Chee Mamuk seeks an Educator for their program. Chee Mamuk is a provincial Aboriginal program that provides innovative and culturally appropriate training, educational resources and wise practice models in STIs, hepatitis and HIV.
The Educator responsibilities include:
- Contacting Aboriginal organizations and communities across BC to promote, plan, arrange and facilitate/provide culturally appropriate, community based STI/HIV awareness, education and training events within the communities or organization;
- Facilitate community based STI/HIV needs assessments;
- Ensuring evaluation of Chee Mamuk program services and providing evaluation assistance for other community based STI/HIV programs/services;
- Representing Chee Mamuk at professional development sessions and on advisory committees with Chee Mamuk partners;
- Preparing monthly work plans and service reports;
- Assist the Program Manager in other duties as required.
Duties and Accountabilities:
- Works both independently and in conjunction with Program Supervisor to plan, coordinate, deliver, and evaluate community-based workshops, awareness activities, best practice models, and specialized training courses that ensure the successful delivery of culturally sensitive HIV/STI education to Aboriginal groups throughout the province.
- Reviews and updates Aboriginal HIV and STI materials for currency and correctness to ensure effective program implementation.
- Plans, develops, produces, implements, and evaluates culturally sensitive programming and learning materials appropriate to BC Aboriginal groups and communities on and off reserve.
- Provides consultation to Aboriginal and other groups to reach decisions, develop, and implement strategies on Aboriginal HIV and STI education and awareness.
- Represents Chee Mamuk on committees or advisory boards and/or presentations at conferences to professional groups (Aboriginal and non Aboriginal).
Education, Experience and Training
- Bachelor’s Degree in a health or education related discipline from a recognized program.
- Two (2) years recent related experience providing training, preferably with one (1) year experience teaching with Aboriginal people & communities.
- Experience working with Aboriginal communities and working with rural, isolated, and remote communities.
- Valid BC Driver’s License; be able to travel extensively and willing to work weekends/evenings and in adverse conditions.
- Preference will be given to persons of aboriginal ancestry.
Skills and Abilities
- Broad knowledge and experience of instructional methods, curriculum design and development techniques.
- Broad knowledge of STI/HIV.
- Broad knowledge of Aboriginal communities’ social, historical, jurisdictional, and cultural issues, and Aboriginal views on health/disease/sexuality/wellness.
- Broad knowledge of population health and social determinants of health theory.
- Broad knowledge of BC Aboriginal communities, organizations, and services.
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrated ability in large and small group facilitation and public speaking and presentation skills.
- Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events, to problem solve, and to deal effectively with conflict situations.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and be self-motivated.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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