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Regional Engagement Liaison




Bruyère Research Institute

Position Type:

Full-Time, 37.5 hrs/week, 1.0 FTE, Contract until March 31, 2024, with possibility of extension

Salary Scale:

$32.72/hr - $37.31/hr being offered for base position // $35.01/hr - $39.60/hr being offered for candidates who can demonstrate an additional competency outlined below // All positions include health and dental benefits after a 3 month probation and include travel reimbursement.

Start Date:

2022/03/09 13:00

Closing Date:

2022/03/24 23:59

Three (3) positions are available. 

The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) support long-term care (LTC) homes to improve the quality of life and care for residents through building capacity and promoting innovative best practices among LTC homes in Ontario. The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Long-Term Care and is hosted by Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto, Bruyère in Ottawa, and Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging in Waterloo.

Function summary 

The Regional Engagement Liaison will be responsible for planning and implementing the engagement strategies of the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care program’s Preceptor Resource and Education Program for Long-Term Care (PREP LTC) initiative within an assigned provincial region. This position will be part of an Ontario-wide team of Regional Engagement Liaisons housed at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.


The position requires a self-motivated individual who is able to promote the PREP initiative and CLRI program with LTC homes and education institutions to support the successful implementation of nursing and PSW student placements and preceptorships within LTC homes. The Regional Engagement Liaison will build relationships with LTC homes, colleges, universities, and schools by providing presentations, information, resources, coaching, and facilitation. The Regional Engagement Liaison will work closely with these partners to identify strategies and opportunities for engaging and placing students in LTC homes and for supporting training preceptors to mentor the students.


Main duties and responsibilities: 

  •  Project Implementation: Facilitate the implementation of student placements and preceptorships in LTC homes, by assessing needs, providing education and resources and change management supports, and coaching. Give leadership to the day-to-day implementation and completion of PREP activities within the assigned region in accordance with the Program’s strategic goals, work plans, and contracts.
  • Partner Engagement: Foster strong working relationships with LTC homes and education partners. Connect regularly with LTC homes and education partners within the assigned region to facilitate existing and new student placements in LTC. Engage LTC homes to understand barriers and facilitators related to student placements. Engage colleges, universities, and schools offering PSW and nursing programs to build and strengthen partnerships with LTC homes to increase recruitment of students into LTC home clinical education placements
  • Teamwork and Consultation: Work as a collaborative team member to support the PREP initiative. Pro-actively and regularly communicate with the project team regarding the day-to-day project operations, including obstacles and challenges as they arise, and contribute to project goals and solution finding. Actively participate in project and program team meetings, through the sharing of experiences and the contribution of ideas and problem solving.
  • Information Gathering and Data Collection: Document and maintain project files and partner communication and records to maximize information sharing and to facilitate team communication within the PREP team and within the Ontario CLRI program. Collect feedback and evaluation data to improve the quality of implementation to support adoption of PREP activities.
  • Communication: Strong written communication skills to interact with project teams and partners. Strong verbal communication skills to facilitate meetings and presentations, including regional communities of practice. Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Other: Take on additional tasks, activities, and special projects, as they arise.



 Required Qualifications and Competencies:    

  • University degree in nursing, healthcare administration or other healthcare areas, or a related field.
  • Training/Certification in implementation strategies, knowledge mobilization, change management, coaching, facilitation, marketing, human resources, and communication are assets.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience leading and supporting project planning and implementation.
  • Experience implementing change management strategies and coaching in healthcare and/or education settings
  • Ability to adapt and co-design responsive solutions in a changing context.
  • Ability to collaborate with and bridge partnerships between LTC homes, clinicians, educators, academics
  • Experience using various systems/technologies (CRMs, customized databases, and other platforms) to optimize project implementation.
  • Ability to nurture and drive a collaborative team environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including oral presentations tailored to different audiences
  • Managing a variety of tasks and competing priorities in an organized and efficient manner.
  • Ability to problem solve and drive, plan and manage change.
  • Ability to lead, facilitate and participate in committees and/or project working groups.
  • Self-starter with a proactive attitude who can anticipate needs.
  • Experience and fluency using Microsoft and Google Workspace products.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be available for occasional travel to participating long-term care homes and post-secondary institutions in their region.
  • Eligible to obtain a police background/criminal record check.
  • Interest and passion for enhancing quality of life and care for older adults and team members working in senior living.


Additional competencies

  • One position will require occasional travel to Long-Term Care homes in Northern Ontario and will require a demonstratable cultural competency in working with indigenous communities. Including strong understanding of the unique strengths and complexities that exist with these communities.
  • One position will require a fluently bilingual candidate able to support francophone communities.

If you are interested in this opportunity please submit

your cover letter and resume

with subject line: Regional Engagement Liaison

to BRI-HR@bruyere.org

by March 24, 2022 at the latest.


Bruyère Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on skills and experience as outlined in your CV and cover letter.


Bruyère Research Institute is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise of the accommodation measures which may be required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.


All researchers, employees and students of the Bruyère RI who will work with long-term care homes, colleges, universities and other partners are required to comply with the vaccination policies of those external organizations to complete their work. Of note, vaccination policies are subject to change. The requirement to comply with those evolving policies does not change.


We thank you for your interest in this position, however; only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

All Bruyère employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination as per our Enhanced COVID-19 Immunization policy.

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