Community Health Assistant – One Year Maternity Leave Contract

Job Description

JOB POSTING – Community Health Assistant

Term: One Year Contract (37.5 hours per week)

Closing Date: open until filled

Reporting To: Home Care & Community Health Nurse Supervisor

Overview of Position

Reporting to the Home Care & Community Health Nurse Supervisor, the Community Health Assistant will provide administrative support in the Health Department, as well as providing assistance, promoting, and delivering community health and wellness programs.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides administrative, clerical, and technical support to the Health department.
  • Receive necessary training to collect, complete, and deliver patient travel to community members, including but not limited to, booking government funded hotels and completing travel and meal requisitions.
  • Submit required reports to the First Nation Health Authority (FNHA), including but not limited to, patient travel as listed above.
  • Collect, input, and submit esDrt Home and Community Care data to FNHA.
  • Assist with scheduling and co-ordination of client appointments in accordance with the requirements of the client and the Home Care & Community Health Nurse Supervisor.
  • Responds to and directs inquiries from employees, clients, and USIB members.
  • Facilitates health meetings, including but not limited to, compiling relevant information in preparation for meetings and reports, and assists in minute taking as needed.
  • Prepares reports, memos, emails, posters, presentations, and other correspondence.
  • Creates, updates, formats, and maintains Health Services forms & templates.
  • Assists with Perinatal (child programs), Chronic Disease Management, Immunization, Harm Reduction, Health & Wellness, and the USIB Home Care Program.
  • Works with the health team to prepare Home Makers and Home Support Worker schedules.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required, and in accordance with the USIB policies and procedures, and as directed by the Director of Health or their designate.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality and uses discretion on all matters relating to the affairs of all client matters.

Education/Training/Certification

  • Administrative Assistant Certificate preferred
  • Related courses and training that include but are not limited to, intermediate computer skills, customer service, and professional writing.

Qualifications – Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong computer skills with the ability to compose letters, forms, and spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrates strong administrative skills and the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Articulate, friendly, personable, professional, and comfortable dealing with other staff, members, and clients.
  • Ability to work independently, in a team environment, and with minimal supervision.
  • Proven ability establishing and maintaining working relationships with all key stakeholders.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrates a high level of community member involvement.
  • Ability to keep highly sensitive information confidential at all times and in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow and communicate both verbally and written.
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License with an annual driver’s abstract in excellent standing.
  • Reliable transportation is necessary to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Criminal record check, including vulnerable sector, is required.

Experience

  • 1-2 years previous experience work in Customer Service.
  • Previous experience working with First Nations communities is considered an asset.
  • Previous experience working with Microsoft Office and Adobe at advanced levels.

Submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources at or by clicking the “Apply Now” button above.

A competitive starting hourly rate, commensurate with appropriate experience.