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Community Home Visitor

Cape Breton Family Resource Coalition

The mandate of the Cape Breton Family Resource Coalition is “families working together to build healthier families”.  We work to enhance the health and well-being of families with young children (newborn to sixteen years of age, along with expectant parents).  We are currently seeking highly motivated, self-directed applicants who are interested in becoming part of our Island-wide team, working in an accepting, non-judgmental work environment.

Family Place values the diversity of the people it hires and serves.  We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at Family Place are based on Employer needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.  Family Place encourages applications of all ages.  Family Place will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.  Family Place policy requires that the successful candidate be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Specifically for the Term Position posted, the position may be available for up to one year.

Community Home Visitor (1) – Term Position – Port Hawkesbury/Richmond County

Community Home Visitors perform duties to support the goals and objectives of the Enhanced Home Visiting Program in their respective areas, as assigned.  The Healthy Beginnings Enhanced Home Visiting Program is offered to families that are identified through an assessment process led by Public Health Services.  This assessment identifies families who may potentially benefit from enhanced home visiting during the first three years of their child’s life.  The program uses a family–centered, strengths-based approach. Community Home Visitors assist families with goal planning using this approach as well as providing emotional and practical supports, role modeling, parenting information, general health information, referrals to other agencies and organizations who may be able to provide supports, assistance with family goal setting and achievement of these goals.  Duties and Responsibilities include work in the areas of community home visiting, group programming, program promotion and referral, professional development, administration, reporting, and evaluation.

Qualifications

  1. Education and Experience
  • High School diploma;
  • Previous experience working with or connecting with families and/or young children;
  • Additional training in early childhood development would be an asset;
  • Some knowledge of government and community-based programs and services that relate to the intended population’s needs; and
  • A willingness to become certified in safe food handling, WHMIS, Emergency First Aid and Infant/Child CPR.
  1. Skills and Abilities
  • Good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Capacity to work in both English and French;
  • Solid problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to do the work in both individual and group settings;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain personal/professional boundaries while providing supportive services
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Excellent organization, time and general management skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with participants and volunteers;
  • Non-judgmental and accepting attitude;
  • Expressed interest to work with families living in difficult life circumstances;
  • Basic computer literacy;
  • Accurate record keeping abilities;
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team; and
  • Ability to follow instructions and make decisions within the parameter of the position.
  • Ability to work in both official languages

Additional Information

This position requires:

  • The ability to function both independently and collaboratively;
  • The ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule including evenings and occasional weekends;
  • The ability and willingness to travel and confidence to do so in all four seasons;
  • Satisfactory Child Abuse Registry checks and Police Checks; and
  • Access to reliable transportation.

Salary:  $16.79 per hour

All applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter or resume that they meet essential qualifications of education and experience in order to be considered for further assessment.  Please forward cover letter, resume, and three references electronically, in Word format, to Janet at jmacvicar@familyplace.ca.

Application Deadline:  November 18, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

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