POSITION TITLE: COVID- 19 Community Liaison
DEPARTMENT: Community Services
SUPERVISOR: Community Services Manager
TERMS: Full Time, Term to March 2022 with Possibility of Extension (Outside funded)
REFERENCE #: 2021-156
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The COVID-19 Community Liaison provides support to communities to enhance culturally safe COVID-19 mitigation measures, community preparedness and response capacity. The Community Liaison role assists leadership, of the Sub-region, Family, Nation, Community or Health Services Organizations to which they are assigned, through effective engagement with community members, and health partners including the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and Regional Health Authority (Interior Health). 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 the COIVD-19 pandemic are being addressed in a manner that is relevant to the community context.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Distributing community relevant COVID 19 education to ensure individuals and families understand COVID 19 precautions
- Promoting basic infection prevention and control practices to prevent COVID 19 transmission
- Acting as a direct resource to community—answering or responding to questions from members.
- Assisting in identifying accommodations in and around community for potential self isolation, and/or surge capacity.
- Assisting in developing and supporting food security supports.
- Facilitating access to community resources and providing information on community services such as harm reduction and mental health and wellness programs.
- Assisting in ordering, receiving and distribution of personal protective equipment.
- Developing and maintaining strong working partnerships with communities, health care providers, health system partners and relevant organizations to support coordinate cared.
- Engaging with the communities’ away-from-home population/families.
- Working collaboratively with communities and RHA COVID 10 contact tracers to support culturally safe contact tracing services as per the process between the RHA and community.
- Assisting primary health providers in monitoring designated community members via phone daily to ensure the holistic needs are met and isolation plans are being maintained.
- Providing regular reporting on services provided.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Professional Certification, Education and Experience:
- Grade 12 or equivalent
- Recent and relevant experience (2-4 years or more) working in a health services environment or appropriate combination of education and experience.
- Demonstrate ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
- Ability to organize and plan own work
- Good verbal and written skills including ability to keep clear notes and action items
- Ability to take initiative, problem solve, and make decisions within job scope.
- Strong ability to collaborate with others and work well in a team.
- Ability to efficiently and effectively utilize Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel.
- Valid BC Driver’s license and access to a vehicle
Skills and Abilities:
- Familiar with Secwepemc culture and traditions an asset.
- In-depth knowledge of First Nations health and wellness system needs an asset
- In-depth knowledge of FNHA and IHA. The BC health care system, and the current landscape of First Nations health in BC, preferably with a focus on the current pandemic.
- Experience in promoting and educating basic infection prevention and control practices related to pandemics.
- Experience in inventory, ordering, & distribution of community Personal Protective Equipment.
- The ability to work collaboratively with community’s health officials and IH COVID-19 Contact Tracers to support culturally safe contact tracing services.
- Ability to be flexible and meet changing priorities
- Must be able to work flexible hours and travel as required.
- Ability to work overtime as needed.
HOURS OF WORK: Normal Day shifts – 7 hours. Non-normal shifts maybe required.
PAY GRADE: As per current TteS wage grid.
Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In accordance with Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, it is TteS Policy to practice preferential hiring for Aboriginal peoples. Candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.
Deadline for the Job posting is December 6, 2021 by 2:00pm
Submit Job Application Form, cover letter, resume, and references online: https://tkemlups.ca/employment, by fax: 250.828.9847, or in person, at our Human Resources office #200 – 330 Chief Alex Thomas Way.
Office Hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
We require each applicant to fill out an online application form which can be found at: https://tkemlups.ca/employment/
Any late submissions or submissions without the job application form will not be considered.
Application deadline: 2021-12-06
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary