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Aboriginal Health Lead, South West Local Health Integration Network

South West Ontario
Deadline September 10, 2015

The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario 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, the best possible health care experience, and the best use of health care resources. If you have a passion for excellence, an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to transform the Ontario health care system, then consider the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) for your next career move.

Aboriginal Health Lead
9 Month Contract - Secondment and/or part-time options will be considered

This is your opportunity to make a difference! The South West LHIN is seeking an innovative leader to join their dynamic team to cultivate ideas, drive results, and transform our healthcare system!

In this temporary position the Aboriginal Health Lead reports to the Senior Director, System Design and Integration and is 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 Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) living in the South West LHIN area.

As the Aboriginal Health Lead, you will be a resource for planning and community engagement with Indigenous people within the South West LHIN.

In this role, you will be responsible for: identifying barriers and challenges with respect to health status and access to health care services that can support Indigenous communities, building effective relationships, and identifying strategies and initiatives aimed at addressing the health care needs of the Indigenous population, and coordinating your work with other members of the 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 Indigenous 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 Indigenous  groups to achieve successful outcomes, especially dealing with complex issues and will also have a good understanding of urban and rural Aboriginal issues. First Nations, Inuit, and Métis persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information about the position, please contact Sienna DiGiuseppe at 416-237-1500 x231 or via email at sienna.digiuseppe@hrassociates.ca. For further information on the South West LHIN or to access the French version of the job posting please visit: http://www.southwestlhin.on.ca.

How to Apply:

Please forward your resume by September 10, 2015 to swlhin-ahl@hrassociates.ca.

The LHIN is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants are welcome. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should advise the recruitment contact so arrangements can be made.