COMMUNITY HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE

POSITION: COMMUNITY HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE
HOURS OF WORK: FULL-TIME, PERMANENT (35 HOURS/WEEK)
REPORTING TO: HEALTH MANAGER 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Community Health Representative reports to the Health Manager and is responsible for providing support, education and advocacy of health and health care within the Tsawout First Nation. The incumbent promotes healthy lifestyles including exercise, nutrition, overall health and safety as well as coordinating and promoting health education, services and wellness clinics.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists with the promotion and coordination of the health services, clinics and functions;
  • Develops, implements, or facilitates health related workshops or information sessions for families;
  • Interacts with Nation employees, members, committees and working groups, other First Nation communities, the public, government agencies, other stakeholders and special interest groups;
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles including exercise, nutrition, and overall health and safety;
  • Promotes community health education and wellness clinics including bringing in speakers on various topics; and acts as a liaison for the specialty services for the community;
  • Transports community members to eligible medical appointments as required;
  • Acts as a liaison with the TFN community and liaises with internal and external health services to enhance services available to the community;
  • Coordinates cultural and traditional activities in the form of crafts and languages;
  • Arranges and takes community members on cultural, social, educational events and other field trips;
  • Provides transportation of clients as required;
  • Monitors areas of responsibility for opportunities for improvement and innovation and works proactively to implement these;
  • Attends departmental meetings and events as required;
  • Participates in relevant training and workshops identified by the Manager;
  • Ensures that service quality standards are maintained and consistently delivered in all areas of responsibility;
  • Develops effective working relationships with TFN members, stakeholders, and co-workers by assisting in the resolution of issues and complaints and refers them to the Manager when required;
  • Exercises high degree of tact and diplomacy with the TFN Membership and all Nation contacts;
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and exercises sound judgment and discretion when dealing with sensitive issues;
  • Presents a professional, positive and helpful attitude at all times
  • Promotes a safe work place; ensures that all established safety procedures are followed;
  • Carries out other duties essential to the position as directed by the Manager.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Degree or diploma in, community development, or human services or related field, and
  • 2 years related experience; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience planning and promoting events;
  • Experience working with people from all age groups (e.g. babies – elderly);

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license and reliable vehicle is required;
  • Clean criminal record check required.

DEADLINE: MONDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2021 (4:00 pm)

PLEASE SUBMIT COVER LETTER, RESUME AND 3 REFERENCES USING ONE OF THE METHODS BELOW:

HOW TO APPLY

Apply Now Online

OR

Please direct applications to:

Cathy Webster
Governance/HR Support Manager
Tsawout First Nation
7728 Tetayut Rd. Saanichton, BC
V8M 2C3

Email: cwebster@tsawout.ca
Phone: (250) 652-9101 ext. 304
Fax: (250) 652-9114

Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.