Indigenous Educator, Harm Reduction - (West Vancouver, BC)

Indigenous Educator, Harm Reduction - (West Vancouver, BC)

06 Jan
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First Nations Health Authority
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Metro Vancouver

06 Jan

First Nations Health Authority

Metro Vancouver

The First Nations Health Authority is a diverse and transformational health organization of professional, innovative and dedicated team members and leaders.



The first of its kind in Canada, FNHA works as a health-and-wellness partner with BC First Nations to support self-determination and decision-making to improve health outcomes.



JOIN OUR HISTORIC JOURNEY

At FNHA, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to BC’s history. With a unique governing structure and mandate, our fluid work environment means you can play an active role in real change.

Our talented teams value respect and foster lateral kindness in their working relationships. Our holistic approach to wellness, based on First Nations teachings,





is incorporated into all aspects of work culture. Where else will you get to create a personal wellness plan as part of your performance goals?



Position Summary



Under the direction of the Regional Manager, Mental Health & Wellness, the Indigenous Educator, Harm Reduction supports implementation of Regional opioid/overdose response plans by delivering harm reduction education and training to community. The Indigenous Educator, Harm Reduction works closely with the Regional Mental Wellness team to deliver and adapt as needed, the core curriculum in the Opioid Overdose Response educational model. The curriculum includes: Naloxone Training and education on topics such as Indigenous Harm Reduction, Decolonizing Addiction, and Substance Use and Safety as a response to the current opioid emergency impacting First Nation communities. This role collaborates and liaises with provincial teams in the OCMO and OCNO, Health Directors, First Nation leadership, First Nation communities, and federal and provincial health and wellness system partners in order to enhance essential skills and program knowledge.



As a health and wellness organization, the First Nations Health Authority has aligned with the Provincial Public Health Order released on October 14, 2021. We have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees at First Nations Health Authority. This policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If selected for employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination by providing a copy of your BC Vaccination Card Passport with the QR code.



Responsibilities

Coordinates delivery of the opioid core curriculum among First Nation communities in the Region

Delivers curriculum that promotes harm reduction capacity in First Nation communities to enhance the knowledge of community members and support community teams in the Opioid Overdose Response core curriculum

Provides ongoing support to treatment centers and ensures culturally safe lens is consistently incorporated in education and delivery of services by working alongside frontline care workers in the treatment centers.

Demonstrates respect through authenticity and humility in order to build and maintain relationships in community to uphold integration of local cultural protocols and traditions

Works collaboratively with Addictions Specialist and Indigenous Harm Reduction Educators to develop a network across the Region



A full job description is available upon request.



Qualifications



Education



Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Promotion, Social Work, Clinical Psychology or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience



Experience



Recent, relevant and significant experience in the area of Indigenous harm reduction (usually acquired over a period of 3-5 years)

Experience working with Indigenous leadership, health professionals and communities



Knowledge



Knowledge of trauma informed care/practice

Understanding of intergenerational effects and impacts of colonization

Knowledge of the Opioid Overdose Response in relation to community or Indigenous Health

Closing Statement



Diversity



The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).



What You Can Expect From Us



Joining our family means joining an organization that supports personal growth, in-house training, a paid volunteer day and a unique full-day orientation program.



Leading with culture, all FNHA employees complete San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training. We support our family to be leaders in wellness and all staff members develop a yearly wellness plan as part of their performance partnership and goal-setting.



Closing



Please note that only those applicants shortlisted will be contacted. If you do not hear from us about this position, please accept our sincere appreciation for your interest in FNHA!



For more information about us, please visit: www.fnha.ca/about/work-with-us



If you have any inquiries or issues please contact FNHA Recruitment at [email protected] or 1-844-699-3186.

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