Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program

(AHBHC) Coordinator

N’Amerind (London) Friendship Centre
260 Colborne St.
London ON N6B 2S6
Ph (519) 672-0131 Fax (519) 672-0717

Position: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program (AHBHC) Coordinator

Term: Permanent Full Time (37.5 Hrs/Week)

Wage: $20.26 / hr to Start

Description:

Under the direct supervision of the Social Section Manager, the successful candidate will be an energetic, innovative, caring person who will ensure the development, provision and maintenance of a network of health and social service providers. The goal of the Aboriginal Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program is to ensure Aboriginal families with children (prenatal to age six) who may be at risk of physical, mental and social problems have access to a range of prevention and early intervention services. The program coordinator will identify those families who would benefit from home visits and have access to family support programs offered by the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary background or related work experience in early childhood growth and developments and socialization within home, family and community.
  • Program development and implementation experience.
  • Experience in working with programs for children ages 0-6.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven, positive, proactive experience in working with individuals and families of Aboriginal ancestry.
  • Excellent interview, interpersonal and counseling skills.
  • Knowledge of available community resources.
  • Possess no criminal charges/record pertaining to offences against children.
  • Must possess computer proficiency including word processing and data base programs.
  • Capacity to work under pressure, meet deadlines and work flexible hours.
  • Must have daily access to vehicle.

Responsibilities:

  • To develop and maintain a network of health and social service providers to ensure that Aboriginal families with children Prenatal to age six) who may be at risk of physical, mental and social problems, have access to a range of prevention and early intervention services.
  • Assessment and screening of prenatal and at birth to identify those Aboriginal children at risk and ensuring that Aboriginal families receive further assessments if required.
  • To develop plans of care for Aboriginal children and their families.
  • To develop an inventory of services and establish a system of referrals and provide ongoing liaison service and follow up to ensure family and individual needs are being met.
  • To develop strong linkages and partnerships with local Aboriginal and non Aboriginal service agencies to support healthy Aboriginal families.
  • Work with other Friendship Centre programs to promote an integrated and coordinated approach.
  • Client home visits are required part of AHBHC program delivery.
  • To promote the development of positive role models in the community.
  • To participate in the development and establishment of culturally sensitive services which address family healing and wellness.
  • To identify a case manager from the most appropriate agency for all high risk families.
  • To assist, upon request, non-Aboriginal agencies in order to ensure that Aboriginal clients receive the service and support the clients require.
  • To provide cultural sensitivity training to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal individuals, groups.
  • To prepare activity, statistical and narrative reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Maintain effective written and verbal communications at all times.
  • To attend meetings, workshops, seminars and training established for the Program.
  • To undertake any other such reasonable duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Ensuring all confidentiality requirements are met as per policies and procedures.

Interested applicants please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three work related references similar to the AHCHB Program
  • Copy of relevant certificate, diploma, degree;
  • Or a narrative outline of related work experience
  • Vulnerable CPIC (at cost to applicant) to:

Mail: Hiring Committee
Re: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator
N’Amerind Friendship Centre
260 Colborne Street
London, ON
N6B 2S6

Email: reception@namerind.on.ca
Re: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator

Fax: Attention: Hiring Committee (519) 672 0717
Re: Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children Coordinator

  • All applications will be screened based on receiving a complete application package and aligned with the qualifications listed in the posting.
  • Only those contacted will be granted an interview.
  • A registered member of a First Nation as per Section 16 (1) of the Human Rights Act is preferred.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 22, 2017at 4:00 pm
Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.