Website de dwa da dehs nye>s - Aboriginal Health Centre
(1 year Contract – December 31st, 2022)
The Health Promoter for the Intergenerational Family Circle Coordinator will report directly to the Healthy Living Manager and work as a collaborator with other Health Living and De dwa da dehs nye>s staff.
The goal of the role is to enhance the lives, health and healing of Sixties Scoop survivors and their families. The “Sixties Scoop” refers to the massive removal of Indigenous children in the 1960’s from their homes, families and communities.
The coordinator for this program will:
· Offer services to assist individuals through navigating various barriers in accessing services such as filling out forms, accessing government services, understanding processes and systems, accessing ID etc.
· Develop programming to provide an element of connection to cultural activities, while reducing social isolation, delivering activities such as support groups, cultural initiatives, talking circles.
· Develop educational resources such as pamphlets and presentations to promote the program, as well as available supports within the community.
· This position will be virtual in nature to start and may move to an in-office position, that will be determined at a later date.
· You will assist all three catchments of the DAHAC and the candidate can do in person services across all three sites, on an approved and needed basis
Roles & Responsibilities:
1. Collect and maintain statistics and program evaluations; work in collaboration with Healthy Living Manager to complete reporting requirements.
2. Enter data into the Electronic Medical Record database on a routine basis.
3. Develop/create health promotions resources that promote the program and the educational awareness of the sixties scoop.
4. Network with stakeholders and other agencies to assist community members navigate barriers in accessing programs and services.
5. Fill out forms for clients to help them access services.
6. Participate in the delivery of community and cultural events.
7. Ability to offer educational sessions on the sixties scoop and relatable topics.
8. The delivery of regular programming that focuses on healthy lifestyles, nutrition, traditional teachings and/or cultural arts.
Statement of Qualifications:
· Post-Secondary degree or diploma in health or social service disciplines or a combined extension of health related, social work education/experience.
· Three to five years of experience in program development, facilitation, and coordination.
· Extensive knowledge and understanding of core issues relevant to intergenerational trauma and colonization.
· Persons of Indigenous descent preferred.
· Must have ability to work remotely
· Valid Driver’s License and/or access to transportation are essential.
· Willing to submit Criminal Reference check as required.
· Computer literacy, working with Microsoft office suite and other online platforms daily.
· Must provide proof of full vaccination or medical/religious/creed exemption upon start date.