Ontario Indigenous Cultural Safety Program Provincial Data and Project Lead
Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) is a diverse, dynamic, multiservice Indigenous health and wellness agency. We strive to provide quality, wholistic health services by sharing and promoting traditional and western health practices to enable people to live in a more balanced state of well-being. SOAHAC provides services to Indigenous people including those who live on and off reserve, status, non-status, Inuit, and Metis within the southwest region. SOAHAC has a mandate of ensuring that health services are accessible, of high quality, and are culturally appropriate. We are also mandated to build health care capacity within Indigenous communities.
The Program: The Ontario ICS Program is focused on supporting Indigenous health transformation as part of the overall health and social service systems integration underway in Ontario. The goal is to improve Indigenous healthcare experiences and outcomes by increasing respect and understanding of the unique history and current realities of Indigenous populations. Based on the vision that Indigenous people will have access to high quality and culturally relevant health services that are free of discrimination, we facilitate and promote transformative de-colonizing; Indigenous specific anti-racist education using evidence informed and coordinated approaches. We also work in collaborative partnerships to support the integration of education at the practice, organizational and system levels, including support for organizational development initiatives to bring about improvements in health service quality.
The Position: The Provincial Data and Project Lead will work in collaboration with the staff team and partners to develop knowledge exchange tools and lead projects that will advance the program mandate. As well the person in the role will coordinate events and team processes to maintain efficiency and quality.
Reporting to the Provincial ICS Director, the Provincial Data and Project Lead will:
Lead projects involving data collection, analysis and report writing
Work with program staff to co-facilitate workshops and learning events
Collaborate with program staff and partners to develop and/or edit and format knowledge exchange tools and documents
Lead the development of program quality improvement processes and support communication
Develop and edit reports for different audiences e.g. Indigenous partners, health system partners, community members
Collaborate with program staff to project manage schedules, events and learning networks, including travel arrangements
Work collaboratively with Director and partners in response to emerging opportunities for advancing anti-Indigenous racism approaches to ICS
Work from home office or within community partner location
A level of education, training, and experience at least equivalent to a Master’s degree in a related discipline that demonstrates an interest and background in equity, critical anti-racist and decolonizing theory and practice
Strong facilitation skills and ability to engage in challenging and transformative conversations
Experience in the development of knowledge exchange strategies to support transformative system change
Experience interacting with Indigenous people and Indigenous communities as well as health people working across the health system and government agencies
Knowledge of education and training techniques, curriculum development and program evaluation methodologies
Knowledge of Indigenous history and communities in Ontario, including cultural interference, social determinants of health, and Ontario’s Indigenous health policy direction
Knowledge of research on frameworks of cultural competency, cultural safety, critical race and cultural responsiveness, with an understanding of how they relate to health and social care, specific to Indigenous populations in Ontario
Excellent research, writing, and editing skills
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
Critical analysis and problem solving skills drawing on community experience and research
Sensitivity to political and other external environmental issues
Valid Ontario Driver’s “G” license and access to reliable transportation
Current and satisfactory police check is a condition of employment
This job may require additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre.
Please note: This position is based on annual funding and part-time 28 hours per week (4 days) per week until March 31, 2022. Salary is competitive and subject to experience and funding.
SOAHAC values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer; however, hiring preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants. SOAHAC is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, please advise Human Resources.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your cover letter, resume, and 3 references (in a supervisor/ manager capacity) to: