Early Childhood Outreach Worker
Carrier Sekani Family Services
Burns Lake, BC
January 16, 2020
Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) is seeking an Early Years Outreach Worker. The Early Years Outreach Worker is responsible for providing developmentally appropriate programming for multiple communities. The Outreach worker is also responsible for referring families to the appropriate services throughout the community as well as maintaining up to date information for families to access.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Conduct screenings and assessments
- Works with the ASI-Early Years program in Lake Babine Nation
- Discuss child development and positive parenting practice with clients
- Make appropriate referrals for children and their families
- Make home visits to infants/pre-school aged children to assess their development
- Share resources with parents through a variety of mechanisms including websites, social media, brochures, community maps, etc.
- Facilitate or assist with family workshops in the community
- Ensure initiatives are in alignment with community priorities
- Act as a liaison with other health and social service professionals
- Keep ongoing, accurate client records
- Collects data for bi-yearly reports
- Submit monthly reports to Team Lead
- Provides early years programming to local First Nation communities.
- Provide drop-in programs for children 0-5 years of age.
- Attend local advisory meetings that pertain to early years
- Participate in on-going professional development and training when requested
- Performs other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
- A degree and/or relevant experience in a field related to early childhood development
- Early Childhood Education certification is preferable
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- First Nations Culture and traditions (specifically Carrier and Sekani)
- Experience working in an office setting, serving clients, and answering routine inquiries
- Ability to work independently and within a team setting
- Excellent oral and written communication skills to compose business correspondence
- Ability to refer clients to other resources such as parent groups, therapists and, community groups, etc.
- Must possess basic computer skills
- Familiarity to Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) an asset
- May be required to work evenings and weekends
- Exposure to regular travel to remote locations
- May be required to use own vehicle
Initial and on-going employment is subject to submission of a clear Criminal Record check. Criminal Record Check must be conducted every three years.
Must possess valid Driver’s License.
Use of computer and accessories; Windows Operating System, various software applications (including MS Office suite and Adobe). Use of adding machine, photocopier/fax machine and other office supplies.
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.