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ABORIGINAL LIASON WORKER (PERMANENT FULL TIME)
Location:Fort St. John
Facility:FSJ HOSP/HEALTH CENTRE
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Competition #:05381992
Employee Type:PERMANENT FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:HEU
Facility:FSJ HOSP/HEALTH CENTRE
Department:FSH ABORIGINAL LIAISON WORK
Reports To:HEALTH SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR
Hourly Wage:$26.91
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary

The Aboriginal Liaison Worker (ALW) will be responsible for providing a bridge between aboriginal communities and their culture, and the NH health care providers in the North Peace Health Services Delivery Area with the intent to improve access to service, and the quality of health care provided to Aboriginal Peoples and their Elders. The ALW facilitates the exchange of information and assists in problem solving between the patient / family and the healthcare professionals during the patient’s episode of care. As well, the ALW is a patient advocate, assisting the patient and staff to address cultural or other requirements as needed. The ALW is responsible for increasing staff and physician understanding about the Aboriginal Culture through educational workshops or learning opportunities.
 
Qualifications

- Graduation from a recognized degree program in Social Science, plus;
- One (1) year of recent related experience, or;
- An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- Class 5, BC Drivers’ License – may be required to provide own vehicle for work purposes.


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to communicate effectively in Beaver and Cree
- Ability to deal with others effectively.
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of position.
- Ability to organize work.
- Ability to operate related equipment.

FORT ST. JOHN COMMUNITY
Fort St. John is known as "The Energetic City," which reflects the large resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture, and the vitality of their residents who are keen to live and work in a community that gives back so much. Fort St. John sits high above the spectacular Peace River Valley, Northwest of Dawson Creek and Southeast of Fort Nelson, where endless patchwork quilts of cropland melt into the horizon. Serving an area population of 69,000, Fort St. John is the hub of the Northeast with a new cultural center and library, theatre and art space. The main industries are agriculture, forestry, natural gas, construction and trucking.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT