Employment Opportunities

Noojmowin Teg invites health professionals who are interested in :

  • Making a career change;
  • Working in an environment where they can make a meaningful difference in health of those they will serve;
  • Working with marginalized populations with high health needs; and
  • Engaging with a diverse multi-disciplinary team of professionals.

 

Elders Connected Mentors – As needed, ending December 31, 2021 with possible extension to March 31, 2022

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is seeking four mentors between the ages of 18-29 years old for the Elders Connected Tablet Project. Under direction of the Elders Connected Coordinator and the Health and Wellness Manager they will provide support services to Elders on the seven First Nations of Manitoulin Island. The mentor will work with Elders in a variety of settings including at: community Elders’ facilities, in hospital,s or in the Elders’ home.

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is comprised of a multi-team of health care professions providing community-based services through the use of a holistic approach that integrates both traditional and western healing methods. Our unique team includes Primary Care and Allied Health Services, Mental Health & Addictions Services, Health Promotion, and Traditional Healing and Cultural Services. Services are offered on-site and community-based (through the Manitoulin Island District First Nations Health Centres).

Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, from time to time, exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage, and cedar, may occur within the work setting. NTHC is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

Mentors will be hired according to proximity to service communities. Communities include: 1) Zhiibaahaasing and Sheshegwaning; 2) M’Chigeeng and Mindemoya Hospital; 3) Whitefish River, Little Current Hospital, and Aundeck Omni Kaning; 4) Wikwemikong and Sheguiandah

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Commit to 20 hours of mentor training prior to working with Elders
  • Schedule Elder mentoring sessions
  • Track the Elders progress and completion of training modules
  • Provide ongoing support to Elders and community partners while Elders gain competency with tablet use
  • Participate in mentoring training sessions and monthly touch base meetings
  • Maintain confidentiality of information
  • Distribute and track tablets that are assigned
  • Submit monthly activity sheets to receive honorarium
  • Perform other duties, as assigned, within the scope of the position
  • Follow Covid-19 safety protocols to ensure personal and Elder safety while performing duties

Qualifications:

  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Checks required
  • Valid Class G driver’s license and have access to a vehicle Preferred
  • Experience working in First Nation communities, knowledge of traditions and customs
  • Experience working within Elders
  • Current CPR C and First Aid Certification (to be taken when available) Knowledge
  • Strong teaching skills • Knowledge of the First Nation communities of Manitoulin Island
  • Understanding and sensitivity for the Anishinabe culture Skills
  • Familiar with Samsung tablets and android operating system
  • Skilled in interpersonal relations
  • Strong time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability
  • Strong ability to prioritize, plan, organize and schedule • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to speak Anishinabemowin is an asset

Due to the fact that this work requires the mentors to work with Elders who are considered a vulnerable population the following will be required prior to the start of work:

  • Minimum of one dose of a COVID19 vaccine and willingness to adhere to strict Covid 19 safety protocols; and
  • Current, within the past 3 months, Vulnerable Sector Screening.

Please Note: The mentors will be remunerated for services through an honorarium/gift card that is based on hours of service with some travel compensation.

Please submit: Cover letter and resume, Three current work relevant references with contact information

Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 12:00 Noon

Attn: Human Resources
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
Postal Bag 2002, Hwy. 540 Little Current,
ON P0P 1K0

T: (705) 368-2182 ext. 235
F: (705) 368-3922
E: info@noojmowin-teg.ca
W: www.noojmowin-teg.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Nehbookaat Gehnwehndung – Traditional Knowledge Keeper Full-time Permanent Position

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is seeking the full-time services of a Nehbookaat Gehnwehndung (Traditional Knowledge Keeper). With direction, the Traditional Knowledge Keeper provides Indigenous culturally based holistic healing approaches and practices that address the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual aspects of healing and health of individuals and families. The Traditional Knowledge Keeper is responsible for providing traditional healing services, prescribing traditional medicines, holding traditional ceremonies and gatherings, and other traditional supports that align with Anishinabek values, practices and spirituality. The Traditional Knowledge Keeper facilitates or supports the development and provision of ongoing cultural safety training for inter-professional team members (both internally and externally), supports the increased integration and cross referrals between traditional and western healing and health practices, and works closely with other traditional resources including the Fire and Lodge Keeper.

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is comprised of a multi-team of health care professions providing community-based services through the use of a holistic approach that integrates both traditional and western healing methods. Our unique team includes: Primary Care and Allied Health Services, Mental Health & Addictions Services, Health Promotion and Traditional Healing and Cultural Services. Services are offered on-site and community based (through the Manitoulin Island District First Nations Health Centres). The Traditional Knowledge Keeper will report to the Anishinabe Aadzawin Manager.

Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, from time to time, exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage and cedar, may occur within the work setting.

NTHC is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

Duties:

  • Provide traditional healing services to community members and their families/caregivers throughout the life cycle
  • Provide ongoing traditional healing services in the areas of assessment, traditional medicine education, holistic support for individuals, families, caregivers, treatment using traditional herbal medicines and other traditional remedies.
  • Promote physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual health and wellbeing through the provision of traditional ceremonies and practices.
  • Teach and holistically support clients on individual, family and group basis.
  • Work collaboratively with the inter-professional team and partners, including case conferencing and referrals, to ensure clients holistic health needs are being met through both traditional and western wellness practices.
  • Ensure safety is maintained between the use of traditional and western medicines.
  • Provide ongoing healing services on a regular basis both in-house and within the Manitoulin Island First Nation health clinics and Espanola location.
  • Maintain and oversee a current inventory of traditional medicines and other traditional supplies as relevant to practice.
  • Perform administrative duties in support of the program’s goals and objectives
  • Complete or oversee charting of client visits, ensuring timely records maintained and reviewed for follow care as required.
  • Participate in development of traditional protocols and policies to improve practices as needed.
  • Participate on the Traditional Advisory committee and ongoing staff meetings as required.
  • Participate in organizational events including strategic planning or review, quality improvement activities, annual general meeting, staff wellness, etc.
  • Engage with inter-professional team members and external partners to promote and improve access to traditional services
  • Work with and support the Fire and Lodge Keeper in supporting healer activities, including gathering and preparing traditional medicines, preparing and carrying out ceremonies, supporting cultural safety workshops, maintaining sacred fires and cleaning spaces, and growing in their overall traditional abilities and gifts.
  • Lead organizational integration, quality improvement, and cultural safety
  • Support the Anishinabe Aadzawin Manager in assessing and providing cultural safety needs of the organization and its health partners
  • Participate in research relevant to traditional programming with community partners

Qualifications:

  • Is a recognized Healer within Anishinabek communities, preferably local
  • Proven experience in giving traditional medicines to those seeking traditional healing.
  • Proven ability to provide requested support to individuals and/or groups using traditional teachings and practices
  • Extended experience in offering traditional healing ceremonies
  • Extended experience working and being mentored by an experienced traditional healer/healers who use traditional medicines and other traditional healing practices
  • Deep knowledge of regional Indigenous teachings and traditional practitioners
  • In development, an understanding of how western medicines interact with traditional medicines
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and mentor from a traditional perspective
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver cultural safety training.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to prioritize, plan, organize and schedule
  • Ability to speak Anishinabemowin, preferred
  • Knowledge of the traditional resources available within the Manitoulin Catchment area, preferred
  • Ability to act as a role model of living the good life through the Seven Grandfather Teachings
  • Valid Class G driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Check required
  • Experience working within Electronic Medical Records, preferred

Submission Pre-requisites:

Please submit a covering letter, resume, three (3) work-related letters of reference, copy of registration, a current vulnerable sector check, a copy of valid driver’s license and driver’s abstract. Please mark correspondence as “Confidential”. Submissions will be accepted by mail, facsimile, or email.

Deadline: Monday, July 5, 2021 at 12 Noon

 

Attn: Human Resources
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
Postal Bag 2002, Hwy. 540
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

T: (705) 368-2182 ext. 235
F: (705) 368-2229
E: info@noojmowin-teg.ca
W: www.noojmowin-teg.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diabetes Wellness Dietitian

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is seeking the full-time services of a Diabetes Wellness Dietitian. The successful candidate will work within the Primary Care program to promote better health through improved nutrition and healthy lifestyle practices within a community-based working environment. The Diabetes Wellness Dietitian must have advanced knowledge of food and human nutrition, and function in accordance with the scope of practice guidelines of a Registered Dietitian as defined by the College of Dietitians of Ontario and the Professional Standards for Dietitians in Canada, as well as CDE certification.

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is committed to ongoing outreach, working in a circle of care approach, providing services in a culturally safe and relevant manner, working within a team-based and supported environment, and to delivering services within the seven First Nation health clinics, off-reserve and in the Espanola area. The manager will report to the Primary Care Manager.

The successful applicant will receive a competitive and attractive employment package.
NTHC is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.
Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, from time to time, exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweetgrass, sage or cedar, may occur within the work setting.

Duties:

  • Provide counselling and develop nutrition plans incorporating cultural and health beliefs, income and education
  • Complete client medical records within the electronic medical record database in an accurate and timely manner
  • Collaborate with health care providers and clients to ensure that appropriate management, referral and responses to inquiries are provided 
  • Schedule appointments and prepare work plans to effectively meet client and community needs • Deliver nutritional education workshops to promote community health
  • Schedule and deliver nutritional workshops within the First Nations communities
  • Facilitate and support community initiatives to improve access to adequate nutrition
  • Advocate at different levels with respect to environmental and socio-economic determinants of health to influence health policy.

Qualifications:

Mandatory:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Human Nutrition, or equivalent program
  • Current registration in good standing with the College of Dieticians of Ontario
  • CDE Certification • One to three years of clinical counselling and community nutrition experience
  • Strong knowledge of Diabetes management, including the nutritional and pharmaceutical aspects of care
  • Strong time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Check

Preferred:

  • Experience working within a community Diabetes Wellness program
  • Experience working within Electronic Medical Records
  • Knowledge of the Ojibway culture and language a definite asset

Submission Pre-requisites:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, three (3) work-related letters of reference, copy of registration, a current criminal records check, a copy of valid driver’s license and driver’s abstract.

Please mark correspondence as “Confidential”. Submissions will be accepted by mail or email. 

The application deadline is Friday, June 25, 2021.

Send to:

Human Resources
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
Postal Bag 2002, Hwy. 540
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

T: (705) 368-2182 ext. 235
E: info@noojmowin-teg.ca
W: www.noojmowin-teg.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Noojmowin Teg Health Centre – Main Office

48 Hillside Rd., Highway 540, Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation

Postal Bag 2002, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0

Phone: (705) 368-2182 | Fax: (705) 368-2229 | info@noojmowin-teg.ca

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre - Satellite Offices

4 Directions Community Complex (Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation) – (705) 368-0229

Centre Espanola – (705) 869-1564

Espanola & Area Family Health Team – (705)862-7991