Raising our Children Manager

Deadline: Posting Has Expired
Location: Sioux Lookout, ONCommitment: Full Time

The Raising our Children Manager will provide oversight and direction for the Raising our Children programming of the Approaches to Community Wellbeing. The Raising our Children Manager will oversee the regional services provided by the Raising our Children Team and will work with communities to enhance their capacity around Raising our Children initiatives.


  • Bachelors’ degree in health, nursing, social work or related field
  • Minimum of six years of experience in management, at least two of which should be in a public health role
  • Experience in family health, youth development, or healthy relationships
  • Experience supervising projects and staff


  • Understanding of Public Health Systems (including Health Promotion and Protection Act and the Ontario Public Health Standards), and First Nations health systems;
  • Understanding of the unique determinants of health for First Nations in northwestern Ontario, and the health landscape in which they seek services;
  • Extensive knowledge of public health, including family health (Maternal, Newborn, Child Health), youth development, and healthy relationships
  • Experience in project planning and evaluation;
  • Experience working both independently and in a team-orientated, collaborative environment is essential;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills;
  • Experience managing budgets and fulfilling reporting requirements to funders
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment;
  •  Ability to develop and maintain respectful/cooperative relationships with First Nations people, communities, service stakeholders, and health care providers to promote an integrated seamless delivery of service
  • Experience and training in cultural competency with First Nations
  • Ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects within the Sioux Lookout Zone an asset;
  • Must be willing to travel;
  • Must be willing to relocate and live in Sioux Lookout


1)      Work with the ACW Director and Human Resources staff to recruit, interview, select, hire, and employ an appropriate number of employees to enhance Raising our Children

2)      Provide supervision and direction to Raising our Children staff by:

  • Ensuring communication practices are clear and in place
  • Providing effective problem solving and conflict resolution as required
  • Administering, monitoring, and ensuring adherence to organizational policies and procedures
  • Appraising employee job results
  • Providing ongoing coaching, advice, and motivation
  • Identify and support professional development and training of staff

3)      Monitor work plan and finances of Raising our Children

  • Managing the development of annual work plans and reports
  • Conduct ongoing health planning with the Raising our Children Staff
  • Assist in the preparation of an annual budget for each program area as per service goals and objectives
  • Monitor budget variances
  • Monitor and ensure proper financial coding
  • Assist with the preparation and submission of funding requests and reports

4)      Coordinate the ongoing promotion of Raising our Children

  • Manage preparation, maintenance, and submission of all correspondence, reports and briefing notes
  • Conduct presentations as needed

5)      Coordinate and Supervise Raising our Children services

  • Plan, develop and implement systems that perform the work and fulfill the goals of the program efficiently and effectively
  • Liaise with leadership, frontline workers, health care providers and other service workers in communities to collaboratively strategize means to tackle priority issues related to Raising our Children
  • Facilitate delivery of Raising our Children services to support communities
  • Participate and direct delivery of training, educational, and capacity building activities for all communities related to Raising our Children
  • Action community concerns and requests appropriately

6)      In conjunction with the policy staff, develop regional policies, objectives, and standards for Raising our Children

7)      Support program and service evaluation and quality improvement

  • Evaluate the effectiveness, acceptability, availability and cost efficiency of Raising our Children programming in conjunction with the Planning and Evaluation staff
  • Ensure that systems are in place to monitor the delivery health services to the First Nations communities

8)      Represent the organization as required in various settings:

  • Represent SLFNHA on external committees or at meetings as needed
  • Conduct presentations to various stakeholders and at conferences and meetings, as appropriate
  • Conduct community visits on a regular basis
  • Understand the organizations mandate and be able to convey in forums as required

9)      Provide assistance when required and any other duties assigned