Job Posting 89927

Home Visitor (Canmore)
Closer to Home Community Services
Calgary area
closes in 14 days (Mon, 12 Dec)
full time

Home Visitor

 

About Us:  Closer to Home Community Services (CTH) is a Calgary and Airdrie based not-for-profit agency that delivers a variety of services designed to meet the unique needs of vulnerable children and their families. Be a part of an innovative team that envisions a future where every child will thrive within supportive family and community relationships by:

  • Uncovering strength, hope and healing, and creating new possibilities for a brighter future for children and families.
  • Providing a broad array of strength-based and family-centered services that strive to preserve, reunify and build stronger families who can care for their children and contribute meaningfully in their community.

About the Position: The Home Visitor, in this full-time position, is responsible for providing long term emotional and practical support for families with children aged 0-6, who self-refer to the home visitation program. This program works with families who seek resources, information and services through the Family Resource Network (FRN) and its many programs. By developing strong relationships with family members, the Home Visitor is able to help the family design relevant goals and implement and evaluate action plans. Through collaboration with community partners, the families’ needs are assessed and strategies are put into place to support the healthy development of the family. The Home Visitor will provide support to the families in their homes and a variety of other settings with the goal of helping them to learn necessary skills, such as problem solving, child development, parenting skills, budgeting and conflict management. They will also facilitate any required case conferences and work with referring agencies or other services involved with the family. The Home Visitor must complete the required program reports and documentation, participate on committees and attend meetings that are relevant to their role.

About You:  You possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to effectively communicate with and relate to people of all ages. You are extremely detail oriented, organized and can effectively manage multiple priorities at one time. You are able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with children and youth and their families as well as with community agencies and resources. You are a compassionate individual with a positive and empathetic approach who understands how to set appropriate professional boundaries. You have experience with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds, are sensitive to their cultural and spiritual needs and can incorporate these into planning for families. In addition, you are eager to learn and carry out the principles and philosophy of Closer to Home and the Teaching-Family Model.

A Diploma or Degree in a related field and/or previous experience working with vulnerable children and families is required. You must be willing to work a flexible work week, including evenings and weekends when needed. The successful candidate must also have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, adequate and current insurance and be willing to provide a Driver’s Abstract upon hire. In addition, a First Aid/CPR, Police Information Check and an Intervention Record Check must be completed upon hire.

Required Competencies:  All positions at Closer to Home Community Services require (5) competencies: Instills Trust, Consumer Focus, Communicates Effectively, Situational Adaptability and Ensures Accountability.

Interested applicants are asked to submit their Cover Letter and Resume using the following link:

https://closertohome.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=86

Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found

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