Indigenous Health and Wellness Lead
141 Weber Street South, Waterloo ON, N2J 2A9
Schedule: Regular day shift 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Union: Non Union
Closing: May 18, 2018
Reports to: Director, Patient Services
With a key focus on Indigenous Health and Wellness, this position is responsible to help implement key strategic initiatives that support achievement of the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WW LHIN) priorities to improve access, increase care coordination and strengthen system sustainability. In collaboration with other LHIN leaders and health system partners, the Indigenous Health and Wellness lead is responsible to identify and support activities related to advancing Indigenous services within the LHIN’s key strategic directions. The lead serves as the primary resource for planning and community engagement with the Indigenous People in the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
- Under the guidance of the Director and in collaboration with the Indigenous community, aim to improve the availability of Indigenous services in the local health care system.
- Create opportunities for Indigenous community involvement by planning, coordinating and delivering community engagement activities that contribute to positive relationships with Indigenous People.
- Keep up to date records on community engagement outcomes and monitor best practices in community engagement and communication methodologies.
- Identify emerging issues in the Indigenous community that require communications response including liaison with the Ministry as required, and participate in the management of a response to high risk issues.
- Act as a resource to LHIN staff to identify and provide expert advice on Indigenous community engagement objectives and the selection and use of appropriate planning and engagement methodologies.
- Prepare Indigenous community engagement plans and provide input on the Indigenous community engagement for the Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP), annual business plans and other LHIN documents, as required.
- Lead and coordinates the delivery of the LHIN Indigenous community engagement events including planning and logistics.
- Establish and maintain a centralized resource on Indigenous community groups for internal use.
- Participate in and contribute to provincial and inter-LHIN planning activities.
- Actively participate within cross-functional teams to advance the LHIN’s strategic directions and operational activities.
- Participate in and demonstrates an understanding of quality, risk and patient safety principles and practices. Follow all safe practices and procedures to support a safe patient and employee working environment.
- Support the director in communicating with and advising the VPs on matters related to Indigenous health planning and the health status of the Indigenous population in the Waterloo Wellington LHIN.
- Post-secondary/Master’s degree in health administration, health planning, social sciences, business administration and /or a related health discipline or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Masters level or equivalent preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in successful community outreach and community engagement with Indigenous People.
- Demonstrated familiarity with current theory and techniques of community engagement with Indigenous People.
- Demonstrated experience with facilitation techniques and processes, including experience developing and facilitating various sized and complexity of community engagement sessions with Indigenous People.
- Demonstrated experience working effectively in partnership with Indigenous People and organizations with diverse backgrounds.
- Excellent project management and presentation skills including planning and communications.
- Superior interpersonal and relationship management skills, supported by excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Proven track record in working with Indigenous groups to achieve successful outcomes.
- Good understanding of Indigenous of the Waterloo Wellington Indigenous population and their health issues.
- Good understanding of Indigenous health planning processes and the jurisdictional issues associated with the delivery of Indigenous health care services.
- Good understanding and sensitivity to federal and provincial Indigenous health planning processes.
- Sensitivity and awareness of traditional healing and wellness practices.
NATURE AND SCOPE
- Interpersonal Contacts: Internally, communicates with employees throughout the organization to present, discuss information and problems related to undertaking the priority setting analysis and health planning functions. Externally, communicates directly with various stakeholders to obtain and exchange the information required by the planning group to perform their analytical work, and gains consensus and agreement on the needs, priorities and integration plans and initiatives.
- Level of Responsibility: The position provides a technical and support role in the modeling, sustainable health system improvement, priority-setting analysis, and health service planning and integration.
- Decision-Making Authority: The position provides critical analytical work to determine and support key decisions related to priority setting, and health planning and integration.
- Physical and Sensory Demands: Minimal demands typical of a technical and support role in an office environment.
- Working Environment: Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions associated with a technical and support position within an office environment.
WWLHIN strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com for assistance.
If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, along with a detailed resume, outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the position requirements, quoting competition #18/A/09 before 4:30p.m. on May 18, 2018 to Human Resources (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be communicating only with those selected for an interview.
THE WATERLOO WELLINGTON LHIN IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF EMPLOYMENT EQUITY.