Community Health Representative

Employment Opportunity
Community Health Representative – Sipekne’katik Health Center
Deadline June 1, 2018

General Description:
The community Health Representative (CHR) is responsible for participating in the delivery of high standard Community Health care while championing treatment and surveillance programs in order to provide quality health prevention and treatment in the community. As a member of the Health Care Team, he/she is also responsible for liaising between patients, families, the community and health care providers to ensure patients and families understand their conditions and treatment and are receiving appropriate care. The incumbent will also educate and monitor the community regarding general health while preparing for epidemics and emergencies. The CHR will also be responsible for seeking grant opportunities that would create a potential for expanding services both internally and externally. The CHR will report to the Health Director and when necessary Director of Operations and governance.

The Community Health Representative (CHR) directly impacts individuals and the community as a whole by working with health care providers and the community to educate an provide information and support about healthy lifestyles, prevention and wellness, and how to maintain compliance while living with chronic disease(s) through workshops, training and community-based activities. He/she will perform a wide variety of consulting and support services to individuals and groups that encourage prevention, and intervention when necessary. He/she will provide up-to date information and resources to promote healthy lifestyles. The CHR also monitors the home and community to identify required resources and interventions.

• Conduct home visits as requested by the supervisor
• Organized and implement community outreach activities focused on promoting health living and educational activities.
• Liaison between community members and Health Center professional staff
• Advocate for community members in relation to their health care needs
• Leadership role in Emergency Preparedness activities
• Open communication with community elders.
• Provide regular health education seminars/workshops to community members
• Coordinate regular outreach activities that promote healthy lifestyles
• Utilize the Electronic Medical record to document patient visits SDRT

Collaborate with para-professionals and other First Nations organizations

• High School Diploma or GED
• CPR/ First Aid Certification
• Valid Drivers’ License with clean driving record
• Personal vehicle and appropriate liability coverage
• Must pass a healthcare provider background check (Vulnerability and child abuse registry checks) * to be submitted with application package.
• Have working knowledge of P.I.H.A regulations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (not required but an asset)
• Certificate/diploma in Health-related field and experience working with the Elder population
• Proposal writing skills
• Project management experience
• Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Have worked in a Supervisory capacity for a minimum of two years

Please apply with resume, cover letter, with three work references (include phone & email with each reference) and required documents to:

Dawn McDonald, Human Resources Manager

Or mail/drop off to HR department: Sipekne’katik Band, 522 Church Street
Indian Brook NS, B0N 1W0

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Late applications will not be accepted.

Deadline: June 1, 2018