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Indigenous Health Associate FT

Website St. Joseph's Care Group

Join us as an Indigenous Health Associate FT, where you’ll play a crucial role in promoting indigenous health and well-being. Make a meaningful impact within our community with your passion and dedication.

Job Details 
Job Title: Indigenous Health Associate FT
Posted Date: 2/22/2024
Closing Date: None specified
Education Level: University Degree

Job Description

INDIGENOUS HEALTH ASSOCIATE (24-0000135)
Bargaining Unit: NON-UNION Health Care Professionals
Status: Full Time
Department: Indigenous Health
Site: St. Joseph’s Hospital & Other sites across the Care Group
Shifts: Days
Annual Salary: $74,100 – $96,115

Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the Indigenous Health Associate works within the Indigenous Health Team and Interprofessional Team to develop and improve access to culturally safe and appropriate care. Distinct roles include Cultural Support, Advocacy, Systems Navigation and Transitions in Care. This role ensures the physical, social, emotional and spiritual care needs of the client and family are assessed and addressed in accordance with the Medicine Wheel teachings. While these primary roles may overlap, specific skills, knowledge, and education are required for each role. The Indigenous Health Associate will move knowledgeably and comfortably through the roles as required.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:
– Post-secondary education in Indigenous Health studies (i.e. Social Work etc.) with a degree or appropriate combination of education and experience accepted
– Understanding of the barriers and issues facing Indigenous clients in health care settings
– Knowledge and experience in establishing networks of support and accessing community resources and services;
– Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to the Health Ethics Guide developed by the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC)

Skills/Abilities:
– Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing
– Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
– Demonstrated skills and abilities for building and supporting a positive team environment and work collaboratively
– Strong organizational, problem solving, and time management skills and attention to detail
– Ability to use independent judgment and maintain confidentiality of records, actions, and information
– Ability to speak an Indigenous language is preferred

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • May be required to travel to various work locations and provide own reliable transportation
  • This position shall be conditional upon a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) where indicated, to ensure the absence of relevant criminal convictions.

Offers of employment made to external candidates are conditional upon providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination as per the SJCG Immunization Policy IMS-04-005 or proof of valid medical exemption, prior to the offered effective date. If proof of vaccination or valid medical exemption is not provided, the offer of employment is rescinded.

St. Joseph’s Care Group is committed to providing high quality client-centred care by building a respectful and inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse population it serves. Individuals who speak a second language including French, Finnish, Italian, Ojibway, Cree, Oji-Cree, etc. are encouraged to apply.

Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

Applications from all qualified individuals are welcome. We thank you for your interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit recruitment.sjcg.net.

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