18.620 Aboriginal Project Coordinator (Permanent Full Time)

Job Summary

The Project Coordinator will work directly with the Regional Aboriginal Cancer Lead, Aboriginal Patient Navigator, Windsor Regional Hospital and the Windsor Regional Cancer Program to provide support and advocacy for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis (FNIM) patients and families across Erie St Clair LHIN. The incumbent will lead projects that facilitate and coordinate access to cancer services (for palliative and supportive care), addressing cultural/spiritual needs, while networking with FNIM and non-Aboriginal partners. The Project Coordinator will provide a broad range of support services to Windsor Regional Hospital and the Cancer Program for a number of initiatives relevant to improving the cancer journey within the Erie St. Clair Region.


Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the ESC Aboriginal Cancer lead and the ESC RCP Leadership team, develop a work plan with key targets identified, deliverables, and timelines to address support issues, cultural needs and networking with FNIM communities
  • Coordinate and implement project activities to support the work of the Hospital, Erie St. Clair Aboriginal Cancer Lead and the portfolio of the Regional Cancer Program relating to FNIM cancer screening, prevention, palliative care/end of life care and education.
  • Communicate regularly with ESC Regional Cancer Program leadership team, Windsor Regional Hospital, regional partners and relevant disciplines on FNIM regional and provincial palliative care initiatives
  • Provide support and expert consultation to healthcare providers within the region to facilitate access to care, services and resources.
  • Work with other entities in the region that are providing cancer care services to ensure an integrated patient-centered regional approach to palliative care services that is appropriate to FNIM patients
  • Support the development and maintenance of productive relationships with FNIM partners in the Erie St. Clair region through respectful engagement.

Qualifications

  • University degree in health or social sciences field; or college diploma with five years’ work experience in the health and/or social work field
  • Experience working with and knowledge of FNIM people’s language, culture, customs and traditions
  • Knowledge and experience in project management and change management is required
  • Have knowledge of First Nations and how they are structured
  • Previous experience building relationships with First Nations, Inuit or Métis communities strongly recommended. Partnerships and contacts already established will be beneficial.
  • Experience or knowledge of the health care system and community based resources
  • Work experience in cancer care is be preferred
  • Possession of valid driver's license and access to a vehicle.
  • French Language proficiency an asset.
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