Job Number: 910331

Category: YWHO Provincial Office

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 3

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Nov 23, 2022

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CH&E Coordinator (YWHO Service Integration Specialist-Eating Disorders)

Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario Provincial Office

Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO, www.youthhubs.ca) is a network of 22 (14 established, 8 in development), one-stop service hubs where young people ages 12 to 25 years have walk-in access to youth-centred, community based mental health and wellness services informed by youth, family members and service providers. The hubs are provincially-consistent in core features and locally led and adapted to offer and connect to a range of evidence-based services – mental health care, substance use, primary care, education, employment, housing, peer support, family support and care navigation – in youth-friendly spaces. Outcomes are rigorously evaluated within and across hubs focusing on positive outcomes in areas of wellness important to youth and their families. This initiative engages youth, family members and other stakeholders through a co-creation process, ensuring services are designed and delivered according to their needs.

Position Description:

YWHO is currently seeking a full-time, permanent CH&E Coordinator.  The CH&E Coordinator reports to the YWHO Manager, Prevention & Early Intervention, and works closely with the Clinical Practice Lead and the YWHO Implementation Team. The CH&E Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the planning and implementation of an early intervention program for eating disorders in YWHO sites across Ontario. They will be the intermediary contact between the research team at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) developing the early intervention model and the YWHO Provincial Office (PO) and select YWHO sites.

Responsibilities:

The CH&E Coordinator will be responsible for fostering collaborative relationships to develop a shared understanding and vision for the planning and implementation of an early intervention program for eating disorders at select YWHO sites across Ontario. This will require regular collaboration, convening and engagement with diverse internal and external stakeholders, including youth and families, service provider partners, researchers, and other decision-makers to support the development of a service delivery model for the ED-EI program at YWHO. The CH&E Coordinator will work closely with the research team at the CHEO to ensure that the YWHO service pathways and operational needs of sites is part of the development of the early intervention program. The CH&E Coordinator will be working within the YWHO PO team to foster a culture of quality and continuous improvement, collaborating with YWHO networks across the province in a Learning Health System environment. The CH&E Coordinator will provide coordination and planning support, with an aim to improve uptake of the ED-EI programs and to improve its integrated service delivery processes across provincial YWHO networks. The CH&E Coordinator will be responsible for supporting education and training at YWHO sites relating to eating disorders and will create and/or and support the creation of tailored resources to facilitate development, planning and implementation at the local community level. These resources will include support for clinical, operational and communication needs, as well as the implementation of this program in diverse community contexts. The CH&E Coordinator will develop and monitor implementation plans, tools, and tracking processes and will support reporting on progress toward project goals and deliverables. The CH&E Coordinator will support the facilitation of working groups and will lead youth advisory meetings with support from the Manager, Prevention & Early Intervention. The CH&E Coordinator will leverage a strong understanding of anti-racism/anti-oppression and principles of health equity to support implementation of programming that meets the needs of diverse youth. The CH&E Coordinator will also assist with developing an evaluation framework for the implementation of the early intervention program for eating disorders at select YWHO sites.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in a health sciences discipline or related field.
  • (3) years related experience in health or social services, specifically related to mental health, and/or eating disorders service delivery for youth
  • The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of Ontario’s Mental Health and Substance Use system/services, specifically eating disorders, partnered with a demonstrated commitment to principles of equity, inclusivity, respect and social justice.
  • Familiarity in the areas of evidence-based care, health promotion and prevention, and early intervention programs are considered an asset.
  • Experience in assisting teams with implementing evidence-based clinical practices through facilitation, problem solving, collaboration and co-design, and conflict resolution is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and leadership to collaborative partnerships is essential, using coaching strategies, and experience facilitating strategic planning processes, stakeholder engagement and co-development.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal communication and creative problem solving skills are required, with the ability to function independently with minimal supervision.
  • This position requires strong planning and time management skills, the ability to support data driven/evidence-informed decision making, and to translate information to various target audiences.
  • The candidate should have familiarity with implementation science, quality improvement, change management and project coordination and evaluation.
  • Proficiency in web-based tools and MS Office software, including spreadsheet and presentation applications, as well as the ability to learn new programs quickly and comfort and ability with a range of web-based virtual meeting programs is required. 

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please Note: This full-time, permanent position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

Salary Range: $33.59 - $45.31 per hour

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