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Indigenous Cultural Safety Educator

Interior Health Authority
Kamloops, British Columbia
Salary range for the position is $72,445 to $104,139 and starting salary will be based on education,
Closing date
Mar 29, 2024

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Admin / Clerical, Other
Education, Healthcare, Other
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Position Summary Interior Health is hiring a Indigenous Cultural Safety Educator! If you have a background in Adult Education, apply today! This position is flexible/remote within the Interior Health region. Some of the Benefits of Joining Interior Health: • An attractive remuneration package • Excellent career prospects • Employer paid training/education • Employer paid vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) • Medical Service Plan • Employer paid insurance premiums • Extended Health & Dental coverage • Municipal Pension Plan • Work-life balance About the role: The Indigenous Cultural Safety Educator participates in the development of an IH-wide Indigenous-specific anti-racism education plan and leads the facilitation of the Indigenous-specific anti-racism education as well as supporting Indigenous-Specific Anti-racism initiatives. As a resource to IH staff, the Indigenous Cultural Safety Educator provides consultation and direction to address Indigenous-Specific Anti-racism issues; participates in the development of guidelines, systems, and instruments to support the achievement and maintenance of cultural safety throughout the continuum of health services; collaborates with colleagues in other disciplines to ensure appropriate staff development and participation in ISAE learning opportunities and related initiatives. The Indigenous Cultural Safety Educator works collaboratively with the Indigenous Health Program, the First Nations, Metis and Inuit community partners and host Nation partners, to lead the organization to meet its goal of enhancing First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples’ access to IH services. Patient and staff safety is a priority and responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.


The Indigenous Cultural Safety Educator will be expected to understand the portfolio’s “big picture” by: • Keeping pace with changes by scanning the environment for the relevant trends and developments affecting the portfolio’s programs. • Demonstrating the ability to identify strategic issues and collaborate with colleagues within the Indigenous Partnerships umbrella to assess the situation and identify alternatives. • Being updated on current IH, Strategic Provincial and Federal initiatives. • Building collaborative integrative partnerships across IH that can champion and build momentum for strategic change. Some key duties: • Participates in the ISAE education planning and reporting, and the development of systems, curriculum, educational tools, instruments, and guidelines for achieving and maintaining cultural safety throughout the continuum of health services. • Provides organization-wide Indigenous-Specific Anti-racism education planning and program-specific training that supports IH’s commitment to deliver services in a manner that is perceived by Indigenous recipients and their families as being culturally safe. • Organizes and facilitates Indigenous-Specific Anti-racism education events in collaboration with local, internal, and external partners. Effectively facilitates dialogue, identifies potential crisis responses, assesses situations, and manages conflict within an emotionally-charged and cross-racial dynamic, utilizing specialized skills and knowledge. • Supports in the identification of needs and development of resource material to ensure appropriate staff development and participation in the ISAE education and cultural safety initiatives within IH portfolios. • Acts as a resource to IH staff, providing coaching, mentoring, subject matter expertise, and recommendations on specific questions or issues that arise relating to cultural safety and Indigenous-Specific Anti-racism. • Collaborates with IH colleagues in other programs, other provincial Health Authorities, government partners, Host Nations, Metis Chartered Communities and the Urban and Away Indigenous peoples. • Develops, implements, and supports strategies to address IH’s strategic direction and priorities of the Indigenous Health program’s strategic plan. • Fostering and maintaining effective relationships with a broad range of internal partners, Host Nations, Metis Chartered Communities and the Urban and Away Indigenous peoplesservice providers, to further the achievement of Nation, Interior Health, and Ministry of Health goals, objectives, and performance measures including: • Liaising with internal partners, interested parties, programs, and portfolios. • Representing the Indigenous Cultural Safety and Humility program, vision, or direction on internal committees. • Liaising with First Nation, Métis and urban and away Indigenous health leaders regarding current and emerging program direction, as needed. • Mentoring, educating, community capacity building, and increasing understanding, support and acceptance of future directions. • Assists in providing guidance for Indigenous Cultural Safety and Humility-related initiatives within the Indigenous Partnerships portfolio and across the organization. Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces. Apply today! Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).




Education, Training, and Experience • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Adult Learning or a related discipline. • Three to five years of recent, related experience in coaching, mentoring, training, conflict resolution, and the facilitation of Indigenous Cultural Safety education or Indigenous-Specific Anti-racism education, including education plans, evaluation, and reporting. These experiences will include working for an Indigenous organization that included interacting and developing relationships with Indigenous peoples and Indigenous communities as well as government agencies and Ministries, along with extensive understanding and knowledge of the interior Host Nations, Metis Chartered Communities and the Urban and Away Indigenous peoples. • Lived or living experience and/or cultural expertise or knowledge of First Nations, Metis or Inuit peoples. • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


Comments Salary range for the position is $72,445 to $104,139 and starting salary will be based on education, training and experience


This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply. Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.


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