KIdsFirst Home Visitor

Employer: Regina Open Door Society

Location: Regina Open Door Society

Number of positions: 1

Wage/Salary: $38,008.60 annually ($21.66/hour).


Description

The Regina Open Door Society (RODS) is a non-profit organization that provides settlement and integration services to refugees and immigrants in Regina. RODS is committed to meeting the needs of newcomers by offering programs and services that enable them to achieve their goals and participate fully in the larger community.

The Regina Open Door Society Inc. is seeking a qualified individual to staff the Full-time permanent position of KidsFirst Home Visitor.

Positon Description

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide ongoing intensive supportive services primarily through home visits to assigned immigrant and refugee families.

Primary Responsibilities

Encourage and promote self-sufficiency in all families
Provides  services to families before and after the birth of a baby
Schedules and conducts home visits as determined by the KidsFirst Weighted Caseload Level Definition and utilizes the Growing Great Kids curriculum during the visits.  Encourages and assists families in keeping an on-going file of home visit plans and follow up activities
Provides families with basic information by utilizing materials and tools that have been provided during trainings (i.e. Growing Great Kids, Family Curriculums, Ages and Stages, Daily Dos, Home Safety, Fire Safety, Immunization schedules, etc.)
Reinforces and encourages positive ways parents can relate to their children
Establishes trusting, supportive and professional caring relationships with assigned families.
Supports families to strengthen their knowledge of child development, help parents understand how children learn and grow, plans and conducts activities together with parents to meet the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of their child
Encourages and strengthens family healthy life style by sharing and providing the following information with the families: housing, food security, parenting, specialized services of interest to the family, recreational opportunities, education, employment, and Family Wellness and Outreach team services
Encourages parents to take an active role in planning, implementing, and evaluating their child and family goals. Assists family in building the life they want for their child and family
Assists and encourages families to:  manage and problem solve difficult issues, set family goals, plan for the future,  provide opportunities to meet and get to know other parents
Networks and advocates on behalf of families with community agencies to meet their needs and to reach program objectives. 
Refers families to other community resources.
 Provides support that enables families to meet their goals, for example, transporting to appointments when necessary, issuing nutrition vouchers etc.
Follows the Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI)  regulations and KidsFirst Transportation protocols/procedures when transporting families and young children (i.e. seat belts and car seat safety)
Regularly review the health and safety conditions of family’s home using the Home/Fire Safety checklist and kits
Complies with RODS Documentation standards.  Complete case notes, data entries (i.e. KIMS), and reports in a timely manner.  Document all family contacts, observations, activities, follow-up, goal planning, and services
Maintain current CPR/First Aid Safety certification
Learns and complies with RODS and KidsFirst protocols, standards, and procedures (i.e. Child Protection Protocol, Taxi/Nutrition Vouchers, Critical Incident, Home Visiting Safety, etc.)
Demonstrate mutual trust and respect for all team members at all time.  Work collaboratively and cooperatively with all team members to better meet the needs of the families and to plan, organize and  implement the KidsFirst Activities (i.e. Growing Great Families, etc.) to achieve the expected outcomes
Works with all team members to create a warm and accepting environment for all children and adults.  Exhibits a positive attitude, which lends to productive work environment.
Attends and participates in meetings and trainings (i.e. Home Visitor/Supervisor consults, KidsFirst meeting, FWOT meeting, Settlement and Family Community Services Unit meeting, etc.).  Encourages team to continuously develop professionally.
Provide services in a respectful and confidential manner.  Maintains professional level of confidentiality in regards to children, families, and staff.  Relevant information will be discussed with the Home Visiting Supervisor, Team Leader and/or Executive Director
Meets routinely with supervisor /team leader to consult,  case plan, and/or  discuss directions to support assigned families
Maintains updated files and documentation on individual children following program protocol, and maintains documentation according to program standards.
Maintain strength-based, family-centered, and culturally sensitive environment
Be available for flexible hours
Practices  “zero-tolerance” for violence in the workplace
·         Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Required qualifications/education

               

This position requires a completion of a relevant secondary education certificate/diploma in Child Development, Human Services and/or a minimum of 2 years related experience is preferred. Also, the successful applicant will be required to have completed a valid Class 5-Novice 2 driver’s license, access to an insured vehicle and provide a clean Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check. Prior KidsFirst training (i.e. Growing Great Kids) and ability to speak other languages is an asset.

Regular hours of work are Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm with every second Monday or Friday off. However, this position will be required to work outside of regular working hours when needed. Starting salary for this position is $38,008.60 annually ($21.66/hour).

We thank all candidates for their interest. However, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Please forward a cover letter and resume no later than 4:00 pm on June 23, 2018 stating the position title Home Visitor to the following email address. Please be able to provide three work related references at the time of your interview. No phone calls please.

Cindy Hopper

Kids First Team Leader

Regina Open Door Society

400-2220-12th Avenue

Regina, SK, S4P 0M8

Fax: (306) 757-8166

Email: Cindyh@rods.sk.ca