Community Health & Wellness Manager

Flying Dust First Nation Health & Human Services Division is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to provide leadership in the Community Health & Wellness Manager (CHWM) role. The CHWM will lead a healthy lifestyle grounded in achieving work/life balance and engaging in self-care, and promote this to community members and health staff. The CHWM provides leadership and direction to a team of qualified health professional, paraprofessional and administrative staff committed to enhancing community wellbeing. The CHWM is responsible for the day to day operations of the Health and Wellness Centre and manages all aspects of the mandatory and community health programs funded primarily through Contribution Agreements.


  • Provide leadership and direction to program coordinators, staff as well as casual and project workers;
  • Monitor staff performance to ensure quality professional services to community members is delivered;
  • Effectively address any employee issues that may arrive relative to performance, attendance, training and human relationships;
  • Ensure client confidentiality is maintained at all times
  • Provide a safe working environment for employees, clients and visiting professionals within the Health and Wellness Centre;
  • Participate and/or chair the Health Centre’s programming and planning meetings as well as general staff meetings;
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and encourage strong ethical relationship with eternal health and wellness organizations, federally, provincially and regionally;
  • Foster a cooperative and collaborative working environment through team activities, personal leadership and professional incentives, including the management and resolution conflicts;
  • Oversee the development of multi-year operational plans to meet the physical and mental health needs of community members;
  • Safeguard program(s) accreditation by ensuring evaluation criteria is met and incorporated into all aspects of service delivery,
  • Ensure compliance with Flying Dust First Nation’s Human Resources, Financial Administration and all other Policies and Procedures;
  • Provide support to Chief and Council in regards to government policies, strategies, regulations and legislation that could potentially impact the health of the community;
  • Ensure that all reporting requirements are met in accordance with government contribution specifications and requirements
  • Keep Chief and Council informed and abreast of existing programs and services as well as emerging health issues and concerns.
  • Prepare and submit proposals to federal and provincial organizations for funding in support of program delivery
  • Responsible for the development and effective administration of annual budgets in accordance with Flying Dust First Nation’s governance and Health Canada;
  • Increase the level of public participation and awareness of health programs and services through the development of a communications strategy;
  • Act as liaison with external agencies related to health programs and services;

Education and Experience:

  • Significant, recent and relevant experience working in a health setting (usually demonstrated over a period of five years or more)
  • Experience in the development of culturally relevant and safe programs and services, including monitoring and evaluation, ideally with a health and social services focus;
  • A university degree in Human Services, Health Sciences or a related field (e.g. nursing, health care management, home support worker, social development or other related degree).


  • Must lead a healthy, role model lifestyle
  • Graduation from University in a relevant field with extensive (8-10 years) related experience supervising the design, development and delivery of community health programs and services, preferably with First Nation Health Manager Accreditation and a solid understanding of First Nation Culture, tradition and socioeconomic conditions.

All applicants must possess the following requirements:

  • Must maintain and support strict confidentiality
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel as needed
  • Current Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Check from RCMP

Please email your cover letter and resume stating qualifications and work experience, along with 3 work references (1) supervisor reference from your last or current employer to:

Attn: Ann Caron Human Resources/Safety Manager
Closing Date: April 30th 2021

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted