First Nations Health Authority Tobacco Cessation and Reduction Coordinator Temporary in Chilliwack, BC

First Nations Health Authority

Branch Chilliwack BC CA

Tobacco Cessation and Reduction Coordinator
Chilliwack, BC

Ability to adapt and network with all levels of health service providers within the North (Northern Health, FNHA, FNHA Regional office and community health care…

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of First Nations communities? Working as a Tobacco Cessation and Reduction Coordinator you will support to implement culturally appropriate and relevant tobacco harm reduction resources and services.

The Tobacco Cessation and Reduction Coordinator will support in relationship building with key partners to assist the Consultant with policy and program development and implementation, and coordination for training and capacity building throughout the Fraser Region. You are a team player and work in a fast-paced environment while ensuring your wellness at the same time!
Primary Responsibilities

1. Assists in collection of information from published sources and community engagement pathways by reviewing and organizing qualitative and quantitative information collected. This includes:
o Current trends around traditional and commercial tobacco use throughout Northern BC First Nations, including practices, attitudes, beliefs
o Best and promising practices in culturally relevant harm reduction and program development
o National, provincial, and regional statistical data and current literature to understand level of tobacco related mortality/morbidity (areas of greatest concern, relevance and potential program impact)
o Current tobacco harm reduction program models, with consideration of application or adaptation in Northern BC First Nations communities
2. Assists in the development of specific approaches to reducing tobacco use by providing feedback and suggestions to ensure that it aligns with the cultural and traditional aspects of the Northern region

3. Under the guidance of the provincial lead, coordinates, researches, and provides information on established FNHA provincial strategies to ensure incorporation of perspectives from North regions into engagement sessions and related activities and programs.

4. Reviews existing FNHA environmental scans and resource lists, and supports the adaptations for the North regions by identifying gaps within these lists in relation to Northern First Nations Communities.

5. Provides coordination support and information exchange facilitation in engagement sessions with the Community Engagement Coordinators. Facilitates the distribution of information to key regional and provincial partners in Northern BC, including Northern Health Authority and QuitNow; to support utilization of resources which enhances service delivery for tobacco harm reduction programs

6. Supports the service delivery model for tobacco harm reduction programs by incorporating Northern regional and cultural aspects into program tools, templates, and plans

7. Under the supervision of the provincial lead, keeps track of budgets, staffing needs, training materials, and program progress for FNHA Northern Regional Review.

8. Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Diploma in health, social science, or related field relevant to the position and recent related experience in tobacco reduction/health promotion/population health, plus 1 to 2 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Experience in tobacco reduction/cessation, health promotion, and/or healthy public policy
  • Experience working with First Nations communities and Leadership
  • Experience in project research/coordination/management
  • Experience in delivering presentations to the public
  • Demonstrated experience in application of holistic approaches to quality health program development
  • Demonstrated success in program development (creation of processes, methodologies and tools)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Northern BC First Nations communities and area
  • Knowledge of best practices in tobacco reduction/cessation and health promotion
  • Must possess a valid BC Driver’s License
  • Ability to use capacity building, community development and engagement theories in the development of culturally relevant and appropriate tobacco strategies
  • Ability to work independently and provide concise regular updates to project team
  • Ability to operate with the intent of bridging cultures and embracing diversity
  • Ability to adapt data collection and analysis techniques to varied health care service providers
  • Application of best practices in harm reduction approaches to health programming
  • Ability to adapt and network with all levels of health service providers within the North (Northern Health, FNHA, FNHA Regional office and community health care providers)
  • Ability to operate from true community development and capacity building theories

Deadline June 8, 2018 at 4:00pm Organization First Nations Health Authority Website Department 7400-Region Fraser/Salish Hours per week 37.5 Union Code NonUnion Reg/Temp Temp (Temporary) Region Fraser

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Chilliwack, BC, CA
Posted on: 2018-05-25
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