Regional Knowledge Coordinator – Aboriginal

Regional Knowledge Coordinator – Aboriginal

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date January 6, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Community :KELOWNA
Position Summary

In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Regional Knowledge Coordinator works with the Program Leadership and collaborates with Operational Leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of program delivery, education and related knowledge services within an assigned HCIS Program area.
Through an Aboriginal Mental Wellness Plan, Interior Health (IH) is committed to improving the mental health and wellness of Aboriginal peoples. This position will focus on educational initiatives using adult-focused education related to Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) and the Aboriginal Mental Wellness Plan.
This position offers the opportunity to connect with different communities throughout Interior Health. You’re working to improve the system acting as a change agent for our Aboriginal populations. Join our team as we work together to improve the mental health and wellness of Aboriginal peoples.

Under the direction of the Director, Aboriginal Mental Wellness, and in collaboration with MHSU Program Directors, the Regional Knowledge Coordinator promotes consistent development, application, delivery and integration of evidence-based knowledge services within the assigned HCIS Program area by:

  • Acting as the expert resource and providing problem solving and facilitation assistance for assigned area of specialty to Operations Managers, and Knowledge Coordinators – Operations
  • Identifying effective delivery methods, technology and venues for required education and knowledge transfer;
  • Developing and implementing knowledge transfer methods/techniques and supporting their use by staff (and others); and
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of knowledge services initiatives and evaluating/reviewing the learning needs of staff (and others).
  • Meaningfully engaging with First Nations and Aboriginal external and internal stakeholders primarily within the Interior Health region

The Regional Knowledge Coordinator utilizes adult teaching /learning and group facilitation principles and methods, project management, quality improvementand change management principles, and acts as a specialty resource to Knowledge Coordinators–Operations, Team Leaders, Operations Managers and others by providing guidance and support in relation to education/knowledge transfer methods, technologies, best practices and initiatives within the assigned HCIS Program area.

This position links with the Knowledge Coordinator team and IH Clinicians by providing guidance and support in relation to education/knowledge transfer methods, technologies, best practices and initiatives.
If you are an experienced mental health professional and passionate about helping those in our Aboriginal communities, you’ll love working within a friendly and supportive team environment.

Make your work matter! Apply today to join our MHSU team that strives to help clients achieve independence and improve the quality of their lives.


** Pursuant to section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry**
Aboriginal identification must be included in cover letter and or resume.

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Masters degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioural, or Social Science field relevant to the position.
  • Three (3) years’ recent related experience in the assigned HCIS Program/Operations area and two (2) years’ formal experience in adult teaching/learning, group facilitation, project management, curriculum development, providing in services or staff development function;
  • or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Previous experience working Aboriginal Peoples, preferably within the Interior Health region
  • Cultural competency and cultural safety training and experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of the principles of Trauma-informed practice is preferred.
  • Current valid BC driver’s license as travel is a requirement of the role.
  • Availability to work flexible work hours from time-to-time is required.

Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge transfer:

  • Ability to educate, facilitate, and share information in a variety of venues using a variety of methods.
  • Ability to translate directives, policy, research, etc into practice.
    Knowledge Integration:
  • Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.


  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, electronic and virtual means respecting Cultural Safety.
  • Ability to effectively apply conflict resolution skills.
    Critical Thinking:
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
    Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice:
  • Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.

Project Management:

  • Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities.
  • Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team and collaborates across disciplines.
  • Promotes staff morale, engagement and empowerment.
  • Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.


  • Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs.
  • Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing.
  • Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

**Please Note**

  • We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
  • Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to [email protected] to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.
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