Jordan's Principle Coordinator

Job description

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION The purpose of this position is to assist Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) communities achieve the capacity needed to provide effective programs and services to children with a developmental delay or disability and their families. This will include advocating for changes to the health and social service systems to better meet the unique needs of northern First Nation communities, identifying gaps in services and advocating for solutions, facilitating partnerships to fill service gaps, assisting communities in the development of program policies and procedures, and working with communities to identify program documentation requirements and acting as a bridge between communities and government authorities at local, regional, and national levels. The coordinator will travel to 6 KO communities for one week four times a year and will utilize telemedicine to provide continuous capacity strengthening activities to community programs and support the community programs with all areas of program delivery. Travel to Thunder Bay and Red Lake will also be required at least once every year. ACCOUNTIBILITY The coordinator reports directly to and works under the supervision of the KO Health Director. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OPERATIONAL PLANNING Connecting communities to government authorities at local, regional, and national levels to facilitate access for children with a developmental delay or disability to needed programs and services Support the communities to develop an operational plan for their Child First programs which incorporates goals and objectives Respond to request from assigned communities on issues affecting program delivery Facilitate the collection of both regional and community program data to confirm that promised services are delivered, that each service provider follows through, and that desired outcomes are being achieved for both the child and their family, and the program. Facilitate partnerships with government and non-government organizations to fill service gaps identified by the communities PROGRAM PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT Assist the communities with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of their programs Assist the communities in the monitoring of day-to-day delivery of programs and services to maintain or improve quality Risk management, work with the communities to identify and evaluate the risks to the programs (clients, staff, volunteers), and assist the communities to implement measures to control and minimize risks HUMAN RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT Assist the communities to recruit qualified individuals to deliver community programs Co-ordinate the hiring process for professional staff ensuring technical and personal abilities to meet program expectations Assist the communities to implement a performance management process which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review FINANCIAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT Research funding sources and assist communities to write funding proposals to increase the funds available for program delivery Processing Jordan’s Principle applications, intake, case management, coordination, administration ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES Maintains confidentiality Respect and safeguard client rights Respect the client’s autonomy and right to be treated with respect, dignity, and worth RECORD KEEPING, REPORTING, AND ACCOUNTABILITY RESPONSIBILITIES Keep accurate and timely records and reports observations Reports incidents, accidents, and unusual activity, immediately SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES Provide direct administrative supervision to the Jordan’s Principle Allied Health Professionals working within the parameters of the KO Health Jordan’s Principle Program Participate in and accept supervision/feedback from the Health Director OTHER DUTIES Accepts other duties as may be assigned MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in a health profession such as Social Sciences, Social Work, Indigenous Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Nursing or related discipline Ability to take initiative, problem solve, and make decisions within job scope Ability to work within a team setting or independently Experience in health program development for First Nations communities Must be sensitive to the cultural traditions of the Keewaytinook Okimakanak people Excellent spoken and written communication skills Experience working with First Nation communities Proven leadership abilities, including accountability and work-habits Experience and skills working in a political environment Experience in report and proposal writing Experience in collecting and reporting statistics Knowledge of the complex multi-layered structure of health and social program Knowledge or experience with children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families Ability to efficiently and effectively utilize Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and SharePoint Education Preferred Bachelor's degree or better in Health Services Administration or related field Behaviors Preferred Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

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