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Youth Facilitator 

Category Healthcare Professional Opportunities  
Req Number HEA-19-00047  
Department Transition Strategy 

Work type Temporary Part-time 

Grade Grade 4 ($26.01/hr to $31.09/hr) 

FTE 40 

Posting Close Date 10/13/2019 


Position: Youth Facilitator
Site: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Department: Transition Strategy
Hours: Days, 15 hours per week - 37.5 hours per week
Status: temporary Part-time


We are seeking a young adult who has lived experience with a physical disability and has been a patient in both paediatric and adult healthcare settings. There is currently 1 position open. The role requires flexibility in schedule as some shifts will be during weekdays, evenings and weekends.

  1. for the cross-organizational the LIFEspan Service

The Youth Facilitator will meet with clients individually, in small groups and workshop settings. The Youth Facilitator must be able to work independently and as part of the healthcare team. The Youth Facilitator will: initiate and facilitate conversations with clients which may include sharing personal experiences; collaborate with team members in an inter-professional environment providing client-centred care; communicate effectively with clients, families, and colleagues; participate in program planning, development, and evaluation; participate in professional and organizational initiatives supporting quality management and research. Please be sure to give some indication that you fit the criteria for this consumer role. Preference will be given to candidates who have received paediatric rehabilitation services. Applications received that do not clearly indicate this may not be selected for review.

This is a consumer role - must have experience as a patient in paediatric and adult healthcare settings. We are recruiting young adults with physical disabilities for these roles.

  • Post-Secondary Diploma or Degree (or actively working towards with minimum 1 year completed)
  • Knowledge of healthcare systems and community resources commonly used by youth with specialized healthcare needs preferred
  • Must be willing to share personal experiences of navigating adult life
  • Personal experience with independent living, using transportation, volunteering or working and relationships is preferred
  • Experience facilitating groups
  • Comfortable sharing opinions as part of a team
  • Able to observe and run workshops as well as provide insight into development
  • Enthusiastic about working with youth with specialized health care needs
  • Fun and Creative
  • Good organizational and written communication skills
  • Able to use Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Must be independently mobile
  • Good attendance is required
  • Holland Bloorview Youth Mentor training an asset


The LIFEspan position is not open to current clients of Holland Bloorview Kids or Toronto Rehab's LIFEspan service that have received services from Holland Bloorview in the last two years, except for Employment support program clients

About the Organization Join a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth living with disability, 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.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fostering a climate of equity and diversity and welcomes and respects the diversity of our clients, families, staff, trainees, volunteers, trustees and partners. As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application by pressing the "Apply" button near the top of this page. Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at or 416-425-6220.  

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