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New job Community Organizer - Dorval-Lachine or Lasalle Territory - Full time in Quebec

Community Organizer - Dorval-Lachine or Lasalle Territory - Full time

Company : CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
Salary : $25.25 - $45.22 an hour
Location : Quebec

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Reason for Post :
Work surplus
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Temporary- Full time
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CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
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Direction des services multidisciplinaires, de la qualité, de la performance et de la responsabilité populationnelle
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Psychology and social services professional (Psychologist/Social Worker/Psychoeducator/Community Org./etc.)
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The CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal (CIUSSS ODIM) is currently looking for three (3) community organizers, two (2) to join the teams at the CLSC de Dorval-Lachine and one at the CLSC Lasalle.

Through its population-based responsibility, the CIUSSS ODIM has the mission to deploy planned efforts to protect, promote and restore the health and well-being of the populations of its territory by intervening on the social, cultural, economic and environmental determinants of health and well-being of the communities.
To this end, the CIUSSS works to create pathways and living conditions conducive to health and well-being. It is at the heart of this mission that the community organizer encourages synergy between the community, political, public, private and social economy sectors in its territory, for the development of a range of collective services that are of high quality, rich, evolving and relevant to the specific needs of the target population.

The community organizer is a professional who acts as a strategist and potentiator of community action in a given territory. To do this, he or she acts as an agent of change or analyst, as a consultant or trainer. Driven by democratic values, sustainable development and social justice, this practitioner promotes the appropriation of power and the development of the capacity to act - empowerment - of communities.

As part of his or her mandate, the community organizer :
  • Studies the biopsychosocial profiles of the communities (geographic, interests and identity) present in his/her territory (demographic data, health indicators, mapping, etc.);
  • Examines the community's collective service coverage to highlight its strengths and challenges;
  • Analyzes social, health, economic and political conditions at the local, regional and national levels to identify major trends and gain a better capacity to anticipate them;
  • Analyzes the networks and dynamics in place to highlight the opportunities and challenges facing communities;
  • Updates the integrated regional public health action plan and consults the relevant reference frameworks (e.g., the RIIAQ);
  • Research recognized and evidence-based community action practices;
  • From a strategic planning perspective, identifies priorities for action and translates them into objectives and structuring projects;
  • Immerses his/her self in established communities and approaches emerging communities to promote the CIUSSS service offer;
  • Initiates, supports and perpetuates initiatives such as community gardens, thrift stores, popular education, self-help or advocacy groups, daycare, transportation, domestic help services, etc.);
  • Supports inter-sectoral roundtables and other working groups or committees (planning meetings, agendas, minutes, facilitation, transmission of information, training, etc.);
  • Acts as a resource person for community groups (coaching, project management, consulting, etc.);
  • Creates proximity between the various players in the community to strengthen the web of formal and informal relationships;
  • Helps groups to overcome obstacles encountered in the advancement of their projects, notably by supporting them in their search for resources and by representing their interests with institutional and political organizations;
  • Acts as a mediator between actors and negotiates compromise solutions;
  • Receives, evaluates and directs requests for community services to the appropriate resources.
  • The organizer may be called upon to initiate and participate in a variety of mandates influenced by the issues of the day, particularly in the context of health emergencies.

Do you have an idealistic bent and a concern for issues related to affordable housing, mental health, addictions, social inclusion, literacy, immigration, poverty and violence? Make a difference by embracing this great emerging profession!
Requirements :
  • Have a bachelor's degree in the humanities or social sciences, such as social work, psycho-education, psychology, political science, education, criminology, sociology, etc;
  • Ability to relate to both French and English speaking clients;
  • Possess a valid driver's license and a vehicle;
  • Experience in the community sector (paid or unpaid);
  • Ability to manage several files at once;
  • Demonstrate good strategic analysis skills;
  • Ability to write and conceptualize;
  • Autonomy, initiative and creativity;
  • Be agile and adaptable;
  • Demonstrate leadership and influence;
  • Interpersonal skills, ability to build and maintain relationships and diplomacy;
  • Demonstrate curiosity, a desire to understand, learn and take on challenges.

Take advantage of this great career opportunity and benefit from these numerous advantages:

  • The stability of a full-time job, Monday through Friday;
  • Competitive salary (from $25.25 to $45.22/hour, depending on experience) to which bonuses may be added;
  • Four (4) weeks vacation after one year of full-time employment;
  • Thirteen (13) statutory vacations and 9.6 sick days for a year of full-time employment (full-time positions only; fringe benefits are paid to part-time employees);
  • Participation, with the employer, in a defined benefit pension plan to ensure a reliable retirement income;
  • Group insurance protection (life, health, salary);
  • Access, for the employee and his or her family, to a free employee assistance program;
  • Access to ongoing training (formal training, supervision, coaching, etc.);
  • Extensive career development opportunities with the possibility of applying to internally posted positions;
  • A teaching and research environment through CIUSSS' affiliation with McGill University.
Comments :
We thank all applicants. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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