Educator, Indigenous Public Health Programs
Vancouver, BC
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Educator, Indigenous Public Health - Chee Mamuk, BCCDC

Reference # 76971

Temporary, Full Time (until March 2020)

Wage per hour: $29.63 to $36.93

Vancouver, BC

Chee Mamuk is a provincial Aboriginal program that provides innovative and culturally appropriate training, educational resources and wise practice models in STIs, hepatitis and HIV.

The Educator responsibilities include:
Contacting Aboriginal organizations and communities across BC to promote, plan, arrange and facilitate/provide culturally appropriate, community based STI/HIV awareness, education and training events within the communities or organization;
Facilitate community based STI/HIV needs assessments;
Ensuring evaluation of Chee Mamuk program services and providing evaluation assistance for other community based STI/HIV programs/services;
Representing Chee Mamuk at professional development sessions and on advisory committees with Chee Mamuk partners;
Preparing monthly work plans and service reports;
Assist the Program Manager in other duties as required.

Duties and Accountabilities:
Works both independently and in conjunction with Program Supervisor to plan, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate community-based workshops, awareness activities, best practice models, and specialized training courses that ensure the successful delivery of culturally sensitive HIV/STI education to Aboriginal groups throughout the province.
Reviews and updates Aboriginal HIV and STI materials for currency and correctness to ensure effective program implementation.
Plans, develops, produces, implements, and evaluates culturally sensitive programming and learning materials appropriate to BC Aboriginal groups and communities on and off reserve.
Provides consultation to Aboriginal and other groups to reach decisions, develop, and implement strategies on Aboriginal HIV and STI education and awareness.
Represents Chee Mamuk on committees or advisory boards and/or presentations at conferences to professional groups (Aboriginal and non Aboriginal).

Education, Experience and Training

Bachelor’s Degree in a health or education related discipline from a recognized program.
Two (2) years recent related experience providing training, preferably with one (1) year experience teaching with Aboriginal people & communities.
Experience working with Aboriginal communities and working with rural, isolated, and remote communities.
Valid BC Driver’s License; be able to travel extensively and willing to work weekends/evenings and in adverse conditions.
Preference will be given to persons of aboriginal ancestry.
Skills and Abilities

Broad knowledge and experience of instructional methods, curriculum design and development techniques.
Broad knowledge of STI/HIV.
Broad knowledge of Aboriginal communities’ social, historical, jurisdictional, and cultural issues, and Aboriginal views on health/disease/sexuality/wellness.
Broad knowledge of population health and social determinants of health theory.
Broad knowledge of BC Aboriginal communities, organizations, and services.
Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both orally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability in large and small group facilitation and public speaking and presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events, to problem solve, and to deal effectively with conflict situations.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and be self-motivated.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
*** Please provide a Cover Letter outlining your interest and your experience working with the Indigenous communities across Canada.

** Applications will be accepted unitl this position is filled

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