HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR
The Health and Social Services Director will oversee, direct and develop goals and objectives, provide, facilitate and/or coordinate a variety of support services and education that are culturally sensitive to aide and improve healing and wellbeing of Caldwell membership. The Health and Social Services Director will be the main representative for the Health Department, health programs, cultural and family programs. The Health Director must be a strong leader, decision maker, passionate, energetic, and creative individual with the will to strive to develop and maintain a positive work environment for the health department.
Principle Duties & Responsibilities
• Follow funding guidelines and all funding requirements for a variety of program funding and grant proposals assigned/ meet all reporting deadlines ahead of scheduled due dates.
• Keep up-to-date on any relevant training opportunities that would be beneficial for health staff to attend and authorize travel for meetings and training for health and social services staff.
• Search for funding opportunities and complete proposal writing required to attain various funding. Keep accurate records of previous, current, and future funding opportunities. Ensure deadlines are met when submitting proposal requests.
• Network with other organizations, agencies, and coordinate inter-agency meetings.
• Responsible for the development and revisions of all Health and Social Services Department policies.
• Ensure that job descriptions and performance evaluations are up to date.
• Sit on and participate in various health and social service boards as necessary.
• Engage the Caldwell First Nation community in developing programs and services.
• Receive updates from Health Programs Manager for an organized schedule of activities, staff working hours, attendance management, and addressing any performance concerns. If there are concerns, address in a timely manner.
• Collaborate with Health Programs Manager to evaluate, plan and coordinate the development of social service programs and annual work plans and monitoring.
• Cultivate partnerships with members, other First Nations and community organizations.
• Receive updates on staff performance reviews and ensure clear objectives and areas of improvement are communicated.
• Collaborate with Health Programs Manager to provide leadership and direction to staff and health service professionals.
• Develop and implement policies and procedures involving procurement, travel arrangements, budget development, budget management and oversight, reports, and personnel.
• Collaborate with Health Programs Manager to maintain and submit quarterly reports to the Health Programs delegate with all participant numbers or statistical information, any new client needs observed, and feedback from any events held.
• Possess knowledge of application data privacy laws and ensure and uphold client confidentiality at all times.
• Collaborate with all staff to ensure smooth Health Department operation, including Program Managers, Senior Managers, and Council.
• Perform other duties as reasonably required.
• Represent and actively participate in local, regional or committees/groups in support of social services to Caldwell First Nation.
• Collaborate with Health Programs Manager to deal with conflict management among departmental staff.
• Experienced in being the main contact for a Health Department and with Band Representative and Child protection Services is an asset.
• Enforce policies and procedures for the health department.
• Possess up to date knowledge regarding any relevant legislation or changes.
• Submits monthly, quarterly, annual and other types of reports requested by the Director of Operations.
• Collaborate with Health Programs Manager and review requests for proposals before submission.
• Able to prioritize workload when competing tasks arise.
• Minimum diploma in health, human services, social services or a related field from an accredited University or College.
• Masters degree in health, human services, social services or a related field is considered an asset.
• 5+ years experience working in community setting, social service field, or health field required.
• 5+ years of managerial experience.
• Working experience and knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint programs and applications.
• Experience in the developing culturally relevant and safe programs and services with an Indigenous health and social services focus.
• Class G Drivers Licence.
• Ability to travel for work purposes, training, meetings, and conferences, and access to own reliable vehicle.
• Ability to work various hours, weekends, and possibly overtime if required.
• Current Vulnerable Sectors Police Clearance (Must be completed on or before start date).
• Current CPR and First Aid Certification (Must be completed on or before start date).
• Provide clean driver’s abstract (Must be completed before start date).
• Strong critical thinking skills, conflict resolution skills, organizational skills and ability to work both independently and within team setting.
• General mathematical, budgeting, and event planning skills.
• Strong telephone manners, interpersonal skills, verbal skills and ability to communicate with all levels of the executive team.
• Support the success of staff and understand the needs that each staff may require.
• Focus on meetings needs of Caldwell First Nation members.
Please include salary expectations.
Applications MUST Include:
• Current cover letter.
• Current resume.
• Three references on your behalf with appropriate contact information. One should be your current or most recent employer.
Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check, Driver’s Abstract and current CPR and First Aid will be required from the successful applicant prior to starting employment.
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
James Siu, Human Resources Generalist
Caldwell First Nation
14 Orange Street
Leamington, ON N8H 1P5
P: 519-322-1766 | F: 519-322-1533