Tribal Harm Reduction Coordinator – Employment Opportunity

JOB TITLE: Tribal Harm Reduction Coordinator
TERM: ASAP – March 2022
POST: IRTC Winnipeg Sub-Office
SALARY: TBD (based on education & experience)

Job Description:
Reporting directly to the Tribal Nursing Officer (TNO), the Tribal Health Education Coordinator (TORHEC) will be responsible for program enhancement and coordinating Harm Reduction activities for Interlake Reserves Tribal Council’s (IRTC) member and Independent communities.

• Engage and collaborate with internal and external partners (e.g. NNADAP, BF/BFI, RHA’s).
• Consult with community leadership, attain buy-in for a targeted approach to STBBI, HIV awareness and readiness.
• Conduct health promotion and capacity building initiatives in communities.
• Identify clients in need and provide appropriate referrals, including assisting clients with accessing support services and providing access to local testing and treatment centres.
• Representing IRTC as directed by the Health Director (HD)/TNO on different health related boards and committees.
• Maintain awareness of community program needs and opportunities.
• Conducting community consultations and readiness assessments for the development of harm reduction programs as required.
• Working with other First Nations and other health care agencies and service providers to ensure adequate community-based health services are developed and supported.
• Advocate for First Nation in the delivery of health care services to ensure quality programs are delivered within the communities.
• To communicate regularly with the HD/TNO and IRTC member communities Health Directors as well as providing a monthly written report.
• Performing other professional duties as assigned by IRTC HD, Health Advisory Board and Chiefs of IRTC.

Qualifications:
• LPN or post-secondary education in a related field, or a minimum of three (3) years of experience working in the field of community health and/or social services
• Excellent and thorough knowledge and experience working with Aboriginal organizations and communities in a health field capacity
• Strong knowledge of harm reduction, safer sex, syringe services, and overdose prevention strategies
• Willingness to upgrade and take all trainings in related field as provided
• Extensive experience working with youth and people who use drugs
• Experience working in the field of health promotion and HIV/STBBI and hepatitis C
• Experience in program budgeting and fiscal management
• Self-directed, motivated and flexible with a demonstrated ability to work with a highly motivated and energized team
• Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills and networking ability
• Personal qualities include innovative, professional, high integrity, energetic, exceptional communication, negotiation, interpersonal, and time management skills
• Preference will be given to qualified IRTC Member First Nation person

Please provide a cover letter, resume and three written references (preferably from past and present employers) to:
Liz Bone, Tribal Nursing Officer
Fax: (204) 942-8840
Email: Lizbone@irtc.ca

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Deadline to apply: Please submit by February 28, 2019