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Home Visitor - Public Health St James

Requisition ID: 143205 

Position Number: 20012234

Posting End Date: October 13, 2020

City: Winnipeg

Site: WRHA Community Health Services

Department / Unit: Public Health St James 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: MGEU-HOMEVISIT

Anticipated Start Date - End Date: 12/15/2020 - 12/15/2021

Reason for Term: Maternity Leave

FTE: 0.50 

Anticipated Shift: Days;Evenings;Weekends 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.25

Annual Base Hours: 1885

Salary: $17.172, $17.677, $18.170, $18.685, $19.190, $19.706

 

Grow your career in the Winnipeg Health Region! Our team provides a spectrum of health care services through an integrated network of sites, services and organizations. We’re united by a shared commitment to excellent and equitable health care.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Team Manager and in collaboration with Public Health Nurses (PHN), the Families First Home Visitor (FFHV) is responsible for initiating and maintaining regular and long term support with families eligible for the Families First program.  The primary focus of the FFHV is on the parent-child relationship.  Services are mainly provided in the home, and are long-term, structured, family-centered and strength-based. Duties and responsibilities include:

 

  • Establishing trusting relationships with families.
  • Applying skills to observe and consider information.
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating services with families to cultivate the growth of secure parent child attachments.
  • Supporting parents to optimize their child’s developmental potential.
  • Nourishing the parents’ interest in providing competent basic care, healthy nutrition, and preventive health practices.
  • Working with families and others to improve the health and well being of families.
  • Interacting effectively with diverse individuals, groups and communities.
  • Communicating effectively with individuals, families, groups and colleagues.
  • Participating in weekly reflective supervision with a designated PHN.
  • Meeting with PHN case managers on a regular basis to review individual family situations and service plans.
Experience
  • Experience working with families with young children 0-5 years of age in areas related to parenting in two of the last five years required.
Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)
  • Complete high school education or GED, Manitoba standards, required.
  • Willingness to successfully complete Integrated Strategies and Growing Great Kids Tier 1 training within 6 months of employment.
  • Commitment to complete Growing Great Kids Tier 2 and Tier 3 training at the earliest opportunity.
  • Certification as a Family Support Worker/Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Program, Early Childhood Educator, or other relevant education preferred.

NOTE:  Titles of training and related curriculum may change or be updated from time to time.

Certification/Licensure/Registration
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license may be required.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Basic computer skills required (i.e.  word processing, web navigation, email).
  • Basic knowledge of early childhood growth and development, effective parenting, and social factors that affect health and well-being required.
  • Able to work with families that experience significant challenges.
  • Able to use strength-based and solution-focused approaches.
  • A sensitive, non-judgmental approach in working with families.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and maintains positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Able to plan, organize and manage time effectively.
  • Able to effectively use curriculum based resources.
  • Able to identify community resources.
  • Shows initiative and able to take direction and work as part of a team.
  • Fluent English reading, writing and oral skills.
  • Understanding of Indigenous customs, experience, traditions and values is an asset.
Physical Requirements
  • Evening and weekend work may be required to meet client needs.
  • Physically able to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 15 lbs or 6.8 kgs.
  • Physically able to climb stairs, to crouch, and to kneel/sit on the floor when engaging in parent-child centered activities.
  • Physically capable of providing service in a wide variety of community settings under varying weather and environmental conditions.
  • Access to a motor vehicle suitable for all environmental conditions may be required.
  • Subject to immunizations and tuberculin testing as per WRHA Policy.

 

This term position may end earlier as outlined in the Collective Agreement.

 

The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.  As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.  In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.

 

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 across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.

 

Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.

 

Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition