Job Posting 63589

Home Visitor
Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society
Edmonton area, Fort Saskatchewan and Sturgeon
closed 9 days ago (Wed, 5 Aug)
full time

Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society is a registered non-profit and charity serving individuals and families in Fort Saskatchewan and Sturgeon Region. We assist by helping them to connect to appropriate programs, services, and resources that exist within Families First as well as to those that exist outside our agency.  When our community – our village – works together, we improve the lives of families.  We create a safe environment to nurture strong healthy future generations.

Families First Society has been selected as one of the agencies to provide services and supports through the new provincial Family Resource Network (FRN) model.  FRNs deliver high quality prevention and early intervention services and supports for children 0 to 18 years old.  For more information on Family Resource Networks, visit the website at: https://www.alberta.ca/family-resource-networks.aspx.

Families First is currently seeking one full-time Home Visitor to join our team. 

Position Summary
The Families First Home Visitation Program is a voluntary program for families with children from newborn to six
years of age in Fort Saskatchewan and Sturgeon Region. The Home Visitor provides early, consistent, in-home child
development and family support, assisting in the strengthening of caregiver-child relationships and promoting
childhood developmental outcomes.

Duties & Responsibilities
 Travel to families’ homes throughout Fort Saskatchewan and the Sturgeon region for home visits based on
days and at times that work best for the family.
 Conduct intakes with prospective families (program overview, consent to services, agency info, complete
intake package, outline responsibilities of parties involved) and conduct weekly home visits.
 Support families by providing encouragement, building trusting relationships, making connections,
providing information, advocating, and liaising with other service providers/ organizations. May include
play groups or other family events.
 Document all activities accurately and according to procedure. Administer evaluation tools and complete
progress reports as necessary.
 Collect appropriate statistics and complete reporting as required.
 Establish and maintain communication networks within the community in order to provide consultation,
information, advocacy and supported referrals.
 Attend training and networking opportunities as provided.
 Assist with office duties as needed.
 Meet with supervisor weekly.
 Attend and participate in team meetings and stakeholder meetings as appropriate.
 Attend agency/community programs with clients when necessary (note – it is Families First’s policy to not
transport participants in our own personal vehicles).
 This is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of this position and not
as an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Qualifications
 Degree or diploma in social or human services with relevant equivalencies considered
 Compassionate with a positive and empathetic approach to others
 Experience working with families with complex needs
 Training in Core Brain Story, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Care is an asset
 Strong knowledge of early childhood development, play, and developmental milestones
 Excellent reflective practice and motivational interviewing skills
 Must be able to problem solve quickly, creatively and ethically
 High level of computer literacy
 Respect for the diversity of cultural differences and beliefs
 Ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule is a must; this includes days, evenings,
weekends and a changing schedule monthly or quarterly
 Adapt well to changes in work priorities as needed
 Valid driver’s licence and vehicle required as ability to drive within and between Fort
Saskatchewan and Sturgeon Region communities is expected
 Current clear vulnerable sector check and intervention records check
 Strong understanding of and demonstrated commitment to Families First values and mission

Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society offers a wonderfully unique family-like working environment as well as
opportunities for learning and professional development. Wage will be dependent on a combination of education
and experience.

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