Full-time, 12-month temporary position.
CMHA, Ontario, is a provincial association, committed to improving services and support for individuals with mental illnesses and to the promotion of mental health in Ontario.
We are seeking an experienced individual to join our Policy Department. Reporting to the Director, Public Policy, the Analyst will investigate trends and opportunities, coordinate projects, manage a community of practice, review legislation and public policy, and recommend policy options for CMHA Ontario to contribute to the advancement of mental health promotion for Indigenous populations. The Analyst will coordinate projects that convene multiple stakeholders including Indigenous organizations, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Provincial Territorial Organizations and Tribal Councils on public policy-related issues in mental health and addictions, appraise health promotion and health service delivery approaches, identify options and monitor health system performance which focus on the planning of services and supports for Indigenous persons with mental health and addictions issues. The Analyst will design and analyze surveys, as well as extract, analyze and report secondary data that supports the policy functions of the organization. The Analyst will prepare briefs, reports, submissions and presentations, and provide policy advice and leadership to provincial committees and working groups. The Analyst will maintain an up-to-date knowledge of trends, health equity and mental health promotion approaches, clinical studies, and mental health and addictions issues affecting Indigenous persons and communities and identify common themes and prepare clearly articulated written analyses and short papers. The Analyst will maintain an up-to-date knowledge of statistical sources related to health equity, mental health and addictions, health promotion and prevention, and participate in the development of knowledge transfer resources. The Analyst will promote the inclusion, consultation, and engagement with Indigenous communities and organizations within CMHA Ontario and across CMHA branches in the province.
We are seeking an experienced individual with a Graduate degree in public policy, social work, health equity, human rights, health promotion or a related field. A minimum of 5 years experience in policy analysis, health services research or health system development pertaining to Indigenous communities required. Knowledge of Indigenous culture, history and values required. Familiarity with key concepts of health equity, human rights, mental health promotion and social determinants of health required. Familiarity with provincial directions in health equity and health care reform in Ontario required. Advanced knowledge of the mental health and addictions sector, specifically issues relating to Indigenous persons and communities required. Experience in social marketing, program planning and developing and evaluating health promotion resources required. Experience working in multi-sectoral partnerships and liaising with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Provincial Territorial Organizations, Tribal Councils, Indigenous organizations and government agencies and knowledge of the public policy environment in Ontario required. Experience managing projects and managing multiple tasks within established timelines in a team environment required. Work experience in the mental health and addictions, or broader community and social services sector with a focus on Indigenous persons and communities is an asset.
Secondment opportunities are welcome.
We welcome and encourage applications from all individuals with relevant experience, people with disabilities, including people with lived experience of mental health and addictions issues and family members. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Please note: this full-time temporary position is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.
Salary range; $69,277.00 to $77,905.59
Please submit your resume to:
Director, Corporate Resources
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z8
Fax: (416) 977-2813
Closing date: March 13, 2018 at 6:00pm
We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.