If you are looking for friendly, supportive staff, work life balance and affordable living this may be just the opportunity that will take your career to a new level.
The Regional Coordinator, Harm Reduction is responsible for leading, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating harm reduction strategies, services, initiatives, and policies. The role participates in strategic planning and acts as a resource and liaison to internal staff and external partners, such as, but not limited to, First Nations Health Authority, contracted agencies, community organizations, law enforcement officials, local governments, provincial government, the BC Centre for Disease Control, and other provincial agencies. This role also engages people with lived and living experience of substance use to include their voices and perspectives in order to improve the planning and delivery of equitable, relevant, responsive and effective health services for people who use substances.
This position is flexible to any community within the Northern Health region. Explore our wonderful northern communities. What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions. Qualifications
• A Master's degree in harm reduction or a related field, such as Public Health, Health Promotion or Social Work.
• Five (5) years of recent, related experience working with populations disproportionally impacted by substance use, poverty, homelessness, or other determinants within a complex public or private sector environment.
• Recent experience with system changes initiatives in a large organization, preferably within a regional health authority, hospital, or community health setting.
• Formal education and/or experience in project management.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• A valid BC Driver's License is necessary as travel is a requirement of the position.
• For regulated health care professional candidates current full practicing registration with the applicable provincial College or Association is required.Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated knowledge of social determinants of health, intersectionality and specific barriers faced by people who use substances.
• Demonstrated leadership, strategic planning, innovation and responsiveness.
• Demonstrated project management. program development and evaluation skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge of applicable legislation and government policies related to substance use and drug policy.
• Ability to manage challenging and competing demands, including the ability to orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish results.
• Demonstrated creativity, flexibility, ability to manage change, resolve conflicts, motivate others, and develop and maintain collaborative working relationships.
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to present, facilitate, negotiate, and gain support for expectations, ideas and concepts from various internal and external to the organization.
• Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills and experience with a variety of communication media and modalities.
• Physical ability to perform duties of position.Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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