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Job Number:  47996
Child and Family Settlement Worker- Maternity Leave Position
Job Posted: Friday, 14 September 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 8 October 2018
(37 days ago)
Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $24.80

Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society’s  Circles of Care and Connection Program provides intensive early childhood and family focused settlement and developmental support to young refugee children (0-6) and their parents/caregivers that lead to the successful integration into Canadian life.

 

The Child and Family Settlement Worker (CFSW) is responsible for assisting refugee families with children aged 0-6 to access resources and integrate into their neighbourhoods.  Based on the assessed needs of clients, the CFSW provides culturally appropriate ECD, family support and settlement services. The CFSW plays a key role in creating and implementing family settlement and early learning plans.

 

Responsibilities Include:

 

Family Support

  • Build relationships of trust and create and maintain a safe environment for children and their families
  • Assess the development of children using a variety of methodologies; develop a culturally appropriate support plan
  • Ensure parents understand and are included in the development of the support plan and consent to any referrals made to other professionals
  • Assist the family in planning and providing experiences in the home and community which will encourage the growth and development of the children 0-6 years old
  • Participate in the collaborative planning and implementation of play-based programs for children and their families (in-house as well as collaborative groups)
  • Engage in the development and maintenance of educational materials and resources for home visiting as required
  • Introduce the family to community resources and facilitate client access to appropriate and timely services through advocacy, accompaniment, linguistic and cultural interpretation and support as required
  • Assist family with transition from the Circles of Care and Connection program to other services
  • Work collaboratively with interpreters to provide culturally appropriate support to families

Community Activities

  • Work collaboratively with ECD/family service providers to link and integrate families into existing community based ECD /family support programs
  • Provide consultation to daycare centers, school and community programs where children are also involved
  • Liaise with social workers and other professionals to establish systemic and collaborative working relationships, where appropriate
  • Participate in family conferences with parents, co-workers, and other involved community agency staff regarding progress of individual children
  • Ensure documentation / record keeping required is completed in timely manner and in accordance with program requirements and standards (which may include input / creation of: case notes, incident reporting, minutes of meetings, letter writing, report writing and summaries)

 

Administration

  • Participate in evaluation activities as required, which may include implementation of surveys, collection of data, providing success stories.
  • Participate in staff and team meetings and staff training sessions as required

 Other Duties

  • Will be required to participate in Society fundraising events
  • Fulfills other duties as required

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education, or a combination of relevant education and experience
  • Experience working with refugee families
  • Experience and working knowledge of child development 
  • Demonstrated experience in community development and outreach
  • Home visiting experience an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and independently
  • Demonstrated group facilitation skills working with multicultural groups
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills as well as cross-cultural communication skills
  • Additional language (especially Arabic) skills an asset
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, email, and Internet

 

Requirements:

  • Must be available to work some evenings and weekends
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Access to a reliable vehicle insured for business
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record
  • Cell phone with a data plan
  • Must undergo criminal record check

 

This is a temporary full time position, 35 hours per week, starting October 29, 2018.  Hourly rate: $24.80.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Via email and please ensure that Child and Family Settlement Worker is the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.
Contact Details:
Theresa Tang, Program Manager
Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society
Circles of Care and Connection
Early Refugee Program
2610 Victoria Drive
Vancouver, BC, V5N 4L2
E-mail:
www:   www.mpfamilycentre.ca


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