Organization Summary The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and its employees are committed to a proactive holistic approach to health and wellness, and to the delivery of services which are sustainable and honour the customs and traditions of First Nations communities.
The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with First Nations, Inuit, Metis or Aboriginal ancestry.
Employee Class Permanent Qualifications
Master’s degree in Social Work plus 5 to 7 years of recent, related experience in health care setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Advanced training in threat / risk assessment and / or trauma response
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge
Cultural safety and agility
Actively uses critical self-reflection in practice
An understanding of rural and remote communities and their inherent challenges and barriers
Adheres to a Nation based, community driven philosophy
Practices from an individual / family / community perspective
Balances western and traditional Indigenous worldviews in practice
Aware of and applies professional ethics and approaches to resolve ethical dilemmas
Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of allied professionals, formal and informal community leaders, and knowledge keepers and / or Elders.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position
Knowledge of various meeting and coordination modalities
Knowledge of assessment and screening tools and modalities in determining suicide and violence risk and threat
Knowledge of relevant socio-historical events relevant to First Nations in Canada
Knowledge of the importance of critical reflection in practice
Familiarity with traditional healing practices, customs, values and traditions of local First Nations
Excellent communication skill Hours per week 37.5 PN Number 1198 Reg / Temp Regular (Permanent)