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Trans Sask is hiring

Trans Sask is looking to hire a temporary full-time Systems Navigator for an approximate six-month term till the end of March 2024.

The Systems Navigator is responsible for working with professionals and service providers to identify and remove barriers for LGBTQ2 clients seeking care and services. The systems navigator will work within a team of three navigators that cover the province to find ways for doctors, therapists, social workers and other care and service providers to better work with LGBTQ2 clients and meet their needs along with providing education opportunities to change negative assumptions and attitudes about LGBTQ2 clients

Note that this position is supported by the Department of Women and Gender Equality’s LGBTQ2 Programs fund and will primarily aim to carry out the scope of this grant.

Responsibilities:

  • Provider Outreach: Contacting rural and remote service and care providers to determine their current capacity for providing service and care to trans and gender-diverse clients
  • Provider Education: Work to transform norms, attitudes and behaviours through educational activities with existing service providers in the fields of health, legal, and social services. TransSask will employ both existing community-led research findings and community member input over the course of the project to inform workshops and knowledge mobilization materials which seek to challenge and change how healthcare providers, legal representatives, and other community members think, act, and how they treat trans and gender diverse people.
  • Community Engagement: Work with trans and gender diverse community members to identify potential and real barriers around access to care, and identify opportunities for systemic improvements. Key activities will include identifying issues and updating existing support service practices throughout the province.
  • Community Education: Educate and equip trans and gender diverse people with knowledge, tools, and support to overcome barriers in the medical, legal and social support systems to better self-advocate for themselves via community presentations.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Nice to haves:

  • Strong and comprehensive understanding of trans, non-binary, Two Spirit and gender diverse communities, people, and issues including lived experience
  • Experience in a medical, social needs, or legal work environment

Skills and Expertise:

  • Proficient in basic office programs including excel, powerpoint, google drive, zoom, and online databases
  • Knowledge of anti-racism and anti-oppressive practices and principles
  • Organization and time management skills (able to multitask and reassess priorities)

Working Conditions:

This is a provincial position which will primarily work from home outside of in-person provider and community member engagement meetings.

To Apply:

Please submit the following to claire.yacishyn@transsask.ca:

  • Detailed cover letter (applicants that do not include a cover letter will not be considered) describing why you are the best choice for the position. Please indicate if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. Trans Sask is committed to providing any accommodations needed for candidates in the hiring process and throughout employment. We will prioritize applicants that are diverse in gender, sexuality, culture, and race, and encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter if they so choose. We also encourage applicants living in rural areas or from smaller centres outside Saskatoon and Regina’s metropolitan areas, to self-identify if they so choose.
  • Resume highlighting relevant education and work experience
  • Contact information for two references

Interviews will take place remotely via Zoom within three weeks of the application deadline. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline: September 20th at noon (12:00pm) Saskatchewan time.

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