Posted Jan 12, 2021Covid 19 Community Liason Worker
Xaxli'p Health is hiring a COVID 19 Community Liason Worker!
Provide support to Xaxli’p Community to enhance culturally safe COVID-19 mitigation measures, community preparedness and response capacity. The Community Liaison role assists leadership, family, community and health services, through effective engagement with community members, and health partners including the First Nations Health Authority and Regional Health Authority (RHA). In addition, they use their local knowledge and context about the community, family units, structures and processes in the region to ensure that needs arising from COVID-19 pandemic are being addressed in a manner that is relevant to the community context.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Distributing COVID-19 education to ensure individuals and families understand COVID-19 precautions.
2. Promoting basic infection prevention and control practices to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
3. Acting as a direct resource to community- answering and responding to questions from members.
4. Assisting in identifying accommodations in and around the community for potential self-isolation, and or surge capacity.
5. Assisting in developing and supporting food security supports.
6. Facilitating access to community resources and providing information on community services such as harm reduction and mental health and wellness programs.
7. Assisting in ordering, receiving and distribution of personal protective equipment.
8. Developing and maintain strong working relationships with community, health care providers, health system partners, and relevant organizations to support coordinated care.
9. Engaging with the community away-from-home population.
10. Working collaboratively with and RHA COVID-19 contact tracers to support culturally safe contact tracing services as per the process between the RHA and community.
11. Assisting primary health providers in monitoring designated community members via phone daily to ensure that holistic needs are been met and isolation plans are being maintained.
12. Providing regular reporting on services provided.
13. Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES
· Grade 12 or equivalent
· Experience in social or health service (preferred)
· Ability to work flexible hours (evenings, weekends)
· Valid BC Driver’s License and reliable vehicle
· Demonstrated ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information
· Ability to plan and organize own work
· Ability to be flexible and meet changing priorities
· Excellent oral and written skills including ability to maintain clear notes and action items
· Strong ability to collaborate with others and work well in a team
· Indigenous-centered Service Approach
· Must provide a Criminal Record Check including the Vulnerable Sector Search
· Must be eligible for Wage Subsidy Program
Submit a resume and cover letter to:
Vicky Ford, Administrator
PO Box 1330
Lillooet BC, V0K 1V0 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only applicants shortlisted will be contacted
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