Black Mentorship Consultant – Black Nursing Mentorship Program

Part-Time @Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Health Care
  • Post Date : November 25, 2021
  • Apply Before : December 3, 2021
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Job Description

Holland Bloorview is committed to fostering a climate of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate within our corporate No Boundaries strategic plan. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we support an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. We welcome applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2SA+ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas within our community. Holland Bloorview is committed to fair assessment of a candidate’s abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths.

About the hospital:

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth with disabilities, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in two successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto’s Top Employers, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

About the opportunity:

The Nursing Team is planning to launch a Mentorship Program for new nurse graduates who identify as Black to support and increase representation of Black nurses. The Black Mentorship Consultant, who must identify as black, will support Black new nurse graduates with their mentorship needs. The Consultant will also provide equity related mentorship to other new graduates and provide equity training for mentors in the Nursing program. This will include providing mentorship, facilitating conversations, and creating and providing feedback on training/resources. The Consultant will also provide feedback to identify the infrastructure and resources required to continue the success of the program beyond launch and in accordance with the areas of focus identified in the Holland Bloorview Employee Engagement surveys.

This position reports directly to the Nursing Vision and Strategy Coordinator. This position will also collaborate with the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion office, the Collaborative Practice Leader in Nursing, and the Advanced Practice Nursing Educators.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide mentorship to new graduate nurses who identify as black
  • Facilitate mentorship sessions and conversations around anti-oppression, social justice, self and community care, and equity with BIPOC new graduates and allies
  • Provide training to nursing mentors on how equity can be practiced and implemented in the mentorship-mentee relationship
  • Create training/resources and/or provide feedback on training/resources to facilitate this work
  • Consult with the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) office, taskforce, and relevant committees where required
  • Map out project plan with timelines, details, and deliverables
  • Requirements of the position will evolve as the successful candidate develops a project plan

Required Qualifications

  • Valid registration and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Candidate identifies as Black
  • Experience in a healthcare setting, working with diverse multi-ethnic equity-seeking groups/ communities
  • Deep understanding of anti-racism and anti-oppression framework, lived experience preferred
  • Deep understanding of issues of Anti-Black racism, strong Black cultural awareness and demonstrated commitment to working with diverse communities and promoting inclusion
  • Excellent presentation and group facilitation skills both in person and through virtual technology
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with students and adults from diverse communities, specifically, Black communities in Toronto

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in nursing or in a related health care field preferred
  • Experience in adult education, program development, practice development, evaluation, and research
  • Knowledge of Black communities and resources in Toronto
  • Good understanding and/or experience with community-based initiatives
  • Experience in project planning and development.

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