Position: Community Health Worker Manager (Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority)
Employer: Dignitas International
Location: Sioux Lookout, ON
Deadline: October 27, 2017
Employment Type: Employment
Position Level: Mid Level
Closing Date: October 27, 2017
Diabetes has been identified as a high priority health issue impacting First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout Zone. The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) and Dignitas International (DI), a non-governmental medical and research organization, have formed a partnership to improve community-based diabetes prevention, management and care in the communities which SLFNHA serves. A core element of our initiative is to enhance and expand a customized capacity building program for community health workers (CHWs), based on Canadian clinical guidelines and international best practices.
The CHW Program Manager plays a key role in this initiative by leading and supporting the CHW Program in participating First Nations communities. S/he will collaborate with the joint SLFNHA-DI program team to undertake planning processes with community leaders and health system providers, support the implementation and enhancement of a training curriculum and education tools, act as a mentor and quality improvement coach, and oversee the collection of monitoring and evaluation data.