Peer Advisor/Case Co-ordinator

Couchiching Family Health Team - Orillia, ON (il y a 30+ jours)

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Position: Peer Advisor/Case Co-ordinator – NSM Trans Health Program (32 hours per week)

(Trans* refers to all individuals who identify as a transgender man or woman, non-binary and/or gender non-conforming.)

Reports To: Director of Clinical Services

Position Summary:

As a key member of the Couchiching Family Health Team (CFHT), and an integral part of an interdisciplinary health care team, the major role of the Peer Advisor/Case Co-ordinator will be to provide peer support, outreach and participate on the NSM Trans Health Steering Committee as an advisor and person with knowledge or lived experience. The Peer Support/Case Co-ordinator will facilitate services and support clients with their individual goals, utilizing their knowledge or experience with Trans health challenges. The individual will provide a source of encouragement and hope, partnering with clients as they pursue their objectives. The Peer Advisor/Case Co-ordinator will work collaboratively with clients as a coach and liaison, assisting clients to advocate for themselves. This individual will provide a bridge for Trans identified individuals in their community and will help to link clients with community resources of their choice.

Roles and Responsibilities:

· Improve decision making processes, health outcome and client experiences for Trans-identified clients of all ages

· Provide community-based short-term case co-ordination support to an assigned group of clients and assume responsibility for coordinating and/or facilitating client group sessions.

· Work closely with clients to address problems, answer questions, gather and provide information, and connect clients to resources in the community

· Collaborate with organizations and institutions on the development of policies and procedures that promote inclusion and belonging for Trans-identified individuals

· Contribute to projects and activities that strengthen the Trans program and services

· Administrative and operational duties including, emails, phone calls, documentation

· Provide coverage to other administrative position during illness and vacation

· Engage, establish and maintain relationships with clients

· Promote independence through coaching and mentoring clients to set goals and develop skills

· Use knowledge of Trans issues and/or lived experience to engage, support, encourage, and build hope with clients

· Planning, organizing, developing, leading and facilitating group activities, including education, and building skills and awareness of issues related to the Trans population

· Contribute to program development, research and educational activities of the program

· Maintain client medical records as per CFHT documentation standards

· Prepare quarterly reports and monitor daily statistical data to ensure statistics are reported to the Ministry of Health in a timely fashion

· Participate in CFHT and regional committees as needed

· Provide education on Trans health-related issues to physicians and service providers

· Maintain and upgrade knowledge and skills

· Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures

· Maintain confidentiality in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

· Work in compliance with Health and Safety laws adhering to safe work practices and procedures established by the CFHT

· Other duties as required

Skills/Knowledge Requirements:

· An understanding of health and social issues and factors relevant to Trans population

· Empathetic to those struggling with the challenges that face the Trans population and their caregivers/support persons

· Demonstrated commitment to community development, engagement, and accountability practices

· Ability to work independently

· Excellent computer skills

· Commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and anti-oppression principles

· Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal presentation skills, diplomatic and effective liaison and interpersonal skills

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an Interprofessional team, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

· Extensive knowledge of formal and informal community services and resources relevant to Trans population or demonstrated ability to search for applicable resources/information

· Knowledge and understanding of the client population to effectively manage Trans barriers and challenges

· Willingness to selectively share personal information that is relevant to a situation and for reasons that are therapeutic to the client

· Has an appreciation for diversity

· Possess good judgement and problem solving skills

· Excellent time management skills with an ability to multi-task and effectively set priorities

· Effective leadership, decision-making, organizational and problem solving skills are required

· Ability to demonstrate a non-homophobic and non-transphobic approach

· Ability to demonstrate an anti-oppression and anti-racism approach to practice

Education/Specific Job Requirements:

· Formal education in a relevant field of study (Social Science, health promotion, social work, adult education etc.) or the equivalent combination of education and work experience

· Registration with appropriate professional College if applicable

· Familiar with the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of Care

· Familiar with the Guidelines and Protocols for Hormone Therapy and Primary Health Care for Trans Clients (Sherbourne Health Centre)

· Proof of current Ontario Driver’s License and access to reliable vehicle for travel to Midland, Barrie, Orillia, Muskoka, and Collingwood

· Provide evidence of a clean driver abstract and proof of insurance

· Able to work flexible hours including evenings if required

· Police Record/Vulnerable Record Check


· At least 1 to 2 years in Trans Health services, peer support, or relevant work experience

· Experience working with clients, staff, and organizations of diverse backgrounds are required

· Experience facilitating groups an asset

· Experience with an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and office applications an asset

The Couchiching Family Health Team supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. The CFHT is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and workplace. If you are contacted to participate in our recruitment process, please advise the interview coordinator of any accommodations. The CFHT has an Accommodation Policy and Procedure to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. While we thank all applicants, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.


  • Extended health care
  • Vision care
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Dental care

Reference ID: Peer Advisor/Case Co-ordinator

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Trans Health: 1 year (Required)
  • facilitating groups: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Electronic Medical Record and office applications: 1 year (Preferred)


  • AEC / DEP or Skilled Trade Certificate (Preferred)