Indigenous Transition Facilitator

  • CompanySOAHAC
  • Education / CredentialsSee description
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline03/08/2022

Job Description

Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) is a diverse, dynamic, multiservice Indigenous health and wellness agency. We strive to provide quality, wholistic health services by sharing and promoting traditional and western health practices to enable people to live in a more balanced state of well-being. SOAHAC provides services to Indigenous people including those who live on and off reserve, status, non-status, Inuit, and Metis within the Southwest, Waterloo Wellington and Erie St. Clair regions. SOAHAC has a mandate of ensuring that health services are accessible, of high quality, and are culturally appropriate. It is SOAHAC’s objective to build health care capacity within Indigenous communities. Currently, we are seeking the services of an Indigenous Transition Facilitator to join our interdisciplinary staff team to work at our Windsor Site.

Reporting to the Integrated Care Manager in Windsor the Indigenous Transition Facilitator will seek to integrate provincial, federal and other community health and social support services across the care continuum. This role will improve access to quality care through a variety of providers, both clinical and non-clinical addressing the physical, social, emotional and spiritual care needs of the client.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing; in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Experience in an Indigenous health and or social service organization, hospital or community-based case management, health promotion, public health or social work is preferred
  • Indigenous lived experience preferred
  • Palliative Care for Front Line Workers in First Nations Communities training; Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End of Life Care (LEAP) is an asset
  • Ability to speak an Indigenous language is an asset
  • Knowledge of system navigation, community resources, legislation, research and funding arrangements specific to Indigenous programs and services.
  • Awareness of formal patient or service agreements with local Indigenous communities/organizations
  • Knowledge of medicines, traditional healing, language, ceremonies, and cultural teachings
  • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking
  • Demonstrated time management skills and ability to work autonomously
  • Excellence in communication, partnership building and inter professional care commitment
  • Computer proficiency including proven ability to use relevant technology (i.e. computer-based data collection)
  • Valid government issued driver’s license and access to reliable vehicle (clean driver’s abstract may be required)
  • Travel within Windsor-Essex region, as well as, other SOAHAC sites as required
  • Willingness to participate in Indigenous Cultural Safety Training, teachings and ceremonies.
  • Clean and current vulnerable sector police check as a condition of employment
  • Up to date immunization record including at least 2 COVID-19 vaccinations


  • Perform resource support and advocacy for Indigenous clients, caregivers, and their families by appropriately responding to their health needs and goals
  • Assist in bridging the service gaps between Indigenous communities and health care providers by facilitating linkages to services that may include (but are not limited to) mental health and addictions, chronic disease management, primary care and acute care
  • Assist clients to move easily through the healthcare system in a culturally safe and relevant manner
  • Assist and support in processes of engaging and building mutually supportive relationships with local Indigenous communities/organizations in a community-centered manner.
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to provide a broad range of support services for a number of initiatives relevant to improving health outcomes for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis (FNIM) communities
  • Manage indirect services, administrative duties, client statistical reporting systems as per funding requirements
  • Attend and actively participate in team meetings, case review and case conferencing as needed

This job may require additional responsibilities and duties as assigned by Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre.

This position is full-time (35 of hours x 5 days per week). Salary is competitive and subject to experience. Comprehensive benefit and pension package (HOOPP) included.

SOAHAC values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer; however, hiring preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants. SOAHAC is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, please advise Human Resources.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward your cover letter and resume.