Employment Opportunity Details


Know Your Status Program Coordinator – Full Time Position

External

Saskatoon Tribal Council

Job Opportunity       

EXTERNAL Posting           

Know Your Status Program Coordinator – Full Time Position                                                                                                                                                                                      

The Organization

Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) improves the quality of life of First Nations through mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations and industry. Opportunities for improved living are accessed through programs and services in health, safety, economic development, education, and financial investments in the broader community. Acting as a representative body for seven First Nations, STC delivers programs and services to those living in member communities and Saskatoon. More information is available atwww.sktc.sk.ca.

FIRE: Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Excellence

The Position

The Know Your Status Program Coordinator will work with; our partners, the seven-member First Nation communities of the Saskatoon Tribal Council, and urban and rural communities, to develop and implement the Know Your Status Program objectives. This leadership role will include providing education and awareness, to end the stigma of living with HIV, HCV, and STIs, for urban and rural and Indigenous communities. The Know Your Status Program Coordinator will also expand education and awareness associated with HIV and injection drug use, ultimately leading to an increase in HIV HCV STI testing. With an emphasis on Indigenous cultural and harm reduction philosophies, the Know your Status Coordinator will lead community engagement and education strategies by participating in program delivery and evaluation.

 

Responsibilities

  • Implementing the KYS program goals and objectives by building rapport with diverse groups, ‘hard to reach’ populations, and distinct communities. 
  • Collaborate with staff within the KYS program and provides HIV, HCV, STIs and harm reduction specific education for staff and clients in urban and rural communities.
  • Support community engagement and development, by working extensively with urban, rural, indigenous, and non-Indigenous communities to improve awareness of HIV and prevention.
  • Facilitate and assist communities to identify community assets and resources that may support community members.
  • Monitor and evaluate programs and services for the efficacy of logic model activities and outcomes.
  • Make recommendations and assist with development of policies and procedures.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of programs & services and make recommendation for improvements.
  • Conduct community forums and participate in public education activities such as: health fairs and Treaty Days, serving as a representative for the Know Your Status program and Saskatoon Tribal Council. 
  • Refer clinical issues to appropriate clinical supports for technical assistance.
  • Participate in STC’s Accreditation process and maintain best practices and quality improvement.
  • Effective use of audio-visual media, advanced technologies, and community networks to communicate information and deliver the program objectives.
  • Utilize appropriate communication methods for interacting sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds of all ages and lifestyles.
  • Define, assess, and understand the application of the determinants of health.
  • Establish and maintain professional linkages with key stakeholders.
  • Utilize leadership, team building, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills to build community partnerships. 
  • Perform other related duties as defined and assigned by the reporting Director or designate on an as and when required basis.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Human Service field or Science; Master of Public Health (MPH) or Bachelor of Science Nursing
  • Knowledge in the areas of HIV, HCV, STIs and harm reduction;
  • Knowledge of program/service planning, implementation and evaluation;
  • Experience in statistical data collection

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Must possess strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as in a collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrates proven skills in being assertive, persuasive and as an influencer of change.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint with an ability to easily learn new software applications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Experience working within a governance structure in a community development capacity with First Nations familiarity with First Nations culture, history is considered an asset.
  • Analytical, decision making and the ability to recognize challenges, identify causes and provide solutions.
  • Dependability: able to work independently, submit accurate documentation, and seek guidance when needed.
  • Receptive: accept feedback, take ownership of responsibilities, and identifies areas of growth.
  • Interpersonal Skills: communicates clearly, seek solutions, and demonstrates flexibility.
  • Integrity: keep sensitive information confidential and adheres to STC’s policies.
  • Initiative: seeks opportunities for further development. 
  • Knowledge of the political, social and economic objectives of the Saskatoon Tribal Council and of the Dakota, Cree, and Saulteaux cultures will be considered an asset.

Other Conditions

  • Must possess a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license, a reliable vehicle and meet STC’s insurance requirements;
  • Must provide a current, original, Canadian Criminal Record Check (CPIC) as a condition of employment; and
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends, and to perform other related duties as required or assigned.

Application Process

Job posting closes December 7, 2021 at 4:30pm. To apply, please submit yourresume, cover letteralong with three (3) referencesto:

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Resumes

Saskatoon Tribal Council

c/o Human Resources

Suite 200-335 Packham Avenue

Saskatoon SK   S7N 4S1

Fax: (306) 244-1097

Email:  stchrREMOVE_THIS@sktc.skREMOVE_THIS.ca

No telephone calls please. Saskatoon Tribal Council appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those 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