Community Health Navigator

Deadline: Posting Has Expired
Location: Sioux Lookout, ONCommitment: TBA

The Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team (SLAPCT) provides primary health care, including chronic disease management, health promotion and disease prevention, to patients in Sioux Lookout Region including the 33 communities in the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority catchment.

Under the Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team (SLAPCT), the Community Health Navigator will work with clients, caregivers, community resources and the Primary Care Team to assist with the provision of assessments and ensure seamless health care system navigation.  The Community Health Worker Navigator role will assist with:

  • Understanding of the health care system
  • Linking clients and families to community and health care linkages
  • Promoting access to community and other health care services
  • Providing outreach and promoting the use of video-conferencing, through assistance with the facilitation of intake and clinical assessments
  • Liaison and advocate between the Primary Health Care Team, clients and families
  • Contributing to a culturally sensitive perspective to health care planning
  • Supporting the Primary Health Care team, to identify opportunities, linkages, partners to assist in the health care pathway for clients.

Qualifications: 

  • Recent experience or knowledge of the health care system and community-based resources
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team approach, including health care providers, clients and family supports.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and competence in, serving culturally diverse populations; knowledgeable of First Nations’ people, history,  culture,health priorities and social issues 
  • Demonstrated ability in building and maintaining relationships
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated with a genuine desire to advocate and assist people
  • Demonstrated ability to work with groups of individuals and families 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Must be willing to travel by various modes
  • Ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects of the Sioux Lookout region is an asset.

Responsibilities: 

  • Communicate and act as a liaison between the client, their family/supports and the health care team. 
  • Provide support to clients, caregivers, and their families while in the health-care system.
  • Provide linkage within the local health areas and the communities within the Sioux Lookout region.
  • Collaborate with and assists health-care providers in early identification and assessment of client needs. 
  • Assist in navigation of barriers that are identified when clients are receiving health care treatment.
  • Act as a resource to assist in providing culturally sensitive health care for both the client and the health-care providers.
  • Provide outreach and promote the use of telehealth specialized services to northern remote communities, catchment area healthcare provider, potential and existing clients and referral agencies
  • Provide other assistance, when required, and any other duties as assigned