Program Consultant (Education Specialist)

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Program Consultant (Education Specialist)

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Author pmnationtalk
Date November 22, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Location Off-site, ON
Category Consultation
Client Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
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Program Consultant (Education Specialist)
Shkaabe Makwa

Position Description:

Shkaabe Makwa is a Centre for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Wellness at CAMH that supports culturally relevant systems initiatives to achieve health equity and community wellness in collaboration with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and service providers across Ontario. Through the implementation of wise practices, evidence-based models, trauma-informed interventions, and the advancement of research, Shkaabe Makwa strives to transform health outcomes which harmonize traditional knowledge and medical expertise.

Shkaabe Makwa is seeking a full-time, permanent, Program Consultant (Education Specialist).  Reporting to the Manager of Workforce Development, the Education Specialist will support the development of high quality, culturally informed mental health and addiction training resources for First Nations, Inuit and Métis direct service providers. The successful candidate will develop training resources, manuals, facilitator guides, participant handouts and support the development of an online learning management system.

Responsibilities of this position include writing and editing content for training resources,   online training modules and interactive learning activities which are culturally informed and support mental health clinical practice. This will involve collaborating with other team members, community experts, internal and external community partners and stakeholders to disseminate existing and future training curriculums into engaging training resources and online content. The Program Consultant will also contribute to provincially-directed or community-initiated systems work, knowledge exchange and research activities. This position’s head office is located in Toronto at 60 White Squirrel Way. Candidates may be able to work from anywhere in Ontario with reliable and secure internet connection with the expectation to travel to the head office on occasion. This position may require travel throughout Ontario, including remote First Nations communities.


The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Education, Social Sciences, Health Sciences or related field. The candidate will have three years of experience in the mental health and substance use and/or Indigenous adult education field. Candidates who are First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience working with and alongside Indigenous communities, organizations and with Indigenous-specific content is required.

Demonstrated ability to read, understand and analyze grey literature and summarize relevant evidence to a non-academic audience is required. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Experience in online course content development, integrated Indigenous adult learning principles, writing and editing is required. Proficiency with technology and software including Microsoft Office and Moodle are required.

Other requirements include a thorough understanding of principles and practices of Indigenous engagement along with demonstrated community connections. The incumbent will also demonstrate adaptability, flexibility, diplomacy and tact.

Excellent planning and time management skills, with ability to multi-task, produce and coordinate projects to tight deadlines. Experience developing and maintaining partnerships and networks of significant numbers of internal and external partners. Knowledge of copyright legislation, APA style rules and copyright issues.

Bilingualism in French/English or an Indigenous language would be an asset. This position may require travel throughout Ontario, including remote First Nations communities.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please Note: This full-time permanent position is NOT part of any bargaining unit.

Salary Range: Competitive salary and compensation package

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CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute.  As a CAMH employee, you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.

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