Job Posting 78793

Perinatal Care Community Worker
Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton Niagara
Toronto Metro area, Hamilton area
Welland or Hamilton with frequent travel between the two regions
closes in 15 days (Mon, 31 Jan)
full time  •  $49,745 to $59,612, excellent benefits
Perinatal Care Community Worker
Permanent full-time position (35 hours / week)
Location: Welland or Hamilton with frequent travel between the two regions
Annual salary: $49,745 to $59,612, excellent benefits
 
Reporting to the Specialized Services Director, the Perinatal Care Community Worker supports new parents and their newborns in the areas served by the CSCHN by providing customized nutrition and global health  counseling during the prenatal and postnatal periods.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual prenatal and postnatal counseling sessions related to maternal health care

  • Work in collaboration and consultation with CSCHN medical staff to serve clients enrolled in the program

  • Contribute to improve the global health and well-being of families with babies

  • Create and promote a support system for new mothers and their newborns

  •  Promote breastfeeding and its duration by providing prenatal and postnatal support

  • Plan, organize and offer group activities, such as prenatal classes, postnatal educational groups, parenting groups

  • Provide postnatal follow-up on nutritional care for newborns

  • Prepare snacks and cold dishes for group activities

  • Conducting home visits and  individual consultations

  • Plan and prepare materials to teach and demonstrate selected elements during a visit

  • Encourage the development and maintenance of strong relationships between parents and children

  • Maintain and prepare reports, statistics and prenatal/postnatal records

  • Participate in relevant networks/committees as requested by the supervisor

     

Qualifications:

  • College or university degree in public health or other health related  and social services field from a recognized institution
  • Hold a Certificate for the provision of prenatal and postnatal care (or willingness to take this training)
  • Excellent knowledge of oral and written French and good knowledge of  English
  • Two to three years experience in public health or healthcare/social services field 
  • Experience in research and planning, health promotion and activity/project management
  • Excellent communication (including facilitation and workshop presentation skills), interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent knowledge of issues related to the determinants of health
  • Commitment to community-based interventions 
  • Knowledge of community resources appropriate to the program
  • In-depth knowledge of the special needs of new mothers
  • Ability to work with pregnant mothers, fathers, and newborns
  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to work independently
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings to meet client needs 
  • Comfortable making home visits to clients
  • A valid First Aid & CPR certificate would be an asset
  • Have a valid driver's license and use of a vehicle with proof of appropriate insurance
  • Provide a clean Police Vulnerable Person Criminal Record Check (PVSC)
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or medical ticket for exemption) will be requested at the time of hiring


Please send your resume and cover letter in English or French.

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