Home and Community Care Coordinator

Job No: HCCC
Location: Port Perry

  • Use your knowledge and understanding of Home and Community Care Coordinator skills assisting MISFN Community Members and families of all ages who require care in their home, at school or in their community. 
  • Receive a competitive hourly wage of $36.72/hr to $41.44/hr
  • Don't miss this chance to make a true difference to the vibrant community of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

About the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation is a strong, vibrant, and progressive Indigenous community that is approximately 1.5 hours drive from the heart of Toronto.  Located nearby to the rural community of Port Perry, MSIFN has the benefits of small town life while having a close proximity to urban areas. As part of the Anishinabek Nation and signatories to the Williams Treaties and other pre confederation treaties, MSIFN is extremely proud of our Indigenous culture and long history of protecting our Aboriginal and Treaty rights. As owners of the Great Blue Heron Casino and creators of the Noozhoo Nokiiyan Economic Development Limited Partnership, MSIFN has an entrepreneurial spirit and expectation for excellence. We encourage team members to be professional, flexible, dynamic, team players, who have a self-starting attitude and a respect for all employees in a workplace. While working within clear lines of authority, MSIFN requires someone who can bring out the best in those who surround them. We are a busy First Nation, with many capital projects and opportunities ahead.  The community and workplace is led by an elected Council of 3 (a Chief and two Councillors) and a Senior Management Team led by the First Nation Manager and including Managers from Operations, Finance, Human Resources and Health and Social Services. We value the hard work of our entire workforce and support them with a culture of collaboration and respect. 

For more information about our vibrant community please visit our homepage by clicking here.   

Make a Difference Within Our Community

Currently, the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN) is looking for an experienced Home and Community Care Coordinator to join our community and work with our members and management team in Scugog, ON on a full-time basis. Where possible this role will work remotely during the current pandemic. The hours of this role are Monday to Thursday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm and Friday 8.30 am to 1 pm though some flexibility will be required to work evening and weekends.

As our new Home and Community Care Coordinator, you will report to the Health and Social Services Manager.

More About You

In order to qualify for this role, you will need a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a recognized Canadian university (RN) along with a minimum of 3 years of related work experience and 5 years total work experience, preferably in general nursing, teaching community health promotion, prevention and education. RPN designation will be considered, however the scope of work and compensation will change and a member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

You will also have previous experience working within or with a First Nations community, a valid driver's license with $1M liability insurance and access to a vehicle. Additional Indigenous training and education is considered an asset. 

KEY ACTIVIES:

This position requires the ability to assist in the development, implementation and coordination for Community Members and families of MSIFN. Develop and implement annual work plans for the Home and Community Care program that support advancement of the overall health of the MSIFN community through one-on-one counseling, home visits, community workshops, health promotion activities, events, etc.

 Program Planning and Management

  • Responsible for assisting MSIFN community of all ages who require care in their home, at school, or in the community.
  • Working with MSIFN community in achieving an optimum level of health through an assessment process identifying an appropriate and individualized home and community care plan as needed.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with all clients, governments, agencies, native organizations, associations, business associates, Health and Social Services staff and the Community.
  • Increases awareness of home and community care programs and services available to clients, community health care providers and membership through community venues and one-on-one with clients.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable legislation and First Nation policies and procedures.
  • Facilitates assessments and follow up as designed within the Home and Community Care Program.
  • Administers and/or coordinates home and community care services to support individuals continuing to reside in their home or place of residence.
  • Conducts business in a manner that reflects positively on the program reviews and recommends all services, supplies and equipment necessary to achieve program goals within the approved budget.
  • Research community health related issues and make recommendations for program development.

 Financial Management

  • Prepare annual financial budget and work plan for the programs associated with the Home and Community Care program and services.
  • Prepare cheque requisitions.
  • Monitor costs to budget to ensure programs are operating within the approved budget and provide variance reports.
  • Provide quarterly/annually reports for all program funding sources within the scope of the HCC Coordinator as required.
  • Prepare funding proposals as required.

 Home

  • Provide emergency treatment only when on duty by ascertaining patients medical need and arrange for appropriate treatment (primary health assessments and basic first aid provided) Provide home visits as needed to monitor, assess, address, identified health issues.
  • Provide relevant health teaching, clients in collaboration with other health care providers as deemed needed.
  • Assist the community in understanding that health is not just the absence of disease, but also the intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual and cultural well-being of each person and the community
  • Collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary health team to plan, implement, coordinate and evaluate programs and services that will meet individual and community needs.

 Liaison

  • Acts as a case manager for all clients to ensure timely, quality, compassionate care in all areas of home and community care.
  • Liaison with off-reserve home care service providers such as Community Care Access Center; Victorian Order of Nurses; General practitioners and Hospitals; Nursing Homes; Long Term Care Regional Branch Office; Public Health Unit and other agencies as needed to meet the needs of individuals and the MSIFN community.
  • Liaison with visiting officials in the conduct of their business to First Nation people.

Related and other duties:

  • Attend regular case management and staff meetings to provide updates on the status of the home and community care program.
  • Maintain client and patient files and information within an electronic database.
  • Special projects, assigned tasks and additional regular duties as required by manager.
  • Provide coverage for Community Health Nurse as required

Other Accountabilities:

  • Ensure participation of client and/or families in care plan develop to ensure goals of care are client identified and driven.
  • Ensure that external agencies providing services as coordinated through the Home and Community Care program adhere to safe practices and follow relevant First Nation policies and procedures.
  • Accountable to the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Chief and Council and Agency Funders.
  • All MSIFN Personnel and Operational Policies and Procedures to apply

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a recognized Canadian university (RN)
  • RPN designation will be considered, however the scope of work and compensation will change
  • Member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario                

Specialization required: 

  • Valid driver’s license and $1M liability insurance
  • CPIC acceptable to position upon conditional offer
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture, traditions, teachings, community dynamics
  • Knowledge of First Nations health issues and treatments
  • Knowledge of financial budgeting processes
  • Computer skills: word processing, spreadsheet, email, internet
  • Current Basic Life Support (level C) and CPR
  • Knowledge of privacy legislation
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication proficiency
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Assessment, monitoring and clinical decision-making skills
  • Care planning and coordination skills
  • Facilitating/teaching skills
  • Capacity building and health promotion skills

Considered an asset:    

  • Advanced Nursing Foot Care Certification
  • Certificate in Community Health Nursing or FNIHB recognized equivalent
  • Knowledge and understanding of Native culture, traditions, teachings, community dynamic
  • Experience working with First Nations

As our ideal candidate, you will have a working knowledge of and respect for Indigenous culture, customs, traditions, and issues. Your excellent communication skills in both written and verbal form as well as your organizational skills and timekeeping abilities will ensure your success as you work towards competing deadlines.   

Do you want to make a lasting difference to a vibrant First Nation community? Here’s your chance!

About the Benefits

In recognition for your hard work and dedication, you can look forward to a competitive hourly wage of $36.72/hr to $41.44/hr ($66,830.40/yr.  - $75,420.80/yr.) based on a 35-hour workweek) along with the following excellent package:

  • Access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) along with life, AD&D, health, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Short and long-term disability. 
  • Employer pension matching scheme of 5%, voluntary contributions can be increased by a further 8%.
  • 2 weeks of vacation that increases to 5 weeks of vacation with your length of service. 
  • 2 week paid Christmas shutdown during the holidays.
  • 13 statutory holidays throughout the year. 
  • Bereavement leave of up to 5 scheduled business days for immediate family and up to 3 days for extended family in the unfortunate event of a death of a family member.
  • Access to the Wellness Motivational Benefit, receive payment of up to $500 twice in a lifetime for attempts at Healthy Lifestyle changes. 
  • A commitment to a policy of compensation which is internally and externally competitive and equitable. Though no pay progression is automatic, pay progression will be reviewed in line with professional development, previous work experience, seniority, cost of living, and market trends as outlined within the compensation policy.

This is your chance to be part of a dynamic and growing community where you will have the opportunity to implement processes and make your mark for the better of all.   

If you share our values and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!

Please note that a criminal record check (CPIC/VSS) acceptable to the position is required upon conditional offer. Expenses for CPIC/VSS are reimbursed after orientation.

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