Community Development Consultant Indeed

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Medicine Hat Community Housing Society
May 9, 2023
Medicine Hat, Canada
Job Type
From $31.17 per hour
  • Medicine Hat


The Community Development Consultant works as part of the Homeless & Housing Development Department team in a project focused capacity.

Responsible for leading the mapping of mental health services for vulnerable populations in Medicine Hat, the project will focus on services for adults but will coordinate with Integrated Youth Services, who will partner to map services for youth through a coordinated effort.
The regular workday is 8:00AM – 4:30PM with an unpaid hour lunch break and may require occasional evening or weekend hours to accommodate community driven initiatives. On-site training in human-centered design and systems planning approaches will be provided.

Area of Responsibility
· Development of both a network map (laying out the structure of connections in the system) and a process map (to explore individual stakeholder journeys to identify leverage points), through a human-centered systems thinking lens.
Human-centered systems thinking combines systems thinking (connections and interactions between people in a system) with human-centered design (empathizing with all people engaged in the system including stakeholders and the end user), often referred to as zooming in and zooming out.
· Engage in 1-1 interviews with stakeholders and participants with lived-living experience
· Lead a variety of collaborative engagements, including small and large group facilitated discussions.
· Through mapping processes and analysis inform prototype/solution planning.
· Provide a report back to community on mapping results, key findings and next steps.

Experience and Education
· Experience working with vulnerable populations (employment or volunteer capacity) preferred.
· Education in psychology, social work or related human services field.

Suitability Criteria

This position requires the ability to:
· Be sensitive to the dignity and respect of individuals and families impacted by homelessness.
· Adhere to the established health and safety measures.
· Strong professional boundaries.
· Use independent judgement and critical thinking skills.
· Demonstrate the ability to work independently.
· Communicate clearly and concisely.

Areas of Knowledge
This position prefers knowledge and/or awareness of the following:
· Knowledge of addictions, mental health
· Deescalating training preferred but not required

Working Conditions
· Exposure to a variety of working environments.
· Exposure to a variety of professional practice delivery systems

License and Certificates
· Provide current, clear Criminal Record Check.
In good standing with professional body if applicable (e.g. ACSW)

Please send resume via email nand put "POSTING" in the subject line.
We thank everyone for applying, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please visit for a full job description. Thank you for your interest with the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society.

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 12-14 weeks

Salary: From $31.17 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Work Location: In person

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