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Opioid Response Coordinator - General

Posted: May 11, 2021
Closing Date: May 25, 2021
Job ID: Management

Job Description





POSITION TITLE:                     Opioid Response Coordinator


DEPARTMENT:                         Management


STATUS:                                  Term (1 Year)


DATE:                                      April 2021



The Opioid Response Coordinator will facilitate, organize, and implement a Blood Tribe Opioid Action Plan Initiative.  The Coordinator will liaise, manage, facilitate, and gauge, with Blood Tribe departments and entities the implementation of an opioid action plan for immediate reference and use. The incumbent will provide detailed information within the action plan to services on- and off-reserve that aids in the healing and recovery for members, in addition to addressing the continuum of care.  The incumbent will advocate and voice any gaps in services and bring to the forefront solutions to close these gaps.  The incumbent will ensure that all departments link and join efforts to align, leverage, and optimize current resources and expertise, while identifying where new assets may be required. The incumbent will work with a multi- and inter-disciplinary team to provide support to members in their detox, treatment and after care journey.  In addition, the incumbent will maintain and serve as the first point of contact to ensure collaborative efforts for members is achieved and realized.




  • The Coordinator reports directly to the Senior Executive Officer.







  • Positions which generally report to the Opioid Response Project Coordinator include:





  • Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Blood Tribe Administration Policies and Procedures with an understanding of the principles laid out in the Kainayssini Elder’s Declaration.
  • Facilitate and coordinate access to community resources both on- and off-reserve.
  • Develop an Opioid Action Plan Initiative document to be shared with stakeholders.
  • Implement the Opioid Action Plan Initiative that also focuses on other addictions such as alcohol.
  • Will draft an immediate 30-60-90 day’s midterm and long-term plan for the Blood Tribe.
  • Will draft a report on the recommendations required to implement this Action Plan Initiative
  • Organize bi-weekly or monthly virtual Opioid Action Plan Initiative meetings.
  • Prepare statistical and narrative reports on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.     
  • Assist in any other functions as delegated by the Opioid Action Plan Initiative committee, Senior Executive Office, and/or Chief and Council.
  • Apply knowledge and resources to strive towards achieving the projects goals and objectives.
  • Evaluate quality of service, community satisfaction and standards of performance.
  • Ensure communication messages are well developed and utilize the Blood Tribe communication department modes and process to send out messages to the community members, entities, departments and Chief and Council.
  • Ensure that financial resources are utilized in a responsible manner.
  • Other duties as assigned by Senior Executive Officer.




  • Must be disciplined and have an independent work style.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of the health care and human services system and the programs and services on- and off-reserve.
  • knowledgeable about Blood Tribe departments and entities, as well as the Blood Tribe Addictions Framework.
  • Must have extensive and effective project management experience and will have the ability to communicate complex information effectively and strategically.
  • Must be an excellent listener with a highly empathetic mindset.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be organized and have good time management skills.
  • Must have excellent program development skills.
  • Must be able to deal diplomatically and professionally with staff and public.
  • Must have demonstrated administrative skills, including financial management, human resource and information management.
  • An ability to communicate in Blackfoot is an asset.
  • Must practice sobriety and refrain from drugs, alcohol, and opioids.
  • Must possess a good understanding of Native culture and issues.




  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and/or Human Services, such as addictions counselling, psychology, counselling or related education with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in the related field.  
  • A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.
  • Working knowledge of project management.
  • Knowledgeable of Blackfoot culture, protocol, and language.
  • Knowledgeable of First Nation community issues and trends.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license and a reliable mode of transportation.
  • Must submit an updated Criminal Record Check.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours and travel to meet the needs of Blood Tribe Administration.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume, and copies of your credentials and an updated Criminal Record check to:


Blood Tribe Administration Human Resources

P.O. Box 60

Standoff AB, T0L 1Y0

Attention: Marlene Blood

OR APPLY ONLINE @ www.bloodtribehr.comand/or [email protected]

DEADLINE: May 25, 2021

(Due to the Covid-19 conditions please email applications to Marlene Blood or the Website)


Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information, please email questions to [email protected] or call Marlene Blood @ (403) 737-8219.

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