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.
The Primary care community representative works with other members of the healthcare team to support the delivery of clinical services. The person works for the Awash services that delivers general services to pregnant mothers, young children and their families. 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 patients;
• Work in a multidisciplinary team and participate in inter-professional meetings with community workers, nurses, doctors, nutritionist, dental and psychoeducators, social worker and other community health services and staff;
• Provide emotional support to the clients;
• Participate in intervention plans;
• Promotes Health awareness in the community including disease prevention (outreach, pamphlets, workshops, radio);
• Carries out all other related tasks upon the request of her/his immediate supervisor.
• 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;
• Fluent in Cree and English;
BENEFITS AND REMUNERATION
You will have the opportunity to participate and work in a context of excitement within passionate and dynamic teams. The remuneration and benefits are granted according to the applicable policies of the MSSS. In addition, according to established internal policies, you will receive regional disparity premium, group insurance and pension plan!
Other ways to apply
Please forward your resume to:
Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
With your application, please make sure to specify the posting number and the job title.
We thank all candidates who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In accordance with various Sections of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the organization has the objective of staffing all of its positions with qualified and competent beneficiaries of the JBNQA.
Life in Eeyou Istchee
We are the Cree of Eeyou Istchee. We call ourselves Eeyou and Eenou. Our name means simply “the people”. Clients of the CBHSSJB include the almost 18,000 people residing in the nine Cree communities and scattered throughout the territory at hunting camps, mine sites, hydro-electric installations and logging camps.
The best way to experience the Cree way of life is by participating in community and cultural activities. Most communities have an ice rink, fitness centre and a gymnasium. Several communities, including Chisasibi, have indoor pools. Ask the Community Health Representative or Community Organizer at the clinic about opportunities to participate in Cree cultural activities such as walking out ceremonies. The region offers some of the world’s best fishing, canoeing, hiking and snowmobiling.