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Aboriginal Health Educator

Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre
Aboriginal Health Educator
1 Year Maternity Leave Contract
Summary of Position:
The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre is currently accepting applications for an Aboriginal Health Educator. This position is a one year maternity contract, to begin in January 2013 and end January 2014. The Aboriginal Health Educator will act part of the interdisciplinary team and work closely
with the Diabetes Team and Registered Dietician.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Aboriginal Health Educator will work to:
• Increase community awareness of the seriousness of chronic diseases, their risk factors, complications, and potential strategies for prevention of complications.
• Improve understanding about healthy lifestyle choices and to promote better self-management behaviors among Aboriginal individuals and their families.
• Introduce healthy eating and active lifestyle options in the Aboriginal communities, organizations, and schools.
• Establish support groups for Aboriginals and their families to lead healthy eating and active living initiatives.
• Develop and disseminate Aboriginal specific video materials to support smoking cessation.
These objectives will be achieved through providing community based programming including fitness instruction, nutritional information, dangers of tobacco, diabetes prevention, workshops and presentation on drugs and
alcohol for youth, as well as coordination of events related to Health Lifestyles.
• College or university diploma in health education or a related field.
• Certified Fitness Instructor (preferred) or experience in delivering fitness instruction
• A minimum of 2 years experience in health education and promotion or a related field.
• Willingness to work evenings or weekends as required.
• Proof of a valid Ontario Drivers license and access to a vehicle.
• Fluency in the Ojibwe language a definite asset
• Prior experience working with aboriginal people
• Current CPR certification
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume, covering letter, 3 work related references and written authorization to contact references no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 to:
Personnel Committee
Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre
P.O. Box 686
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M9
807-274-3131 (Phone) 807-274-6280 (Fax)
We thank all candidates in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.