KO Health - Community Well-Being Facilitator

Job Posting

Mental Health Counsellor

Full Time

Location: Balmertown
Department: Health
Supervisor: Mental Health Supervisor

Under the directives of the KO Health Director, the Community Well-Being Facilitator will be responsible for providing support to the KO communities in the developing, implementing, and monitoring approaches aimed at promoting community well-being (public health).
The candidate will play a role as the liaison between the KO communities and the Public Health Nurse at the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA).


1. Work with the Tribal Councils and communities to identify priority areas as to develop a system for a Community Well-Being approach.
2. Support community Health Directors to bring people together to assess the current state of the public health services to develop a team approach to strengthen services in the community.
3. Work with the communities and KO Tribal Council to develop the program work plans and training needs at the community level.
4. Developing reports and recommendations through summary of community feedback and engagement sessions.
5. Maintain a portfolio/profile of community information and key contacts related to Community Well-Being.
6. Develop relationships with local and outside organizations which supports communities regionally in the area of Community Well-Being.
7. Attend regular debriefing, planning, and training sessions with the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority.
8. Work with the Health Director and Finance teams to ensure timely reporting requirements are met quarterly.
9. Act as the focal point of communication for external Community Well-Being staff visiting the KO communities.
10. Conduct presentations in person or through video conferencing to the KO communities about the Community Well-Being project.
11. Liaise with other Tribal Councils, communities, and Community Well-Being project teams.
12. Perform other duties as requested by the KO Health Director.
13. Travel to each KO community at least twice a year.


1. Grade 12 education/College diploma in a health related field or social work.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Anishnaabe culture.
3. Minimum of two years work experience with a First Nation community/organization.
4. Ability to speak Oji-Cree or Ojibway will be an asset.
5. Ability to use Microsoft office applications.
6. Ability to prepare reports and deliver presentations.
7. Willingness to travel to remote communities in smaller aircrafts

Mode of Application:

Please submit you resume in person at the KO office on, 8 Mine Road – Balmertown
Or forward to: hamzazakari@knet.ca



Friday, July 15, 2016 - 11:45