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Company Name:
Pathways Community Services Association
Approximate Salary:
45000.00 Per Year
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Home Visitor

Who we are:

Pathways is an Indingeous non-profit agency that has been supporting vulnerable children, youth, and families since 1988. Guided by Indigenous traditions and teachings, Pathways offers evidence-informed, supportive services to people in the Calgary area as they strengthen their circles of self, family, community, and culture.

What we are looking for:

We are seeking a Home Visitor for our Nehiyaw Kihokewin ("families visiting with the spirit of the grandmothers" in Cree) Home Visitation program, a support and education program for Indigenous families in Calgary. The grandmother's spirit is nurturing and supportive, informative but not pushy. The grandmother knows that a healthy family is the foundation for the future.  Does that sound like you? If so, we can teach you to become a home visitor.

Home Visitors support families with children in their critical early years of development to increase knowledge about child development, strengthen parenting skills, help families form positive and nurturing relationships with their children, and connect families to community supports.  Home Visitors meet with families in their home and in the community to reduce risks and build assets.  

 

  What qualifications we are looking for: 

  • degree in Human Services, or an equivalent combination of education and work and lived experience.
  • willingness to embrace Indigenous culture as a pillar of practice and to add to their knowledge and understanding in this area
  • 2-5 years’ experience working with vulnerable children and/or families
  • understanding of the impact of trauma, loss and grief on child development and behavior
  • strong teamwork skills
  • energetic and passionate approach to youth engagement
  • good organizational and data management skills
  • a reliable vehicle and valid driver's license.

If this is how you want to make a difference to families in Calgary, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by August 31, 2018. We will start reviewing applicants right away.

 

 

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