Ogimaawabiitong is dedicated and committed to “Excellence in all that we do”. The ethics, along with the Seven Teachings, speak to how the organization operates: in relation to interaction amongst clients, staff, members and other stake holders. The Ogimaawabiitong code of ethics and teachings reflect in both decision-making and service delivery.
Do you want to work for a healthcare organization that changes people’s lives? One that not only cares deeply about clients, but also values that its employees are its greatest Gifts!
Examples of Support
- Unique health services organization
- Supportive management team and collaborative work environment
- Family Culture
- Innovative environment
- Enriched job fulfilment
- We offer a competitive compensation package, and exceptional opportunities for career growth
- A retirement savings plan with company contributions
The Children’s Wellness Coordinator is part of the Health Promotion and Prevention team at Kenora Chiefs Advisory. This position will provide awareness and support in the areas of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), Indigenous Child Nutrition and Indigenous Healthy Babies, and Healthy Children to the member First Nation communities in a culturally appropriate manner. The goal of this program is to assist Indigenous families to provide the best opportunities for healthy child development.
Position Title: Children’s Wellness Coordinator
Department: Health Promotion and Prevention
Term: Full time
Location: 240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor, Kenora, Ontario
Reports to: Manager—Health Promotion and Prevention
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Liaise with and provide support to member First Nation community members, workers and health care professionals regarding FASD and Child Health issues.
- Assist First Nation, front-line workers, with accessing training opportunities
- Create linkages to other programs designed to assist persons at risk by facilitating access to prenatal support programs and making referrals as necessary
- Build and maintain partnerships with First Nation health workers and other health care organizations
- Ensure accurate documentation of client records and program statistics
- Promote FASD awareness by providing training and education to First Nation communities and specific focus groups using a holistic approach.
- Participate in KCA Health Team activities as required.
- Complete necessary research and proposals for expansion of Children’s Health Promotion
- Develop an annual work plan incorporating program goal and objectives
- Attend program-related meetings.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Highly motivated with well-developed organizational skills
- Computer skills
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a health services team.
- Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and leadership skills
Education and/or Experience:
- Completion of a post-secondary program that relates to this field or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- Current knowledge and understanding of FAS/FASD and Child Health
- Current understanding of basic nutrition, traditional foods and nutrition as a lifestyle and wellness issues
- Experience working in a First Nation health organization.
- Valid driver’s license and vehicle
- Must be willing to travel when required
- Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Search
- Proof of Covid vaccination is Mandatory
We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for creating the best experience for our clients and within KCA. Discover What’s Possible!
Please forward your resume cover letter and 3 references by Friday December 1, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. to:
Human Resource Department
Kenora Chiefs Advisory
P.O. Box 349- 240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor
Kenora ON P9N 3X4
*We thank all that apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
** Traditional practices involve burning sacred medicines including tobacco, sweetgrass, sage and cedar within the work setting