Job Posting Regional NAYSPS Coordinator

Position: Regional NAYSPS Coordinator Employer: Four Arrows Regional Health Authority Objective: The...

Jun 13 2013

Job Posting Regional NAYSPS Coordinator


Position: Regional NAYSPS Coordinator

Employer: Four Arrows Regional Health Authority

Objective: The Community Coordinator will work to improve community strengths and individual capacity in preventing suicide by developing a detailed community action plan.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Engage individuals and organizations to participate in developing and implementing sustainable community action plans for addressing youth suicide.
Develop and maintain a good working and cooperative partnerships within the community to collaborate in creating community based initiatives.
Work in consultation and collaboration with community Wellness teams such as the Mental Health Therapist and Nurse, BF/BHC Wellness Program, Elders, Youth and FARHA Regional Wellness Advisor.
Assist in the coordination of a community based crisis response team.
Provide direct service as required or directed by supervisor.
Participate in capacity building, workshops are directed.
Develop a library of resource material that can be distributed and available to community members and organizations.
Prepare annual workplans and submit to supervisor.
Attend staff meetings, team meetings, and other meetings as required.
Maintain a sensitivity and awareness of cultural diversity.

The Community Coordinator is a developmental position which requires personal attributes and soft skills that will enhance an individual’s interactions and job performance. We are seeking a highly motivated individual seeking opportunity for growth in the field of health, youth, and community development. The applicant should demonstrate the following skills or the desire to acquire these skills:

Minimum education grade 12, post-secondary desired.
Knowledge of community resources.
Understanding of determinants of health and well-being.
Knowledge of evidenced based mental health promotion and suicide prevention approaches.
Understanding and experience of community development approaches.
High level communication and organizational skills.
Experience of working on own initiative and as part of team in project delivery.
An ability to communicate effectively to meet the needs of the post including the ability to produce and facilitate workshops, information sessions and gatherings.
An ability to prioritise plans and organize and manage own workload.
Participate in any necessary activities outside normal office hours as required etc.
An understanding of crisis management and the ability to deal with suicide prevention
Understand the influences of substance abuse, family dynamics, and mental health issues.
Understanding of individual and group crisis counselling methods.
Understanding of the culture and traditions of First Nations people.
Demonstrate the ability of effective and efficient program management, delivery and evaluation.
Demonstrate good decision making and problem solving skills.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Computer proficiency in Word, Power Point, Excel programs.
Time management skills.
**Deadline is June 18, 2013**
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Laurie Wood-Ducharme
Director of Operations
Four Arrows Regional Health Authority
200-338 Broadway Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 0T2
Phone: (204) 947-2397
Fax: (204) 982-3359

We thank all applicants, only those qualifying for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to Island Lake First Nation members.


Regional NAYSPS Job Description.pdf