The Certified Indigenous Diabetes Program Wellness Services Worker (CID-WSW) certification is for workers who hold an assisting role in the implementation of program goals, and in the ongoing networking and communication with other Diabetes Wellness Workers and Program Director.

In this assisting role, responsibilities and duties might include

  • Liaising with Indigenous people within the program or organization’s geographical outreach area
  • Assisting communities and organizations within the outreach area to develop and implement diabetes prevention activities, with respect to and to complement existing services and established priorities
  • Assisting Indigenous communities within the outreach area to identify appropriate resources and services, to plan prevention and awareness strategies
  • Coordinating community and regional programs and events based on community needs to all stages of life (Infant through Elder)
  • Helping to provide consistent, current and correct information pertaining to Indigenous diabetes
  • Facilitating sessions on diabetes education, awareness, and prevention
  • Coordinating presenters, Elders and successfully plan, delver and evaluate events
  • Fulfilling administrative duties as required
  • Travelling evenings and weekends as required
  • Lifting and transporting large display boards and resources
  • Maintaining office with resource materials
  • Maintaining budget, files, forms and administrative duties in an orderly and confidential manner
  • Assist in preparing program updates and monthly and quarterly reporting
  • Representing the organization at all functions in a professional manner and with respect to its mandate, mission statement and values
  • Reporting to wellness program Coordinator
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as may be requested

The ICBOC Vertical Laddering Certification System allows Certified Indigenous Diabetes Program Services Workers to upgrade their certification to that of Certified Indigenous Diabetes Community Support Coordinators when they meet the work experience standards and training/Education requirements for that certification level. This can be achieved over time by the accumulation of training hours and years of practice acquired through recertification.

The ICBOC Horizontal Laddering Certification System allows Certified Indigenous Diabetes Community Support Workers to switch their certification to that of another certification at an equivalent level. Existing experience, knowledge and skills will be transferred and counted towards the new certification, so that an applicant does not have to start from scratch to obtain the new certification.