Community Wellbeing Nurse Specialist – Youth Development – Reference Number: #2023-113

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority

Community Wellbeing Nurse Specialist– Youth Development
Internal/External Posting
Full-time Position
Location: Sioux Lookout or Thunder Bay, Ontario
Salary Range: $73,585 – $94,708 per annum
Reference Number: #2023-113
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Job Summary:
The Approaches to Community Wellbeing is a regional resource to 31 First Nations Communities. The Approaches to Community Wellbeing provides expertise, support, services, and programming in public health to the region. The program also supports communities in the development, implementation, and monitoring of their own Approaches to Community Wellbeing. The Raising our Children section of the model includes Family Health, Youth Development, and Building Healthy Relationships

The Community Wellbeing Nurse Specialist will work with the Raising our Children team to provide
expertise around youth health. The role of the nurse will be to support school staff, community-based workers, and to enhance community health services.

The Community Wellbeing Nurse Specialist – Youth Development is directly accountable to the Raising our Children Manager.


  • Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (OHRC, Part II, Special Employment)
  • Current Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario, in good standing
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing BScN from an accredited University with identifiable community health nursing content
  • Current CPR certification
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in public/community health nursing, program planning,
    implementation and evaluation
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with Youth Health, School Health and Mental Health promotion programs
  • Experience with youth, children, and/or families and experience/interest working with at-risk
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to First Nations culture as well as the government health policies and regulations as they apply to First Nations
  • Experience and training in First Nations cultural competency
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team and foster relationships with
    stakeholders within SLFNHA and the communities
  • Excellent interpersonal, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with individuals and groups, including
    demonstrated ability to facilitate and conduct presentations, create resources and write reports
  • Ability to speak fluently in one of the Sioux Lookout Zone First Nations dialects, and or write in
    syllabics is an asset.
  • Proficiency in areas of documentation and Microsoft Office suite skills including Word, Power
    Point and Excel database applications
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Identify health issues and needs relevant to communities and participate in population level health planning
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate community-based youth, school health, and nursing
    programs initiatives that address the identified needs of the community (e.g. healthy youth
    development, parenting, bullying prevention, increased physical activity, healthy relationships,
    healthy sexuality, building healthy school communities, substance use prevention, injury and
    violence prevention) using the current knowledge of practices and trends related to the field of
    public health
  • Participate in the development and evaluation of education materials and provide support to
    health promotion activities for Raising our Children
  • Support and build capacity of community-based health and youth workers through:
  • Mentorship
  • Developing and providing resources
  • Facilitating access to professional development opportunities
  • Conducting training and workshops
  • Support community-based and school-based nurses to provide health services for youth
  • Support Youth Facilitators to provide Youth Development and Building Healthy Relationship
    programming and services at community and regional schools
  • Conduct community visits and school visits to provide health education and clinical services for
  • Provide clinical expertise to the Raising our Children team and to community health care
  • Establish and maintain close working relationships with each First Nation community’s
    leadership, health staff and school staff in order to build capacity and promote awareness and
    self-determination within Youth Development and Building Healthy Relationships programming and services
  • Facilitate community development and community mobilization
  • Facilitate relationship building between youth, Youth Facilitators, schools, parents, Elders, and
    the wider community
  • Provide orientation of SLFNHA’s Approaches to Community Wellbeing and Raising our
    Children Team to primary health care providers, and facilitate continued learning opportunities regarding youth health.
  • Advocate for clients and communities to enhance health determinants
  • Liaise and work in partnership with internal and external committees, working groups, task
    forces, organizations and coalitions as a representative for SLFNHA, to accomplish the roles and responsibilities noted above
  • Conduct quality control surveillance on data management and systems operations in conjunction with the Raising our Children Manager, data clerks and the Epidemiologist
  • Maintain required professional memberships and professional competence through participation in professional development programs and by self-directed study
  • Perform other duties for the SLFHNHA as directed

Apply online at

Human Resource Department
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
P.O. Box 1300, 61 Queen Street
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
Phone: (807) 737-1802
Fax: (807) 737-2969

SLFNHA currently “Strongly Recommends” COVID-19 immunizations and requests your immunization status to be sent to our staff health department if successful in the recruitment process.

Closing Date: Until Filled

No resumes received after this time will be accepted.

The Health Authority wishes to thank all applicants in advance.
However, only those granted an interview will be contacted.

For additional information regarding the Health Authority, please visit our website at

SLFNHA is a proud supporter of Mikinakoos Children’s Fund. To find out more, visit