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Aboriginal Health Lead, South West Local Health Integration Network

London, Ontario
Deadline February 4, 2011

The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations in Ontario responsible to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

Committed to health improvement, innovation, and the establishment of collaborative partnerships across the South West, LHIN staff will incorporate the best aspects of teamwork and continuous learning as they work with the local community to ensure the best health outcomes for everyone. If you have a passion for excellence, an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to transform the Ontario healthcare system, then consider the South West LHIN for your next career move

Aboriginal Health Lead

The South West LHIN, the Erie St. Clair LHIN and the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre, are partnering to hire an Aboriginal Health Lead who will be responsible for working collaboratively with Aboriginal partners and other health service providers to build positive working relationships and identify strategies that will improve health services for Aboriginal people.

As the Aboriginal Health Lead, you will be a resource for planning and community engagement with Aboriginal people within the South West and Erie St. Clair LHINs.

In this role, you will be responsible for: identifying barriers and challenges with respect to health status and access to health care services within the Aboriginal communities, building effective relationships, and identifying strategies and initiatives aimed at addressing the health care needs of the Aboriginal population, and coordinating your work with other members of the Erie St. Clair and South West LHIN teams. This role is important in contributing to improved relations with Aboriginal partners and working collaboratively to achieve common goals and increase cultural awareness and sensitivity among health care providers and services.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have post-secondary education (Masters level or equivalent) or training in health administration, health planning, business administration, community engagement or other relevant field. Must be able to demonstrate experience in successful community outreach and community engagement with Aboriginal people, as well as being familiar with current concepts and techniques in Aboriginal community engagement. Excellent project management and presentation skills -- including budgeting, planning and communications, are essential. The successful candidate will also have a proven track record in working with Aboriginal groups to achieve successful outcomes, especially dealing with complex issues and will also have a good understanding of urban and rural Aboriginal issues. Aboriginal persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation includes competitive salary, pension and benefits plan.

For more information, please visit http://www.southwestlhin.on.ca.

Please forward your resume via email to Lana-Lisa Coombs-Jackman, Corporate Services & Human Resources, lanalisa.coombsjackman@lhins.on.ca by February 4th, 2011.  Please quote the job title “Aboriginal Health Lead” in the subject line.