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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
A competitive starting hourly rate, commensurate with appropriate experience.