Employment Opportunity Details



Great opportunity for an experienced healthcare professional to join a highly respected and collaborative First Nation near Saskatoon.  Enjoy a competitive remuneration package and great benefits. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to develop your professional experience while making a significant and lasting impact in the health of a First Nations’ Community.  Apply to join our team in a friendly an dynamic environment today!


Since 2013, the Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), and First Nation and Inuit Health, SK have collaborated and actively partnered to redesign, deliver and improve health services better suited to Whitecap community residents.  As part of this health transformation, Whitecap’s tripartite partnership and co-delivery model is being established with the SHA and the Saskatoon Tribal Council for second and third level services to be provided to community-based or first level services in the Whitecap Health Centre (WHC).


Working in accordance with the vision, mission and strategic directions of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation (WDFN) and the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), the Director of Health and Social Development (the Director) will be responsible for all health and social-related administrative functions, program and policy development, personnel duties and staffing.  The Director will also focus on supporting primary health and chronic disease management and quality improvement initiatives projects/programs based on WDFN’s Community Health Plan.  Reporting to the General Manager, the Director will:

  • Identify and implement strategies to support integration of health services between WDFN and SHA. 
  • Support the administration, development, implementation, evaluation and management of Health and Social Development Programs according to the Whitecap Community Health Plan and the Health Transfer Agreement;
  • Plan, develop and monitor the Health and Social Development funding budget;
  • Prepare and initiate funding proposals and coordinate fundraising activities;
  • Develop and maintain a needs assessment and database for Community Health Planning;
  • Work with the Councillor responsible for coordinating health and social development programming issues for the Councillor’s Members’ Advisory Committee;
  • Work with the SHA, Health Canada and other partners through Whitecap Health Oversight and Technical Committees;
  • Responsible for overall integration and coordination of WDFN Health, CFS, Justice and Recreation Programs;
  • Plan and organize staff and community workshops on Health and Social Development issues;
  • Plan and organize for Health & Social Development meetings (Community, Committee, etc.);
  • Maintain an advisory role to the Council and Executive regarding Health and Social Development issues;
  • Supervision of Recreation Coordinator;
  • Act as lead liaison with CFS agency services provider;
  • Create and foster a team approach to a quality workplace environment through team development, teaching and facilitation;
  • Ensure that all documentation and reporting for the Health and Social Development Program is completed;
  • Provide monthly program and financial activity reports to SHA and WDFN Council Meetings; and
  • Any other duties and assignments as directed by Council and SHA.


  • A post-secondary degree in Health Sciences or Human Services discipline such as B.S.W., or Public Administration.  A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is strongly preferred, as is current registration with the SRNA (or eligible for SRNA registration).
  • A minimum of five years of experience in management of Health and Social Development programming with First Nation experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, assess, implement and evaluate strategies to meet Community Health and Social Development needs.
  • Professional experience working effectively with First Nation individuals, groups, families and communities would be an asset.
  • Awareness of First Nation values, culture and traditions.
  • Effective written and oral skills; excellent documentation and record keeping skills; working knowledge of PC software applications.
  • With well-developed communication skills, the candidate will act as a role model for the organization and foster a culture of improvement and trust, open communication, reflection, evaluation, growth and development.
  • With working knowledge of change management concepts, group process, community and partnership development, the candidate will also demonstrate strong conflict management skills.
  • Must possess a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

The successful candidate shall be subject to a Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.


You will receive an automatic reply acknowledging receipt of your application.

  • Alternatively, you may apply via Fax to 306-374-5899, or by mail:

Whitecap Dakota First Nation
Human Resources
182 Chief Whitecap Trail
Whitecap SK    S7K 2L2

APPLY BY: Friday, November 2, 2018 

We thank all applicants and wish to advise that only those individuals who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants are required to state how they meet the eligibility requirements in their cover letter.

* Internal postings are STC employment opportunites - open to qualified members of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis First Nation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation, or current permanent employees of the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

* External postings are STC employment opportunites - open for application by the general public

* Community Postings are STC member First Nation employment opportunities - open for application by the general public