Community Outreach Worker

POSITION SCOPE:

Reporting to the Public Health Leader, the Community Outreach Worker screens, assesses, follows up, refers and educates families with children aged 0-3 years requiring enhanced supports during the early years of childhood, with a primary focus on the prenatal and early post-partum period (6-8 weeks).

For those Community Outreach Workers with a nursing background (RN), the roles and responsibilities would be defined by their scope of practice, scope of employment and Community Health Nursing standards.

The Community Outreach Worker ensures that the principles and practices that guide the District Health Authority such as the vision, mission, values, strategic directions, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and interprofessional collaboration are integrated within the support that is provided by the work that they do and through the messages they deliver.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Baccalaureate degree in a health or social sciences program and minimum one year’s field experience in health or social sciences OR an accepted and approved equivalent of training, education and experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, social justice and sustainable development, recognition of the importance of the health of the community as well as the individual, and respect for diversity, self-determination, empowerment and community participation.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Minimum one year recent related experience
  • Understanding working within a health promotion framework
  • Understanding of working within a population health framework
  • Knowledge of growth and development of children and youth
  • Strong interpersonal skills including counseling, group facilitation and education;
  • Ability to establish and maintain personal and work boundaries while providing supportive services.
  • Ability to lead individual and group facilitation.
  • Motivated with a strong customer service orientation building solid health care client/partner relationships
  • Demonstrated communication skills including interview techniques, one-on-one counselling, group sessions and classroom education
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Demonstrated accountability and responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and be self-directed
  • Demonstrated judgement and decision making skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Commitment to health and safety
  • Physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position
  • Demonstrated good attendance in current and past employment
  • Exemplary work history as demonstrated in current and past employment
  • Travel will be required
  • Ability to work flexible hours, evening and weekends.

PREFERRED (consider an asset):

  • Education/experience relevant to early child development
  • Public Health Agency of Canada Skills Enhancement courses for Public Health Practitioner
  • Ability to communicate in both French and English 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT AS PER CURRENT NSGEU LOCAL 95 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT AND AVH POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND PRACTICES.

Position to commence as soon as a suitable candidate is selected

Offers of employment contingent upon successful applicant providing a satisfactory Criminal Records Check as well as a Child Abuse Registry Check. 

AVDHA has a smoke free and scent reduced environment policy.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.