*JOB POSTING* FASD/Child Nutrition Community Support Worker (Closes: 16 MAR 2018) Please see Job Description for full details…
FASD/Child Nutrition Community Support Worker
STATUS: Permanent/Fulltime (35 hours/week)
PURPOSE: The FASD/Child Nutrition Community Support Worker will be responsible for servicing individuals who are suspected or already affected by FASD in the urban area of North Bay.
ACCOUNTABILITY: The FASD/Child Nutrition Community Support Worker reports directly to the Executive Director
- Ability to deliver presentations
- Compile and deliver reports in a timely manner
- Promote and deliver cultural appropriate programming
- One on ones with clients that request services.
- To develop and provide prevention programs for high-risk families with respect to issues of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Effects, Solvent Abuse and Family Dysfunction.
- To develop flexible approaches to service delivery which result in inclusion of the “marginal” client groups in Urban Aboriginal communities, (ie. Street Kids, Substance Abusers, FAS whether diagnosed or not)
- Increase awareness of FAS/FAE in the community and provide prevention skills
- Design, develop and deliver FAS/FAE nutrition workshops for families and individuals
- Work with existing programs (CAPC, CPNP and AHBHC) in the areas of child nutrition and FAS/FAE
- Assist clients with receiving an assessment and diagnosis before the age of 18 (will not diagnose after that age)
- Other duties as assigned
- Formal training in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder considered an asset.
- Minimum 2 years of education or work experience in the related field.
- Experience working in mental health
- Experience working with individuals and families affected by FASD.
- Experience working with members of a multi-displinary team.
- Ability to relate to clients and their families in a non-judgemental manner and holistic approach
- Sense of creativity
- Strong leadership and communication skills
- Able to advocate on behalf of clients and families
- Ability to work in collaboration with internal/external agencies, as well as with families.
- Strong knowledge of urban Indigenous issues and needs, and experience working with urban Indigenous individuals
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Crisis Intervention Training, and First Aid certificates are essential
- Food handlers Course.
- Knowledge of the inner-workings of the local justice system
- Experience in facilitating programming from development to delivery
- Dealing with clients in a considerate, open-minded, and compassionate manner
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, reporting databases, and related technology
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work as a team member and independently
- Valid driver’s license with clean abstract, and access to reliable transportation
- CPIC with vulnerable records check.
- Ability to work flexible hours
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Deadline for resumes: March 16th, 2018 at 4:00 pm
|Please forward cover letter, resume and (3) recent references to:||
Kathy Fortin – Executive Director
North Bay Indian Friendship Centre
980 Cassells Street
North Bay, ON
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
“We would like to thank all interested individuals; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. While we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, those of Indigenous descent will be given preference”