Brighter Futures –Healthy Lifestyles Worker
Under the supervision of the Health Director the Worker will deliver culturally appropriate and holistic community based health promotion and awareness activities addressing mental health, wellness and healthy lifestyle choices.
Responsibilities and Tasks:
1/ To ensure community awareness in mental health, wellness and healthy lifestyles by submitting articles to the Big Grassy website addressing mental health and parenting skills.
2/ The “Healthy Lifestyle Worker” will participate fully with health team to develop community strategies addressing mental health issues. Providing referrals to mental health workers.
3/ Provide regular recreational, social and cultural activities (especially for youth) to promote community mental health.
4/ To contribute to health team activities and events: providing input in planning and organizing community health team events.
5/ Assist in providing workshops and cultural events as a member of the health team, participate in the annual gathering (Pow Wow) organization and implementation.
6/ The Worker will develop an annual work plan of activities and events in concert with the Esiniiwab Health Director.
7/ Provide monthly activity reports to the Health Director to be shared with the Health Team
During the course of the year the Healthy Lifestyles Worker will maintain key working relationships with the following entities:
Health Team –Daily/Weekly (CHR, NNADAP, Early Childhood Worker, Community Wellness Worker.)
Pegamigaabo School Principal and Staff – Daily/Weekly basis to maintain positive working relationships, and access to school facilities (ie. Gym) for program activities and coordinate with the School “Right to Play” program leader.
Community Members: On a regular basis – To receive feedback on programs and provide advice on youth activities, attend Big Grassy Elders Advisory Council meetings and gather information on recommended/suggested family based activities as coordinated jointly with the CCP Staff and Esiniiwab Health Team.
*demonstrated computer competence and working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Publisher
*previous experience working with youth.
* Grade 12 or equivalent
*Previous experience working within a team environment and/or a background in planning/organizing and implementing events even on a volunteer basis.
*ability to speak Ojibway will be considered an asset
*Any successful applicants must provide current “criminal reference check”, and a “Vulnerable sector check”.
*must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel as needed
This position is full time with a 6-month probationary period.
Salary: Commensurate with experience. PFT 6-month probationary period.
This position is full time with a 6-month probationary period. POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY! RESUME DUE DATE October 23rd, 2020
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please send resume along with three work related references to:
Paul Duguay – Human Resource Officer or drop off at: Big Grassy Band Office
Big Grassy River First Nation 410 Anishinabe Way
P.O. Box 414 Big Grassy River F.N.
Morson, Ontario P0W 1J0
Fax – 807-488-5533 Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Applications will be shortlisted in accordance with qualifications and only those applicants granted an interview will be contacted.