination of a University degree in a related discipline combined with three or more years’ relevant experience working in health and social services or systems. The position requires extensive content expertise in the areas of health equity and engagement, as well as experience coaching/supporting others in this content area in a health system or point of care setting. Specifically, the successful candidate will have experience developing and delivering face-to-face and virtual training and capacity building — preferably direct experience or formal training in adult education, teaching and curriculum development.
• In addition to direct experience creating health equity content and curriculum for diverse audiences, the candidate will have a proven track record of engaging others in open, meaningful and productive dialogue about health equity. Also required is familiarity and experience using and coaching others to use tools, processes and best practices related to health equity, including the Health Equity Impact Assessment tool.
• The successful candidate will draw from extensive knowledge of health equity models and frameworks, including community engagement, cultural competency, anti-racism, anti-oppression, and others. They require direct experience engaging youth, families and persons with lived experience in a mental health/substance use context, as well as prior experience working with marginalized and vulnerable populations in a health system, hospital or community-based mental health context. Personal lived experience with mental health and addiction issues and/or diverse identities (indigenous, racialized, LGBTQ, etc.) is also an asset. They will amplify and translate their knowledge and experience through coaching strategies such as strength-based problem solving, active listening, motivational interviewing and modeling. They will also be an experienced builder of partnerships and collaboration.
• Bilingual candidates will be preferred (French/English, Ojibwe/English or another second language).
• A valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle and an ability to travel for program assignments are required. Travel will be required regularly throughout the Northwest Region and occasional travel to Toronto will also be required.