Give Back to Yourself This Giving Tuesday

How much more do any of us have left to give in 2020? This Giving Tuesday, we only ask that you give *yourself* a little extra self-care, self-acceptance, and self-love.

We want to honour the sacrifices you have made and the strength you have shown for your community, your loved ones, and yourself throughout this year by encouraging you to prioritize yourself today, because we cannot pour from an empty cup.

Need some self-care inspiration? Below we have created a list of things you can do for yourself to help keep your cup full.

Self-Care Inspiration

  • Light some candles, put on a Sade playlist, and take a long, sudsy bath
  • Visit the Beaver Creek Conservation Area to take a socially distanced hike and hand feed chickadees
  • Shut your phone off and read a book for an hour (our staff recommends Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman and Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Love Life by Emily Nagoski)
  • Buy yourself a new toy, whether it’s for pleasure or otherwise
  • Bring home or order a plant or some flowers the next time you buy groceries to remind yourself that spring will always come
  • *M*a*s*t*u*r*b*a*t*e* (so you can come, too!)
  • Organize a Secret Santa gift exchange with friends on Animal Crossing
  • Watch a favourite film from childhood by yourself or with a young person in your life
  • Find a free yoga video on YouTube for any mood or ability
  • Play a game of Among Us with your family or friend group
  • Dress in your best, make yourself a charcuterie board, and treat yourself to a bottle of wine that would normally make you say, “that’s too much for a bottle of wine!”
  • Marie Kondo your social media feed: if a person you follow does not spark joy, mute or unfollow them
  • Say “no” to someone
  • Waste some time and embrace un-productivity

Of course, if you do find that you have more to give after giving back to yourself, you can always help support the services and education we at Saskatoon Sexual Health provide by donating through Canada Helps via the button below.

From all of us at Saskatoon Sexual Health, we wish you a self-care and self-love filled Giving Tuesday.

SSH is Hiring a Medical Office Receptionist!

Saskatoon Sexual Health’s vision is a society where sexual and reproductive health and rights are celebrated and accessible to all. We provide sexual and reproductive health services in Saskatoon and area with an emphasis on safe, inclusive, empowering clinical care and education. We work with diverse communities to promote healthy and informed sexualities. 

Our office environment is cooperative, friendly, and respectful. We value collaboration and equality. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Greeting patients visiting the facility, answering any questions they may have and helping them fill out the required forms 
  • Answering phone calls, creating appointments, directing the calls as required and handling all queries 
  • Answering emails and other electronic messages as required 
  • Informing the Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse or other healthcare providers about impending appointments 
  • Maintaining a filing system for all patient documents and reports submitted 
  • Managing inventory and placing orders as required 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications and Skills 

  • This position requires Medical Administrative Assistant diploma or equivalent 
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a clinical or community setting 
  • Experience in the field of sexual/reproductive health and community health is an asset 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work with diverse communities (i.e. LGBTQ, ethnocultural minorities, newcomers, people with disabilities, and Indigenous communities) 
  • Exceptional organizational, communication and time management skills 
  • Experience with intermediate computer skills and programs (i.e. EMR system, Microsoft Office and Google) 

Working Conditions 

  • Work in a busy office environment 
  • Must able to handle disruptions, time constraints, and multi-tasking 
  • Light physical duties may be required dependent upon ability of Office Manager 

Expectations 

  • This position is 35 hours/week, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, with the possibility of additional hours. Salary $17-22/hour. 

Interested Applicants 

  • We value the contributions of people from equity-seeking groups bring to our organization. We encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous people, people of colour, newcomers, the LGBTQ2S community or another equity-seeking group with which you identify. If you wish to identify as belonging to an equity-seeking group(s), please feel free to indicate so in your cover letter. 
  • Please combine your resume, cover letter stating how you meet the required qualifications, and three references into one pdf document with the file name: firstname_lastname_MOA.pdf and send it by email to director@saskatoonsh.ca. Please use this subject line for your email to us MOR Application. Applications close at 4 pm on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020. 

SSH AGM and Board of Director Recruitment

It’s that time of year again! SSH’s AGM will be held virually on September 24th at 7PM on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to attend and you can sign up to receive the Zoom link on the day of the AGM by emailing hello@saskatoonsh.ca. If you are interested in voting during this meeting, you will need to purchase a membership for $10 either over the phone by calling us at 306-244-7989 or you can purchase the membership online through Eventbrite through the following link: https://sshmembership.eventbrite.ca.

Please also see the bottom of this post to download the 2020 AGM Agenda, the 2019 AGM Minutes, and the 2019 Audited Financial Statements.

SSH is also recruiting for our Board of Directors! If you’ve been looking for the opportunity to work for your community by promoting sex-positive values and services, please review the following document for information on how to apply to become a board member for SSH: