Join our Trans Health Team

The Trans Health Navigation pilot project is a by-us-for-us collaboration between Trans Health Information Ottawa (THIO), Kind, and Planned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO). It is a one year seed project funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

We are hiring two part-time positions (see full job details below):

1.           The Trans Health System Coordinator will map out and create a network of trans-inclusive health services and care providers in Ottawa to create an effective and supportive system for referrals.

 2.          The Peer Trans Health Counselling Coordinator will recruit, train, mentor and support a team of volunteer peer counsellors.

Application Deadline:    February 17, 2017

Terms:                           19 hours/week for one year

Salary:                           $21/hour

PPO is committed to diversifying its staff to ensure that a variety of life experiences are represented and that it is reflective of the different communities in the Ottawa area.  This includes but is not limited to: LGBTQ+ communities; racialized communities; Indigenous communities; people living with invisible and visible disabilities and/or individuals living with intersecting marginalization(s). 

Please submit your resume with letter of interest to transhealth@ppottawa.ca by 5pm on February 17, 2017.

 

A) Job description: Trans Health Systems Coordinator

The Trans Health System Coordinator will map out and create a network of trans-inclusive health services and care providers in Ottawa to create an effective and supportive system for referrals.

Skills and Characteristics

       Trans-identified, non-binary, two-spirit and/or gender diverse

       Well connected in Ottawa’s trans community

       Strong local and systems level knowledge about health services for trans people

       Proven experience in health systems navigation

       Experience creating networks and capacity building within health systems

       Demonstrates cultural competence, safety, and humility

       Committed to anti-racist and anti-oppressive approaches

       Excellent organizational abilities

       An adaptable, outgoing personality,self-motivated and a team player

Responsibilities include:

       Map Ottawa’s trans-inclusive health services and care providers; identify gaps

       Earn and build trust with service providers,trans individuals, and their families through engagement and collaboration

       Establish formal and informal referral protocols

       Seek ways to address the identified service gaps

       Collaborate with other staff to develop gender-affirming, client-centered models of service

       Support other staff to adapt, develop, and deliver appropriate peer counsellor training

       Create resource packages on various topics for the volunteer training manual, for distribution to clients, and for the website

       Contribute to training and ongoing development of volunteer Peer Counsellors

       Develop communication tools for promoting Trans Health Navigation services

       Identify and support service providers who wish to improve capacity to serve trans clients

       Coordinate with community partners to identify capacity-building needs for service providers

       Work with staff and volunteers to develop and deliver capacity-building workshops

       Connect with professional associations and colleges to promote trans-inclusive services

       Develop and implement evaluation framework to demonstrate project success and lessons learned

 

B) Job description: Peer Trans Health Counselling Coordinator

The Peer Trans Health Counselling Coordinator will recruit, train, mentor and support a team of volunteer peer counsellors.

Skills and Characteristics

       Trans-identified, non-binary, two-spirit and/or gender diverse

       Well connected in Ottawa’s trans community

       Strong knowledge of volunteer management

       Proven experience as a peer counsellor

       Experience developing and/or delivering training

       Knowledge/experience in trauma-informed care

       Demonstrates cultural competence, safety, and humility

       Committed to anti-racist and anti-oppressive approaches

       Excellent organizational and team coordination abilities

       An adaptable, outgoing personality,self-motivated and a team player

Responsibilities include:

       Recruit and screen trans-identified volunteers, respecting diverse cultures and the unique perspectives and needs of Two-Spirit people

       Research best practices in peer support for trans communities

       Collaborate with PPO staff to adapt, develop, and deliver appropriate peer counsellor training

       Create a volunteer training manual in collaboration with other staff

       Develop a plan for on-going capacity building workshops

       Produce schedules and coordinate volunteer team for mentoring and appointments

       Counsel clients when volunteers are not available

       Mentor volunteer counsellors, debrief after appointments

       Communicate frequently with volunteers to ensure they are satisfied and confident in their role

       Ensure appropriate supports are in place for volunteers

       Disseminate information for upcoming actions and events

       Keep detailed records of volunteers’ information and engagement

       Ensure the purpose of the project and its actions are clearly and consistently communicated.

 

Please submit your resume with letter of interest to transhealth@ppottawa.ca by 5pm on February 17, 2017.