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Job Title:
Indigenous Liaison Worker-PT(.5) Child/A

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description


                                                                                  Ref# 19OPP152

                                                     1 ‑ Part Time (.5) ‑ Indigenous Liaison Worker

                                                              Child/Adolescent Mental Health Unit





The Indigenous Liaison Worker will work with Indigenous patients acting as a liaison among the health care team,

patients, families and community resources in Thunder Bay and the Region


Employment Requirements


* Diploma or degree in a Human Services Field (Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker, Indigenous Family

Child Service Program or Mental Health and Addictions Worker etc)

* 3‑5 years experience in a related field

* Fluency in Ojibway and or Oji Cree, is preferred, to facilitate translation/interpretation for youths and families

* Ability to act as a liaison between the Hospital and regional community agencies in order to meet the needs of

Indigenous youth

* Ability to bring forth culturally sensitive perspective to health care planning

* Knowledge of cultural teachings, storytelling, crafts and basic ceremonies to engage through activities with the


* Strong understanding of Indigenous history and the impacts of colonialism and intergenerational trauma

* Knowledge of Northwestern Ontario regional Indigenous health resources and challenges as they relate to mental


* Ability to work as a member of an interprofessional team

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

* Excellent documentation/written skills

* Knowledge of the local and regional children's mental health programs/resources



Salary Range:  $26.370 to 30.400



The Health Sciences Centre strives to ensure the safety and security of the patients, visitors, employees and assets

financial and otherwise.  As one tool in the recruitment screening process, all offers of employment to external

candidates shall be conditional upon a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) to ensure the absence of relevant

criminal convictions.



The Health Sciences Centre (HSC) is committed to delivering healthcare in a manner that is consistent with Patient

and Family Centred Care.  Applicants are required to have a demonstrated knowledge, understanding and

commitment to this care philosophy.


Candidates will have demonstrated adherence to the Hospital's Code of Conduct.  Regular attendance at work is

imperative, therefore, all applicants will have to demonstrate a good attendance record to be considered for this



We are an equal opportunity employer.  Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout

the selection process.  Additionally we are identified as an English/French speaking health sciences centre and

encourage bilingual candidates to apply.



If there are no qualified applicants for the above position, the Hospital may, at their discretion, train unqualified



Interested applicants must submit a resume outlining relative previous experience and training no later than

11:59p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, 2019.


Internal applicants may apply via the job posting page on the iNtranet.  External applicants must apply through our





Posted:  November 5, 2019