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Source: LocalWork.ca Listed: Thursday 21 May, 2020
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Cariboo Friendship Society 
In-reach worker 
Cariboo Friendship Society Pregnancy Outreach Program Healthy Care Pregnancy Program Pilot In-reach worker Job Description: Cariboo Friendship Society is hiring a HCPP in-reach worker, either a registered nurse or registered social worker, to implement the pilot program and work directly with the target population to support best outcomes. In-reach worker liaises and collaborates with community- based perinatal and substances use organizations, health care agencies and providers to engage, re-engage and support women and their families in wrap-around care for improved health outcomes. Duties Provides client-centred, harm-reduction based services for prenatal women and their families accepted into the HCPP through assessment, intervention and treatment with an emphasis on those women who are at high risk of poor health outcomes. Refers clients to other health providers and other resources within the community when appropriate to ensure optimum use of resources and to facilitate client-centered care. Identifies the health issues, behaviours, needs, barriers and challenges for pregnant and newly parenting women who use or have used substances. Acts as a client advocate to protect and promote client's right to autonomy, respect, privacy, dignity and access to information. Prepares and maintains appropriate client records. Promotes development of life-skills in patients by providing them with information/referrals and practical assistance to meet their basic needs and encourages client empowerment and capacity to exercise choice and actively participate in decisions affecting their own health and healthcare. Performs other related duties as assigned. Qualifications: Graduate from an approved School with a degree in and current registration of Nursing or Social Work. Current registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) or current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers. Two (2) years recent related clinical nursing or social work experience providing screening, assessment and treatment services to perinatal clients currently or with a history of substance use. Valid BC Driver's License Valid CPR Certification (within two years) Criminal Records Check Skills and Abilities: Broad knowledge of nursing or social work theory and practice within a woman centred approach. Knowledge of community development and health promotion principles and practices. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with multiple stakeholders including clients and their families, health care staff and community partners. Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse population including Aboriginal communities and sexual minorities. Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with women in order to explore issues beyond the initial presented concerns. Working knowledge of harm reduction principles. 30 hours per week Wage negotiable To apply, please submit your resume to the Cariboo Friendship Society, 99 South Third Avenue, Williams Lake, BC or email admin@cfswl.ca Please include work related references. Please note: Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry. (1088857h)

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