Intergenerational Health Support Officer
Nishnawbe Aski Nation Corporate Services
Thunder Bay, ON

Intergenerational Health Support Officer

SUMMARY:

The Intergenerational Health Support Officer (IHSO) will work closely with the Indian Residential Schools, Health Support Officers as well as the Men’s Healing Initiative Coordinator to plan, organize and deliver educational workshops regarding the legacy of (IRS) as well as male survivors of sexual abuse. The IHSO must have strong administrative skills and proficiency in working with Microsoft Office products. They will have extensive knowledge and experience of traditional cultural practices and be able to provide culturally appropriate support to IRS Survivors, intergenerational survivors and any persons in the NAN territory adversely affected by Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The IHSO will work collaboratively with NAN First Nation communities in the delivery and evaluation of the program. This position will require expertise in providing emotional and culturally appropriate support, case note writing and program reporting. The worker will provide support, advocacy and referral information to the direct and intergenerational survivors of the IRS.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To plan, coordinate and complete administrative tasks pertinent to the implementation of workshops.
  • Coordinate conference and travel details.
  • Complete and maintain case records including completing required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Complete quarterly reporting requirements.
  • Travel to First Nation Communities to facilitate workshops.
  • To provide emotional and culturally appropriate support that will build individual strength and confidence.
  • To complete case notes and referrals for direct and intergenerational survivors of the IRS and those adversely affected by MMIWG.
  • To Provide telephone, email and one-to-one emotional and practical support direct and intergenerational survivors of the IRS and those adversely affected by MMIWG
  • To plan, develop, organize and provide educational workshops to direct and intergenerational survivors of the IRS.
  • Network with community agencies to provide education and awareness regarding the legacy of the IRS.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with community agencies
  • Be familiar with current community resources, provide options, refer and connect as needed.
  • Must be able to work diligently in a team setting toward achieving collective goalsACCOUNTABILITY:

The Intergenerational Health Support Officer is under the day-today supervision of the Director of Community Wellness with further accountability for overall performance to the Chief Administrative Officer.

COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Display strength and administrative tasks.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Products.
  • Knowledge and experience in working within budgetary confines and reporting of budgetary expenditures (both financial and statistical).
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and facilitation skills.
  • Experience in working with survivors of complex trauma.
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with traditional cultural practices and protocols.
  • 5 years’ experience in the counselling field or with providing emotional and culturally appropriate support to indigenous people.
  • Criminal reference and Vulnerable Sectors Checks required.
  • A degree and or diploma in the Social Services field, or health related diploma and or degree and/or five years related education and front-line practical experience a definite asset.
  • Must have working experience with First Nations people and a demonstrated understanding regarding related issues and challenges.
  • Ability to travel regularly to NAN First Nation communities.
  • Proficiency in a NAN First Nation language.

Created: April 2019

LOCATION: Thunder Bay, Ontario

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $24.59 to $27.63 /hour