Program Consultant, Aboriginal Engagement Lead

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Author pmnationtalk
Date February 20, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Location Kenora, ON
Category Consultation
Client Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
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Program Consultant, Aboriginal Engagement Lead
Regional Services, Northwest Region – Kenora
Provincial System Support Program

Position Description:

CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) works with partners across Ontario to support the province’s 10-year Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy and create sustainable, system-level change. With offices across the province, PSSP is on the ground, collaborating with stakeholders to build a better system through our work in implementation, knowledge exchange, evaluation, information management, health equity and priority population engagement.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) Provincial System Support Program is seeking an Aboriginal Engagement Lead for the Northwest Region (Kenora office). Reporting to the Regional Manager, the successful candidate will work as part of the Regional Implementation Team. This position leads Aboriginal engagement in the Northwest (Kenora Rainy River district), as it relates to regional priorities and initiatives. The Aboriginal Engagement Lead is also an integral part of the Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach (AEO) team, which focuses on building relationships and collaborative partnerships, providing training to support workforce development, advancing culturally relevant systems initiatives, and improving practice through research and knowledge exchange. An important responsibility of this position is sharing information about CAMH’s programs and services with Aboriginal communities in the Northwest Region. The successful candidate will have extensive experience working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, service providers and organizations, in urban, rural and remote areas. The incumbent requires a thorough understanding of community protocols, political structures, cultural practices and impacts of historical events unique to Aboriginal peoples. Knowledge of health equity, harm reduction, person-centred care and trauma-informed practice is needed. The successful candidate will be able to manage multiple aspects of work simultaneously, and work independently, as well as with a diverse team. The candidate will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork, and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.

This position requires regular travel throughout Northwestern Ontario including remote First Nations communities. Occasional travel to Toronto is also required. A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required.


The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Health Services, Social Services or an equivalent combination of a University degree in a related discipline with a minimum of three 3) years’ related experience in the field of mental health or health services. The incumbent must be an Aboriginal person (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) with demonstrated community connections. Excellent organization, facilitation, communication, networking, research, evaluation, and presentation skills, along with high computer proficiency are necessary. Candidates also require the ability to work effectively in a wide-range of settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Bilingualism (English/ French) and/or the ability to speak an Aboriginal language are considered an asset.

Please Note:  This Full time, contract position lasting two (2) years is located in the Kenora office is NOT part of any bargaining unit.

Salary Range:  Competitive salary and benefits package.

Job Closing Date: March 16 2018, by 5pm

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

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