Access Navigator (Designated) – Provincial Preschool Autism Services

IWK Health


Location of work is flexible across Nova Scotia

  • • Bachelor of Social Work required (other health care professional degrees with experience in facilitating intakes may be considered).
  • • Registration with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW) or applicable College is required.
  • • Minimum of two (2) years related clinical experience, required.
  • • Three (3) to five (5) years experience in intake and/or client navigation, preferred.
  • • Experience in pediatric settings, and specifically autism, preferred.
  • • Completion of NCI preferred
  • • Knowledge of IWK, Nova Scotia Health, Autism Nova Scotia, Hearing and Speech Nova Scotia, and community resources and skills in navigating systems preferred..
  • • Ability to effectively and efficiently conduct virtual and telephone-facilitated intake for the purpose of gathering and providing information and support to patients and families and matching of services required
  • • Ability to match criteria for clinical streams to identify patient and family needs required
  • • Ability to accurately enter data and use databases and patient information systems to collect patient information and to retrieve reports related to patient demographics and wait times required
  • • Able to work in a collaborative and consultative manner as part of an interprofessional team required
  • • Demonstrated clinical competence and experience with the described patient population.
  • • Competencies in other languages are an asset.
  • Where there are no qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements for (2) two years of recent clinical experience, consideration may be given to Registered Professionals without the required experience.
  • Additional Qualifications
  • • Is from a First Nations community or background
  • • Has experience working with Mi’kmaw/Indigenous communities, First Nation service delivery organizations and applicable government programming
  • • Has strong understanding of the Mi’kmaw language (including spoken and written), culture, customs, and traditions
  • • Has demonstrated knowledge and experience working with Mi’kmaw Indigenous (First Nations) communities and organizations (Atlantic Region Indigenous communities & culture)
  • • Has knowledge of federal/provincial health services specifically Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) administered by Indigenous Services Canada, First Nations Inuit Health Branch, and Jordan’s Principle


$33.9688 – $44.3956 /hour

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