Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services is a Community Health Centre that aims 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 diverse individuals, families and communities can achieve health with dignity.
The ‘Hijabs and Helmets’ project is intended to serve refugees and immigrant communities. It engages and recruits Hijabi women and their allies to promote cycling as a recreational activity. The program also puts emphasis on raising the participants’ leadership skills and training them to combat racism, hate and micro-aggressions that are rampant against visible religious minority women.
The position requires working on-site maintaining all COVID-19 safety protocols in place at Access Alliance and travel to and work at other sites as required.
The Community Health Worker will:
Support Access Alliance’s ‘Hijabs and Helmets’ project which promotes cycling and volunteerism to visible religious minorities among newcomers.Organize learn-to-bike workshops and community group rides for the Hijabi community and their allies.
Assist with cycling month’s key outreach events, help with set-up, attendance keeping, and tabling at local community events.
Interact with target newcomer community members on a daily basis and participate in event planning and execution activities with multiple stakeholders including partners from other sectors and local businesses.
Organize and facilitate info sessions and relevant skill-building workshops
Assist with Scarborough Cycles’ overall outreach activities and grow program participation within marginalized newcomer communities.
Assist with the Bike Hub activities and ‘Hijabs and Helmets’ initiative’s social media outreach efforts.
Provide support to newcomer volunteers.
Assist with general administrative work, data collection, and program/event set up and take down.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Express and/or identify as a female gendered person with lived experience and strong connections with targeted communities is highly preferred.
Demonstrated interest in joining a community-based organization serving newcomer, immigrant, refugee, and non-status peoples.
Some experience working within the community development/non-profit sector, as a volunteer, placement student, or intern is an asset.
Currently working towards a career in community social service or a related discipline is an asset.
Commitment to work from an integrated anti-oppression framework.
Strong interest in researching and identifying the barrier to participation faced by newcomer community residents.
Patient and strong interpersonal communication skills.
Comfortable working both independently and in a team environment;
Able to work outdoor in various weather conditions.
Experience riding a bike is an asset (i.e., riding for recreation or for commuting)
Basic bike tune-up/repair knowledge is an asset.
CAN-BIKE Certification (any level) is an asset.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
Experience creating and posting content to our social media platforms using Canva.
Fluent in a language spoken by target communities, e.g., Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Farsi is an asset.
Able to work 1-2 evening shifts and/or occasional weekends as required.
Salary: $49,477/annually (pro-rated to hours worked)
Hours: 3 days per week (21 hours/week)
Location: AccessPoint on Danforth, 3079 Danforth Avenue
Bargaining Unit position: United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 175
Classification: Community Health Worker (CHW)
Please be advised that our organization requires all staff, students, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination can be obtained from the Ministry site.
With “CHW- Hijabs & Helmets” in the subject heading please send your resume and cover letter by 5pm, April 4th to:
by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
by Regular Mail: Hiring Committee, “Hijabs & Helmets”
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.