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MOA/Outreach Worker (1.0 FTE)

We are seeking an individual who is passionate about promoting health and wellness equity in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) to join the Kilala Lelum Health Centre as a Medical Office Assistant (MOA)/Outreach Worker. Kilala Lelum aims to provide access to primary care and Elder-led cultural care to new and existing members of the Health Centre through an outreach-based, culturally-safe, trauma-informed, member-centered, and harm reduction approach.

Job Summary:

The MOA/Outreach Worker (1.0 FTE) is an integral part of KL’s interdisciplinary healthcare team, working in conjunction with primary care providers (Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners), the Mobile Outreach Program (MOP), and the Cultural Wellness team, to support members’ access to and experience of primary care and Elder-led cultural care within the DTES community. The MOA/Outreach Worker’s role is to establish and maintain positive and engaging relationships with people living in the DTES, perform medical office duties (including referrals, maintaining clinical and non-clinical supplies, and updating Electronic Medical Records), work collaboratively with KL’s members and partners, in particular the Portland Hotel Society’s Drinkers Lounge, and perform other logistical and support duties.

Responsibilities:

Onsite as MOA at 626 Powell Street (50%): 

Offsite as Outreach Worker (50%): 

Qualifications & Skills:

Working Conditions:

MOA responsibilities will be performed at the Kilala Lelum Health Centre at 626 Powell Street. Outreach duties will occur in the Downtown Eastside at partner sites, including PHS Drinker’s Lounge, and in hotels, SROs, and private apartments following the safety guidelines outlined by the Primary Care Co-Leads and VCH. Working schedule is based on program needs.

Supervision Provided:

This position is supervised by the Administrative Lead and will receive support and mentorship from the in-clinic Medical Office Assistant team, the Primary Care Co-Leads, the Mobile Outreach Program Manager, and the Indigenous Health Lead.

Additional Information:

To Apply:

Please send a ​resume​ and ​cover letter​ by Friday, February 19, 2021 to lauren.leslie@uihhc.ca. Your cover letter should clearly articulate why you are interested in this role and working with Kilala Lelum, how your background is a good fit for this specific role and our organization, and your current availability and desired schedule (willing to offer less than full-time for the right candidate). Incomplete applications will not be considered.