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Community Wellbeing Facilitator, Independent First Nations Alliance

Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Deadline December 2, 2016

Full-Time Term Position
Note: “Community Wellbeing” is the term we have used to replace “Public Health” In order to have more understanding and better communication with First Nation Communities.

Job Description
The Approaches to Community Wellbeing is a regional program housed at the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority . It provides expertise, support, services, and programming in public health. The program also supports communities to develop, implement, and monitor their own Approaches to Community Wellbeing.
Requirements and Experience

  • Minimum Grade 12
  • Postsecondary education in a health related field
  • Previous experience working in health and/or health planning
  • Understanding of Health Systems (federal, provincial, and First Nations primary and public health systems)
  • Ability to develop and maintain respectful/cooperative relationships with First Nations people, communities, Tribal Councils, and service providers to promote an integrated seamless delivery of service
  • Experience and training in cultural competency with First Nations
  • Facilitation and presentation skills
  • Experience  working  both  independently  and  in  a  team-orientated, collaborative environment is essential
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Superior time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects within the Sioux Lookout Zone
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must be willing to relocate and live in Sioux Lookout

Responsibility and Duties

  • Liaise with other Tribal Councils, communities, and Community Wellbeing Project team.
  • Travel to communities.
  • Conduct presentations (videoconference and in-person) about the Community Wellbeing Project and Approaches to Community Wellbeing.
  • Work with the Tribal Councils and communities to identify priority areas within Approaches to Community Wellbeing and focus on those areas to develop the system.
  • Support community Health Directors to bring people together to assess the current state of public health services and to develop a team approach to strengthen services.
  • Work with Tribal Councils and communities to develop job descriptions, structure, work plans, and training needs at the community level.
  • Work with Tribal Councils and communities to develop job descriptions, work plans, and training needs at the Tribal Council level.
  • Develop reports and recommendations summarizing community feedback and engagement sessions.
  • Maintain portfolio/profile of community information and key contacts related to community wellbeing.
  • Develop relationships with organizations within the communities, and organizations which support the communities regionally, related to community wellbeing
  • Report plans and community feedback to the Approaches to Community Wellbeing Working Group.
  • Act as a focal point for communication for Approaches to Community Wellbeing staff visiting communities.
  • Work with Health Services Coordinator and Finance staff to ensure reporting requirements are met every three months
  • Attend regular planning, training, and debriefing sessions with Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority both in person and through teleconference/videoconference.
  • Provide assistance when required with any other duties assigned.
  • Support the Tribal Council and communities to facilitate the planning of Approaches to Community Wellbeing at the community level.
  • Help communities determine the structure, programs, and job descriptions for Approaches to Community Wellbeing.
  • Liaise with other Community Wellbeing Facilitators, and Tribal Councils, and maintain a close working relationship with the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority.

Deadline:  December 2, 2016 at 4:30 pm
Late applicants will not be given consideration.
Full job details are available on our website:
Please send cover letter, resume, and three most recent employment references to:
Health Services Coordinator
P.O. Box 5010
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1K6
For more information please contact the IFNA Health Services Coordinator: tel: (807) 737-1902; fax (807) 737-3501
Independent First Nations Alliance
Box 5010
98 King Street
Sioux Lookout, ON   P8T 1K6
Tel: (807) 737-1902
Fax: (807) 737-3501