Title: Prenatal Health Educator
Location: Lac Seul First Nation
Reporting to: Health Director
Lac Seul First Nation is seeking a Prenatal Health Educator who can relate to, and communicate with families they visit through the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program. Under the direct supervision of the Health Director, the Prenatal Health Educator is responsible for the assessment, planning, coordination and implementation of health education program(s) that focus on a variety of subjects related to perinatal services. These topics include, but are not limited to, physical and emotional changes of pregnancy, reproductive health education, car seat safety, and newborn care education.
Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:
- Complete Intake Assessment for all new prenatal patients, as well as complete second and third trimester Reassessments and Postpartum Assessments such as BMI, pre/post surveys, and weekly goals;
- Provide resourceful information about healthy lifestyle choices, childcare options, child development and safe environments;
- Provide learning opportunities on living skills and educational support;
- Provide appropriate referrals and ensure linkage for perinatal patients;
- Manage program-tracking systems on a monthly and quarterly basis for budget management, reporting, and productivity, including overseeing program needs such as ordering materials and purchasing snacks/food for classes;
- And advocate with primary care providers and attend clinical support, conduct community outreach as well as develop and distribute outreach flyers;
Education, Skills & Experience:
- High School Diploma; Preferably a bachelor’s degree in Health or a related field OR at least two years’ experience providing health education services in a public health or primary health care organization
- Working knowledge of health education issues and programs including aboriginal lifestyle, nutrition, and behavioral issues.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with physicians, clinic staff, patients and volunteers to meet program goals and objectives
- Excellent communication, organizational skills and Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
- Ability to maintain strict client confidentiality
- This position will service all three communities of LSFN, therefore must be able to travel between clinics and community organizations to conduct health education programs, presentations, services and outreach.
- May be required to work occasional overtime during workshops and conferences.
- Shifting demands and priorities. Must be flexible and able to adjust to change and frequent interruptions.
SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience
HOURS: 35 hours per week
Please submit a cover letter along with a resume, and written permission for LSFN Human Resources to contact two employment references, (most recent supervisors) must be provided. LSFN requires a Criminal Reference Check from those offered positions.
Please mail, fax or drop off application to Lac Seul First Nation, c/o HR Department, Box 100, Hudson ON, P0V 1X0. Fax #: 807-582-3585.
Please apply by Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by 4:00p.m. Late applications will not be accepted.
Please note, online presence checks will be conducted on all applicants.