|Job Title:||Leader, Indigenous Engagement|
|Work Site:||520 W 6 Ave|
Regular Full Time
As soon as possible
Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays
Come work as a Leader, Indigenous Engagement with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Leader, Indigenous Engagement to join the Community Engagement team. Apply today to join our team!
As a Leader, Indigenous Engagement with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:
Lead and support the design, development, execution, and evaluation of engagement programs that promote the delivery of safe, quality health care at VCH.
Serve as a liaison with First Nations, Métis and Inuit and health care leaders to facilitate culturally-safe and meaningful dialogue to improve patient and client experiences and health outcomes for Indigenous peoples.
Represent Community and Engagement, for Vancouver Coastal Health on project panels, as well as work with internal project partners to promote the appropriate level of engagement with Indigenous communities.
Continue to maintain and develop ongoing relationships to ensure, the voice of First Nations, Métis and Inuit are represented across VCH programs and services.
Work with the broader Community Engagement team and VCH to embed Indigenous perspectives and Indigenous methodologies into the design and implementation of engagement initiatives.
Support the development of protocols and resources to help guide and inform VCH engagement activities that promote cultural knowledge and safe and respectful cross-cultural interactions.
Maintain knowledge and understanding of current Indigenous Health and health care system issues, policy, legislation, trends, and research.
Track current and emerging practices, around public participation, and Indigenous engagement that can be incorporated into VCH engagement programs.
WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?
VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.
Education & Experience
Knowledge & Abilities
Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting.
Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements.
Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nation, Métis, or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
We recognize that our places of work and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) facilities lie on the traditional homelands of the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo-Xai’xais, Lil’wat, Musqueam, N’Quatqua, Nuxalk, Samahquam, shíshálh, Skatin, Squamish, Tla’amin, Tsleil-Waututh, Ulkatcho, Wuikinuxv, and Xa’xtsa Nations.
As part of VCH’s deep commitment to cultural safety and humility, the organization seeks to create culturally safe practices and relationships with First Nation, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities, with an aim to transform care and improve patient experiences and health outcomes for Indigenous peoples in the VCH region.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.
To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.
VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.