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Administrative Assistant/Receptionist, Temporary full-time

Competition #: 0030-24

Position: Administrative Assistant/Receptionist, Temporary, full-time (up to 2.5 months)

Location:              Port Hope
FTE:                      Temporary, full-time (up to 2.5 months)             
Salary Range:      CUPE Salary $51,860 - $56,928
Start Date:            ASAP

Deadline to apply: July 12, 2024

Position Summary:

The Administrative Assistant/Receptionist will be an integral member of program team as assigned. Will assist program staff with the organization and administration of program activities and provide administrative support in an efficient and courteous manner, ensuring confidentiality at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities
Administration and Human Resources

May be responsible for any of the following:

• Assisting with preparation, formatting and maintenance of written documents e.g. reports, 
correspondence, minutes, forms
• Photocopying as requested
• Preparing materials for mailing, distribution, pick-up and/or courier (e.g. compilation of 
kits, packages, mail-outs)
• Processing in-coming and out-going mail/ correspondence
• Organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files of assigned program staff to ensure 
efficient retrieval
• Maintaining a calendar of the schedule and whereabouts of assigned program staff and 
advising as appropriate e.g. reception
• Assisting program staff in ensuring division and Health Unit forms are completed in a 
timely fashion
• Entering computer data, preparing and delivering computer reports and maintaining 
statistics for various programs
• Maintaining a current summary of duties
• Maintaining divisional policy and procedure manual
• Performing reception desk duties
• Works in accordance with the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and 
Safety in the Workplace
• Consults with the Chief Nursing Officer on matters related to professional practice

  • Maintains professional competency by attendance at appropriate workshops/seminars 
    and/or private study
    • Liaises with other agencies and the public as outlined in Health Unit policies, and as 
    required to support program staff
    • Fosters/maintains effective internal and external public relations, and responds to requests 
    in a courteous and timely manner
  • • Uses time, physical facilities, supplies equipment and other resources appropriately and 
    • Maintain and update departmental expense sheet
    May be responsible for any of the following:
    • Collecting fees, and issuing receipts
    • Maintaining and reconciling petty cash
    • Preparing reports that reconcile grants/budgets with expenditures for review by director 
    (e.g. spreadsheets, cash flow reports)

May be responsible for any of the following:

• Arranging the loan of assigned program(s) resources to external organizations and other 
Health Unit divisions and ensuring their timely and complete return
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• Maintaining program materials/resources in neat and organized manner
• Ensuring adequate supply of current program resources, ordering (for purchase, production 
or printing) when required, and ensuring materials received are correct as requested
• Assisting with the preparation and maintenance of a program inventory of resources and 
• Assisting with display/information board set-up and dismantling
• Co-ordinating functions, including assisting with booking of rooms and A/V equipment, 
and room set-up and refreshments as appropriate for internal and external program 
• Taking registration for program events
• Scheduling appointments/meetings
• Assisting with implementation of program activities and events as necessary (may involve 
some evening and weekend work)
• Compiling and maintaining appropriately formatted key contact lists, distribution/mailing 
lists and partner information for staff in shared directories, e.g. coalitions, community 
• Participating when needed in staff/program meetings for purpose of assisting in planning, 
evaluation and problem-solving around administration of assigned programs
• Developing a working knowledge of different program areas and projects in which staff are 
• Anticipating needs of program staff, being pro-active in offering assistance
• Providing support to working groups and committees when requested by program staff
• Maintaining the division library electronic database and library resource
• Posting division updates to the Health Unit intranet and website and updates to other 
websites as requested
• Participates in the implementation of the emergency preparedness and response plan as 
assigned, including supporting clinics as needed
• Complies with the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee’s relevant best 
practice documents.
• Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives as assigned.
• Inputting division time tracking including compensating time and overtime, and preparing 
reports as required for division director
• Verifying totals of staff travel claims before passing on to director/supervisor for approval
• Assisting in the completion of all administrative forms and making/maintaining copies as 
appropriate (e.g. requisitions, statement of time, authorization for professional 
development, expense claims, communications - A/V services requests, etc.)
• Maintain and update excel sheet to track departmental policies

  • • If assigned to an office with other program assistants, provides back-up for administrative 
    staff upon request e.g. reception
    • If assigned to an office as sole program assistant, identifies and brings to the attention of 
    the Director, Corporate Services issues related to facilities e.g. items requiring 
    • Assumes other duties that may be assigned from time to time
    • Detects and works towards eliminating health hazards in all assigned areas
    • Exercises initiative within established guidelines, and refers all unusual problems to the 
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    • Does frequent light and occasional moderate physical work with frequent long periods of 
    visual and/or auditory concentration
1. Education

Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma with post-secondary education and/or 
business experience

2. Experience

• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, with attention to detail
• Superior organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize work and to meet deadlines
• Good problem solving and analytical skills
• Pro-active, flexible and positive attitude
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
• Internet and e-mail, and digital switchboard telephone system
• Ability and willingness to learn new software as required

3. Other

• Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle
• Current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
• Proof of immunizations required by HKPRDHU
• Satisfactory completion of probationary period (6 months)

Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit is committed to doing our part in the fight against COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. All HKPRDHU employees are required to provide proof of having received three (3) COVID-19 doses and an annual influenza immunization before date of hire. HKPRDHU recognizes its obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code and will provide accommodation where such requests are authorized by the Medical Officer of Health.

Accommodations are available, upon request, to support the participation of persons with disabilities in the recruitment process. All recruitment documents are available in alternative format, upon request.

Qualified applicants are invited to send a resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources
Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
200 Rose Glen Road
Port Hope ON L1A 3V6
Tel: 1-866-888-4577  Fax: 905-885-9551

We would like to thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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