SOUTHWEST ONTARIO ABORIGINAL HEALTH ACCESS CENTRE
Location: Owen Sound, ON
Posting Date: May 17, 2017
The Organization: The Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (“SOAHAC”) strives to provide quality, holistic health services by sharing and promoting traditional and western health practices to enable people to live in a more balanced state of well-being. SOAHAC provides services to Aboriginal people including those who live on and off reserve, status, non-status, Inuit and Métis within the southwest region. SOAHAC has a mandate of ensuring that health services are accessible, of high quality and are culturally appropriate.
The Role: Reporting to the Integrated Care Manager, the Community Dietitian will provide education, awareness and support for Aboriginal people, their families/caregivers in various areas of nutrition including general healthy eating, chronic disease management with nutrition, health promotion in both individual counseling and group workshop settings. The Dietitian will participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programs and services pertaining to local Indigenous healthy lifestyles practices. This role services the Aboriginal community in Owen Sound and surrounding First Nations.
Clinical Client Care:
- Developing Care Plans, conducting assessments, and provide education on management and treatment options in a safe manner
- Providing nutritional assessments and care plan for clients with different conditions and are in various age groups
- Reviewing clinical lab reports and other health information and provide education, intervention, and monitoring at various stages and conditions
- Teaching patients basic to intermediate diabetes management skills including goal setting strategies
- Documenting patient diabetes and nutritional health history in an efficient, timely manner
- Evaluate patient understanding and outcomes of self-management initiatives
- Maintaining close collaborative working relationships with other allied health professionals
Group Education Workshops:
- Plan, develop and deliver group workshops on various nutrition related topics
- Deliver Dietitian services to First Nation Communities in Grey-Bruce counties
- Services include group education workshops and individual nutrition counselling
- 3-5 years’ experience in providing nutrition and diabetes education in both individual and group settings
- Membership with the College of Dietitians of Ontario in good standing
- Strong Organizational skills with the ability to work effectively and independently
- Knowledge of culture and local Aboriginal communities in southwestern Ontario would be a strong asset
- Comprehensive understanding of the social determinants of health
- Group Facilitation Skills and Motivational Counselling Skills is an asset
- Excellent knowledge of Diabetes based on current Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines, prevention strategies, its treatment, management, and its impact on Aboriginal People. A strong awareness of the social determinants of health and the impacts on Aboriginal Health and Wellness will be a strong asset.
- Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) considered an asset
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and across Teams
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly. This position will require the ability to apply individual and group counselling skills
- Computer literacy including skills in word processing, e-mail, PowerPoint, Excel, and Electronic Medical Records
- Valid Ontario Driver’s “G” license and a reliable vehicle
This job may require additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre.
Please Note: This position is based on annual funding and is full-time @ 35 hours (5 days) per week. Salary is competitive and subject to experience and funding. Comprehensive benefit and pension package included.
SOAHAC values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer; however hiring preference will be given to qualified Aboriginal applicants. SOAHAC is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, please advise Human Resources.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of 3 references (two references from a supervisor or manager) to:
Attention: Anna-Marie Evans
Human Resources Manager
Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre
425 – 427 William Street,
Closing Date: May 31, 2017