This is a casual part-time position with opportunities to work Monday-Friday days with occasional evening opportunities.
This position will start September 11, 2023.
Wages: $22.50 per hour with 4% pay in lieu of benefits.
Facilitate high quality life-skills and support programs for families with children 0-6 years of age.
Provided support and advocacy for residents around access to housing, access to medical supports, access to food security, access to required clothing, assistance with government forms in a culturally sensitive manner.
Encourage families to participate in other SLNRC activities.
Work in a way to educate and empower families to use appropriate supports in the community.
Establish and maintain strong and collaborative relationships with families, co-workers and community service providers.
Connect with families, provide support and referrals where appropriate and invite participation from adults to enrich children’s experience.
Role model positive and appropriate adult-child interactions during programs.
Ensure materials/equipment in program space are safe at all times.
Provide all families and children with a culturally safe space to explore and participate in.
Maintain an understanding of current early learning best practices.
Participate in meaningful and continuous professional learning opportunities.
Attend staff meetings and training opportunities.
Operate in accordance with policies, procedures, guidelines and protocols of the SLNRC.
Degree/Dipoma in social service work, human services, CYW, ECE, sociology or related experience or field.
Experience working with families, children and newcomers.
Knowledge of community development and health promotion.
Knowledge of resources for at-risk residents, child abuse prevention and cross cultural needs.
Excellent written and verbal communication skill including computer skills.
Passion for working with children & families and providing quality programming that promotes children’s optimal well-being.
Knowledge of community supports and resources.
Must be able to work independently and part of a team.
Must have excellent organization, communication and writing skills.
Must be punctual and responsive.
More than one language would be an asset.
Current First Aid and CPR certification.
Current Police Vulnerable Sector Check.
Valid driver’s license and access to personal and reliable vehicle.