Full Time Families First CAPC Family Support Worker

  • South London Neighbourhood Resource Cent5re
  • 690 Osgoode Dr, London, ON, Canada
  • Feb 07, 2024

Job Description

Commitment: This is a full-time position Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with flexible hours and occasional evenings and/or weekends. This position will start April 2, 2024. Wages: $27.00 per hour plus benefits after 3 months.

- Lead, plan and facilitate high quality life-skills and family support programs with a focus on improving community health outcomes for families with children 0-6 years of age.
- Operate with a long-terms lens, responding to changing community needs and designing creative solutions and program plans along with the Project Manager.
- Provide support, referrals and advocacy for residents around access to housing, medical supports, food security and basic needs, and assistance with documents and forms in a culturally sensitive manner. - Maintain detailed statistics tracking and documentation for all programs.
- Create and manage Facebook and Instagram social media pages and groups for CAPC participants. Update groups and pages on a regular basis.
- Send monthly newsletter to families with program information and community resources.
- Create marketing materials, posters, calendars, and resources for program promotion.
- Attend community meetings and neighbourhood events to engage with community partners and families.
- Program plan; which includes meal and snack preparation, activity planning and engaging with community partners with support from Project Manager.
- Engage in community outreach to connect with isolated residents through a grassroots approach as well as partnership building. - Incorporate food security into all programs; providing healthy low-cost meals and snacks. Must have a comfort level with food preparation and cooking.
- Encourage families to participate in other SLNRC activities and community supports using a wraparound holistic approach.
- Establish and maintain strong and collaborative relationships with families, co-workers and community service providers.
- Role model positive, safe and appropriate adult-child interactions during programs; invite participation from adults to enrich children’s experience.
- 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.

Requirements - Degree/Diploma in SSW, social work, human services, CYW, sociology or related experience or field.
- 5+ years of experience working in the social service field.
- 5+ years of experience working with families, children and newcomers.
- Knowledge of community development and health promotion.
- Knowledge of London community resources and supports for at-risk residents, child abuse prevention and cross-cultural needs.
- Passion for working with children & families and providing quality programming that promotes families’ optimal well-being.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skill including computer skills.
- 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 Safe Food Handling
- Current First Aid and CPR certification.
- Current Police Vulnerable Sector Check.
- Valid driver’s license and daily access to personal and reliable vehicle

. ********** To apply for the position send resume and cover letter as one Word Document or PDF File to Vincent Tao, Administration Coordinator, South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre vtao@slnrc.ca  Thank you for your interest in this position. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.