Employment Central - Early Years Parental Support

Early Years Parental Support

Taku River Tlingit First Nation

Description/Duties

Employment Opportunity


POSITION:
Early Years Parental Support
WAGE: $55,000 - $60,000 based on experience and education
STATUS: Full time hours (72 hours pay period) 1 year contract – continuation dependent on funding
LOCATION: Taku River Tlingit First Nation (TRTFN) in Atlin, BC
SUPERVISOR: Education Manager

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

HOUSING: Temporarily accommodation available for the right candidate.

POSITION SUMMARY

Taku River Tlingit First Nation is seeking an Early Years worker to support new parents - moms, dads, caregivers, their infants and toddlers in Atlin and Whitehorse.

The Visitor works to promote and facilitate healthy pregnancies, enhance parenting capacity and early learning opportunities for infants and toddlers. Establishing authentic trust-based relationships with families, meeting regularly with parents through visits in the home, or elsewhere in the community and delivering programming in authentic, culturally sensitive ways is how we work. The Early Year Visitor will adapt and evolve to meet each family’s unique needs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Develop and maintain supportive relationships with mothers and other primary caregivers, introducing learning activities from the Early Years Toolbox to respond to infant/toddler interests and developmental stages.
  • Active Early Years program promotion and support to participants. Encourage and empower moms, dads and primary caregiver involvement by providing opportunities to participate and support their toddler’s involvement in culturally inclusive and age-appropriate programming. Promote parental and primary caregivers to set and attain goals, participate, and look after both themselves and their children in healthy, culturally appropriate ways.
  • Provide weekly home visits with pregnant moms and/or families with children under 6 months of age, and continued visits until the child(ren) are 2 years old to assist with pre- and post-natal care and support.
  • Plan, coordinate and deliver regular (e.g., weekly) community specific group gatherings for moms, babies, dads, families, and caregivers.
  • Work to identify, plan, prepare and deliver educational, wellness and other information sessions at group events that respond to family needs and preferences. Promotes culturally inclusive and responsive support through information sharing and program promotion.
  • Service navigation which includes:

    • Being knowledgeable of and assisting parents with services and interventions available in the community, including referral protocols, scope of services of allied agencies and criteria for participation.

    • Making appropriate referrals with informed consent to other service providers in community and surrounding areas.

    • Serving as a source of information regarding community resources and assists with referrals to public or private agencies with appropriate follow-up, and

    • Facilitates participation in other services and interventions as required.

  • Works with supervisor and colleagues to ensure the needs of the children, families and communities are identified and supported, without duplication of programming or service.
  • Adheres to YFNED records & information management standards and ensures the collection and use data and client information is for the purposes for which it is intended. Maintains client records and ensures the collection and use of data is used to ensure meaningful outcomes for families and children.
  • Participates and contributes as a member of the team in staff meetings, attends professional development workshops and other trainings as approved/required.
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as requested by supervisor.

EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

  • Post-secondary diploma in early childhood development, elementary education or a related academic field is preferred.
  • Experience working with infants, toddlers and families in programming, preferably in First Nation community.
  • Knowledge of maternal and infant health, parenting education and concepts of child development.
  • Knowledge of and experience with home visits is an asset.
  • Experience implementing and leading events, workshops and learning opportunities focused to young moms, babies, toddlers, and caregivers.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Acceptable RCMP Security Clearance and vulnerable sector check.
  • Valid class 5 Drivers license and acceptable driver’s abstract.
  • First Aid and Food Safe Level 1 within 6 months of starting.
  • Completion of Understanding the Early Years 60-hour course within three months of hire is required.

BENEFITS 

  • Included after 3 months of probationary period.
  • Benefits include extended medical, eyewear, dental coverage as well as an RRSP matching plan.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To submit a resume or obtain further information contact: Email: careers@gov.trtfn.com titled: Early Years Visitor.
No Phone calls will be entertained.

We thank all those who apply but only those who are being considered will be contacted
Preference given to Taku River Tlingit First Nation Citizens.
We are only able to accept applications from permanent Canadian residents.

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