Job title: Health Outreach Worker

Company: Island Health

Job description: Close DateJun. 17 2024LocationPort Alberni Health Centre – Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4N1 CA (Primary)Work Area (FBA Only)Multi-SiteYesTravel RequirementTravel between multiple sites may be requiredShift Start Time/End Time0830 – 1630Days OffAs requiredVacancy TypeTemp FTSalary Range (Hourly Rate)$31.56 – $33.28Paid FTE1.0Worked BI-WEEKLY HOURS75Planned Start DateJun. 18 2024Approximate End Date (For Temporary Assignments ONLY)May. 17 2025Pending Return of IncumbentYesCRC required? (employee will be working with or have access to children or vulnerable adults and requires a Criminal Record Check)YesJob DescriptionIn accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.Under the supervision of the Public Health Manager or designate, the Health Outreach Worker focuses on providing low barrier support and care to clients who may have difficulty accessing health care services through traditional modalities. The Health Outreach Worker is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with underserved clients to ensure they receive the support and care that they need.As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the Health Outreach Worker provides advocacy and support services for clients experiencing vulnerabilities in accordance with an established plan of care. The Health Outreach Worker reports on clients’ progress and condition, including reactions to medications.Travel is a requirement of this position. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of Island Health in accordance with the service assignment and will require the use of a personal vehicle.QUALIFICATIONS:Education, Training And ExperienceDiploma in Community Social Services, e.g. Mental Health Worker, Community Health Worker, or Social Services Worker, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Current Level C Basic Life Saving Certificate. Valid BC Driver’s License. A minimum of two years recent related experience working with persons with vulnerabilities, and/or marginalized populations. Experienced working with Indigenous groups.Skills And Abilities

  • Ability to successfully complete the in-house Direct Observation Therapy orientation and training.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work well with culturally diverse groups.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize client demands and care needs.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
  • Ability to demonstrate an appropriate level of initiative and independence.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to promote positive change and independence.
  • Physical and emotion ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Advocacy skills.

Link to Full Job DescriptionAdditional information for applicantsAdditional ClausesVaccination Notification: To keep our employees, clients and the communities we serve safe, Island Health is enforcing an employee mandatory vaccination policy which is intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. As such, Island Health requires Proof of BC Provincial Immunization Registration as a condition of employment, and any offers of employment are contingent on you providing proof of vaccination prior to commencement of the offered effective date. If an offer of employment is extended, but proof of vaccination is not provided, the offer will be rescinded.Requisition CACommunity SubsectorAffiliation/UnionBCGEU

Location: Port Alberni, BC

Job date: Sat, 06 Jul 2024 22:09:35 GMT

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