Early Childhood Community Consultant
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
New Westminster, BC
DO YOU WANT A MEANINGFUL CAREER, HELPING OTHERS? JOIN US!
ABOUT FAMILY SERVICES OF GREATER VANCOUVER (FSGV)
Founded in 1928 and celebrating its 90th year, FSGV is a charitable organization with nearly 100 social services programs and 500 employees across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
HERE’S WHAT WE CAN DO TOGETHER
In this outreach role, you will work with the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Program and the local community of Burnaby to enhance capacity for meeting the mental health and developmental needs of young children and their families
YOUR KEY CONTRIBUTIONS
- Facilitate training and consultation for community professionals
- Provide consultation regarding the service delivery model to community professionals in their own worksites.
- Support community professionals in developing locally based collaborative infant and child mental health services and appropriate supports within existing community services.
- Provide liaison between the onsite team and the community professionals.
- Liaise with other professionals in the community to ensure that effective community and professional linkages are maintained for each family.
- Observe families in need of mental health services and assist them in obtaining the appropriate resources.
- Providing effective, and interactive parenting workshops as requested by community professionals.
- Providing parenting guidelines and tools to the families and conducting home visits as needed.
WHAT YOU BRING
Education / Experience
- Bachelor’s degree with 2 to 5 years of experience in the area of child mental health, or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.
- Experience in working with young children and their families in community settings
- Master’s degree is an asset
- Collaborative Communication, including teamwork & cooperation, interpersonal communication, diversity and cultural agility
- Personal Effectiveness, including integrity and ethical behavior, personal resilience, adaptability/flexibility, commitment to learning
- Personal Leadership, including influence, initiative, judgment and decision making, creativity and innovation
- Commitment to Excellence, including results focus, client-centered service, planning and organizing, professional expertise and technological proficiency
Job Specific Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
- Ability to work in multi-disciplinary, multi-systems setting
- Knowledge of early childhood development and support services
- Knowledge and awareness of trauma and post trauma effects on children, adults, and parenting
- Basic skills in assessment of family systems
- Ability to work positively and diplomatically with other professionals
- Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
- Successful completion of criminal record check
- Valid Driver’s license and First Aid Certificate
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
FSGV provides a comprehensive compensation package, with pension and generous extended health benefits for our regular staff.
FSGV supports career development and training for staff to reach their potential, offering mentorship and professional advancement in a supportive environment. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values diversity and respect for all.
Work Hours: Full-time based on 35 hours per week
Salary: GS 9 Step 1 $1,737.40 bi-weekly plus excellent benefits including pension
Quote Job Reference: 14-19
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