Child, Youth and Family Engagement Coordinator

Job Posting #: 1623-20

Position Summary:

Directly reporting to the Core Service Provider Table, the Child, Youth and Family Engagement Coordinator is responsible for the leadership of planning, developing, implementing and evaluating activities and initiatives relating to child, youth and family engagement. They will engage with youth and parents to inform staff and partners, regarding Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) service delivery. In the development of this CYMH Lead Agency strategy, the Engagement Coordinator provides project leadership in collaboration with the Youth and Family Engagement advisories, involving the three CYMH Core Service Provider agencies in the Nipissing, Parry Sound and Muskoka districts, , and informing the Child and Youth Mental Health Planning Table and Network. A critical element of this role is the ability to engage our community across its northern geography, a rural voice, and the socio-cultural-linguistic features of our population, including the voices of people with increased vulnerabilities.

Hours Of Work:

Full-time contract (35 hours per week) ending March 31, 2022 with possibility of extension


North Bay, ON
Sundridge, ON
Sturgeon Falls, ON
Parry Sound, ON

Hourly Rate/Salary:

Minimum $27.60 to maximum $34.25 per hour; salary commensurate with education and experience

Closing Date:

Closed - Interviewing


• Post-secondary degree in Business, Social Sciences, Community Development, Health Services, Public Relations or a related field;
• Minimum of 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience that includes expertise in communications, marketing, and community engagement;
• Expert knowledge in Project Management strategies;
• Experience and knowledge in the Child and Youth Mental Health services system;
• Demonstrated skills in the areas of organization, networking, planning, and community capacity building;
• Ability to work collaboratively with a cross-section of community representatives;
• Demonstrated use of anti-oppressive practices;
• Strong communication, collaboration, negotiation, facilitation, and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to write clear, concise reports and documentation, with attention to detail;
• Proficiency with computer software, specifically Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with MS Project or other project management tools an asset;
• Actively demonstrate an ongoing commitment to ensure your safety, the safety of fellow workers, clients and their families, visitors and volunteers;

• Contribute and lead in the culture of safety and prevention of adverse health events for all in the organization;
• Demonstrate ability and commitment to maintain confidentiality;
• Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in Canada prior to commencing work;
• Preference will be given to bilingual (French/English) candidates;
• A valid Ontario driver’s licence and use of a reliable motor vehicle; and,
• Clear Criminal Record Check, including vulnerable sector search.

Application Process

Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca is an equal opportunity employer and we value the importance of diversity, dignity and worth of every individual in the workplace. Hands offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by Hands regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting competition #1623-20, to:

Human Resources Department
Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca
391 Oak Street East
North Bay, Ontario
P1B 1A3