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Northern Health

Regional Coordinator, Harm Reduction

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Position Summary
If you are looking for friendly, supportive staff, and work life balance this may be just the opportunity that will take your career to a new level.

The Regional Coordinator, Harm Reduction is responsible for leading, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating harm reduction strategies, services, initiatives and policies. The role participates in strategic planning and acts as a resource and liaison to internal staff and external partners, such as, but not limited to, First Nations Health Authority, contracted agencies, community organizations, law enforcement officials, local governments, provincial government, the BC Centre for Disease Control and other provincial agencies. This role also engages people with lived and living experience of substance use to include their voices and perspectives in order to improve the planning and delivery of equitable, relevant, responsive and effective health services for people who use substances.

This position will be based in the Northeast HSDA.

Starting salary will be approximately from $88,990 to $111,237 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions.

Fort St. John is known as "The Energetic City," which reflects the large resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture. Overlooking the Peace River, the town of Fort St John is located above the Peace River Valley and serves as the capital of the Peace River district. The population of Fort St. John is over 21,400 but it services an area of approximately 70,000. The community is the hub of the Northeast with a cultural centre and library, theatre, and art space. There are seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and one secondary school. There is also a Northern Lights College campus. Check out Fort St. John for more information on what this energetic community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

As part of your application process, you will need to upload the following documentation:
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
• Registration number (if you are part of a regulated profession)
• Any supporting documents regarding education/qualifications for this position. Examples may include:
• Program certificates or diplomas
• High school/college/university transcripts etc.
• It is also recommended to provide a cover letter and resume

Are you an International Applicant? Before applying for a job with Northern Health, please follow these steps on our Northern Health careers page

• A Master's degree in harm reduction or a related field, such as Public Health, Health Promotion or Social Work.
• Five (5) years of recent, related experience working with populations disproportionally impacted by substance use, poverty, homelessness or other determinants within a complex public or private sector environment.
• Recent experience with system change initiatives in a large organization, preferably within a regional health authority, hospital or community health setting.
• Formal education and/or experience in project management.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• A valid BC Driver's License is necessary as travel is a requirement of the position.
• For regulated health care professional candidates current full practicing registration with the applicable provincial College or Association is required.

Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated knowledge of social determinants of health, intersectionality and specific barriers faced by people who use substances.
• Demonstrated leadership, strategic planning, innovation and responsiveness.
• Demonstrated project management. program development and evaluation skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge of applicable legislation and government policies related to substance use and drug policy.
• Ability to manage challenging and competing demands, including the ability to orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish results.
• Demonstrated creativity, flexibility, ability to manage change, resolve conflicts, motivate others, and develop and maintain collaborative working relationships.
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to present, facilitate, negotiate, and gain support for expectations, ideas and concepts from various internal and external to the organization.
• Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills and experience with a variety of communication media and modalities.
• Physical ability to perform duties of position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

About Northern Health

Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for Northern and rural populations. Our vision of building a strong primary health care system for all Northerners will create a dynamic work environment that challenges all of your skills. We are also dedicated to optimizing the expertise of our staff and building relationships with regional educational institutions for training opportunities such as new physicians, nurses, and paramedical professionals. Northern British Columbia features spectacular lifestyle options in all of our family-oriented communities. Whether you want a casual walkabout beginning in your own backyard, sporting opportunities to challenge the best of athletes, or cultural activities in one of our many diverse communities, Northern British Columbia offers something for everyone.

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-07

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