Employment Opportunity - HEALTH PROGRAM ASSISTANT

The Keewaytinook Okimakanak Health Program is seeking an individual to assist in carrying out services to its member First Nations in the area of health programming. This individual will be supervised by the Health Director.


  • Assist First Nations Health Coordinators with setting up and maintaining the health programs at the community including, but not limited to Brighter Futures and Long Term Care
  • Assist with updating community health needs assessments
  • Assist First Nations in establishing and providing health training programs
  • Assist in the development of proposals for community based initiatives
  • Assist in all other health department duties as needed


  • Post secondary education in nursing or social services preferred
  • minimum 2 years experience in the health field in the area of delivery of community based programs or equivalent
  • experience in facilitating workshops and training small groups
  • good writing skills for proposals, workplans and reports
  • strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • good communication and interpersonal skills
  • ability to travel extensively in the North
  • knowledge of First Nations in Treaty 5 & 9, an asset

SALARY Commensurate with experience

CLOSING DATE April 17, 2001

Please send resume with three references and covering letter to:

Hiring Committee
Keewaytinook Okimakanak
Box 340
Balmertown, Ontario
P0V 1C0
email: penny.carpenter@knet.on.ca

Only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.