Across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America’s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care and spine centre for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. Learn more at shn.ca
Scarborough Health Network has recently won the Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award by the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL).
The Organizational Development and Diversity Department is seeking an enthusiastic, results-driven and creative systems-thinker to join our strategically driven team. The Diversity and Inclusion Specialist will be responsible for advancing the Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Strategy at the hospital by leading the development and implementation of programs and initiatives, which promote equity and inclusion for hospital employees and medical staff. Working closely with stakeholders and designing and delivering innovative educational programs, this position will be focused on driving internal diversity and inclusion strategies and programs across SHN.
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- Contribute to the development and implementation of a new Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, in alignment with our strategic plan.
- Build relationships and work with internal clients and stakeholders to develop insight and understanding into the organization’s unique needs, opportunities and constraints.
- Design, develop, promote, deliver and evaluate diversity and inclusion education and resources
- Work closely with the Employee Engagement Specialist to strategize on, operationalize and support Diversity and Inclusion calendar events.
- Engage and support current Communities of Inclusion (COIs)/Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and help new COIs develop and establish within the hospital.
- Consult on internal investigations relating to hospital employee and medical staff Human Rights Code violations
Collaborate with the Health Equity, Patient and Community Engagement department to ensure that staff training is responsive to the needs of our diverse community
- Support change management and apply a change management lens to new initiatives.
- Aid in the development and renewal of diversity and inclusion policies and practices.
- Develops evaluation tools to measure and monitor the effectiveness of programs and initiatives
- 5+ years’ experience managing, developing and successfully implementing diversity and inclusion policies, programs and curriculums within a public/private sector organization.
- Minimum undergraduate university degree (i.e. organizational development, sociology, equity studies).
- In-depth knowledge of change-management principles, strategies and applications.
- Track record of interacting, influencing and gaining credibility with all levels of staff and leaders.
- Driven to take initiative, work proactively under pressure, coordinate and manage projects from initiation to completion.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a large, complex and ever-changing organization.
- Ability to coach and mentor others including, supporting mindsets related to diversity, inclusion and equity.
- Knowledge of relevant legislation as it pertains to Diversity and Inclusion, such as the AODA and the Human Rights Code.
- Discretion and the ability to manage confidential and sensitive materials in a professional manner.
- Proven interest in self-development and in facilitating the development of others.
- Advanced skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher).
- Demonstrates values consistent with SHN's Code of Conduct and is committed to fostering a healthy and positive work environment in accordance with Health & Safety policy and legislation.
- Utilize protective equipment provided and identify and reports hazards
- Engages in ethical conduct and strives to understand and appreciate the diversity of our patient/staff population and community
- Excellent work performance and attendance record
- Advanced degree in diversity and inclusion related area.
- Formal learning in the areas of adult learning and facilitation.
- Experience applying blended learning strategies.
- Change Management training and/or certification.
- Other industry based certifications related to Adult Education, Diversity and Organizational Development.
Scarborough Health Network (SHN) embraces and celebrates our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SHN is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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