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Community Health Representative (CHR)

Job Title

Community Health Representative (CHR)

Reports To

Operations Manager- Health Center

Saulteau First Nations Mission

We strive to be the Best Governed Nation, one that is proud, culturally strong, and self-sufficient.  As stewards of the land, we will ensure that the best sustainable practices are followed, now and in the future.  We remain proudly determined. 

Job Purpose

The Community Health Representative (CHR) works to improve the overall health of our Nation by ensuring members’ health needs are addressed. They coordinate and deliver community-based health promotion and prevention programs to achieve health through wellness.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, coordinates, and implements all the health promotion activities for the community, including, but not limited to: the baby welcoming, the health fair, men’s and women’s wellness events, diabetes awareness, healthy eating, food security, and physical activity as part of wellness.
  • Coordinates and delivers a wide range of community-driven and culturally relevant health promotion and chronic disease prevention activities with the Health Care Nurse.
  • Encourages and supports community initiatives and activities to facilitate greater community education, responsibility, and involvement in health promotion.
  • Plans promotes, implements, and evaluates community health education programs, including sexual health education, chronic disease, children’s oral health initiative (COHI), optometrists’ visits, and other proactive health education programs.
  • Keeps informed and up to date on health services and benefits provided by Saulteau First Nations, FNHA, Health Canada, and Treaty 8.
  • Provides members with information on various health services and providers.
  • Supports and advocates on behalf of members with external agencies such as local health care providers.
  • Engages individual and community input in determining health care needs and relays this information to the Operation Manager for setting health care priorities and program delivery.
  • Encourages and supports community initiatives that facilitate greater community responsibility and involvement in health care.
  • Assists individuals and families to recognize their own health needs and encourages the taking of appropriate action to meet these needs.
  • Manages and monitors budgets and expenditures relating to various CHR events and programs.

 Other duties and responsibilities

  • Oversees the annual planting, gardening, and maintenance of the community garden.
  • Participates on various committees within the Nation.
  • Cross trains in health center reception and provides coverage.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with a health education background relevant to the position.
  • Completion of the Aboriginal Health Community Administration Program certificate is considered an asset.
  • Possesses cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Ability to build trust, serve as a positive role model and maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate a healthy lifestyle and be a positive role model for the community.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Outlook.
  • Ability to write or complete required reports.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license, and use of a reliable vehicle for work-related responsibility.
  • Ability to pass a Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine is a requirement.

 Work Conditions

  • Work is performed primarily in the office with hours of work set as 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • Travel may be required within the SFN community and the surrounding community.

 Wage Range 

  • $21.60-$27.04 per hour based on qualifications and experience 

Additional Info

  • Position Start Date: Monday, 21 August 2023
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Expected Hours: Full Time
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