The position of the FAS\D & Child Nutrition worker will be directly responsible to the Executive Director for providing education, information, and assistance to Shawanaga First Nation community members, and the larger area, in regards to: promoting healthy nutrition by providing education on child nutrition and providing education on FAS\D, for families with children (0-12 years of age).
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Community Awareness and Education
- Ability to research and develop information, in order to facilitate, and support parents, care givers, extended family members and staff on child nutrition and healthy child development;
- Ability to research and develop information, in order to provide education to parents, care givers, extended family members and staff on FAS\D;
- Ability to develop, conduct and organize programs\workshops for parents, care givers, extended family members and staff on promoting holistic care; providing education on child nutrition, including development, and issues regarding FAS\D.
- Ability to liaise with internal departments and external agencies with regards to the well-being of children and\or families, on the above noted areas, on an on-going basis;
- Ability to develop and implement processes for referrals;
- Ability to advocate on behalf of clients;
- Ability to design and develop culturally appropriate programs by utilizing elders and staff supports from internal and external programs to enhance program;
- Ability to compile and update a detailed inventory of current health and social services that could directly provide enhanced supports to the FAS\D and Child Nutrition program;
- Ability to develop and design a process that will allow informed referrals for children to access appropriate services should as a developmental concern become apparent.
Counselling and Support Services
- Conducts and coordinates workshops on a regular basis;
- Conducts educational programs for care givers of children up to 12 years of age and younger on a regular basis;
- Provides counselling and support for clients at home or in the office, as required or requested;
- Provides referrals to other agencies as required;
- Arranges for families to seek healing through traditional methods upon request.
- Maintains Healing Centre case management forms as required;
- Consults with other First Nation programs\services and with external agencies on the provision and coordination of services as necessary;
- Attends case management meetings and staff meetings as required.
- Prepares and submits monthly activity reports to the Executive Director;
- Prepares activity reports to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as required;
- Prepares annual submissions\work plans;
- Participates as a team player with other Healing Centre staff;
- Performs other duties as required by the Executive Director.
- Community College Diploma in Social Services; Community Wellness diploma or diploma in a related field/OR Minimum Grade 12 with at least 3 yrs of experience working with families & young children;
- Knowledge of healthy child nutrition, child development and FAS\D;
- Knowledge of services that would directly benefit this program;
- Knowledge of family socio-economic issues in First Nation communities;
- Must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
- Knowledge of community services, programs, customs and traditions;
- Must have computer skills;
- Must possess valid driver’s license. Own a vehicle is an asset;
- CPIC for working with the vulnerable sector is required;
- Demonstrated commitment to own personal healing.
Preference may be given to Aboriginal candidates with relevant on reserve employment experience and/ or those with knowledge and understanding of Shawanaga First Nation history and community. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We wish to thank everyone for their applications.
Please submit a resume with a cover letter and 3 references, by Fri November 9, 2018 at 12:00 noon. Shelley Baker, HR Manager Shawanaga First Nation 2 Village Rd., Nobel, Ontario POG 1GO Email: