Healthy Families

Home Visitation Practitioner

Program Description

Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society is currently seeking an individual to fill a full-time position as a Home Visitation Practitioner for our Healthy Families Program.  The Healthy Families program is a home visitation program for new parents in the first years of their child’s life.  Healthy Families started as a Success By 6 initiative, promoting healthy growth and development of preschool children.

Responsibilities

  • Develop relationships and provide long-term support to the families referred to the program.
  • Work closely with a public health nurse, other care providers, and the families to assess needs and create goals and strategies to support the healthy development of the family.
  • Document involvement with the family and provide other documentation as required to support the ongoing evaluation of the program.
  • Case management, as well as attending any required case conferences.
  • Work with referring agencies or other services involved with the family.

Education / Credentials

  • Human Services degree or diploma; equivalencies will be considered.
  • Experience with providing support to families in their homes is required.
  • Ability to model and teach appropriate behaviors such as communication, conflict management, problem solving, decision making and non-abuse behavior management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with good oral and written communication.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable car is required.
  • Knowledge of the Aboriginal culture and language is an asset.
  • Current (within 6 months) Criminal Record Check, and Child, Youth and Family Intervention Record check, without outstanding issues, prior to starting date, is mandatory.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary (based on working 34.50hrs/week) plus monthly auto allowance.
  • Paid sick and wellness days after 3 months’ probation.
  • Extended Health Benefit (50/50 cost sharing) after 6 months’ employment.

Start Date

This position is to start as soon as possible.

How to Apply

Please apply with cover letter and resume to:  hr@bentarrow.ca.

Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only success applicants will be selected for interviews