Community Home Visitor
Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
East Hants, NS
Req ID: 30286
Location: Northern Zone, Lloyd E. Matheson Centre
Company: NSHA
Department: 3003391 PH EY Enhanced Home Visit NZ
Type of Employment: Regular Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 3-Mar-19

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Public Health Early Years Manager, the Community Home Visitor (CHV) works in collaboration with the Early Years Consultant and others as appropriate to ensure Early Years programs and services are planned and implemented to address local population health needs.

The CHV works with at risk families and vulnerable populations during the prenatal, postpartum, and early childhood period. The CHV implements the Healthy Beginnings Home Visiting program including strengths based curriculum for at risk families. The CHV is part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team approach and works with the Early Years Team to ensure quality case management. The CHV shares a core set of public health attitudes and values, applies public health core competencies to all of his/her work and is accountable to provide competent, safe and ethical professional practice. The CHV ensures that the principles and practices that guide the Nova Scotia Health Authority such as the vision, mission, values, strategic directions, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and inter-professional collaboration are integrated within the work that they do and through the messages they deliver.

This position will be based in the First Nations Community - Sipekne’katik.


Grade XII and diploma in Early Childhood Education or Human Services from an accredited education institution required
A valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle, travel will be required
Two years experience working with First Nations families
Cultural First Nation Competency Training required
Current CPR and First Aid Certification
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
Ability to use audio visual equipment and general office equipment
Demonstrates the core competencies for public health as outlined in the job analysis
Demonstrates knowledge in the Health Protection Act and other relevant Regulations, Legislation & Acts, specifically the Child and Family Services Act
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, including team building, negotiation, conflict management
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 judgment and decision making skills
Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
Demonstrated leadership abilities
Demonstrated 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
Competencies in other languages an asset; French preferred
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

  • Regular Full-time Position; 70 hours biweekly
Salary Information

$19.5346 - $22.1292 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentations such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on timeliness of delivering the above.

This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for Unionized positions.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.
Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are: Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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