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Facilitator, San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Program, Indigenous Health - Vancouver, BC


Facilitator, San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Program

Indigenous Health


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

The Facilitator, San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) Program reports to the Provincial Lead, works in a team environment, and is responsible for facilitating on-line interactive training of the PHSA San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training program in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and nationally through the application of adult learning principles and experience working with Indigenous peoples.  The Facilitator works collaboratively in a team environment with other facilitators, and Lead Facilitators directed by the San’yas Program Provincial Lead, San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program.  Models a commitment to Indigenous Cultural Safety learning and personal racial identity development to integrate learning into practice.

The San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program is an accredited online training program that aims to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and develop skills to work more effectively and safely with Indigenous people.  The program is based on the concept of cultural safety; an ongoing process of actively working to make services and systems safer and more equitable for Indigenous people.  Topics covered include colonization in Canada; racism, discrimination and stereotyping; and health inequities & social determinants of Indigenous peoples’ health.

What you’ll do

  • Work collaboratively with a team of facilitators providing on-line facilitation adhering to the San’yas ICS facilitation model to support participant learning trajectory.
  • Identify and assess participant resistance characteristics and provide program sanctioned interventions to support learners working through resistance.
  • Assess participant online posts to identify situational  and systems dynamics supportive of the Indigenous Cultural Safety practice
  • Manage conflict within an emotionally charged and complex interracial learning dynamics using highly specialized skills and knowledge.
  • Provide direct group facilitation services when requested by Provincial Lead.
  • Provide key facilitation and leadership in the development and delivery of the Indigenous Cultural Safety Program by supporting and shaping the ongoing development and implementation of the program.

What you bring

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Education, Adult Learning or a related discipline plus three (3) years’ of recent related experience in the coaching, mentoring, training or on-line facilitation. 
  • Bilingual French/English is an asset. 

You will also have:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. 
  • Critical understanding of transformational learning pedagogy, decolonization, anti-Indigenous racism, and critical race theory. 
  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to racial identity development. 
  • Exceptional facilitation skills to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Conversational, plain language writing skills; excellent communication skills including the ability to train, facilitate, and influence others. 

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 and development.
  • 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).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Four (4) Temporary, Full-Time Positions (Until March 31, 2024)

Location: 601 W.Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4C2

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0830-1630

Requisition # 122800, 122795, 122166 & 122165

What we do

PHSA’s Indigenous Health program aims to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous people, and to close the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous British Columbians. 

IH 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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PHSA and IH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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