ABORIGINAL CULTURAL SAFETY EDUCATORApply Now Job ID 1277155 Date posted 06/27/2019
Status :TERM SPECIFIC FULL TIME
In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, the Aboriginal Cultural Safety Educator is responsible for developing and implementing Interior Health’s cultural safety framework in a way that is relevant to the values and strategic direction of the organization, with the goal of enhancing the organization’s capacity to deliver health services in a culturally safe manner.
The Aboriginal Cultural Safety Educator participates in the development of an IH-wide education plan and leads the facilitation of cultural safety education. As a resource to IH staff, the Educator provides consultation and direction to address specific cultural safety issues; participates in the development of guidelines, systems, and instruments to support the achievement and maintenance of cultural safety throughout the continuum of health services; and collaborates with colleagues in other disciplines to ensure appropriate staff development and participation in education and cultural safety initiatives.
The Educator will work collaboratively with the Aboriginal Health Program, the Aboriginal community partners, and other internal/external stakeholders to lead the organization to meet its goal of enhancing Aboriginal people’s access to IH services. Patient and staff safety is a priority and responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
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 level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Adult Learning or a related discipline.
• Three to five years of recent, related experience in coaching, mentoring, training, conflict resolution, and provision of facilitation of indigenous cultural competency curriculum and training, including education plans, evaluation, and reporting.These experiences will include working for an Aboriginal organization that included interacting and developing relationships with Aboriginal people and Aboriginal communities as well as government agencies and Ministries, along with extensive understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and, specifically, First Nations culture within IH.
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self – self-awareness, demonstrates character
• Engages Others – communicates effectively
• Achieves Results – takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results
• Develops Coalitions – mobilizes knowledge, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service
• System Transformation – encourages and supports innovation, champions & orchestrates change
Skills and Abilities
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to assess and manage conflict in environments that are often cross-cultural, emotionally-charged, and deal with complex learning.
• Ability to work in Aboriginal communities and build relationships.
• Ability to lead, problem-solve, and utilize team building skills.
• Ability to be self-directed and work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
• Ability to deal with cultural issues sensitively.
• Ability to design education plans, including educational materials and resources, and lesson plans.
• Ability to teach, coach, and mentor all levels of care providers.
• Ability to operate related equipment, including computer hardware and software.
• Ability to extensively travel throughout the Health Authority. Driver’s license required.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.
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