JOB: Health Educator & Sense Project Coordinator

 

Job Title Health Educator & Sense Project Coordinator
Type of Position Permanent Full Time
Hourly Salary $18.00/hr
Benefits 3 weeks vacation in first year, 4 weeks in following years

13 health days

Mission

Head & Hands envisions a society where all youth are participants and are inspired by the endless possibilities available to them. Our mission is to work with youth to promote their physical and mental well being. Our approach is preventative, non-judgmental, and holistic with a fundamental commitment to providing an environment that welcomes youth without discrimination. We facilitate social change and the empowerment of youth based on their current needs within our community and society at large.

About Head & Hands and the Sense Project

Since 1970, Head & Hands has been helping youth harness their potential to create healthy, vibrant, and caring communities.  We envision a society in which all young people are full participants, inspired by the endless possibilities available to them.

 

The Sense Project supports Montreal youth’s healthy sexual development by giving them the information and tools to make empowering decisions about their own sexual health. Our team visits high schools, community centres, drop-ins, CEGEPS, universities and group homes to facilitate sexual health workshops for youth and youth workers.

About the Health Educator & Sense Coordinator position

The Health Educator & Sense Project Coordinator network with schools and other individuals/institutions as required to ensure the viability of the Sense Project. They establish and maintain partnerships with schools and community groups, promote the Sense Project in the community and plan, coordinate and implement training for volunteer animators. They are also in charge of updating workshops and creating new material. They develop, update, and revise health promotion materials and workshops as needed

 

Requirements & Assets

Requirements:

  • Bilingual French & English
  • A commitment to harm reduction and anti-oppression
  • Excellent time management skills, personal organization, and attention to detail
  • Post-secondary education and/or experience in at least one of the following areas: health promotion or research, sexology, social justice, social work, street work, counselling
  • Program coordination or administrative experience
  • Experience working with youth
  • Knowledge around health issues experienced by youth
  • Great facilitation skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Experience working in a collaborative team setting

Assets:

  • Experience in working with youth
  • Experience in working in non-profit sector
  • Recent experience with high schools and/or CEGEPs
  • Connections to or background with NDG and is communities
  • Special knowledge of or experience with the following areas: STIs and safer sex practices,contraception, pregnancy and abortion, sexual assault, trans health, sex work, health advocacy and reproductive justice
  • Experience in fundraising
  • Experience working in a collective structure
  • Experience in peer supervision
  • Experience in training of interns and volunteers
  • Experience working in a community organization and/or non profit

 

Application Process

Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter to healthed@headandhands.ca, and including “Attn: Hiring Committee HE&SPC” in the subject line. Applications can also be submitted by fax at 514-481-2336, or in person at 3465 Benny ave. Guidelines for preparing your CV and cover letter are available on our website, no incomplete applications will be accepted.

 

As an organization that works to facilitate social change and the empowerment of diverse communities of youth, Head & Hands recognizes that experiencing marginalization and oppression often brings both challenges and valuable skills and perspectives.

 

We recognize that these skills are often undervalued and unacknowledged in professional settings, despite being highly transferable to the work we do. If you have questions about representing non-traditional skills and experience within your application, please get in touch for support in framing what you have to offer in a way that’s identifiable within the Qualifications and Assets described above.

 

People of color, people with disabilities, women, two-spirited and queer people, trans people, and other candidates who experience marginalization are strongly encouraged to apply and to self-identify in your cover letter. We are committed to a creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

 

Applications are due at 10:00 am on June 27th. All candidates will be sent a confirmation that their application was received, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further. We are aiming to hold interviews for this position during the week of July 2nd with an ideal start date of July 15th.