Health Outreach Worker (Hybrid)
**Indigenous Women are encouraged to apply. First preference will be given to all qualified Indigenous applicants.**
Why make ONWA your career choice?
Make a difference in the lives of Indigenous peoples by supporting and advocating for positive change. ONWA prides itself on providing all employees with a total rewards package that is generous and supports our workforce and their family members:
- Competitive salaries
- Generous paid vacation time
- Paid time off at Christmas above paid vacation time
- Additional paid stat and civic holidays
- 35-hour work week
- Comprehensive benefits program including health, paramedical, dental, vision, and EAP. All premiums are covered by the employer.
- Healthcare Spending Account and Lifestyle Spending Account
- Competitive Retirement Savings Plan up to 16% with organization match the pending position
- Paid sick days
- Paid cultural/personal wellness days
- Flexible scheduling to support work-life balance
- Ongoing professional development.
- Possible reimbursement on a portion of cell phone and internet expenses
- Remote/hybrid work offered for various positions
At the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA), we celebrate and honor the safety and healing of Indigenous Women and Girls as they take up their leadership roles in the family, community, provincially, nationally, and internationally for generations to come.
The Health Outreach Worker is responsible to develop, deliver and/or facilitate programming which promotes health, and provide health education for Indigenous individuals, families, and the community. The position will assist Indigenous Women and their families access and navigate health services in their community and surrounding area and also, foster/promote cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity for health practitioners.
- A minimum college diploma and/or equivalent knowledge and 3 years work and/or lived experience in the area of health, social services, and/or program management.
- Demonstrated excellent administrative/coordination duties.
- Ability to facilitate activities, workshops and plan events.
- Knowledge and working of AHWS and Not-For Profit organizations program delivery models.
- Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction and be able to improve performance through management feedback.
- Capacity to solve problems and to see different perspectives.
- Ability to plan, organize and manage time effectively.
- Highly motivated individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Excellent organizational and communication skills and an ability to follow through on assigned duties independently with strict deadlines.
- Ability to speak an Indigenous Language is considered an asset.
- Proficient working knowledge of MS Office Software, internet, and general office equipment.
- Ability to travel.
- Reliable vehicle, appropriate vehicle insurance coverage and valid Ontario “G” class driver’s license.
- Current, valid vulnerable sector criminal records check. Valid 1st Aid/CPR.
- A cellular phone and internet access is required for this position.
- Must be willing and able to work a flexible working from home arrangement if required. This may include a combination of virtual remote work in your home and in office arrangements. This will be based on operational needs and will be determined by the ONWA.
- ONWA is committed on implementing measures to protect its community members, staff, and other stakeholders from COVID-19. As a result, ONWA has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Exemptions will be made for those with a valid medical exemption; proof of the exemption will be required.
KEY CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
- Inter-cultural Competency Informed – Understands to incorporate a personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness and implementation of ONWA’s cultural teachings and organizational practices in both professional conduct and work related deliverables.
- Indigenous Gender-Based Analysis Informed – Understands to incorporate an intersectional approach to gender, race and discrimination and subsequent intergenerational impacts affecting Indigenous women and their families.
- Trauma-Based Practice Informed – Understands to incorporate a trauma-informed approach to recognize and respond to all forms of trauma and the necessity of supporting Indigenous women in a culture of tradition and safety in her healing journey.
- She is Wise Leadership Informed – Understands to incorporate the Four Agreements within daily responsibilities and combined with ONWA’s cultural teachings contribute to the empowerment and leadership of Indigenous women within their communities.
RESPONSIBILITIES – SPECIFIC:
- To support the implementation and management a health outreach program.
- To adhere to all policies and procedures set forth by ONWA.
- To be a positive role model and ambassador of ONWA.
- To communicate effectively and openly with community members, coworkers, and management.
- Develop, deliver and/or facilitate programming which promotes indigenous healthy ways of being and health related topics.
- Provide health education for Indigenous individuals, families, and communities.
- To foster/promote cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity for health practitioners.
- Facilitation & coordination of health services and illness prevention programming such as screening clinics, events to foster early identification of health risks, including diabetes, asthma, breast/prostate cancer, hearing or visual impairments, obesity, poor nutrition/diet; physical inactivity, medication, tobacco substance misuse/abuse.
- Facilitate, coordinate and/or provide medical transportation and translation for as needed for Indigenous women and their families.
- Support the development and maintenance of an adequate administrative, travel and accountability infrastructure, including providing assistance in preparing accurate/complete documentation for annual submission and year end reports.
- Provide direct Community Member service advocating, navigating, and obtaining safe access to health systems.
- Communicating key program related information to projects/programs, including information and reminders regarding reporting timelines.
- Provide direct Community Member service through liaison with projects/programs and as requested, or required, assist with completion of mandatory and other reports.
- Tracking, preparing, and monitoring reports and compliance for annual submissions, quarterly reports, funding reports, expense claims and monthly reports within deadlines.
- Preparation of summary reports for workshops and events to community development manager.
- Track the number of contacts with programs/projects (workshops, events, direct community member services, email, phone, fax, updates).
- Ensure that guidelines/program objectives are met within the program.
- A willingness to learn about the Indigenous culture and traditions.
- Other duties as assigned.
The Health Outreach Worker will be directly accountable to the Community Development and Nurse Manager for the proper completion of the functions outlined in the job description.
We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
As Indigenous leaders, ONWA is continuing full operations including hiring, while working from home, as supporting our community members is a priority. ONWA is scheduling all interviews, and providing all training, onboarding, and orientation for new employees, through the use of virtual tools. We will continue to accommodate remote and home-based work arrangements in an effort to keep our ONWA employees healthy and safe.