Dementia Project Coordinator
|Company||Native Women's Association Of Canada|
|Job Category||Health Care|
|Your Work |
The Dementia Project coordinator will assist in the development of a peer support group and accompanying toolkit that can be used to optimize the health and well-being of not only Indigenous caregivers of People Living with Dementia (PLWD ) but optimizing the care Indigenous PLWD receive as well. The Dementia Project Coordinator will:
Conduct an environmental scan of existing resources and supports for caregivers from other populations, as well as those designed for Indigenous caregivers and PLWD;
Lead the planning and implementation of a communications plan and a national call-out strategy to identify four rural and/or remote communities (one from each direction) and recruit participants that express a need for the implementation of a support group;
Visit each of the four communities in order to build relationships, better understand cultural perspectives and nuances, clarify attitudes and understandings towards aging and dementia and perform a needs assessment;
Conduct engagement sessions in each community to help build, share and express knowledge through open dialogue;
Develop, pilot test and implement the tool kit;
Develop a Final Report to provide a summary of the project activities, evaluate how project objectives were met, and provide recommendations and next steps; and
Perform other related duties as required from time to time.
|Start Date||As soon as possible.|
|Salary||$45,000 To $50,000|
|Education Requirements||Post-Secondary degree in gerontology, health science, social science or related studies, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.|
|Essential Skills||Key Skills|
Ability to facilitate meetings
Ability to work independently and in a team setting
Ability to establish and maintain relationships
Strong writing and verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize work effectively and under pressure
Ability to apply sound judgment and make decisions
Extensive knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, their cultures, histories and traditions.
Knowledge of Indigenous issues relevant to the health and well-being of the needs of PLWD and their caregivers.
Knowledge of community engagement.
The project coordinator must maintain strict confidentiality in performing their duties. The project coordinator must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
be honest and trustworthy
possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
demonstrate sound work ethics
|Experience||Relevant experience working or volunteering with Indigenous peoples, groups or organizations is an asset.|
Experience conducting environmental scans and engagement sessions.
Experience in developing communication strategies.
|Languages||Bilingualism (English, French And/or An Indigenous Language)|
|Work Settings||Your Impact |
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Incorporated in 1974, NWAC works to advance the social, political, and cultural well-being and equality of Indigenous women through advocacy, education, research and policy.
This exciting opportunity aims to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous women in Canada and around the world.
What We Value
We value diversity, sharing, adaptability and a willingness to learn.
How We Work
Our team is organized to maximize collaboration, information exchange, as well as efficiency. We will be looking at various approaches to organize our teams and foster a great workplace environment, and as such we are open to hearing about your experiences and ideas to ensure we achieve our team objectives as efficiently as possible.
|Other||Preference will be given to Indigenous women, please self-identify.|
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Interviews will be held in Ottawa or by teleconference.
The position is located in Ottawa.
Term is 3.5 year contract
|How To Apply||Send Resume and Cover letter to apply@NWAC.ca|
Also visit our Career page: https://www.nwac.ca/careers/