About the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation
The Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation is a strong, vibrant, and progressive Indigenous community that is approximately 1.5 hours drive from the heart of Toronto. Located nearby to the rural community of Port Perry, MSIFN has the benefits of small town life while having a close proximity to urban areas. As part of the Anishinabek Nation and signatories to the Williams Treaties and other pre confederation treaties, MSIFN is extremely proud of our Indigenous culture and long history of protecting our Aboriginal and Treaty rights. As owners of the Great Blue Heron Casino and creators of the Noozhoo Nokiiyan Economic Development Limited Partnership, MSIFN has an entrepreneurial spirit and expectation for excellence. We encourage team members to be professional, flexible, dynamic, team players, who have a self-starting attitude and a respect for all employees in a workplace. While working within clear lines of authority, MSIFN requires someone who can bring out the best in those who surround them. We are a busy First Nation, with many capital projects and opportunities ahead. The community and workplace is led by an elected Council of 3 (a Chief and two Councillors) and a Senior Management Team led by the First Nation Manager and including Managers from Operations, Finance, Human Resources and Health and Social Services. We value the hard work of our entire workforce and support them with a culture of collaboration and respect.
For more information about our vibrant community please visit our homepage by clicking here.
Make a Difference Within Our Community
Currently, the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN) is looking for an experienced Health & Social Services Manager to join our community and work with our senior management team in Scugog, ON on a full-time basis. Where possible this role will work remotely during the current pandemic. The hours of this role are Monday to Thursday, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm and Friday 8.30 am to 1 pm though some flexibility will be required to work evening and weekends.
As our new Health & Social Services Manager, you'll report to the First Nation Manager and will be responsible for coaching the Health & Resource Centre team to plan, organize, implement, and control a variety of programs and services spanning health, social, cultural, and education. This role will also see you responsible for developing health, cultural, and social service-related policies and procedures for approval, implementation, and enforcement. In terms of leadership, this role will see you providing front line supervision, direction, guidance, and support to the Community Wellness Worker, Home Support Coordinator, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator, Community Health Nurse, Child and Youth Support Worker, First Nation Child Welfare Representative, Cultural Coordinator, HRC Administrative Assistant, Education Advisor, as well as other staff and providers who administer MSIFN health, cultural, and social programs and services to the community.
While no two days in this fast-paced role will ever be the same, your more typical responsibilities are outlined below. For a comprehensive position description please click here.
More About You
In order to qualify for this role, you will need at least a Bachelor's degree in health or social services along with a minimum of 5 years of management experience in the health field. A Master's degree in Health Administration Health Services, Social Services, Community Development, Public Administration or a related field is preferred. You will also have previous experience working within or with a First Nations community and a valid driver's license. Additional Indigenous training and education is considered an asset.
You'll also join us with knowledge of/or experience with the following:
As our ideal candidate, you will have a working knowledge of and respect for Indigenous culture, customs, traditions, and issues. In addition, it is essential that you have strong leadership and stakeholder management skills with the ability to manage, supervise, and provide support to staff. Your excellent communication skills in both written and verbal form as well as your organizational skills and timekeeping abilities will ensure your success as you work towards competing deadlines.
In this high-profile position, you will have strategic and long-range planning skills, coupled with experience in organizational development/governance as well as public affairs. Sound decision-making skills and the ability to motivate your staff will also be crucial to your success in the role.
Do you want to make a lasting difference to a vibrant First Nation community? Here's your chance!
About the Benefits
In recognition for your hard work and dedication, you can look forward to a competitive hourly wage of $51.50 to $59.11 ($93,730.00 - $107,580.20/yr. based on a 35-hour workweek) along with the following excellent package:
This is your chance to be part of a dynamic and growing community where you will have the opportunity to implement processes and make your mark for the better of all.
If you share our values and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!
Please note that a criminal record check (CPOC/VSS) acceptable to the position is required upon conditional offer. Expenses for CPIC/VSS are reimbursed after orientation.