Overview

Healing Our Nations Community Health Educator Full Time in Dartmouth, NS

Healing Our Nations

Branch Dartmouth NS CA

Position:
Community Health Educator
Location:
Dartmouth, NS

Education and Qualifications*. To provide education and training regarding HIV/AIDS and related issues in the Atlantic First Nations communities….

Purpose

To provide education and training regarding HIV/AIDS and related issues in the Atlantic First Nations communities. The Community Health Educator(s) is the face of HON in the community. This employee travels to communities, partner agencies and events delivering workshops and training sessions developed by HON and tailored to local needs.

Education and Qualifications

  • degree in Health/Social or 4 years education related experience plus 1 year experience in community based work

Skills & experience

  • Considerable knowledge and experience in dealing with issues related to HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections

I.e. substance abuse, family violence, mental health & child development

  • Extensive knowledge of issues related to First Nations in Atlantic Canada
  • Ability to be flexible and responsive to community concerns/needs
  • Ability to ‘translate’ materials from government and mainstream organizations for distribution to Atlantic First Nations communities and partner organizations
  • Excellent public speaking and group facilitation skills
  • Expectation of travel within region on a regular basis
  • Diverse computer skills

Responsibilities

  • Develop and Implement innovative strategies to transfer skills to Community Staff i.e. Community Health Rep’s facilitating AIDS 101 in their communities
  • Maintain up-to-date standardized workshops i.e. AIDS 101, Indigenous Cultural Competency, Sexually Transmitted Blood Borne Infections, Hepatitis C, 2-spirit and healthy Relationships
  • Deliver on-going HIV/AIDS, HCV and STBBI education ensuring that each one of the communities and partner organizations in the Atlantic are visited once a year
  • Research and review new materials and manuals for usefulness within the HON office and for distribution to Atlantic First Nation communities and partner organizations
  • Development of new workshops relating to issues such as; Parenting skills & talking about sexuality and STI’s
  • Development of new & effective training techniques/activities
  • Maintain and establish partnerships with community staff ie. CHRs & CHNs, coordinators in partner organizations, provincial counterparts in CBAOs
  • Representation and participation on committees related to HONs mandate based upon consultation with the Executive Director
  • Complete monthly and quarterly reports and submit to the Executive Director
  • Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality .

Preference will be given to Indigenous People Living with HIV/AIDS or an Indigenous person (Metis, Inuit or First Nations)

Deadline to submit your resume and cover letter is January 3rd, 2017. Interview date January 6th 2017, with a start date of January 9th, 2017, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required language:

  • Mi’kmaq or Maliseet

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s Licence

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Dartmouth, NS, CA
Posted on: 2016-12-07
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