Mission: Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed
Vision: Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community
Job ID: 23-018
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.
Reporting to the Supervisor of Collaborative Services, the Starting Point Family Engagement Worker is a blended position supporting participants in the home visitation program and the program intake process. This position engages participants in exploring their own parenting style while building capacity to effectively meet the needs of their children and build healthy attachments. This is done through a goal-oriented case management programming model facilitated within the participant's home and in the community setting. This position is responsible for completing intake sessions and supporting the participant in connecting with the program that best fits their needs.
This is a full-time position working 35 hours/week primarily between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, however, hours of work will vary based on the needs of the position and agency. This may include working 1 – 2 evenings each week and occasional weekends. The position will be working out of the Terra West office location (10320 146 Street).
Ability to create a positive and welcoming experience and reputation at Terra for participants and external agencies by:
Foster strong relationships within families by:
Ensures services align with program outcomes by capturing results and celebrating achievements for each family:
Ensures professional skills used to provide services and supports to participants reflect best practices by engaging in a process of continuous learning and professional development:
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.
Compensation: The starting salary for the position is $45,000 - $47,857 a year depending on experience and expertise. There is an opportunity for yearly increases in salary based on job performance. Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution. Staff have three weeks of 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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