Manager, Health Promotion

locationWhitehorse - Yukon (YT),

atKwanlin Dun First Nation

Estimated salary $16.63 an hour

Job Description:

Manager, Health Promotion
Kwanlin Dün First Nation
Whitehorse, YT
Full Time
(Level 8) plus a generous benefit package after 3 months of continuous employment



    Healthcare And Social Services

Closing Date
April 11, 2021
Intended job posting audience
Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Reporting to the Director of Health & Wellness, and based out of the Natsékhi Kų̀ Health Centre, the Manager of Health Promotion is responsible for developing and implementing an integrated and comprehensive series of, health promotion, illness prevention and harm reduction services to citizens and families that range in the life continuum from pre-conception through to adulthood. This includes overseeing a comprehensive Healthy Baby Healthy Generation program for parents and children, overseeing a walk-in nursing clinic and physician services, Community food security strategy, immunization program, sexually transmitted and blood bourne illness services, as well as leading the Health & Wellness department in advocacy for cultural safety in healthcare.

Essential Qualifications:

  • · Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent, combined with a minimum of 5 years progressive nursing experience, preferably in the north.
  • · Yukon Registered Nursing Association Registration (in good standing) and Certificate Immunization Competency (CIC) or willing to obtain within 2 months.
  • · Considerable experience delivering community-based health and social programs;
  • · Knowledge of and experience with health promotion, harm reduction, outreach services and population health concepts including the broad social determinants of health, impacts of residential school, addiction and trauma.
  • · Recent relevant management experience; minimum of 2 years
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Financial management experience is an asset;
  • Experience working in partnership with other agencies including Health Canada, territorial partners, child welfare, and other First Nations including funding provisions and regulatory requirements.

An equivalent combination of education, training, certifications and significant experience will be equally considered.

A sound knowledge of Indigenous people’s social determinates of health, holistic health and population health approach in a community context and a familiarity with KDFN history, culture and aspirations is required for success.

Note: selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information provided in your resume

Certification/Licenses/Registration: Current registration with the Yukon Registered Nurses Association (YRNA) and statement of good standing; Certificate of Immunization Competency (or willingness to obtain CIC within 2 months of hire)

Conditions of Employment & Job Requirements: First Aid & CPR; Satisfactory pre-employment RCMP Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector search; Valid Yukon Driver’s License; Immunization Record; TB Test; Food Safe Level 1 (or willingness to obtain within 3 months of hire); Current Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

Job Requirements: Occasional overtime including weekend work; exposure to second hand smoke; exposure to animals; heavy lifting and bending; exposure to latex products and other irritants

Additional Application Instructions

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Human Resources via fax 867-633-8414, or via email to [email protected] Note: For those submitting applications via email, you will receive a manual response stating that your email has been received. If you do not receive this response within two business days, please contact the KDFN HR Unit at 633-7800. For a full job description, please visit our website at We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Note: The KDFN Hiring Preference Policy is in effect. KDFN reserves the right to underfill this position. An eligibility list may be established from this competition to hire identical or similar positions in the future.

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