Mission: Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed
Vision: Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community
Job ID: 22-015TERRA
Family Engagement Worker
As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for 50 years Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation and collaboration. Annually more than 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs. Terra staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff (https://terracentre.ca/what-is-terra/careers/). If you share our values and support our mission and vision, please consider joining our team.
As a Family Engagement Worker, you work with young families to support the development of positive parenting skills, strengthen the parent-child relationship, and connect families to community resources. Through home visits and community outreach, participants are supported to make healthy choices and to develop their capacity to effectively meet the needs of their children. Family Engagement Workers also work collaborative with their peers to deliver group programming that supports the creation of a positive community for young parents in Edmonton.
A typical day starts at our West Office to review your schedule and confirm your home visits. Before going to your first visit, you stop by the Clothes Closet to grab a clothing hamper for the family you are visiting and add a book that you can leave with the family. The home visit focuses on engaging in activities that support serve-and-return interactions and has time throughout to offer resources and support for the challenges faced by the young parent. After lunch, you stop in at one of three Terra sites across the city to complete paperwork before picking up a dad and child and taking them to their check-up appointment. After dropping them off at home, and promising to send dad some employment resources, your day comes to an end.
This is a full time position (35 hours/week) with flexible hours to work 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and some evening and occasional weekend based on the needs of families and staff and to support programming. The position will be working out of the Terra main office located at 10320-146 Street.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Core Behavioral Competencies
Terra values are core to the organization. We strive to hire individuals who possess these behavioral competencies at all levels of the organization.
Terra recognizes that it operates within a society and systems shaped by white supremacy and colonization and institutionalized discrimination and the exclusion, exploitation, and marginalization of Indigenous, Black, and people of color.
Terra strives to understand and be accountable for how white supremacy continues to impact its work at an organizational and systemic level and to address harm; implicit and explicit biases
Our intention is:
To build a foundation of awareness, knowledge, and skills to be an anti-racist organization. To respond to systemic racism that creates barriers and inequality in the workplace and in society. To be an organization that embeds the principles of equity and anti-oppression to everything it undertakes.
Our goal is to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through an antiracism lens through policies processes and practices.
As a condition of employment, all Terra employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 or regularly undergo COVID 19 testing before entering the workplace. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of their COVID 19 vaccination prior to commencement. If you are the successful applicant and cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected ground under human rights legislation you may request an accommodation that will be reviewed by Terra.
Salary: The salary range for the position is $44 850 – $48 750/year.
Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution. A Wellness Fund is allocated to staff to support their ongoing well-being. Staff have three weeks vacation, and, in addition, the agency is closed between Christmas and New Years.
As a learning organization, Terra supports ongoing professional development among employees through formal training, informal mentoring, and personalized growth plans. Terra is continuing to grow our programming and there are anticipated opportunities for further professional growth within the agency.
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