Community Wellbeing Nurse Specialist – Youth Development – Ref #2022-80

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Community Wellbeing Nurse Specialist – Youth Development (Ref #2022-80)


The Approaches to Community Wellbeing is a regional resource to 31 First Nations Communities.  The Approaches to Community Wellbeing provides expertise, support, services, and programming in public health to the region.  The program also supports communities in the development, implementation, and monitoring of their own Approaches to Community Wellbeing.  The Raising our Children section of the model includes Family Health, Youth Development, and Building Healthy Relationships

The Community Wellbeing Nurse Specialist – Youth Development will work with the Raising our Children team to provide expertise around youth health and provide support during the school year. The role of the nurse will be to support school staff, community-based workers, and to enhance community health services

The Community Wellbeing Nurse Specialist – Youth Development is directly accountable to the Raising our Children Manager.

The salary for this position is $71,442 to a maximum of $91,949/annum.

Who can apply:
Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (s.16 (1)CHRA)


  • Current  Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in good standing
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing BScN from an accredited University with identifiable community health nursing content
  • Current CPR certification
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in public/community health nursing, program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with Youth Health, School Health and Mental Health promotion programs
  • Knowledge of, and/or experience in vaccine preventable diseases
  • Experience with youth, children, and/or families and experience/interest working with at-risk families
  • Knowledge of, and/or experience with, principles of adult education, health promotion and community mobilization an asset
  • Experience/interest working with at-risk families
  • A strong understanding of the social determinants of health and the impact on First Nations is required
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to First Nations culture as well as the government health policies and regulations as they apply to First Nations
  • Experience and training in First Nations cultural competency
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team and foster relationships with stakeholders within SLFNHA and the communities
  • Excellent interpersonal, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent facilitation, team building and conflict managements skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with individuals and groups, including demonstrated ability to provide presentations and written reports
  • Ability to speak fluently in one of the Sioux Lookout Zone First Nations dialects, and or write in syllabics is an asset.
  • Proficiency in areas of documentation and Microsoft Office suite skills including Word, Power Point and Excel database applications
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required
  • Annual flu vaccine required


  • Identify health issues and needs relevant to First Nation communities and participate in population level health planning
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate community-based youth, school health, and nursing programs initiatives that address the identified needs of the community (e.g. healthy youth development, parenting, bullying prevention, increased physical activity, healthy relationships, healthy sexuality, building healthy school communities, substance use prevention, injury and violence prevention) using the current knowledge of practices and trends related to the field of public health
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of education materials and provide support to health promotion activities for Raising our Children
  • Support and build capacity of community-based family health workers through:
    1. Mentorship
    2. Developing and providing resources
    3. Facilitating access to professional development opportunities
    4. Conducting training and workshops
  • Support community-based and school-based nurses to provide health services for youth
  • Support Youth Facilitators to provide Youth Development and Building Healthy Relationship programming and services at community and regional schools
  • Establish and maintain close working relationships with each First Nation community’s leadership, health staff and school staff in order to build capacity and promote awareness and self-determination within Youth Development and Building Healthy Relationships programming and services
  • Conduct community visits and school visits to provide health education and clinical services for youth
  • Facilitate community development and community mobilization
  • Facilitate relationship building between youth, Youth Facilitators, schools, parents, Elders, and the wider community
  • Provide orientation of SLFNHA’s Approaches to Community Wellbeing, and Raising our Children Team to primary health care providers and facilitate continued learning opportunities regarding reproductive health, maternal-newborn health, and child health
  • Advocate for clients and communities to enhance health determinants
  • Liaise and work in partnership with internal and external committees, working groups, task forces, organizations and coalitions as a representative for SLFNHA, to accomplish the roles and responsibilities noted above
  • Conduct quality control surveillance on data management and systems operations in conjunction with the Raising our Children Manager, data clerks and the Epidemiologist
  • Maintain required professional memberships and professional competence through participation in professional development programs and by self-directed study
  • Performs other duties for SLFNHA as directed

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Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority focuses on hiring qualified First Nation employees where possible. Self-identification is voluntary, the information is used to assist SLFNHA in hiring SLFNHA community members where possible and to help support candidates applying for roles. Do you self-identify as Indigenous?
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