First Nations Health Authority

Indigenous Educator (BB-43499)

Found in: Neuvoo CA


FNHA Overview

The First Nations Health Authority is a diverse and transformational health organization of professional, innovative and dedicated team members and leaders.

The first of its kind in Canada, FNHA works as a health-and-wellness partner with BC First Nations to support self-determination and decision-making to improve health outcomes.

At FNHA, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to BC’s history. With a unique governing structure and mandate, our fluid work environment means you can play an active role in real change.
Our talented teams value respect and foster lateral kindness in their working relationships. Our holistic approach to wellness, based on First Nations teachings, is incorporated into all aspects of work culture. Where else will you get to create a personal wellness plan as part of your performance goals?

Position Summary

Are you looking for a new opportunity in a growing and unique health organization? Come join the First Nations Health Authority as a Indigenous Educator in Harm Reduction for an opportunity to make a difference!

Under the direction of the Regional Manager, Mental Health & Wellness, the Indigenous Educator, Harm Reduction supports implementation of Regional opioid/overdose response plans by delivering harm reduction education and training to community. The Indigenous Educator, Harm Reduction works closely with the Regional Mental Wellness team to deliver and adapt as needed, the core curriculum in the Opioid Overdose Response educational model. The curriculum includes: Naloxone Training and education on topics such as Indigenous Harm Reduction, Decolonizing Addiction, and Substance Use and Safety as a response to the current opioid emergency impacting First Nation communities. This role collaborates and liaises with provincial teams in the OCMO and OCNO, Health Directors, First Nation leadership, First Nation communities, and federal and provincial health and wellness system partners in order to enhance essential skills and program knowledge.


A few key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the delivery of the opioid core curriculum among First Nation communities in the Region
  • Delivering curriculum that promotes harm reduction capacity in First Nation communities to enhance the knowledge of community members and support community teams in the Opioid Overdose Response core curriculum
  • Providing ongoing support to treatment centers and ensures culturally safe lens is consistently incorporated in education and delivery of services by working alongside frontline care workers in the treatment centers
  • Demonstrating respect through authenticity and humility in order to build and maintain relationships in community to uphold integration of local cultural protocols and traditions
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Health Promotion, Social Work, Clinical Psychology or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Recent, relevant and significant experience in the area of Indigenous harm reduction (usually acquired over a period of 3-5 years)
  • Experience working with Indigenous leadership, health professionals and communities
  • Knowledge of trauma informed care/practice
  • Understanding of intergenerational effects and impacts of colonization
  • Knowledge of the Opioid Overdose Response in relation to community or Indigenous Health
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