Program Consultant (Regional Knowledge Exchange Lead)
Regional Services, West Region, London
Reporting to the Regional Manager, the Knowledge Exchange Lead will play an important connective role on a local level. You will be an integral member of the EENet team. Reporting to the Regional Manager and taking strategic direction from the Manager of Knowledge Exchange in the Health Systems and Health Equity Research (HSHER) Group, this position will be responsible for a variety of knowledge exchange activities associated with EENet. As the local ‘face’ of EENet you will act as a two-way conduit for information sharing between EENet and local communities. The Regional KE Lead will be specifically charged with building and fostering linkages between community, hospital, university research centres, LHINs, other local and regional planning bodies and other community mental health and addictions stakeholders for knowledge exchange purposes. Your duties and responsibilities also include acting as local connectors of knowledge producers and knowledge users (e.g. planning tables, LHINs, community MH&A programs, hospital MH&A programs, Human Services and Justice Committees, public health bodies, etc); building and fostering relationships with researchers within Universities and Academic Health Science Centres; and enhancing community capacity to engage in research and KE activities and use evidence for decision-making; feeding research activity and promising practices back to EENet’s management and resource centre; developing KE products and organizing KE activities for the region and the broader network; and facilitating access to appropriate and tailored evidence in support of local and regional service collaboratives. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. The position is located 100 Collip Circle in London and will involve travel within Western Ontario.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Health Services, Knowledge Translation Research or a related discipline with a minimum of 3 years’ related experience. You will have experience includes management of complex projects; facilitation of groups; adult education and training; development of work plans, budgets and communication plans; as well as literature search, quality appraisal, applicability assessment and interpretation. Understanding of knowledge exchange conceptual models, frameworks and strategies and experience with a range of knowledge exchange methods (e.g. communities of practice, newsletters, workshops, online collaborative spaces, online repositories) with demonstrated ability to research, analyze and develop knowledge exchange options and strategies would be considered an asset. Experience working within research and/or government environments is also considered an asset. You will have demonstrated skills in project management, time management, interpersonal communication, and problem solving. Strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to manage diverse task load are required. You must be proficient in web-based tools and MS Office software, including spreadsheet and presentation applications, and comfortable with web and social media technologies to foster engagement. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and possess the ability for self-directed learning, but is also able to collaborate well with team members with excellent networking, leadership, relationship building, interpersonal and listening skills to work effectively with a broad range of stakeholders and to facilitate the development of partnerships. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are also necessary. Demonstrated commitment to principles of equity, inclusivity, respect and cultural competence is required. Bilingualism (French/English) is strongly preferred.
Please Note: This full-time, 18-month temporary position is not a part of any Bargaining Unit.
Salary Range: Competitive salary and benefits package
Please forward your résumé to:
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
1001 Queen Street West
M6J 1H4 Fax: (416) 583-4316
Please remember to include the File Number when applying.
Closing Date: July 12, 2012
File Number: 12203
As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.