(Serving St. Thomas, Central Elgin, Township of Southwold)



As a pivotal member of the Central Community Health Centre (CCHC) team, the Administrative Assistant is a dynamic individual with the professional presence to be the first point of contact or the “face of CCHC”. The Administrative Assistant will:

  • Have experience working in customer service or office administrative roles in a healthcare setting;

  • Be a highly organized individual who thrives in a fast-paced and demanding environment;

  • Have experience working with people of varied socio-economic backgrounds and who face barriers to achieving health and wellbeing;

  • Respect and value the full diversity of individuals and communities;

  • Have experience working with clients who have experienced trauma;

  • Ensure visitors feel welcome, safe and comfortable; and

  • Have a passion to serve the community.  


Reporting to the Director of Finance & Administration, your duties and responsibilities in this role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Greet in a friendly and professional manner all clients and other visitors, in person and on the telephone, and direct them to the appropriate colleague

  • Prepare, maintain, update, retrieve, track and file charts and other client records, manually and/or electronically

  • Ensure client information is kept confidential at all times

  • Schedule client, specialist and diagnostic testing appointments using EMR and make reminder calls or fax prescriptions, photocopy requisitions, print documents etc.

  • Make referrals as directed by your colleagues

  • Maintain a current referral directory

  • Maintain service providers’ schedules in consultation with providers

  • Maintain inventory of necessary forms

  • Ensure all duties are performed in a safe manner; reporting any items and/or issues that need attention to your supervisor and/or Joint Health & Safety Committee

  • Schedule the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) as needed for team members

  • Ensure all mail is taken to the post office on a daily basis; outgoing mail posted daily in log

  • Open and close the Health Centre on a daily basis, ensuring the security of the buildings and premises

  • Ensure Life Labs specimens are ready for pick up at the front desk

  • Ensure the reception area(s) at CCHC are clean, tidy and stocked with relevant, and appropriate information

  • Ensure the bulletin board in front vestibule is tidy and posted with relevant, appropriate and timely information

  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Director, Finance & Administration or their designate


Key Skills for the Position

  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to manage high intensity emotions

  • Highly organized, with a keen ability to multi-task and work under pressure

  • Demonstrated attention to detail

  • Ability to remain professional and empathetic in all interactions


Attributes of the Ideal Candidate

  • Demonstrates a high degree of integrity and professional presence

  • Respects and values the diversity of community and individuals

  • Displays an assertive and forthright style complemented by a welcoming, inclusive and caring disposition

  • Ability to manage own emotions and the emotions of others



  • Three to five years’ customer service experience

  • Three years’ office experience, preferably in a healthcare setting

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and other software applications and office equipment

  • Experience with reporting software required by LHIN and MOHLTC is an asset

  • A second language is an asset

  • Experience working with clients who have experienced trauma is an asset

  • Understanding the importance of health promotion, the impact of the broader health determinants on individuals and the community, and principles of community-based decision-making are considered assets


Compensation, Benefits and Other Job Details

  • CCHC offers a competitive compensation package including comprehensive benefits and a pension plan.

  • Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week; flexibility to work some evenings and/or weekends is required


Our Organization

Central Community Health Centre (CCHC) is a charitable organization, the purpose of which is the delivery of comprehensive primary care, illness prevention and health promotion through community programs and support to individuals and families in St. Thomas, Central Elgin and Southwold Township. We believe, with programming based on the social determinants of health and community needs, we can best serve the community. We provide comprehensive care through an integrated team approach to health care and prevention.



To empower clients and communities to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.



Health clients and healthy communities, one person at a time.


CCHC Offers its Employees

  • Opportunities to serve and support local communities

  • Work-life balance

  • Opportunities for learning and training

  • A comprehensive compensation package including benefits and pension

  • A culture that is engaging, supportive, dynamic and focused on community


If you are excited about this opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to recruiting@ahria.ca. Please send your submission from your own email and not LinkedIn or other websites. We look forward to hearing from you.


CCHC is committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and potential employees, and a discrimination and harassment free workplace. CCHC is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, please advise in your cover letter.