JOB OPPORTUNITY DIABETES PREVENTION WORKER
DIABETES PREVENTION WORKER
Under the authority and general direction of the Sandy Lake First Nation Chief and Council, through the instructions of the Sandy Lake First Nation Health Authority, and the direct supervision of the Health Director, the Diabetes Prevention Worker implements, manages, and conducts the primary prevention activities of the Sandy Lake Health and Diabetes program, and coordinates and ensures appropriate care for those individuals diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and related complications.
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Health Director
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Plan, implement, coordinate, and conduct a program for community members focused on the prevention of diabetes;
2. Direct, supervise and evaluate the diabetes program support staff;
3. Oversee and assist the diabetes program staff and educators in activities such as, but not limited to:
a.) Preparing and conducting radio shows;
b.) Preparing and conducting regular food demonstrations, and other equivalent programs designed to support community residents in making wise food choices;
4. Ensure that appropriate educational resources are available to the community;
5. Maximize appropriate opportunities for health promotion such as;
a.) Create and maintain booths at community events such as Treaty Days, Music Festival, and Health Fairs;
b.) Ensure opportunities for; and encouragement of physical activity through initiatives such
I) walking programs
Ii) Fitness classes; or alternative activities
6. Liaise with staff from other relevant programs including but not limited to the Nursing Station, Education Programs, Northern Stores, and other programs or organizations, to ensure that projects and activities are done in cooperation with each other, and that here are no gaps in service;
7. Create, and keep current yearly program activity plans outlining long and short range program goals, and how implementation will be achieved;
8. Complete actions as indicated in the activity plan;
9. Prepare monthly, written activity reports and submit them to the immediate supervisor;
10.Attend staff training as required;
11.Perform other related duties as required by the supervisor, and all duties assigned by the Chief and Council.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
1. Secondary high school diploma or equivalent experience;
2. Oral and written English literacy;
3. Computer literacy and research skills ;
4. Ability to speak and understand Oji-Cree an asset;
5. Ability to work collaboratively with other community programs.
6. Ability and desire to work as a team player.
7. Ability to pass a criminal reference check.
8. Physically capable of performing duties required.
To apply for this position, submit your resume, covering letter and (3) references to:
Yvonne Fiddler or Ambrose Fiddler (AHD) at the Nursing Station, Sandy Lake
CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2010 AT 4:00p.m.