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Dementia Project Coordinator

Job ID73-37-B7-B6-C8-5E
CompanyNative Women's Association Of Canada
Date Posted2019-10-03
Posted Until2020-03-31
Job TypeFixed-term
Job CategoryHealth 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 DateAs soon as possible.
Salary$45,000 To $50,000
Education RequirementsPost-Secondary degree in gerontology, health science, social science or related studies, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Essential SkillsKey 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.

Personal Attributes
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
be respectful
possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
be flexible
demonstrate sound work ethics
ExperienceRelevant 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.
LanguagesBilingualism (English, French And/or An Indigenous Language)
Work SettingsYour 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.
OtherPreference 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
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