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Pathways Addicitions Resource Centre OASIS Outreach Coordinator Contract in Penticton, BC

Pathways Addicitions Resource Centre

Branch Penticton BC CA

Position:
OASIS Outreach Coordinator
Location:
Penticton, BC

Health Care Field preferrably with Older Adults 65+:. The OASIS project is an outreach program providing education and counselling support to the Older Adult …

The OASIS project is an outreach program providing education and counselling support to the Older Adult (65+) and their caregiving team in an effort to raise awareness, encourage healthy lifestyles and develop successful strategies to reduce their risk of substance use and abuse including prescription medication.
The OASIS Outreach Coordinator will work with the Older Adult and their caregiving team around: life changes; prescription misuse and non-adherence; and increase the Older Adult’s connections to community supports and resources.
Duties Include:

  • Facilitate educational sessions in the community to: promote mental health and awareness; prevent and reduce problematic substance use among Older Adults
  • Liaise with physicians, pharmacists, healthcare providers, and other professionals
  • Distribute educational material throughout the community
  • Supervise and educate volunteers to establish a Peer Mentor Network
  • Provide screening, assessment and referral services to Substance Use Counselling services
  • Participate in local health fairs, awareness days and events as directed
  • Collaborate with other community organizations on prevention programs for target population

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $22.00 /hour

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Health Care Field preferrably with Older Adults 65+: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Class 5 Drivers License with vehicle

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Penticton, BC, CA
Posted on: 2016-09-20
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