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BC Emergency Health Services

Indigenous Talent Acquisition Advisor, BCEHS

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
15 days ago
Indigenous Talent Acquisition Advisor

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS)

Regular Full Time

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) is seeking multiple Indigenous Talent Acquisition Advisors to join our Proactive Recruitment team and provide specialized recruitment services to Indigenous job seekers, communities, and organizations. The goal is to increase Indigenous representation in the healthcare sector and further develop the Indigenous employee community at BCEHS.

In this role, you will connect with First Nations, Indigenous community partners, and organizations to establish and develop relationships and promote BCEHS employment opportunities within Indigenous communities, and improve communication and outreach strategies.

As an Indigenous Talent Acquisition Advisor, you will contribute to the development and implementation of Indigenous-specific recruitment practices. These practices aim to support hiring managers and Indigenous job seekers by aligning hiring efforts and campaigns with Indigenous-specific anti-racism, Cultural Safety & Humility, and Relational Practice principles. The Advisor role is essential to ensure BCEHS reflects the diverse Indigenous communities we serve.

What you'll do
  • Contribute to the development of Indigenous-specific recruitment strategies, prioritizing innovative approaches for increased Indigenous representation in healthcare.
  • Manage the end-to-end recruitment lifecycle, including sourcing from new and existing talent pools and communities, screening candidates, developing interview questions, participating on interview panels/committees, and managing onboarding documentation.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with hiring managers, and Indigenous job seekers, communities, and organizations, while incorporating Indigenous worldview and practices for culturally safe interactions with all Indigenous people.
  • Develop an outreach plan and communication strategies in collaboration with community leaders to engage and inform the community about recruitment goals.
  • Travel and attend special events and functions to profile BCEHS and PHSA Indigenous Health Programs.
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts and partnerships to help identify and source qualified candidates locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Analyze and compile data, and prepare reports reflecting recruitment activities and progress towards milestones, goals, and objectives.
  • Collaborate with internal partners to optimize recruitment plans, marketing and advertising campaigns.
  • Continuously assess and improve Indigenous recruitment practices, seeking feedback and adapting strategies.
  • Assist in recruitment initiatives and events, such as job fairs, online presentations, and college/high school visits.
  • Engage in special assignments, projects, and events related to Indigenous recruitment and employee experience.
  • Support team members on their learning journey related to Indigenous-specific anti-racism and cultural safety.
  • Actively develop and advocate for Indigenous representation and inclusivity in BCEHS hiring practices.

What you bring
  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a university degree in a related field plus three (3) years of recent experience working with Indigenous people and communities.
  • Lived experience as an Indigenous person and a deep understanding of Indigenous cultures, traditions, and the unique challenges faced by Indigenous job seekers.
  • Prior experience in the public health sector is considered a strong asset; particularly paramedicine.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian colonial impacts on Indigenous people in social and health contexts, and knowledge and appreciation of the unique history, cultures, and rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage end-to-end recruitment efforts, including crafting culturally-sensitive job postings and advertisements, identifying and developing talent pools, interviewing and assessing candidates, and clearly communicating and collaborating with hiring teams.
  • Experience and comfort with delivering presentations, facilitation, negotiation and persuasion.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines in a complex and dynamic environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents including Truth & Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action, In Plain Sight, BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice, the Declaration Act Action Plan, and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study, and how they intersect across the health care system.

Pursuant to section 42 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry. We invite applicants to self-identify within their cover letter and/or resume.

In alignment with PHSA's mission, vision, and values, Coast Salish teachings and strategic directions, BCEHS prioritizes the eradication of Indigenous-specific racism and discrimination and a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and safety for both patients and employees. Continuous improvement in quality and safety, including Indigenous Cultural Safety is inherent in all aspects of the position. BCEHS upholds the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act and collaborates with Indigenous Peoples and governments in their efforts toward lasting reconciliation. The commitment to creating opportunities to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate is integral to our ongoing initiatives.

Core Competencies
  • Demonstrates Character: Models personal and organizational values, and communicates in an honest and transparent manner
  • Assesses & Evaluates: Measures and evaluates outcomes. Holds self and others accountable for results, and course corrects as appropriate
  • Communicates Effectively: Adjusts style based on audiences and situations, using respectful and open communication
  • Demonstrates Critical Thinking: Using a process-focused approach, identifies root causes rather than focusing on the symptoms
  • Self-Awareness: Understands the impact your attributes and emotions have on performance of self, others, and organization
  • Builds Teams: Fosters environment of cooperation, support and knowledge sharing

What we do

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) provides provincial emergency medical care and patient transfer services, as a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ). BCEHS brings compassionate, equitable, and professional emergency care, interfacility transfers, and community health-care services to people in communities across British Columbia.

BCEHS is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness and development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Rural and Remote, BC. Indigenous Talent Acquisition Advisors will need to travel to communities throughout BC.

Salary Range: $72,445 - $104,139. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate's relevant and lived experiences, and in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan.

Closing date: March 1, 2024
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