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JOB ID #:
Vaccine Ambassador - Indigenous
Healthy & Safe Communities
Medical Officer of Health
Various Locations in Hamilton
NUMBER OF VACANCIES:
1 Full-Time Temporary
Non Union Other Full Time
HOURS Of WORK:
35.00 per week
$32.551 per hour
- Note: See appropriate Collective Agreement or the Non Union Salary Range for details.
Job Description ID #:
To fulfill the City of Hamilton’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity and pursuant to Section 24 of the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code), this position is restricted to applicants who identify as members of an Indigenous community (First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples). Candidates from these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their cover letter, in a transparent manner, as part of the application process.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES
Reporting to a Supervisor, the Vaccine Ambassador – Indigenous supports Public Health Services’ response to COVID-19 by working with Indigenous populations in Hamilton to build trust and confidence in the COVID-19 vaccination. The Ambassador will be responsible for proactive community engagement and working on-site in vaccine clinics to assist with clinic navigation and cultural interpretation for Indigenous peoples and other administrative clinical duties.
Work with a culturally safe and culturally appropriate approach.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with relevant community stakeholders including agencies, organizations, institutions and individuals. Attend community network meetings and foster collaborative relationships with community stakeholders in order to advance the COVID-19 Vaccination Program.
Carry out outreach activities with Indigenous populations to provide accurate, up to date information about COVID-19 and the vaccines so they can make an informed choice.
Have a comprehensive and relevant knowledge of COVID-19 and vaccines; clear understanding of the historical context as it relates to the Indigenous populations and the hesitancy to vaccinate.
Develop and share COVID -19 vaccination information to support informed decision making.
Receive and respond to inquiries from the stakeholders and Indigenous individuals regarding COVID-19 vaccination.
Connect Indigenous people to the appropriate service providers to register for vaccination, arrange for transportation and other supports as requested.
Assist in measurement and evaluation of the program; maintain appropriate files, records, and statistics.
CLINICAL DUTIES MAY INCLUDE:
Disinfect main screening area throughout shift.
Greet clients, complete screening for COVID-19 symptoms using provided set questions, outlining basic clinic flow and then directing clients to appropriate person or location.
Maintain records as required and performs clerical work as assigned related to COVID-19.
Maintains confidentiality of the computerized databases related to the public’s personal information in accordance with established records retention protocols.
Compiles and updates statistics as required.
Maintains office filing system such as confidential files, records, correspondence and reports.
Work in accordance with the provisions of applicable Health and Safety legislation and all City of Hamilton corporate and departmental policies and procedures related to Occupational Health and Safety.
Perform other duties as assigned which are related to the responsibilities of the job.
Previous experience working in community engagement and outreach in Indigenous communities – in social service or health care organization.
Demonstrated knowledge, experience and ability to initiate connections and actively engage with Indigenous communities who may be vulnerable, marginalized, or socially isolated.
Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with health care staff, vulnerable populations and Indigenous communities. Experience within a health care setting would be an asset.
Strong understanding and experience in providing a culturally safe space for marginalized Indigenous people. Strong understanding of the social determinants of health for Indigenous communities.
Must demonstrate skills in taking initiative and practicing good judgement and ability to problem solve and take a leadership role when necessary.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written. Fluency in a second language is an asset.
Knowledge of community partners, programs and other resources that may be of assistance to stakeholders and community members.
Excellent time management, organizational skills and record keeping.
Demonstrated intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel).
Ability and willingness to learn and work with job specific databases.
Experience with data collection, program measurement and evaluation tools.
Excellent keyboarding and data entry skills, numeric sense, organizational skills and time management.
Provide a cleared Police Vulnerable Person Criminal Record check (PVSC).
Must have access to timely and cost-effective transportation to meet program delivery needs.
Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.
The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship. If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.
We invite you to visit the departmental webpage to obtain further information on the culture and business of this department.
The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.
It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants
The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.