Employment Opportunity – NIHB Navigator

Southern Chiefs’ Organization

Employment Opportunity



Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) requires a Non-Insured Health Benefits Navigator for a term position until March 31, 2018. The selected individual will be required to start immediately.

MAIN FUNCTION: the Health Benefits Navigator at SCO will provide assistance to eligible Southern First Nations members who are experiencing difficulties accessing the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program (NIHB) or relevant provincial programs and services.


  • Minimum relevant Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Native Studies, health related or relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Minimum of three years working in the health care field
  • Preparing written summaries and recommendations on complex health issues
  • Writing of reports, briefing notes and speaking notes
  • Experience working with First Nations


  • Knowledge of policy and issues relating specifically to First Nations Health Services and the NIHB Program is preferred
  • Must be innovative and decisive with high-level organizational and analytical skills
  • Training and proficiency in the use of computer programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Ability to analyze information, think strategically and develop creative and innovative solutions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, staff and public relations
  • Ability to build upon new and existing relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to speak one of the Southern First Nations dialect is an asset
  • Suitable SCO member First Nation candidates will be given preference


  • Serving as a contact for communities and individuals to facilitate the access to the Non Insured Health Benefit Program
  • Providing support for members to address NIHB denials and appeals
  • Collaborating with NIHB regional office on projects, programs or any initiatives that would improve awareness and access to the NIHB Program
  • Partnering with First Nation health services, organizations and health service providers in order to assist members to navigate the NIHB Program on related benefits access
  • Promoting understanding of the role of the navigator among communities
  • Maintaining confidentiality of all members and their records
  • Preparing reports as required to both program funding and SCO
  • Provide patient advocacy
  • Maintain a data base on member participation

Applicant must be able to travel, have valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle. In addition, the person must be able to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the position.

**Criminal Record Check required for successful applicant**

Salary based on qualifications and experience.


Please submit cover letter clearly demonstrating qualifications in relation to the position, current resume & three (3) work related references to:

Director of Operations

Southern Chiefs’ Organization

1572 Dublin Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba

R3E 0L4

Fax: (204) 946-1871


Re: NIHB Navigator

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected will be contacted for further consideration. Late submissions will not be accepted.