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Community health worker needed in Canada by Bluefox Association 

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Community health worker needed in Canada by Bluefox Association 

The Community Health Worker (CHW) is responsible for helping patients and their families to navigate and access community services, other resources, and adopt healthy behaviors. The CHW supports providers and the Case Managers through an integrated approach to care management and community outreach.

Job details

  •  Location: 234 22 St NLethbridge, ABT1H 3R7
  •  Salary: 18.00 hourly for 20 to 40 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Part time leading to full time
  •  Evening, Night, Weekend
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  •  Benefits: Long term benefits
  •  vacancies: 3 vacancies

Community Health Worker responsibilities include:

  • Helping individuals and families access health resources
  • Facilitating communication and client empowerment in interactions with health care/social service systems
  • Helping health care and social service systems become culturally relevant and responsive to their service population

We are looking for a Community Health Worker to join our team and work as the frontline public health worker for our patients in the community. This position will serve as a liaison between the health services and our community to facilitate access to quality service and health care delivery.

Community Health Worker responsibilities include staffing tables at community events, helping patients complete applications and other paperwork and completing checks on individuals with specific health conditions.

Ultimately, you will work with a diverse range of people to ensure they have access and resources needed to meet their health needs while out in the community.

Responsibilities

  • Helping people understand their health condition(s) and develop strategies to improve their health and well being
  • Helping to build understanding and social capital to support healthier behaviors and lifestyle choices
  • Delivering health information using culturally appropriate terms and concepts
  • Linking people to health care/social service resources
  • Providing informal counseling, support and follow-up as needed with patients

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Community Health Worker or similar role
  • Experience working with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Understanding of the healthcare system and how to help patients find necessary resources
  • A bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field is preferred

Overview

Languages

English

Education

  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Experience

Will train

Work setting

  • Group home
  • Work in employer’s/client’s home
  • Various locations
  • Social service or charity agency
  • Community centre

Responsibilities

Tasks

  • Housekeeping activities
  • Food preparation
  • Resolve conflict situations
  • Supervise activities of clients living in group homes and half-way houses
  • Liaise with other social services agencies and health care providers involved with clients
  • Assist clients/guests with special needs
  • Accompany clients to appointments and social outings

Credentials

Certificates, licences, memberships, and courses

  • Standard First Aid Certificate

Experience and specialization

Target audience

  • Elderly
  • Persons with an intellectual disability
  • Persons with learning disabilities
  • Persons with physical disabilities
  • Persons with a disability

Additional information

Security and safety

  • Criminal record check
  • Driving record check (abstract)

Transportation/travel information

  • Own transportation
  • Valid driver’s licence

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure

Weight handling

  • Up to 9 kg (20 lbs)

Personal suitability

  • Client focus
  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Judgement
  • Team player

Screening questions

  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?

Benefits

Long term benefits

  • Group insurance benefits
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)

Who can apply to this job?

Only apply to this job if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent or a temporary resident of Canada.
  • You have a valid Canadian work permit.

If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

How to apply

By email

bluefox.hr@shaw.ca

In person

234 22 St N
Lethbridge, AB
T1H 3R7 Between 09:00 AM and 03:00 AM

How-to-apply instructions

Here is what you must include in your application:

  • Cover letter
This job posting includes screening questions. Please answer the following questions when applying:
  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?

Advertised until

2023-01-31

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