Aboriginal Cultural Helper #74826
Company: Alberta Health Services
- Advocating and supporting Aboriginal clients and families across the continuum of care—within health care facilities and within the community setting.
- Promoting awareness of and assisting Aboriginal clients, families, agencies, and communities in accessing Alberta Health Services programs and services.
- Promoting awareness and assisting in linking Aboriginal clients, families, and communities to non-AHS programs i.e., FCSS, Children’s Services, local social service agencies.
- Participating in the provision of health promotion and disease/injury prevention programs through partnerships which focus on self-reliance and self-determination.
- Assisting AHS staff and physicians in obtaining information to better understand the client and family health concerns, social support network, and barriers to access to health care.
- Providing consultation and assistance to the health care team regarding culturally appropriate service provision.
- Participating in the provision of cultural awareness education for AHS staff.
- Developing culturally appropriate educational programs and materials for Aboriginal clients, families, and communities.
- Facilitating the development of respectful working partnerships between Alberta Health Services [AHS] programs & services and Aboriginal communities, organizations, and agencies.
- Facilitating educational opportunities for Aboriginal secondary and post-secondary students to work with AHS staff to learn more about Aboriginal culture and the health care culture and thereby encouraging these students to enter the AHS workforce.
- All Non-Union/Exempt positions are being reviewed for possible inclusions in the AUPE General Support Services bargaining unit. If this position is impacted, the incumbent will be notified accordingly.
- The Aboriginal Cultural Helper reports to the Area Manager Population Public and Indigenous Health.
- Grade 12 Diploma minimum.
- College certificate/diploma in related health care discipline, such as Community Health Representative, Social
- Work, nursing preferred (If part of a registered profession—registration in good standing with applicable governing body).
- Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Knowledge of the diversity of Aboriginal cultural and political structures.
- Experience working in a culturally diverse environment.
- Demonstrated ability and comfort with coaching and teaching individuals and groups.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to solve routine and standard problems.
- Ability to speak an Aboriginal language is an asset.
- Evidence of initiative, flexibility and strong commitment.
- Demonstrated punctuality, adaptability, discretion and confidentiality.
- AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.
- All employees must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to AHS in compliance with the AHS Security Screening Procedure.
- All employees who work in a patient care location are required to submit a completed Communicable Disease Assessment form.
- All professions must provide proof of licensure or registration with the approved Alberta regulatory college, prior to commencing duties with AHS where applicable: Regulated health professions under the Alberta Health Professions Act and Health Disciplines Act will be required to provide an original copy of a valid practice permit before commencing their duties with AHS. Other professions governed by government acts, college or regulatory body requirements may be required to provide additional documentation.
In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Fort McMurray Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $12,480. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.