Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator – U 1518

Job title: Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator – U 1518
Posted on: February 2, 2024
Job Description:

Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator – Full Time Permanent

POSTING DATE: February 1, 2024

ANTICIPATED START DATE: As soon as possible

REPORTS TO: Health and Social Services Manager

HOURS OF WORK: Monday to Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Occasional evening and/or weekend work and travel may be required to meet operational needs. Additional hours and/or overtime may be required per the Hours of Work and Overtime policies.

The Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator is responsible to provide holistic health programs and services with an emphasis on addictions and mental health to the MSIFN through traditional healing alternatives are available for community members

Key activities:
• Assisting clients to improve their mental health status utilizing our cultural/traditional teachings through workshops, lectures, video nights, home visits and promotional materials; counselling services; program coordination; case management; family and parent education; outreach services; family support and advocacy and referral
• To oversee the coordination of the Ontario telehealth network equipment and services to the community
Mental Health:
• Interview clients individually, in families, or in groups, to assess their situation and issues and determine the types of services required
• Provide counsel and therapy to assist clients in developing skills to deal with and resolve their social and personal problems
• Plan programs of assistance for clients including referral to agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical treatment, and other services
• Act as advocate for client/groups in the community, lobby for solutions to problems directly affecting client/groups and develop prevention and intervention programs to meet community needs
• Provide mediation services or referral to such services for clients
Addiction Services:
• Coordinate the provision of initial intervention strategies, provincial assessments, one on one/ group counseling and aftercare services to youth, and adults who are experiencing addiction issues.
• To oversee and coordinate intake and referrals to treatment services in accordance to the MSIFN Addictions Treatment Policy
• Primary and secondary prevention programs related to addictions are also offered in effort to engage individuals and/or families in the development of a wellness/treatment plan

Liaison Activities
• Liaise with local mental health & addiction services providers to provide a coordinated approach to mental health and addictions awareness, prevention and promotion programs and services to the community
• Establish and maintain a list of all addiction and mental health service providers and those that provide First Nation specific programming
• Liaise with local educational facilities in supporting students and parents
• Liaise with Indigenous/ First Nation service providers to secure traditional and cultural services for the MSIFN population and to assist those who are on their healing journey
• Work collaboratively with colleagues in the planning of MSIFN’S Annual Pow Wow and Drum Social
• Provide information to community members i.e., website information, newsletter insert
• May compile data, stats, and other information related to mental health & addictions
• To preserve, reinforce and promote the continuation and revitalization of traditional customs and ceremonies to strengthen and enhance the well-being of the individuals, families, and community

Financial Management
• Prepare annual financial budget and work plan related to the program
• Prepare cheque requisitions
• Monitor costs to budget to ensure programs are operating within the approved budget and provide variance reports
• Provide quarterly/annual reports for all program funding sources
• Prepare funding proposals as required

Related and other duties
• Attend regular case management and staff meetings to provide updates on the status of the program
• Maintain client and patient files and information
• Special projects, assigned tasks and additional regular duties as required by your Supervisor

PAY RATE: $36.44/hr (F1)

• Completion of a college diploma in Social Services or Bachelor of Social Work is required.
• Minimum three (3) years of related work experience and minimum five (5) years of total work experience.
• Preferred work experience with a First Nation or Indigenous Organization
Other related skills required:
• Valid driver’s license and $1M liability insurance
• CPIC/VSS acceptable to position upon conditional offer
• Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture, traditions, teachings, and community dynamics
• Knowledge of legislation governing First Nations
• Knowledge of financial budgeting processes
• Familiar with office machines including computers, adding machines, photocopiers, fax
machines, phone systems
• Ability to analyze problems, recommend and implement solutions
• Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Advanced computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet)
• Knowledge of Privacy legislation
• Working with others (team player)

Considered an asset:
• Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers or a willingness to become a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers

TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted online via our website:
Or through the direct link:
Complete an application online and include resume and cover letter.

DEADLINE: Will remain open until filled

QUESTIONS: Melissa Freire, Human Resources Coordinator
Phone: 905-985-3337 Ext. 236
Fax: 289-312-4647


For more information or to apply, please email or text 905-261-3895. Leave a detailed message with your name, phone number, and the position you are interested in and someone from our team will get back to you as soon as possible!

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Employment Type: Full-time
Field of Work: Office/Clerical
Required skills:

Company information

City: Port Perry
Prefered method of contact: Apply Online URL