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Families First Home Visitor

Requisition ID: 331544 

Position Number: 880-715521012H210-09

Competition Number:  SS-23-135

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Altona

Site: Southern Health-Santé Sud

Work Location: Public Health-Healthy Living - Altona & Area

Department / Unit: Families First/Public Health-Healthy Living 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: CUPE

Anticipated Start Date: To Be Determined 

FTE: 0.80 

Anticipated Shift: Days, with occasional evenings and weekends as required 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.25 hour shifts

Salary: As per CUPE Community Collective Agreement


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Summary:

Families First is a community-based resource designed to promote healthy growth and development of children by supporting families in their homes during pregnancy and the first five years of a child’s life, for a period of up to three years. Under the guidance of the Families First - Public Health Nurse, and directly reporting to the Regional Manager ‐ Public Health‐Healthy Living, the Home Visitor I acts as a member of an inter-disciplinary team and is responsible to initiate and maintain regular connection through family centered home based visiting. The incumbent will utilize an evidence informed curriculum, and share activities that support positive parent-child relationships and enhance child health and development as well as build on existing strengths by optimizing the family’s use of community resources. In consultation with Public Health Nurses, the Home Visitor I has a responsibility to support families to explore goals related to their values.

The incumbent exercises the appropriate level of initiative and independent judgment in determining work priorities, work methods to be employed and action to be taken on unusual matters. The position functions in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision and values; and the policies of Southern Health-Santé Sud.



• Grade twelve (XII) education or equivalent
• Working knowledge of parent-child attachment and early childhood development
• Knowledge of and ability to link to community resources that support families, parenting, and optimal childhood growth and development
• Minimum of 1-year experience working as a Home Visitor
• Previous experience working with families with young children 
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal & communication skills
• Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated decision-making and problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated ability to adapt to a changing environment
• Demonstrated ability to establish effective and professional working relationships
• Demonstrated ability to work independently & effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with community resources that support families, parenting, and optimal childhood growth and development
• Given the cultural diversity of our region, the ability to respect and promote a culturally diverse population is required
• Demonstrated ability to meet the physical and mental demands of the job
• Proficiency of both official languages is essential for target and designated bilingual positions
• Demonstrated ability to respect confidentiality including paper, electronic formats and other mediums
• Good work and attendance record


Conditions of Employment:

• Completes and maintains a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Child Abuse Registry Check, as appropriate
• All Health Care workers are required to be immunized as a condition of employment in accordance with Southern Health-Santé Sud policy.
• Requires a valid Class 5 driver’s license, an all-purpose insured vehicle and liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.00

We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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