NOW CLOSED — Call for applications — Citizen Partner Approach

Call for applications — Citizen Partner Approach

You want to make a real difference in the health and social services sector?

You’re not afraid of a little community involvement

You are known for your communication skills and for being a team player?

In conjunction with the Institut du Nouveau Monde, the Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre (IUHSSC) is seeking citizens wishing to devote time to the organization. 

Use your desire to find innovative solutions for better health care and social services based on best practices. 

The Montréal West Island IUHSSC has set up two committees to steer and coordinate the implementation of the citizen partner approach: 

  • A Partners Council, to develop guidelines and a vision for the Citizen Partner Approach;
  • A Working Committee, to implement the various projects under the Citizen Partner Approach.

Two citizens will sit on each committee. 

Commitment requirements:

  • Start date: fall 2018 (two-year voluntary participation)
  • Call for applications  (download the detailed document) 

 

Deadline for applications : July 13, 2018, at 4 pm

Partners Council

Composition

The Partners Council is made up of 12 members, including:

  • representatives of the Montréal West Island IUHSSC
  • institutional and community stakeholders from across the territory
  • representatives of the Regroupement provincial des comités des usagers
  • academic and research partners
  • partners from the health care and social services sector
  • citizens
  • other organizational or institutional representatives may be invited to join the council as the project evolves.

Role

  • Advisory role with respect to the Citizen Partner Approach guidelines and vision;
  • Facilitator role in terms of networking activities and the involvement of various stakeholders in healthcare and well-being issues on the West Island.  

Mandate 

  • Refer, receive, and approve recommendations concerning program choices;
  • Ensure compliance with mandates and duties of the Citizen Partner Centre, and ensure its proper functioning.
  • Report the operations of the Citizen Partner Centre to the Montréal West Island IUHSSC’s Board of Directors via its Partnership and Population-based Committee.
  • Facilitate networking and the creation of partnerships for each of the Centre’s area of work.
  • Where appropriate, consult others to support the Citizen Partner Approach.

Functioning of the Partners Council

  • Meeting frequency: The Partners Council shall meet about once every six weeks. The frequency of the meetings will be reassessed after the first six months.
  • Meeting locations: The meeting locations will alternate between the Lakeshore General Hospital in Pointe-Claire, and the St. Mary’s Hospital Center in Côte-des-Neiges.

Working Committee

Composition

The Working Committee is made up of 13 members, including:

  • representatives of the Montréal West Island IUHSSC
  • institutional and community stakeholders from across the territory
  • representatives of the Regroupement provincial des comités des usagers
  • citizens

 Role: Ensure that the Centre’s various components and projects are implemented.

 Mandate 

  • Prepare, set up, and monitor projects;
  • Ensure development of the Centre’s four activity areas;
  • Program and implement;
  • Prepare work tools and recommendations for the Partners Council;
  • Report to the President & CEO.

 

Functioning of the Working Committee

  • Meeting frequency: The Working Committee shall meet once every three weeks.
  • Meeting location: Lakeshore General Hospital in Pointe-Claire

Eligibility criteria for citizens and selection process

The selection of applicants will be carried out by the Montréal West Island IUHSSC’s project team in three selection phases.

 Phase 1: Based on eligibility criteria – Do you have the right profile?

General Criteria

  • Must be 18 years and over;
  • Must have an interest in the health care and social services sector;
  • Must be active in your community or involved in social causes;
  • Previous experience as a citizen representative for a group, committee or council is preferable.
  • Must have good communication skills and the ability to work as a team.
  • Must have listening skills and be open-minded;
  • You are required to have free time, and undertake to attend meetings and to take note of the relevant information before the meetings.

Specific criteria relating to the Partners Council

  • Must be available days or evenings—depending on the availability of the other members—for meetings of a duration of approximately 1.5 hours, held every six weeks. The frequency of the meetings will be reassessed after the first six months;
  • Must be able to travel to the meeting locations, which will alternate between the Lakeshore General Hospital in Pointe-Claire, and the St. Mary’s Hospital Center in Côte-des-Neiges. 

Specific criteria relating to the Working Committee

  • Ability to read and understand various documents;
  • Must be available during the day for meetings of a duration of approximately two hours, held every three weeks. The frequency of the meetings will be reassessed after the first six months.
  • Must be able to travel to the meeting, which will be held at the Lakeshore General Hospital in Pointe-Claire.

Exclusion criteria

Your application will not be accepted if you:

  • Are a user or a member of your immediate family is currently receiving treatment at an installation of the Montréal West Island IUHSSC.
  • Are a health professional;
  • Are an employee of the Montréal West Island IUHSSC.
  • Have business or family ties with a member of the Partners Council or the Working Committee.

Phase 2: Validation interview

During Phase 2, eligible applicants will be contacted for a short phone interview to validate certain information and to confirm the person’s interest in serving on the Partners Council or the Working Committee.

Phase 3: Random draw based on certain criteria

Following the phases of assessment and validation interviews, applications considered eligible will be subjected to a random draw that will take the following elements into account:

  • gender equity;
  • ethnocultural diversity;
  • age diversity.

Reimbursement of meal and travel expenses: The Montréal West Island IUHSSC will reimburse travel and parking expenses to participants needing to attend a meeting during the lunch period. A complimentary meal will also be served.

To submit an application

Deadline for applications: July 13, 2018, at 4 pm

Two ways to apply: 

  1. Online: fill out the form 
  2. In writing: download, print, and return the duly completed form at sandra.cloutier.comtl@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Download the PDF

For more information:

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