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Job Title: Education Outreach Program Co-ordinator

Number of Positions 1

Hourly Wage Rate 15.00

Number of Hours per Week 30.00

Number of Weeks 16

Anticipated Start Date 2021 - 06 - 21  (posiiton may be filled earlier)

Anticipated End Date 2021 - 10 - 08


Epilepsy Durham Region

Epilepsy Durham Region promotes independence and quality of life for individuals living with epilepsy in the Durham Region. We deliver education, support and social programs for people with epilepsy from youth to seniors, and for their family caregivers. Our goal is to create a barrier free community in which epilepsy is widely understood, and where persons affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders are empowered to live a life of support, dignity, and self-worth.


Due to Covid's negative impact on our traditional in-person service delivery, we are seeking team members who can contribute to providing services virtually to our clients and the community. Skills sets in technology are important to the success of this transition, as is the ability to work independently in a remote workforce.


Tasks and Responsibilities

The Education Outreach Program Co-ordinator conducts outreach, education and training activities to help improve the welfare of community members living with epilepsy. They develop and deliver presentations related to epilepsy to schools, workplaces, community organizations and individuals. Topics may be related to physical health, mental health, social dynamics, employment or other topics that create a positive culture in the community for people living with epilepsy.


The Education Outreach Program Co-ordinator must also maintain, develop and distribute education materials and resources. This includes developing content suitable for print, web, email or social distribution. The Education Outreach Program Co-ordinator will be a resource for in-person community events and online virtual events.


The Education Outreach Program Co-ordinator works within Client Services and must work effectively with staff members, including using collaboration tools such as Office 365, Teams, Planner and file sharing. A confidential and service-oriented approach and demeanor is required as they will be representing Epilepsy Durham Region in the broader community.


Due to covid restrictions, Epilepsy Durham Region expects a strong focus on online virtual education in 2021. A working knowledge of technology (video conferencing, webinars, presentations) to deliver education is a desired skill set. Ability to use multi-media technologies such as graphic design, video recording/editing, and related content creation tools not required but is an asset.


What skills are required for this position?

Client Service - Client Service refers to the ability to communicate efficiently and professionally with clients. At work, client service skills are required to interact with clients on behalf of the employer.


Teamwork - Teamwork refers to the skills needed to interact with other people. At work, people work with others in pairs and in small and large groups to coordinate tasks, share resources, plan, make decisions, negotiate, solve conflicts and complete other activities that involve teamwork.


Communication - Communication refers to the skills needed to exchange thoughts and information with other people. This exchange can happen orally by speaking, listening and using non-verbal cues, such as body language or in writing. At work, people use communication skills to talk to customers, discuss products with suppliers, explain work procedures to co-workers, participate in virtual sales meetings with clients, and other activities that involve verbal or written exchanges.


Digital Skills - Digital technology refers to the skills needed to understand and use digital systems, tools and applications, and to process digital information. At work, people use digital technology skills to input, access, analyze, organize, create and communicate information and ideas using computers, software, point-of-sale equipment, email, podcasts, web applications, smart phones and other digital devices.


Leadership - Leadership refers to a number of skills, including communication, relationship building, and the ability to delegate and traits such as honesty. At work, leadership skills are required when working in a team, demonstrating initiative, and taking responsibility for the completion of tasks that require multiple employees.


How to Apply

The Government of Canada funded this job through the Canada Summer Jobs program. You must be:

  • aged between 15 and 30 at the start of employment, and be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act?
  • Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents. *International students are not eligible.
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by sending a resume of experience, and a cover letter stating how you are a match for the position. Flexibility on start and end dates are possible, particularly for students return to school in then fall. We are able to offer this position as a remote work-from-home opportunity and are responsive to employee needs regarding covid safety. Please include any accommodations required in the cover letter.


Darryl Swain

Executive Director | Epilepsy Durham Region

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