KOSSS - Health & Wellness Coordinator

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Secondary Student Services (KOSSS) is seeking one (1) full-time Health & Wellness Coordinator. The position will be based in Thunder Bay and will begin January 2017 and extend to March 2019.

The KOSSS Health & Wellness Coordinator will coordinate services and support the KOSSS student mental health team to ensure proper case management, tracking of specialized service requests and program reporting requirements. The Health & Wellness coordinator would also track any service gaps relevant to the delivery of Jordan’s Principle funding and would work with the Mental Health Workers (MHWs) and KOSSS/KO Management and Staff to minimize gaps and improve overall services. The Health & Wellness Coordinator would work with the First Nations and Community Mental Health workers to identify a transition plan for students who return to their home communities.

 The following are the requirements for this position:


  • education related work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience and training or education-related position
  • Knowledge of First Nation education & health issues, challenges, and delivery models
  • Knowledge of the Jordan’s Principle Initiative and or willing to learn
  • Ability to speak one of the local dialects is an asset
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Valid Class G Driver’s License
  • Must be willing to provide a police criminal background check
  • Able to work effectively with others
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills with proficiency in developing written communications and the development and delivery of oral presentations

Duties will include, but may not be limited to:

The Health and Well-Being Coordinator will take direction from the KOSSS Education Coordinator and KOBE.

  • Coordination of meetings, travel, reporting, training and development of materials related to Jordan’s Principle and the KOSSS Mental Health Team;
  • Liaison and sharing of information with the KOSSS Education Staff, KOBE Board of Directors and KO First Nations;
  • Track and record service gaps and successes;
  • Travel to the Keewaytinook Okimakanak communities: Deer Lake, Fort Severn, Keewaywin, McDowell Lake, North Spirit Lake and Poplar Hill First Nations;
  • Other related duties as set by the KO Board of Education and KOSSS

Salary will be based on a combination of qualifications and experience.

Deadline: Tuesday January 22, 2018 by 1:00 P.M. EST

FAX: 1.807.346.4330
Email: Resumes to: henryowusu@edu.knet.ca   



Monday, January 22, 2018 - 13:00