Community Health Coordinator
Full-time Contract ends March 31, 2022 – opportunity for renewal
Office located in Burnside, Dartmouth, NS
Must have valid drivers license – car rental for all trips outside HRM
Travel within Atlantic Canada – per diems provided for each trip
Able to create own travel schedule
Office two weeks closer for Christmas – won’t have to take from vacation, 15 sick days a year
Work with a great team
Supportive team leader
Community Health Coordinator
Description: The successful candidate will develop and/or deliver prevention education programming regarding HIV/AIDS and related issues to the off-reserve Atlantic Aboriginal community.
The Community Health Coordinator will be responsible for delivering Indigenous Cultural education sessions and HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infection (STBBI) awareness events to the off reserve Aboriginal population within the Atlantic Region.
Education & Requirements:• Completion of a post- secondary diploma completed in a related field, plus some related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience • Knowledge of the methods, practices and techniques required related to the work performed• Ability to travel regionally and nationally• Ability to plan, develop, implement and coordinate community events• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with First Nation community health representatives, and internal/external partners• Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality• Valid driver’s license
Skills & Experience:• Knowledge and experience in dealing with issues related to HIV/AIDS, STBBI, and Hepatitis C e.g substance abuse, family violence, mental health & addictions• Extensive knowledge of issues related to First Nations in Atlantic Canada• Ability to be flexible and sensitive to community concerns/needs• Excellent public speaking and group facilitation skills• Strong communication skills, both written and oral• Excellent organization and time management skills• Ability to use MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher• Ability to work both independently and as a team member • Ability to speak Mi’kmaq or Maliseet an asset Responsibilities:• Discuss and identify potential HIV/STI/HCV testing awareness events • Identifies desired locations, organizational requirements and resources.• Develop a schedule of events that are to be completed during a specified time periods.• Maintain up-to-date standardized workshops i.e. AIDS 101, Hepatitis C, STIs, youth, women, and 2-spirit• Deliver on-going HIV/STI/HCV education sessions to the off-reserve population throughout the Atlantic Region• Research and review new materials and manuals for usefulness within the HON office and for distribution to off reserve Aboriginal population and partner organizations.• Development of new workshops relating to issues such as, testing, parent resources & talking about sexuality, STI’s, and HCV• Development of new & effective training techniques/activities• Maintain and establish partnerships with coordinators in partner organizations, provincial counterparts in CBAOs• Prepare and package mass information and material mail outs/updates Other duties as required
Reports to the Executive Director
Preference will be given to Indigenous People Living with HIV/AIDS or an Indigenous person (Metis, Inuit or First Nations) Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send resume and cover letter to Julie Thomas, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 902-492-0500