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Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin is a regulated interprofessional Care Team providing traditional healing, primary care, mental health and health promotion services to Indigenous community members in the North Simcoe Muskoka region.

Position:  Traditional Healing Coordinator / Health Promoter

Region:  Barrie & Area


Working in an Indigenous regulated primary health care team environment, the Traditional Healing Coordinator/Health Promoter is responsible for working with traditional healers in the coordination and delivery of services that advance wellness and health promotion.  This position works within the Aboriginal Health Circle’s Cultural Well-being Framework.

Note:  Given the traditional practices of Indigenous People, from time to time exposure to the burning of sacred medicines: tobacco, sweetgrass, cedar or sage may occur within the working setting.




Program Delivery and Support

Ø  Establish and maintain regular contact with community recognized traditional healers and knowledge keepers for the provision of service.

Ø  Respond to the communities’ needs and assist with cultural program delivery, health promotion and community wellness.

Ø  Responsible for the scheduling and coordination of traditional healers. Assist traditional healers when needed.

Ø  Assist in obtaining the necessary supplies, resources required for the provision of traditional healing services.

Ø  Coordinate ceremonies and healing practices for clients and partner communities.

Ø  Create and manage a Traditional Healing resource library and a traditional medicines cabinet.

Ø  Create and maintain a database of healers and their contact information.

Ø  Supports Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin in improving the interface between western and traditional methods and approaches to treatment & care with a focus on quality, equitable access and culturally safe care.

Ø  Establish and maintain a collaborative relationship between Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin and partner communities to ensure effective service delivery to clients.


Conditions for Employment

All employees of BANAC are required to submit a clean Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector. All employees are to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), its regulations and all occupational health and safety policies and procedures.   A Valid Ontario Driver’s License and use of own insured vehicle is required.  Valid CPR and AED Certificates are required.  Due to the nature of this position working some evening and flexible hours is required.



Ø  Minimum post-secondary education; preference in area of Native Studies or related Human Services diploma with a minimum 3 years’ experience in Cultural programming for children and their families.  A combination of skills, education and life learning specific to traditional knowledge may be considered.

Ø  An individual who is of Indigenous ancestry with understanding, practice and sharing of Indigenous history, culture, traditions, ceremonies and values is preferred.

Ø  Ability to work in a manner that exemplifies Indigenous core values of respect & kindness

Ø  Experience in delivering community-based health and cultural programming

Ø  Proficiency in cultural knowledge and local cultural resources.



Ø  Ability to guide and support Indigenous people in their desires and efforts to embrace the Indigenous way of life and healthy traditional healing methods.

Ø  Ability to take direction and to work within the policies & procedures, guidelines, vision, mission, and core values of Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin.

Ø  Excellent planning, organization, interpersonal skills and use of electronic health records



·         Work is typically performed in clinic, office and community settings.

·         Regular travel to meetings and communities, possible.

·         Regular overtime work may be required from time to time.

·         Low to moderate exposure to noise in the work environment.

·         Regular exposure to a moderate level of tension and anxiety due to deadlines, competing political pressures, and the competing needs and demands for limited resources.v

Salary:  66,720 to 71,720.

Terms of Employment:  Full-time, permanent

Deadline for Application:  Monday, July 23, 2018

How to Apply:  

Please send cover letter, resume, and three (3) written reference

letters to:



Please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


DISCLAIMER:  This job posting indicates the general nature and level of work expected.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required by the incumbent.  Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Location:  Barrie

Profession Type:  Public Health (Inspectors, Promoters)

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