Job Title:

Maternal Child Health Worker

Company:

Carrier Sekani Family Services

Location:

Burns Lake, BC

Closing Date:

February 2, 2020


Full time– 35hr/wk

Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) is seeking a Maternal Child Health Worker. This person will be accountable for the day-to-day support and programming to pregnant women, mothers and fathers of infants and young children up to six years of age. This includes the development and facilitation of educational programs, one-on-one support and home visits to ensure families have opportunities to increase their preparedness for parenthood, as well as the ability to effectively care for their infants, children and themselves.

RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Provide outreach services, pre and postnatal support, informing communities about the Maternal Child Health Program
  • Carry out activities to support families in improving health outcomes for pregnant women and their families with infants and young children up to six years of age who live on reserve
  • Facilitate workshops and information sessions, conduct interviews, intakes, and assessments
  • Attend required meetings, events and training seminars as necessary
  • Maintain effective communication with a wide array of individuals to reach strategic goals
  • Conduct home visits, provide information related to parenting skills, problem solving, childhood growth and development, and provide referrals as required
  • Assist with community kitchens
  • Involve elders from communities to share teachings about culture and traditions
  • Promote healthy relationships including traditional child rearing practices, traditional fatherhood practices and self-care
  • Liaise with Community Leadership, Community Based Teams, Nurses, other Carrier Sekani Family Services Support staff and other stakeholders to ensure client needs are met
  • Maintain a documented system of records for Maternal Child Health files which is inclusive of daily charting, monthly reports, quarterly reports, statistical records and reports, incident reports and the maintenance of personal files and forms required by the program
  • Assist mothers, fathers to identify natural and professional support systems
  • Comply with local, provincial and federal government laws, standards and regulations (Child and Family Services Act, Aboriginal Operational Procedures and Standards Indicators)
  • Follow duty to report legislation
  • Other duties as assigned by the Maternal Child Health Manager

Qualifications and Educational Requirements

  • Two years post-secondary education in a social science or health science degree program
  • Some knowledge of therapeutic life skills strategies and will have a background in Early Childhood Education or;
  • Equivalent experience and training 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • First Nations culture and traditions (specifically Carrier and Sekani)
  • Traditional and contemporary child care, development and methodology from perinatal to 6 years
  • Child and Family Community Service Act knowledge and accompanying acts and regulations pertinent to the child welfare system
  • Computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to compose reports and charting
  • Maintain confidentiality concerning client files
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment, as part of a team and independently with minimal direction
  • Strong networking and community resources knowledge
  • Efficient time management and organizational skills

Working/Special Conditions

  • Initial and on-going employment is subject to submission of a clear Criminal Record check. Criminal Record Check must be conducted every three years.
  • Ongoing professional development as necessary
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License and reliable vehicle with required business insurance

In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal Ancestry.

TO APPLY:

Go to www.csfs.org/jobs and choose “to view our postings."

Deadline to apply: February 2, 2020. Please submit a cover letter and resume.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.





Posted 2020-01-14








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