Collaborative Health Coordinator - Tsilhqot’in 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 - Tŝilhqot’in Nation to join our team.

Interior Health Authority is on a journey towards reconciliation. As a collective, the Interior Health 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. Interior Health 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 Tŝilhqot’in National Government represents six main Tŝilhqot’in communities: Tl’etinqox (Anaham), Tŝi Deldel (Redstone), Yuneŝit’in (Stone), Xeni Gwet’in (Nemiah), ʔEsdilagh (Alexandria) and Tl’esqox (Toosey). The Tŝilhqot’in Health Hub, established in 2010, is a conglomeration of the six Tŝilhqot’in communities to improve access to services and enhance communication.

In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, the Collaborative Health Coordinator (Tŝilhqot’in Nation) is a member of Interior Health’s Aboriginal Engagement Team and is responsible and accountable for representing and advocating for the unique holistic healthcare needs of the Tŝilhqot’in Nation and Nation communities to which they are aligned. The Collaborative Health Coordinator (Tŝilhqot’in Nation) engages with their respective Nation leaders to listen, understand, translate and teach Interior Health leaders and employees about Nation and Nation Community cultures to ensure that healthcare services are delivered to Nation members in a culturally safe and humble manner and without prejudice and inequity.

The Collaborative Health Coordinator (Tŝilhqot’in Nation) embodies the concept of two-eyed seeing—with one eye, viewing the world through Indigenous ways of knowing and with the other eye, viewing the world through Western, or Eurocentric, ways of knowing. With this gift of multiple perspectives, the Collaborative Health Coordinator (Tŝilhqot’in Nation) collaborates with employees across the Interior Health to ensure care delivery is strengthened and a culturally safe, respectful and racism-free manner.

The Collaborative Health Coordinator (Tŝilhqot’in Nation) directly reports to the Manager, Aboriginal Engagement and indirectly reports to the Tŝilhqot’in Nation Health Manager through a shared governance of the role.

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 social work, healthcare, or a relevant field (e.g., Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse). Completion of a medical terminology course is an asset.
• Three years of related experience working in a healthcare environment, including direct, successful experience working with Aboriginal communities, preferably within Health Care.
• OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Preference will be given to candidates proficient in Tŝilhqot’in language.

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 #:

01688108

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 08, 2022

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