SOCIAL AIDE – Primary Care Community Representative (S-2324-1349)

Full Time

Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB)

The selected candidate will provide primary care services to a panel of clients and families (0-99), in a transition structure to the new care model (Miyupimaatisiiun Integrated Care Model).
SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
Person who, without having a diploma as a Community Worker or a Social Assistance Technician and within the limits of her/his skills and training, does work that is similar in nature and related to that of a Community Worker or a Social Assistance Technician.
While creating, developing and nurturing culturally appropriate interactions and connections with each other, clients and the community, the person provides professional expertise and consultation to the primary health care team.
SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS
The Primary care community representative works with other members of the healthcare team to support the delivery of clinical services. The tasks may include:
Acts as a liaison to help people navigates the medical system and to help the non-indigenous healthcare workers to understand Cree culture and values in order to deliver culturally appropriate care;
Reports on medical file after seeing the clients;
Work in a multidisciplinary team and participate in inter-professional meetings with community workers, nurses, doctors, nutritionists, dental staff, psychoeducators, social worker and other community health services staff;
Active member of clinical team, contributing to overall team function, team building, and enhancement.
Provide emotional support to the clients;
Participate in intervention plans;
Promotes Health awareness in the community including disease prevention (outreach, pamphlets, workshops, radio messages, talk show, etc.);
Carries out all other related tasks upon the request of her/his immediate supervisor.
REQUIREMENTS
Education:
High School diploma
Knowledge and abilities:

Demonstrates ability to translate the information from Cree to a second language (or the opposite) into an oral or written way;

Motivation to work in a health field: education, promotion and prevention of illness to support the individual and community in a holistic manner, to learn more about a healthy lifestyle;
Interested in families and human relations;
Sensitivity in coping with behavior problems;
Good critical thinking, synthesis, organizational and decision making skills;
Emotional maturity;
Autonomous, flexible, discreet and empathetic;
Teamwork skill, dynamism, sense of accountability and resourcefulness;
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
LANGUAGE* Fluent in Cree and English.

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