Expired on: Sep 22, 2023

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 health care 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 and
  • We offer a competitive compensation package, and exceptional opportunities for career growth.
  • A retirement savings plan with company contributions

The Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA), in collaboration with the Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH), takes on the vital role of overseeing the mandate and goals of the Client Navigation and Utilization Coordinator. This coordinator is an essential member of the Kenora Chiefs Advisory’s Community Health and Cultural Services Team, specifically assigned to work with patients from member First Nations. Their primary objective is to provide culturally appropriate care to these patients during their hospital stay and establish appropriate post-discharge support.

Position Title:                 Client Navigation and Utilization Coordinator 

Department:                   Community Health and Cultural Services 

Salary:                              Per Annum, after a successful probationary period

Term:                               Full time – 1 FTE

Location:                         240 Veterans Drive, 3rd Floor, Kenora, Ontario

Reports to:                      Manager-Client Navigation and Utilization Coordinator

Summary of Duties

  • Engage with the patient and caregiver during the patient’s stay in the hospital
  • Develop a plan based on the patient’s goals, this plan will include culturally appropriate care decisions around treatment, discharge navigation and post-discharge care
  • Follow-up with patient’s post-discharge to verify compliance with the treatment plan, and to mitigate any potential issues
  • Assist patients with navigation of the Non-Insured Health Benefits system for necessary post-discharge care
  • Facilitate connecting the patient with post-discharge specialty supports, such as mental health or palliative care
  • Establish relationships with Health Directors of First Nations communities
  • Develop a framework for outcome evaluation, community consultation process, establishment of targets, review of progress, program adjustments and evaluation process
  • Prepare summaries and reports after each session, from process content and evaluation as required by the Manager
  • Participate in KCA Health Team activities as required
  • Contribute to the evaluation of service with respect to its effectiveness in meeting the community needs and achieving our mandate
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Excellent skills in the following areas: computer, organization, networking, interpersonal, presentation and communication (written & oral)
  • A full understanding of Anishinaabe culture, the ability to speak Ojibway
  • University degree or college diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution (health sector or social work) and/or experience working in health or social work sector.
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Willing to travel (when required) to all KCA First Nation communities.
  • 1Current satisfactory criminal reference check with vulnerable sector check
  • 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, September 22, 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

Fax: 807-467-2656

Email:  resume@www.kenorachiefs.org

*We thank all that apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

         ** In compliance with the LWDH COVID-19 policy, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

*** Traditional practices involve burning sacred medicines including tobacco, sweetgrass, sage and cedar within the work setting

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