as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Under the direction of the Regional Manager, Aboriginal Health, the Wellness Liaison supports Indigenous patients, family and community by recognizing the impacts of colonization and advocating for health provider relationships that are trauma informed, patient and family centred, promoting culturally safe engagements.
Working with the Cultural Safety Program, the Wellness Liaison works to coordinate cultural safety training in alignment with the Island Health's Cultural Safety Program.
Additionally, the Wellness Liaison engages with the Division of Family Practice, Island Health and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) to identify and coordinate opportunities to increase the understanding of wellness, informed by Indigenous perspectives.
The Wellness Liaison also supports Primary Care Network stakeholders to engage in learning about Indigenous-specific racism and implement practices and processes that are experienced as culturally safe by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Education, Training And Experience
A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline. Three (3) years' recent related experience working for Indigenous organization / programs that includes interacting and developing relationships with Indigenous people and Indigenous communities is required.
In depth understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal culture, specifically the diverse aboriginal cultures within the Comox Valley area.
Skills And Abilities
Understanding of the TRC Calls to Action related to health and the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).