Position Summary: It will be the responsibility of the Diabetes Wellness Worker to implement a IDHC Regional Workplan. Regional Goals will be the cornerstone of the plan. Ongoing networking and communication with other Diabetes Wellness Workers and Program Director will ensure coordination and cohesiveness of services.
- Minimum Grade 12 education or equivalent, with two- (2) years’ work and/or related experience.
- Knowledge of issues and concerns of Diabetes, especially in the Indigenous population.
- Knowledge of the delivery of mainstream and Indigenous health care services
- Established and proven record as a dependable and competent person, with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Working knowledge of office technology, using a laptop computer for word processing, and communications. Knowledge of e-mail, database, and graphic/desktop publishing is not essential but will be viewed as an asset.
- General knowledge of “financial accountability” and ability to work within a budget.
- Knowledge of First Nations and Indigenous Organizations, locally, provincially and nationally.
- Co-operative, conscientious, and reliable, with strong skills in planning and work organization.
- Ability to work independently with a minimal amount of supervision, but also be willing to work as a team player.
- Knowledge of Indigenous language, traditions and culture will be considered an asset.
- Experience and expertise with public speaking, presentations skills and workshop facilitation is a definite asset.
- Ability to work independently and are highly motivated and self-directed
- Must provide CPIC
- Able to travel with driver’s license and valid insurance
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Assist Indigenous communities within the region central IDHC region (including Toronto, Oshawa, Midland, Orillia, Barrie, Parry Sound) in identifying appropriate resources and services, planning prevention and awareness strategies, and coordinating community and regional programs and events based on community needs to all stages of life (Infant through Elder).
- Develop and implement and a IDHC regional work plan, using regional goals as cornerstone guideline (in accordance with the IDHC vision, mandate and strategy and existing community health plans).
- Facilitate sessions on diabetes education, awareness, and prevention and make public presentations to large and small groups.
- Fulfill administrative duties as required.
- Provide consistent, current and correct information pertaining to Indigenous diabetes.
- Must travel. Must have valid driver’s license and access to reliable personal transportation.
- Must be able to lift and transport large display boards and resources.
- Maintain IDHC satellite office with resource materials.
- Maintain budget, files, forms and administrative duties in an orderly and confidential manner.
- Prepare program updates and monthly and quarterly reporting
- Represent IDHC at all functions in a professional manner and with respect to our mandate, mission statement and values.
- Reports to Diabetes Wellness Coordinator/Program Director.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities that may be designated by the Executive Director/Program Director.
Standards of Performance:
- Completion of duties as outlines in job description
- Good conduct and standard or professionalism at work in representation of IDHC
- Adhere to Policies and Procedures as set by the IDHC
Supervision: The Diabetes Wellness Worker will be under the supervision of The Diabetes Wellness Coordinator and report directly to the Program Director.
Location: Central Region (including Toronto, Oshawa, Midland, Orillia, Barrie, Parry Sound)
Employment Period: To begin immediately – March 31, 2019
Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter and 3 letters of reference to the attention of:
3250 Schmon Parkway Unit 1B Thorold, ON L2V 4Y6
Accepting applications until: November 16th, 2018