Diabetes and Health Promotion Team Lead - Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

May 17, 2021
Ottawa (Vanier), Ontario

           Diabetes and Health Promotion Team Lead


You are passionate about leadership and enjoy supporting others to achieve outcomes.

Your expertise and passion for healthy living encourages others to lead a healthy lifestyle.

You love to lead team goals through clear communication and want to move to the next step in your career. Your strong sense of self, culture and community connects you to the seven generations coming behind you…Consider Wabano!

Our Programs team provides a holistic model of care for Indigenous community members and seeks a positive and experienced manager to support day to day operations of the diabetes and health promotion team. This includes leading a team of interdisciplinary staff in coordinating culturally-based diabetes management and health promotion service and activities for Indigenous community members in Ottawa.

The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning Health Access Centre that provides holistic health services to First Nation, Inuit and Métis people living in Ottawa – one of the fastest growing and diverse urban Indigenous communities in Canada.  Wabano is a fast-paced, client-oriented organization that models the Indigenous values of balance, respect and community interdependence.  Wabano is proud to be accredited through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, a third-party review based on accepted organizational practices that promote ongoing quality improvement and responsive, effective community services.


Purpose of Position:

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Diabetes and Health Promotion Team Lead will guide the team in their roles of culturally-based diabetes management services and health promotion programming.  They will be responsible for meeting service requirements outlined by funders, quality assurance, community and stakeholder relations, staff development, and supporting the Director to operationalize strategic directives.


Responsibilities of this position are:

  • Lead and support team members through completing team and individual work plans, meeting goals, reporting, problem solving, and performance management;
  • Source consultants (ex. Elders, traditional educators, facilitators), manage contracting of consultants for services, events planning and program delivery;
  • Recruitment and onboarding of staff and consultants;
  • Support team to provide diabetes management in accordance with clinical practice guidelines, promote collaboration with the primary care team, systems navigation, and manage referrals from Indigenous and mainstream organizations;
  • Build and maintain relationships with community partners;
  • Conduct program evaluation, monitor data collection, and reporting.



  • Bachelor Degree in Health Promotion, Social Work, Health Administration; Masters Degree will be considered a strong asset.
  • Minimum three years’ clinical supervisory experience managing a multidisciplinary team in health care or social services.
  • Strong knowledge of chronic disease, diabetes management and health promotion concepts;
  • Knowledge of Indigenous peoples’ history and challenges Indigenous peoples face in contemporary society and within the healthcare system;
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in addressing issues of inequity, racism, and oppression on an individual, organizational, and system levels.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in partnership development;
  • Excellent problem solving ability with sound judgment, strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment;
  • Knowledge of available resources in Ottawa and ability to research the resources available within the broader diabetes management and health promotion field;
  • Strong promoter and enhancer of team work;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records systems;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work a flexible work week that may include non-traditional hours, evenings and weekends.



  • Successful applicants will be required to submit a clear criminal reference check to work with vulnerable population;
  • First Nations, Inuit or Métis candidates will be given priority, please self-identify.


To pursue this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@wabano.com 

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Wabano is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted for an employment opportunity or interviewing, please advise if you require accommodation.

Contact emailJobs@wabano.com


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