“AUNTIE & Support Worker”– Contract 1 year FTE .75

Central Interior Native Health Society (CINHS) is a vibrant urban Indigenous Integrated Health Team Centre and educational facility situated on Lheidli T'enneh territory in Prince George, BC. CINHS’ core values are: respect honesty, trust, humour and compassion.

The goal of the PHSA Grant Auntie Support Project, is to increase accessibility to health and social services for northern Indigenous Women. The aim is to improve the quality of life for women, their children and family members who have, or are at risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/ Hepatitis C Virus (HIV/HCV). This will be accomplished by: increasing the availability and provision of transportation, outreach, advocacy and navigation of community services. This position requires work hour flexibility; working 4hrs on the weekend and 3, 6hr days during the week (26hrs/wk).

The successful candidate demonstrates:
 What it is to live with HIV/HCV through personal experience, or direct knowledge
 Tact, diplomacy & discretion when working with confidential &/or sensitive information
 Indigenous cultural leadership and spirituality, through group facilitation and ceremonies
 Ability to build relationships and partner with local community agencies and supports, other local and Northern BC communities, provincial and health authority agencies and service providers who work with Indigenous women living with, or at risk of contracting HIV/HCV
 Ability to give direction, and set goals with measurable targets
 Ability to complete in-depth charting using standardized coding with all client encounters
 Self-directed and innovative approach to setting up meetings with stakeholders
 Ability to mentor, advocate for, support and encourage women to overcome barriers to accessing services to address social determinants of health issues
 Occasionally travel to surrounding communities required (approx. 100-150km radius) and quarterly travel to the NE and NW regions

The successful candidate possesses:
 Computer skills including experience with Word and Outlook
 Awareness of social issues (Aboriginal & non Aboriginal)
 Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture, history, and the impact of colonialism
 Willingness to embrace an Indigenous world view to better serve our clients
 Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License & drivers abstract
 A reliable vehicle and willingness to transport clients to their appointments
 A “can do”, self-directed attitude
 Relevant education and/or 2 years of applicable experience

In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal Ancestry.
Qualified applicants can send their resume and cover letter to email: hr@cinhs.org
We regret that we can only respond to candidates chosen for an interview.
This posting will be open until the position is filled