Kílala Lelum Urban Indigenous Health
and Healing Cooperative


Allied Health Lead (0.8-1.0 FTE)

We are seeking an experienced and passionate allied care professional (ex: Social Work, Counselling, Occupational Therapy) ready to play a leadership role in decolonizing healthcare and advancing health and wellness equity of Indigenous people and the Downtown Eastside community. Kilala Lelum strives to offer integrated primary care and allied health services, Elder-led cultural care, engage with Food as Medicine, and a range of specialized programs. We provide in-clinic and outreach-based services in ways that endeavor to center Indigenous cultural healing and Ways of Being/Knowing, and to be strength-based, trauma-informed, member-centered, and grounded in harm reduction. Our goal is to contribute to a health system that is accessible, safe, and truly meets the needs and desires of our members.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a key member of the KL Leads Circle, the Allied Health Lead has two main functions. 

First, acting as a lead for our Allied Canoe Team, the role provides guidance, support, and leadership to a multidisciplinary team that includes Social Navigators (our modernized version of social workers), Counsellors, Outreach Workers, and our Housing Support Coordinator. The Allied Health Lead will also develop and maintain relationships with community partners, funders, and relevant stakeholders (ex: VCH) to advance the values and objectives of the Allied Canoe Team and services. This role is responsible for the administrative needs of the team, including budget management and reporting to funders. 

The Allied Health Lead will also work closely with the Executive Director and the Kilala Lelum Leads Circle to contribute to steering the overall operations and development of the organization. Specifically, this role will work closely with the Human Resources Manager to lead the design and delivery of our staff wellness initiatives. This has been identified as one of four key areas of focus in our Five-year Strategic Plan. We are excited for the Allied Health Lead to contribute to this next phase of enhancing support for our staff and program teams, along with pursuing organizational changes and developments, to embody a culture of care and connection, holistic wellness and decolonization. 


As the lead of the Allied Canoe Team:

As a member of the KL Leads Circle:

Qualifications & Skills:

Working Conditions:

Primary location will be 626 Powell Street with the opportunity to work remotely where possible. The Allied Health Lead is expected to spend a significant portion of their work time on site, in order to provide direct support and supervision to the team.

Supervision and Support Provided:

This position reports to the Executive Director and is supported by the members of the Leads Circle. This position also receives clinical supervision and support from an Indigenous registered counsellor.

Additional Information:

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to fleurie.hunter@uihhc.ca. Your cover letter should outline your interest in this specific role, and how your background and experience make you a good fit. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.