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Lead Facilitator, Indigenous-specific Anti-racism Education

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)

Vancouver, BC

The Lead Facilitator is responsible for providing facilitation in ISAR, developing ISAR curriculum, and evaluating ISAR education in conjunction with the ISAR education team. Provides direction and guidance and further skill development to PHSA staff. The Lead Facilitator works collaboratively with partners and groups including PHSA management, Agency Learning and Development Teams, People and Culture, Information Technology and Information Management, Consultants and Indigenous organizations and advisory Committees regarding training needs analysis, curriculum design, and developing both clinical and non-clinical focused ISAR education.

The ISAR Education facilitator is part of a new and innovative Indigenous led team where we continue to work towards dismantling and disrupting white supremacy throughout the organization. Our Indigenous Health team continually works to eliminate Indigenous-specific racism and hardwire Indigenous Cultural Safety and humility across PHSA and the health system. The Indigenous Health program works provincially throughout B.C. PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).


What you’ll do

  • Provides key leadership in the development and delivery of the ISAR Learning Journey by ensuring the ongoing provision of high quality and timely service, assessing and improving the education resources, and providing data and reports to the Director.
  • Leads and coaches PHSA leaders in providing an ISAR approach to their work and ability to support staff in their Learning Journey. Provides direction and guidance using effective leadership techniques (e.g., coaching, mentoring, and skill and leadership development), and staff training. Participates in recruitment and hiring of new facilitators and ISAR team members.
  • Writes and updates effective and appropriate curriculum and material for ISAR education training based on wise/best practices.
  • Develops and delivers education and training to the health care professionals, administrators and health services providers within PHSA.
  • Develops, implements and refreshes ISAR promotional materials, online training modules, and self-directed learning resources.
  • Works in collaboration with Indigenous partners, Indigenous Health teams, Agency Learning and Development Teams, People and Culture, and Professional Practice to accomplish training needs analyses, curriculum design, and evaluation strategies for non-clinical and clinical ISAR education programs.
  • Participates in committees and task groups to advocate for ISAR education, provide recommendations and communicate relevant information to the PHSA Indigenous Health department.

What you bring

Qualifications

  • A level of education, training, or experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Gender/Race/Sexuality Studies, Anti-Racism Studies, Indigenous/Native Studies, Public Health, Equity Studies or a related field, and five (5) years of recent related experience in the coaching, mentoring, training and provision of facilitation of Indigenous specific anti-racism or Indigenous Cultural Safety curriculum and training, including experience interacting respectfully with Indigenous peoples and communities as well as Indigenous leaders and staff. Previous experience in delivery of specialized educational programs and health care experience is an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian colonial impacts on Indigenous Peoples in social and health contexts, supported by significant knowledge of Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Lived experience, knowledge and appreciation of the unique history, cultures, and rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Lived experience as an Indigenous person and demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous health care needs, services, and issues as well as knowledge of culture, protocols, traditions, and ideology of Indigenous people and organizations in British Columbia is an asset.

Preferred hiring for Indigenous qualified candidates as approved under Special Program Status, BC Human Rights Commission.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Exceptional facilitation skills and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team to achieve education goals and objectives.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to train, facilitate, influence and persuade others.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, coach and mentor all levels of health care providers. Role requires leadership, facilitation and problem solving and team skills, generally in the context of team challenges and conflict.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines. Highly developed analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with all levels of staff.
  • Ability to produce spreadsheet reports. Self-directed and motivated, with demonstrated ownership over assigned responsibilities. Be adaptable and flexible to meet changing priorities and resource constraints.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the impact of participant racial identity (e.g. White, people of colour and Indigenous) on the effectiveness of the training and navigate resistance to learning. Ability to manage ambiguity and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Experience teaching and/or delivering or facilitating workshops for adult learners in varied formats of delivery (online, blended, face-to-face) and/or a certificate in adult education is an asset.
  • Commitment to develop knowledge and understanding of legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents – including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study – and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • 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 of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, etc.).

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
Salary Range: $88,990 - $127,923
 /year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.
Location: 
1333 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G9
Closing date: 
Applications accepted until position is filled
Hours of Work: 
Monday – Friday; 800-1600
Requisition # 
166005E

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

What we do

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.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is 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.

One of PHSA’s North Star priorities is to eradicate Indigenous-specific racism, which includes dismantling barriers to health care employment at every level. We welcome Indigenous individuals to apply and/or contact the Sanya'kula Team (Indigenous Recruitment & Employee Experience) for support at indigenous.employment@phsa.ca.

Indigenous-specific anti-racism initiatives are rooted in addressing the unique forms of discrimination, historical and ongoing injustices, and marginalization faced by Indigenous peoples. These initiatives align with an Indigenous rights-based approach, recognizing the inherent rights and self-determination of Indigenous communities. PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca

Please note the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday – Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at internaljobshelpu@phsa.ca and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

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