Collaborative Health Coordinator - Syilx Nation - Aboriginal Partnerships (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Position Summary

Are you eager to join an organization that strives to support a diverse employee experience? Interior Health’s Aboriginal Partnerships portfolio is growing, we’re hiring a Permanent Full Time Collaborative Health Coordinator - Syilx Nation to join our team.

Interior Health Authority is on a journey towards reconciliation. As a collective, the Interior Health (IH) team acknowledges the traditional territories on which they work, live and play including the lands of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tŝilhqot’in peoples. IH is committed to working with Aboriginal partners to plan and deliver culturally sensitive health-care services and to deliver on its goal of Improving Health and Wellness.

The Syilx (Okanagan) Nation, comprises of Syilx members who live in the Okanagan Nation territory. The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) was formed in 1981 as the inaugural First Nations government in the Okanagan and represents seven member communities. Each community is represented through the Chiefs Executive Council (CEC) by their Chief.

The Collaborative Health Coordinator (Syilx Nation) position was designed collaboratively between IH and the Syilx Nation. This position is accountable to and guided by the Letter of Understanding (LOU) between IH and ONA and reports to the Manager, Aboriginal Engagement and indirectly, through shared governance of the role, to the ONA Wellness Manager. An element of this role is focused on revitalization of the LOU engagement process between IH, ONA and the Syilx communities.

The Collaborative Health Coordinator (Syilx Nation) will foster collaborative partnerships with the Syilx Nation and the communities, patients and families, health care providers and leaders working within IH. Details of these collaborative efforts and joint responsibilities are expressed in the LOU, which includes frameworks of Syilx ways of knowing and various agreements that impact health care delivery to Syilx peoples. The Collaborative Health Coordinator (Syilx Nation) responds to the In Plain Sight Report Recommendations as well as the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action. As such the Collaborative Health Coordinator (Syilx Nation) is oriented to health system transformation, rather than direct service delivery to patients.

This position will participate at the LOU table as a member of the IH Aboriginal Engagement team and is responsible for advocating for the unique holistic healthcare needs of the Syilx Nation and communities. The position engages with the Syilx leadership to listen, understand, translate and advocate with IH leadership and employees about Syilx Peoples, their culture and specific needs for systems transformation change. This includes setting the stage for improving relationships between Syilx, Interior region Aboriginal peoples, and IH.


The worksite is flexible and can be located anywhere in the Interior Health region. The successful candidate will be required to travel.

We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
Interior Health is a health equity employer focused on engaging with Aboriginal people, communities, and partners. We are committed to building an Aboriginal workforce representation reflective of the population within the Interior and to the delivery of culturally sensitive health care services.

Come and join us! Our focus is on giving people room to grow, to make an impact in the lives of others. Apply today!

Qualifications

Pursuant to section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry

Education, Training and Experience:

• A degree or diploma in healthcare (i.e. Registered Nurse or social work), population or public health, community development, Indigenous Studies, or equivalent.
• Experience with Aboriginal ways of knowing.
• Three years of related experience working in a healthcare environment, including direct, successful experience working with Aboriginal communities.
• OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Skills and Abilities:

• Demonstrated knowledge, experience, and understanding of Aboriginal people and their culture.
• Knowledge of federal, provincial, territorial, regional, and Aboriginal organizations mandated to provide health services.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative leadership environment.
• Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a team environment.
• Demonstrated ability to build effective working relationships.
• Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a highly dynamic, complex and changing environment.
• A humble and compassionate people-person; communicates with ease with diverse audiences.
• Inspires accountability; has a talent for creating a vision that others want to follow.
• Has an impeccable professional reputation and strong network with Aboriginal communities, preferably in British Columbia.
• Proven ability to lean-in to difficult conversations.
• Demonstrated ability to apply creative and innovative thinking to affect continuous improvement.
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative and foster a healthy, effective and efficient work environment.
• Proficiency in the use of personal computer applications.
• Ability to travel.


**Please Note**

We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

Comments

Starting salary is approximately from $65,200 to $73,400 and will be based on education, training and experience.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

Competition #:

01688105

Employee Type:

PERMANENT FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

NON-CONTRACT

Facility:

Flexible

Location:

Flexible

Department:

IH ABOR HLTH CARE ADVOC

Reports To:

MANAGER OR DELEGATE

Close Date:

AUGUST 11, 2022

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