POSITION SUMMARY: The Ontario Native Women’s Association is currently accepting applications for a full time position of Healthy Babies Healthy Children Family Home Visitor in Thunder Bay.
The Healthy Babies Healthy Children Family Home Visitor (FHV) is responsible to ensure that all Indigenous families and their children (prenatal to age 6) who need assistance with physical, emotional, mental and social issues have access to effective consistent early intervention services. To provide the best opportunities for a healthy child development through home visiting, service coordination, parenting groups, cultural teaching, traditions and referrals.
A minimum College diploma in social sciences or health services and 2 year’s experience in a community setting.
Advocacy work on behalf of Community Members, including referral to local service agencies.
Ability to network with other community agencies/services/organizations.
Knowledge of and connection to service agencies in the location of service delivery.
Knowledge of: parenting skills, prenatal health and issues, infant care, nutrition issues
Knowledge and working of Not-For Profit Organizations.
Demonstrated organizational, time management and presentation skills with the ability to follow through on assigned duties independently within strict deadlines.
Excellent written and oral communications, with emphasis on keen listening and ability to effectively interpret verbal communications and needs of prospective Community Members.
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office; competency working with other databases.
Knowledge and understanding of current issues facing Indigenous Women and their families.
Ability to travel.
Ability to speak an Indigenous Language is considered an asset.
Current vulnerable sector criminal records check.
Valid 1st Aid/CPR
Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction and be able to improve performance through management feedback.
KEY CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Cultural Competency Informed – Takes personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness and implementation of ONWA’s cultural teachings and organizational practices in both professional conduct and work-related deliverables.
Gender-based Analysis Informed.
Trauma-based Practice Informed – Understands and incorporates a trauma informed approach with all community members. Has the ability to recognize and respond to all types of trauma and puts the community member at the center of this.
She is Wise Leadership Informed – Contributes to superior performance for the ongoing growth and development of the ONWA. Ensures the Four Agreements are incorporated into daily responsibilities and lead along with our teachings to empower Indigenous Woman.
RESPONSIBILITIES – SPECIFIC:
Assist Indigenous families with children 0-6 and provide information to expectant and new parents regarding: pregnancy, healthy child development, providing a safe and nurturing environment, parenting, daily living skills, cultural teachings and traditions.
Plan and complete home visits based on plan of care and Community Member needs.
Schedule and keep appointments for home visits.
Assist families in setting, clarifying, and working to accomplish goals.
Demonstrate skills through role modeling.
Participate in Case Conferences/Service Coordination meetings as a Community Member advocate/support.
Refer and encourage families to participate and utilize other community resources/services/programs that will have a positive impact on their lives.
Provide Community Member supports as appropriate to individual situation. Report on the provision of these supports.
Work with local service delivery agencies to provide referral to various services, including but not limited to those related to healthcare, housing, child welfare and food security.
Plan and facilitate workshops.
Crisis intervention and support when needed.
Attend all training opportunities arranged by the program manager.
Work in collaboration with other community agencies to provide special events and services to Community Members.
Practice effective communication with fellow employees, supervisors, and locals.
Attend all mandatory staff meetings and staff development sessions.
All other duties as assigned.
RESPONSIBILITIES – ADMINISTRATIVE:
Complete monthly and submit to Manager and/or Director when required.
Complete quarterly reports on or before the requested due date.
Complete reports to funders as required.
Complete and attend supervisions with Manager and/or Director on a regular basis
Other reports or admin as assigned.
RESPONSIBILITIES – PUBLIC RELATIONS:
Promote the program within the community.
To adhere to professionalism is representing the organization at all times and maintain good communications.
STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:
Adhere to Policies and Procedures as set by the ONWA.
Representation on committees as required for the enhancement and benefits of ONWA’s programs.
To network and promote ONWA and all ONWA related programs.
Maintain professionalism at all times.
The completion of functions outlined in the description and the achievement of goals set to a high level.
Attendance and conduct at work according to the requirements of the Association’s Personnel Policy.
Adherence to the Code of Ethics, and positive relationship building.
To execute duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description.
The Healthy Babies Healthy Children Family Home Visitor will be directly accountable to ProgramManager of Services for the proper completion of the functions outlined in the job description.
Applicants are asked to apply in confidence through our website (https://onwa.bamboohr.com/jobs/).
Indigenous Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
Only those applicants granted an interview will be contacted.
A job description is available upon request.
We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
ONWA offers a very competitive compensation package including full benefits,
generous vacation allowance and savings plan.
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