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Crisis Program Manager

Wasauksing First Nation

PROGRAM AREA: Regional Mental Wellness – Health Department
POSITION TITLE: Crisis Program Manager
DURATION: Full- Time Permanent
CLOSING: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Position Summary:
Wasauksing First Nation is accepting applications for a Crisis Program Manager for Wasauksing
First Nation. On behalf of the Ntam Nishnabeg Jiibiig Health Board (6 First Nations), the
Wasauksing First Nation is seeking an innovative, highly motivated and energetic Program Manager
for the position as the Regional Mental Wellness Crisis Program Manager. We are seeking a wellseasoned manager with several years of adult education and health/wellness programming under
their belt. This individual will provide support and day-to- day management of the regional
program and three staff which include 2 Navigators and 1, half-time Traditional Knowledge Keeper.
Duties & Responsibilities:
 Several years of experience successfully working with communities; groups; families and
individuals within a wholistic framework.
 Develop in consultation and collaboration with the Manager and the staff a unique
workplan that outlines for all parties, how the team would be integrated into current
programs and services to assist with prevention and promotion education.
 In the crisis components, triaging of individuals by the navigators onto other “treatment
modalities” will also be outlined and adopted by each community. This ensuring that
individuals and their families, as well as community can be safely offered services and
supported by other health/social service professionals with the team providing other
supports such as land based and mental wellness programming.
 Demonstrates knowledge of Anishinaabe culture and history and understands how these
impacts on communication patterns, attitudes and approaches to health issues;
 Establishes and maintains effective relationships;
 Collaborates and consults regularly with both staff of the program and with the First Nations
health care professionals, para-professional and clerical staff to provide effective program
 Motivates and mobilizes staff towards Regional Mental Wellness Crisis Program goals;
 Demonstrates effective public relations and communication skills while seeking
opportunities to participate in joint education and program planning processes;
 Provides effective administrative supervision to staff and supports the need for clinical
supervision for staff dealing directly with individuals and families at the time of crisisnavigating them to appropriate care providers;
 Collaborates directly with the clinical supervisor to identify human resource needs to
maintain a safe, secure and therapeutic environment and work place for all workers;
 Collaborates with the Director of Health in the management; recruitment; selection,
appraisal (including discipline) and development of the regional staff;
 Promotes a healthy work environment; understands and follows applicable laws, regulations,
and other standards to establish and maintain a safe work environment, including the Labour
Standards Code and the Occupational Health legislation;
Education & Experience:
 Successful completion of at least a Master’s degree in the health sciences; health promotion;
nursing (BScN or equivalent); social work; education is required;
 Preferably five years management experience working in a Health Centre; Nursing; Public
Health; Indigenous Health Centre; Indigenous Education; with demonstrated experience in
land based programming;
 Knowledge of Federal, Provincial and Municipal legislation and regulations as they pertain to
the Health Protection and Promotion Act; Protection of Privacy Act; Personal Health
Information Protection Act (PHIPA); Health Care Consent Act; Child and Family Services Act;
Mental Health Act; Occupational Health and Safety Act,; Ontario Public Health Standards
 Land based programming; possess certification in subspecialties;
 Training /experience in the delivery of culturally safe care is considered a definite asset.
Skills & Abilities
 Experience in working with health professionals and para-professionals in a multi-disciplinary
and inter-disciplinary team structure;
 The individual selected will be able to provide high level leadership in program management
of primary care (mental health; wellness and addictions);
 Possess excellent communication skills;
 Well organized and be able to manage a “virtual office” set-up.
 The individual must possess strong interpersonal skills and be willing to work flexible hours.
Other Requirements:
 Provide a current Criminal Record Check ( vulnerable Sector Check)
 Proof of a minimum class “G” driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle and
appropriate insurance to transport clients and able to travel extensively throughout all of
the region are all requirements of the position.
Applications must be received no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2023
@ 4:00 pm
Please send your resume with a cover letter, contact information and two recent
employment references to:
Amanda Worm, HR Manager
Or package may be dropped off at the following physical address:
Administration Office
1508 Geewadin Road Lane G
Wasauksing First Nation
Preference may be given to Indigenous candidates with relevant on reserve employment
experience and/or those with knowledge and understanding of the Wasauksing First Nation
History and Community.
“Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We wish to thank everyone for their

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