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Educator/Facilitator, Chee Mamuk - BC Centre for Disease Control

Educator/Facilitator, Chee Mamuk

BC Centre for Disease Control

Vancouver, BC


The Chee Mamuk team is growing!


Chee Mamuk is a self-determining Indigenous program situated within the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), under the umbrella of the Provincial Health Services Authority. The term Chee Mamuk is Chinook jargon meaning ‘new work’. Rooted in strengths-based approaches, Chee Mamuk works in relationship with Indigenous communities, organization and individuals in various traditional, ancestral and unceded territories across the province. Chee Mamuk envisions and works in a way whereby traditional health knowledge(s) and sciences are bridged and equalized to foster holistic well-being for Indigenous people. Our team members work from different territories throughout BC.


Legacies of colonialism and ongoing racism contribute to the disproportionate health burden and marginalization faced by Indigenous Communities. The health system isn't working for many Indigenous people today. Repairing trust and building relationships is a core foundation for our work. We assist in connecting people to their Indigenous identities through culture as a root of health and well-being.


The BC Humans Rights Tribunal special program has allowed Chee Mamuk to restrict hiring to candidates with Indigenous ancestry. We are seeking an Educator/Facilitator to join our team.


Functions: This educator role will assist to share, learn with and teach participants about traditional and cultural foods and medicine, and preparation and preservation of traditional foods as an essential component of wellness and disease prevention. This role will work with Community members to share approaches to gather and prepare traditional foods and medicines that may have been lost due to broader effects of colonization and support Community approaches to food sovereignty and security. This role will allow Chee Mamuk to bring traditional foods into our trainings, as food is an integral part of culture and connecting with Community members.


The Educator/Facilitator’s key responsibilities are:


  • Contacting Aboriginal organizations and communities across BC to promote, plan, arrange and facilitate/provide culturally appropriate, community based STI/HIV awareness, education and training events within the communities or organization;
  • Facilitate community based STI/HIV needs assessments;
  • Ensuring evaluation of Chee Mamuk program services and providing evaluation assistance for other community based STI/HIV programs/services;
  • Representing Chee Mamuk at professional development sessions and on advisory committees with Chee Mamuk partners;
  • Preparing monthly work plans and service reports; assist Program Manager in other duties as required.


What you have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a health or education related discipline from a recognized program.
  • Two (2) years recent related experience providing training, preferably with one (1) year experience teaching with Aboriginal people & communities.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal communities and working with rural, isolated, and remote communities.
  • Ability to travel extensively and willing to work weekends/evenings and in adverse conditions. (BC Driver’s License is preferred)
  • Must have aboriginal ancestry


What you are able to do and demonstrate:

  • Broad knowledge and experience of instructional methods, curriculum design and development techniques.
  • Broad knowledge of STI/HIV.
  • Broad knowledge of Aboriginal communities’ social, historical, jurisdictional, and cultural issues, and Aboriginal views on health/disease/sexuality/wellness.
  • Broad knowledge of population health and social determinants of health theory.
  • Broad knowledge of BC Aboriginal communities, organizations, and services.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability in large and small group facilitation and public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events, to problem solve, and to deal effectively with conflict situations.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and be self-motivated.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).


*Chee Mamuk is open to applicants who wish to work remotely from their communities


For a full overview of the Duties & Accountabilities, please email Caleb, Talent Acquisition Advisor –

Hiring Manager: Jessica Chenery:


What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.


Job Type:  Regular, Full-Time 
$31.99 to $39.98

Location: 655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4R4
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0800-1600/0830-1630
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As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.



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The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable diseases and promoting environmental health for the province of BC.


BCCDC is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.



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