SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
Person who is responsible for one or more programs with a view to providing professional assistance for the development of services. She/he conducts research activities that are necessary for identifying and assessing needs and resources. She/he designs and proposes development plans and programs in order to ensure adequate service planning. She/he provides advice concerning the implementation or improvement of programs and/or services. She/he may participate in various teaching or training activities. She/he will be responsible to create original graphic/media content targeting the youth population.
Planning of prevention and promotion activities and programs within the Uschiniichisuu Public Health team and in collaboration with all Public Health teams and other CHB Departments, and under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Public Health Uschiniichisuu.
In collaboration with all PPRO Uschiniichisuu and other Public Health Departments PPROs and Nurse Counselors, she/he collaborates to all related health prevention/promotion programs/activities in partnership with Cree entities.
She/he will collaborate to the coordination of regional teamwork and play a consultative role for her/his colleagues and interdisciplinary teams.
The holder of this position will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to support and strengthen Youth and families and promote optimal health and development for all age groups.
All Public health department staff may be mobilized temporarily during a public health urgency.
• Bachelor degree in science, social science, psychology or another appropriate discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience with the willingness to get training or education.
• Certificates/degree in creative media/graphics or another relevant discipline.
• Three (3) years of appropriate experience working in indigenous communities;
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Good knowledge of the continuum of services, multidisciplinary teams, community health promotion and prevention approaches;
• Knowledge of the issues and context surrounding youth and family development in First Nation northern communities;
• Ability to integrate Eenou/Eeyou (Cree) culture, values, traditions and teachings into programming;
• Knowledge of First Nation health/social service models, trends and issues;
• Knowledge of Cree culture, language, and social/health issues in Eeyou Istchee;
• Good knowledge and strong background in Youth health, more specifically in holistic youth and family social and health development;
• Good knowledge of First Nations Youth health and social issues such as dependencies and mental health;
• Demonstrated experience in planning, adapting, developing and implementing new programs, and maintaining existing programs;
• Demonstrated experience in planning and delivering training to staff, both group sessions and individual coaching;
• Ability to work in collaboration with all colleagues;
• Possess leadership skills in working with individuals and groups;
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
• Excellent critical thinking, synthesis, planning and decision-making skills;
• Must be autonomous and flexible;
• Good working knowledge of computer applications, especially related to graphics/media and Microsoft Office;
• Knowledgeable of youth trends specifically within Eeyou Itschee;
• Strong creative instincts with an ability to create media material that is current and will suit the targeted population;
• Animation skills are an asset;
• Fluent in English and French;
• Fluency in Cree is an asset.
• Willing to travel.
Other ways to apply
Please forward your resume to:
Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
With your application, please make sure to specify the posting number and the job title.
We thank all candidates who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In accordance with various Sections of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the organization has the objective of staffing all of its positions with qualified and competent beneficiaries of the JBNQA.
Life in Eeyou Istchee
We are the Cree of Eeyou Istchee. We call ourselves Eeyou and Eenou. Our name means simply “the people”. Clients of the CBHSSJB include the almost 18,000 people residing in the nine Cree communities and scattered throughout the territory at hunting camps, mine sites, hydro-electric installations and logging camps.
The best way to experience the Cree way of life is by participating in community and cultural activities. Most communities have an ice rink, fitness centre and a gymnasium. Several communities, including Chisasibi, have indoor pools. Ask the Community Health Representative or Community Organizer at the clinic about opportunities to participate in Cree cultural activities such as walking out ceremonies. The region offers some of the world’s best fishing, canoeing, hiking and snowmobiling.