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Aboriginal Health Lead, South West LHIN and Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre

London, Ontario
Deadline December 2, 2013

The South West LHIN (London, Ontario) and the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre are partnering to hire an Aboriginal Health Lead who will be responsible for working collaboratively with Aboriginal partners and other health service providers to build positive working relationships and identify strategies that will improve health services for Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) on and off reserve.

As the Aboriginal Health Lead, you will be a resource for planning and community engagement with Aboriginal people within the South West LHIN.

In this full-time permanent position, you will be responsible for: identifying barriers and challenges with respect to health status and access to health care services within the Aboriginal communities, building effective relationships, identifying strategies and initiatives aimed at addressing the health care needs of the Aboriginal population, and coordinating your work with other members of the South West LHIN teams. This role is important in contributing to improved relations with Aboriginal partners and working collaboratively to achieve common goals and increase cultural awareness and sensitivity among health care providers and services.

Qualifications: experience in successful community outreach and engagement with Aboriginal people, as well as knowledge of current approaches and techniques in Aboriginal engagement and health planning. Excellent project management and presentation skills including budgeting, planning and communications are essential. The successful candidate will also have a proven track record in working with Aboriginal groups to achieve successful outcomes, especially when dealing with complex issues such as a comprehensive understanding of urban and rural Aboriginal issues, and how to work with funding and community partners to formally align local, regional, provincial and federal health priorities and initiatives to address systemic barriers and service gaps amongst Aboriginal populations.

Aboriginal persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in an Indigenous language is an asset. The successful candidate will have post-secondary education (Masters level or equivalent) or training in health administration, health planning, business administration, community engagement or other relevant field.

For more information about the position, please contact Jessica Grimaldi at 1-866-598-1500 x248 or via email at [email protected].

For further information on the South West LHIN or to access the French version of the job posting, please visit: http://www.southwestlhin.on.ca.

How to Apply: please forward your resume by December 2, 2013 to [email protected].