Zhishay - Family Home Visitor
|Company||Native Child and Family Services of Toronto|
|Under the direction of the Supervisor, Indigenous Child and Family Centre, the Zhishay Program Worker will:|
• Develop, implement and facilitate culture based early learning educational and prevention programs with a focus on young families and fathers ages 16-24.
• Deliver programs and services to the Indigenous young parent client base with a focus on young families and fathers ages 16-24.
• Ensure program content is evidence based and cultural based in all areas related to children development, nutrition, parenting, family violence and other matters that impacts their life circumstances.
• Undertake home visits, establish in-depth trusting and nurturing relationships with fathers and their children.
• Provide educational and supportive counselling to fathers on matters related to early learning and development, family life, relationships, and all other matters impacting their life circumstances.
• Provide one-on-one supportive services to families and their children.
• Develop and deliver both children’s and fathers parenting and empowerment circles to promote a sense of identity and culture and parental involvement and capacity building.
• Intervene appropriately to crisis situations and make all suitable referrals to specialized supports including clinical services.
• Initiate and attend case service meetings with internal and external services.
• Attend overnight Parent/Child Camp and Camp Kawartha.
• Perform program outreach through internal and external resources and community events.
• Support young parents who may have experienced the loss of a child through apprehension.
• Maintain accurate reporting, case files and statistical data and submit reports.
What we are looking for:
• Post-secondary education in the human services field (ECE, CYW, SSW BSW etc.)
• Minimum of two years of experience.
• Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and experience working with Indigenous peoples in a social services setting may be considered.
• Pass a Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check.
• An understanding of the issues impacting at-risk Indigenous families within the urban environment.
• A high level of cultural literacy and competence in the provision of culture based services.
• Experienced in the assessment of an infant’s state of health and well-being.
• Knowledge of Child Development and developmental screening tools.
• Experience promoting and implementing age/stage developmental play/ parent child activities.
• Awareness of supports and resources within the community.
• Experience in crisis intervention.
• Ability to communicate and instruct parents on the care of infants.
• Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team.
• Current education based on meeting infant/children’s basic needs such as feeding, sleep, infant mental health, child development.
• Good verbal and written communication skills; Good organizational skills and ability to multitask.
• Demonstrated understanding, and commitment to, integrating the Native Child and Family Services of Toronto Mission and values in to practice, service and relationships.
• Demonstrated understanding of workplace Health and Safety practices and understanding of an employee’s responsibility under current legislation.
• Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, to maintain effective communication and working relationships, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills, tact, sensitivity and build strong internal relationships.
|Start Date||As soon as possible|
|Salary||$35,428 - $53,680|
|Languages||English, Knowledge Of An Indigenous Language Is An Asset|
|How To Apply||If you are interested in this job opportunity, please apply by email on or before January 21, 2018 to |
email@example.com quoting reference number #18-12-07.