Health Educator

Job Details

RHA Job Number:
Number of Vacancies:
Health Educator
Saskatchewan Health Authority
Facility Name:
Saskatchewan Health Authority - Friendship Centres
First Nations and Metis Health - Aboriginal Friendship Centres Partnership Project
Employment Type:
Employment Term:
Full Time
Posting Date:
May 31, 2023
Closing Date:
May 31, 2024 17:00
Hours of Work:
Shift Information: Days
In a 3 week rotation: 14 shifts of 8.00 hours
Rate of Pay:
$36.518 to $44.655 (5 step range)

Job Description

The Health Educators plays a crucial role in the development of healthy and inclusive social, psychological, emotional and physical First Nation and Metis communities. Utilising the circular model of Holistic health care, the Educator will ensure the cultural and traditional needs of the patient are an equally considered factor when developing their health plan. The Educator is expected to employ an effective combination of SHR Values combined with guidance from Elders, colleagues, personal experience, post secondary education and specialized training to assist clients in their efforts to sustain balance in all aspects of their lives.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in a health-related field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to communicate with and maintain an effective working relationship with clients from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to develop and deliver formal education programs
  • Ability to exercise tact, maintain confidentiality and demonstrate openness to religious and cultural diversity
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of Wellness and Holistic models of health care
  • Knowledge of crisis and suicide intervention
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention strategies and ability to appropriately intervene/attain appropriate intervention in emergency situations
  • Knowledge of diverse health issues, culture and traditions
  • Presentation skills
  • Strong listening skills, specific counseling and assessment skills
  • Understanding of the Ministry of Social Services policies, procedures, regulations and plan manual

Other Information
  • Preference for this position will be given to HSAS members in accordance with the terms and conditions of the SAHO/HSAS Collective Agreement. HSAS seniority within the Saskatchewan Health Authority will be considered under the Selection Criteria.
  • Standard Hours

Additional Information

Knowledge & experience of the Provincial Child Welfare system is considered an asset Preferred ability to fluently speak and understand Cree and/or Salteaux language. Must have valid driver's license. Positions are under review (Title, Rate of pay, classification) The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) requires a criminal record check (CRC) from every potential SHA team member. The CRC must be dated within the past six (6) months and be satisfactory to the SHA. A vulnerable sector check (VSC) is required for individuals providing patient/resident/client care to vulnerable persons. Internal candidates may be required to provide a CRC and/or VSC during the recruitment and selection process.
Geographic Location: Buffalo Narrows
Expected Start Date: June 23, 2023
Expected Up To Date: June 24, 2024
FTE®: 1.00
This posting will remain Open until Filled.

Organization & Community

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Saskatchewan Health Authority
Buffalo Narrows

Community Description

Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan is located in the northwest part of Saskatchewan, 425 km’s northwest of Prince Albert and 249 km’s north of Meadow Lake. Buffalo Narrows has a lot to offer and is a great recreational community all year round including fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, camping, sightseeing, touring, snowmobiling, skiing, etc.