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Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services

Indigenous System Navigator

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Social Services, Healthcare
POSTED: 4 weeks ago
Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services
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Closing Date:
July 05, 2024
Job Description:
Indigenous System Navigator
Location: Multiple Acute Care Sites (St. Joseph's Hospital and North Shore Health Network and the Thessalon Hospital) as required

Who you are? You are highly motivated in sharing your interest in the Health Field enabling you to work in a team environment. Acknowledging the Seven Grandfather Teaching in your work to build relationships. In addition, you have the ability to draw on your own knowledge and life skills to support and maintain efficient operational functions, with a positive outlook.

Who we are? We are a leader in First Nation Health. Our foundation is Indigenous Health in Indigenous Hands. We provide accessible, quality, culturally safe and holistic health care that supports and enhances the wellness of individuals, families, and communities. We work with our 11 First Nation community partners in the provision of primary health care, traditional healing, mental wellness and addictions, home and community support services and health promotion services. We have recently been approved as the first Indigenous lead Ontario Health Team by the Ministry of Health.

The opportunity: Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services provides primary health, traditional healing, mental health, home and community support services and health promotion services to community members of the seven First Nations of the Mamaweswen North Shore Tribal Council, is inviting applications for the Indigenous System Navigator to join the Home and Community Support Services Team. Under the direction of the Director Home and Community Support Services, the Indigenous System Navigator is responsible for providing advocacy, care coordination and hospital discharge planning supports for individuals who reside within the member First Nation communities of the North Shore Tribal Council, transition from hospital to home.

The Indigenous System Navigator, will assess and determine patient care needs and eligibility, provide access and referrals to community services, and engage with patients, caregivers and other health care practitioners to ensure a smooth transition of care.
The Indigenous System Navigator plays a lead role in providing connected, accessible, patient-centred care - and be supported by our collaborative team that includes regulated health care, other professionals and community services.

Why Work with Us?
- Competitive salary based on experience
- Paid Extended Health Benefits
- HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan)
- Technology amenities provided (i.e., laptop)
- All travel expenses covered
- High staff satisfaction rated work environment, priority on provider and client experience
- Access to cultural and traditional teachings of the Ojibwe people
- 2 weeks holiday for the 1st year
- Personal days based on hours worked

Required Skills:
What you need to bring with you:
- Membership, in good standing, with the applicable regulatory body:
- College of Nurses of Ontario
- Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
- Recent experience in community health or a related field
- Knowledge of the health care delivery system and community resources
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, assessment problem-solving, and decision-making skills
- Effective time management, prioritization and organizational skills, with the ability to work independently and co-operatively in a busy multidisciplinary environment
- Established ability to accurately complete required documentation, reports and forms
- A valid driver's licence and access to a reliable vehicle
- Proficient in a Windows environment
- A clear vulnerable sector criminal reference check is a condition of employment.
- Knowledge of interest in the health issues affecting Indigenous people
- Experience working with diverse patient groups, e.g., multicultural, homeless, palliative, acquired brain injury (ABI), mental health, geriatrics, pediatrics
- Case management experience or recent related community experience
- Ability to speak Ojibwe is a definite asset.
What to expect? Given the traditional practices of Aboriginal people, from time to time exposure to smoke from the burning of sacred medicines such as tobacco, sweet grass, sage, or cedar may occur.
- Accommodations for the disabled will be available upon request
- An offer of employment will be conditional upon an acceptable vulnerable sector police records check.
- Hiring of Aboriginal People will be given preference, as allowed under Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code - Special Programs
How to Apply:
Qualified individuals are invited to submit a cover letter along with a current resume, certificates, diplomas, along with three current work-related references to [email protected]. Please ensure that \"Indigenous System Navigator\" appears in the subject line.


Posting Deadline: July 5th, 2024

Thank you in advance to all who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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