Program: Adult Services – MMW Program
Status: Full-time, Contract (12-months)
Hours: 36.25 hrs/week
Salary: $26.9897 – $34.2051/hour
Date Posted: December 17, 2020
Closing Date: January 3, 2021
About Surrey Place:
At Surrey Place we help children and adults living with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and visual impairments reach their full potential. We offer a variety of groups and workshops for clients, families and caregivers, as well as extensive education and consultation services to community agencies.
Our comprehensive programs and services range from assessment, diagnosis, and one-on-one treatment, to family counselling and group support and is provided by a broad network of clinicians and professionals. Surrey Place is accredited with Accreditation Canada and is affiliated with the University of Toronto and other academic institutions and is a teaching site for students in a variety of health care professions.
Surrey Place employs nearly 500 employees, with 12 locations in the GTA and we also provide video-conferencing services to communities in northwestern Ontario.
The Adult Program at Surrey Place is seeking a Program Development Coordinator. Reporting to the Manager, MMW, the Program Development Coordinator will work as part of an interdisciplinary team responsible for helping to develop Educational Webinar series. These webinar series will be focusing on adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Autism from an Indigenous perspective.
May include, but is not limited to the following:
- Assisting in the planning of and leading the coordinating and implementing of program development and evaluation activities, including needs assessment, data collection, analysis, and reporting.
- Reviewing the literature for up to date curriculum content on aging and developmental disabilities.
- Writing and developing educational curriculum content for individuals with IDD as well as professionals and laypeople.
- Coordination and overseeing of day-to-day activities of the project.
- Liaising and building relationships with stakeholders across Northwestern Ontario who support with aging individuals who have IDD, special emphasis on Indigenous population.
- Identifying and testing specific strategies for community engagement.
- Coordinating the delivery of education to support people with IDD in the north who are aging.
- Work on other projects and grants as needed.
- University Degree in psychology, community development, public health, social work or related fields.
- Knowledge and experience with adults with developmental disabilities and developmental services.
- Experience with writing and developing training curriculum for adult learners.
- Experience with program evaluation is an asset
- Knowledge of aging populations would be beneficial.
- Knowledge of issues affecting communities/individuals facing barriers/challenges to access in an urban and rural environment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the impact of social, economic, environmental, and cultural issues on diverse communities.
- A self-starter with proven problem-solving, decision-making skills and proven ability to identify and resolve issues while working with minimum supervision.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage relationships; excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills including the ability to work respectively with diverse stakeholders.
- Strong communication, facilitation and presentation skills including knowledge of social media.
- Able to exercise judgement and discretion in dealing with information.
- Ability to manage time with overlapping priorities and multiple areas of responsibility.
- Ability to travel, work flexible hours and attend occasional evening and weekend events
- The successful candidate must provide an acceptable Vulnerable Sector Screening.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office,
- Experience with SPSS or other statistical analysis software
- Experience with NVIVO or other qualitative analysis software
- Fluency in French is considered an asset
Due to the pandemic, this position is home-based for now. Candidates will be required to work from a Surrey Place location and travel within Ontario may be required when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
To be considered for this position, you must be passionate about the work we do, and share our organizational values. Please submit your resume and cover letter saved in the following format: firstname.lastname (ie. John.Smith) to Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting file 20115 in the subject line of your email by the closing date.
Surrey Place is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation appropriate arrangements will be made to assist you through this process.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.