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Job Posting: Pandemic Support Worker


DEPARTMENT: HEALTH SERVICES
JOB TITLE: TEMPORARY PANDEMIC SUPPORT WORKER

We are looking to hire a Temporary Pandemic Support Worker, who will provide operational support to the Health Centre.  The pandemic support worker will help people living with different health needs to live their lives more independently and support them to reach their potential by providing both physical and emotional support. 

Hours of work: Monday to Friday (14 – 23 hours/week)

Start Date: Immediate opening

End Date: March 31, 2022 (with the possibility of extension)                           

Deadline for Applications: Open until filled

Please send a resume, cover letter and references in any one of three ways:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Fax: (250) 838-2131
  • Mail: 5775 Old Vernon Road, Enderby BC V0E 1V0

ONLY THE APPLICANTS WHO ARE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED

PURPOSE AND KEY FOCUS

The Pandemic Support Worker positions involve a very high degree of interaction with patients and staff and the general public. This position involves considerable professionalism, judgement and sensitivity as patients, families, staff and community professionals may be difficult to interact with due to the stressful times.

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Clinical Program Manager, you will work as part of a team of healthcare professionals coordinating quality programs and services to community members and their families to support wellness and promote access to social determinants of health. The temporary part-time position of Pandemic Support Worker will provide non-medical support to the clients of the Home Care program. This position will also provide support maintaining COVID-19 guidelines including regular sanitization of fleet vehicles and the health centre, and other non-medical, support tasks.

Term position ending on or before March 31, 2022 (with the possibility of extension).

REPORTING STRUCTURE

Reports to the Health Director

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager, provide non-medical support to select clients of the Home Care program.
  • Adhere to the Splatsin vehicle booking and mileage tracking system, maintain and fuel the fleet vehicles
  • Support COVID-19 guidelines and safety plans with regular sanitization of the vehicles and the health centre
  • Provide additional tasks as required
  • Track statistics and document activities
  • Adhere to strict confidentiality, privacy and security standards for verbal, online, and written communication
  • Attend supervision sessions

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • First Aid Certificate – Level C
  • Human Service Worker, Community Support Worker Certificate, or equivalent education and experience
  • Must provide satisfactory Criminal Records with Vulnerable Sector check
  • Respectful of individual, family, community, and nation, and the right to self-determined approaches to health and well-being
  • Knowledge of the Splatsin community and Secwepemc culture is valued
  • At least 2 years of equivalent experience supporting clients and families, ideally in a First Nations community-based environment.

Competencies

  • References supporting strong adherence to professional code of ethics and standards of practice
  • Works respectfully with clients and health department staff in a culturally safe, relational, and inclusive manner
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanour and confidentiality
  • Ability to work both within a team setting and independently
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of people and circumstances.

CLASSIFICATION/PAY SCALE

Commensurate equivalent to education and experience.

Pursuant to section 16 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, preference may be given to applicants of aboriginal ancestry.

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