Community Health Representative Dec 2014

Job Description: 



Reporting to the Community Health Nurse (CHN), the Community Health Representative (CHR) participates in Health Centre community health, treatment and surveillance programs and activities.



  1. Plans, organizes and implements the Building Beautiful Babies program and the weekly Elders’ lunches for the purpose of health education, promotion and health surveillance.
  2. Plays a lead role in diabetes education by researching and publishing health education and promotion materials and coordinating the good food box and kitchen workshops.
  3. Assists the CHN in the delivery of community health services including immunization clinics and maternal-child health clinics.
  4. Manages the water-testing program including collection of samples for testing and notification to residents of remedial actions (e.g. boil water advisories).
  5. Researches, publishes and distributes health education and promotion materials related to all areas of health, including disease, safety, social problems, mental health issues and dental issues.
  6. Organizes activities aimed at increasing community wellness in addition to outings for Elders and other groups.
  7. Supports community members with monitoring their personal health and to take preventative measures.
  8. Visits client’s homes to provide health education and maintain health surveillance.
  9. Prepares various reports as required.


Education/Experience requirements:

Completion of Grade 12.

Group Facilitation skills
Possesses the following certifications:

  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence
  • First Aid & CPR
  • FoodSafe
  • Office Computer skills


Key Competencies:

  1. Skilled in implementation of educational and prevention programs and parenting classes.
  2. Knowledgeable in SFN community and the Coast Salish culture and traditions, regional health resources, community development and health education approaches, public health model of primary, secondary and tertiary levels of health care intervention, root causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of various mental health conditions, behaviors and development of various complex social problems, methods of prevention and intervention (e.g. domestic violence, substance abuse, FAS/E, sexual abuse, teenage pregnancy).
  3. Basic office skills including typing, use of the computer, photocopying, record keeping, data compilation and report preparation, filing, meeting agenda planning and chairing skills.
  4. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and empathetic in client interactions.
  5. Ability to handle sensitive information when dealing with emotional or troubled clients.
  6. High standards of ethics and confidentiality and ability to handle sensitive information.


Please submit your current resume and cover letter to:

Snuneymuxw First Nation

668 Centre Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4Z4

Fax: 250-753-5221



For more information email Sandra Piper at

Please note only those applicants who are short-listed will be contacted

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Job Type: 
Employment (Full Time)