Cultural Health Navigator Facilitator

Job Type: Full-time, term position till March 31, 2021 with possibility of extension.

The Cultural Health Navigator Facilitator will coordinate the CHN program and interpretation services by recruiting CHNs and interpreters, organizing training, scheduling, and invoicing. In addition, this role:

  • Facilitates the Cultural Health Navigator program, and researches similar programs across Canada;
  • Recruits and interviews potential Cultural Health Navigators and interpreters;
  • Builds community partnerships within the health sector and assists in scheduling interpreters when needed;
  • Provides support to GGP programs and services by scheduling CHNs or interpreters to attend appointments;
  • Prepares reports required by GGP as needed for program development, evaluation, or for funders and partners;
  • Writes and applies for applicable grants;
  • Helps to ensure that service providers in the community are adequately informed and trained to effectively serve immigrants, refugees, and ethno-cultural communities;
  • Organizes health tours;
  • Evaluates CHNs and interpreters;
  • Assists with registering clients and provides short-term support when required (employment support, community referrals, applications for government assistance, etc.); and
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

The successful candidate will have a University degree in the humanities, social sciences, or related discipline couple with 3 years working in a related area. Experience working with refugees and the ability to speak another language is an asset.  The incumbent will require a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver’s License, and a Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector check.

The role will require regular reporting, careful record keeping, and scheduling.  The CHN Facilitator will work in a culturally diverse office setting as well as out in the community. This role also requires flexibility; evening and weekend work, working outdoors, and working with potentially challenging clients.

Skills and Abilities:

Essential skills

  •  Reading text
  •  Document use
  •  Numeracy
  •  Writing
  •  Oral communication
  •  Working with others
  •  Problem solving
  •  Decision making
  •  Critical thinking
  •  Job task planning and organizing
  •  Finding information
  •  Computer use
  •  Continuous learning
  •  Significant use of memory

Transportation/Travel Information

  • Own vehicle
  •  Valid driver’s licence

Additional Skills

  •  Administrative and office activities
  •  Research techniques

Type of Community or Social Service

  • Settlement services for new immigrants

Specific Skills

  •  Appraise clients’ needs or eligibility for specific services
  •  Liaise with other social services agencies and health care providers involved with clients

Work Setting

  • Community or neighbourhood centre
  • Ability to Supervise
  •  Staff in various areas of responsibility
  • Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
  •  Fast-paced environment
  •  Work under pressure
  • Security and Safety
  •  Basic security clearance
  •  Child abuse registry check

Target Groups or Clients

  •  Families
  •  Culturally diverse groups

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit their resumes along with three references by August 5, 2020 to jobs@globalgatheringplace.com.