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Full Time Families First CAPC Family Support Worker

by South London Neighbourhood Resource Cent5re

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Feb 06, 2024
Experience: 5 Years
Education: College Diploma (3 years)

Job Description

Commitment: This is a full-time position Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with flexible hours and occasional evenings and/or weekends. This position will start April 2, 2024. Wages: $27.00 per hour plus benefits after 3 months.

- Lead, plan and facilitate high quality life-skills and family support programs with a focus on improving community health outcomes for families with children 0-6 years of age.
- Operate with a long-terms lens, responding to changing community needs and designing creative solutions and program plans along with the Project Manager.
- Provide support, referrals and advocacy for residents around access to housing, medical supports, food security and basic needs, and assistance with documents and forms in a culturally sensitive manner. - Maintain detailed statistics tracking and documentation for all programs.
- Create and manage Facebook and Instagram social media pages and groups for CAPC participants. Update groups and pages on a regular basis.
- Send monthly newsletter to families with program information and community resources.
- Create marketing materials, posters, calendars, and resources for program promotion.
- Attend community meetings and neighbourhood events to engage with community partners and families.
- Program plan; which includes meal and snack preparation, activity planning and engaging with community partners with support from Project Manager.
- Engage in community outreach to connect with isolated residents through a grassroots approach as well as partnership building. - Incorporate food security into all programs; providing healthy low-cost meals and snacks. Must have a comfort level with food preparation and cooking.
- Encourage families to participate in other SLNRC activities and community supports using a wraparound holistic approach.
- Establish and maintain strong and collaborative relationships with families, co-workers and community service providers.
- Role model positive, safe and appropriate adult-child interactions during programs; invite participation from adults to enrich children’s experience.
- Provide all families and children with a culturally safe space to explore and participate in.
- Maintain an understanding of current early learning best practices.
- Participate in meaningful and continuous professional learning opportunities.
- Attend staff meetings and training opportunities.
- Operate in accordance with policies, procedures, guidelines and protocols of the SLNRC.

Requirements - Degree/Diploma in SSW, social work, human services, CYW, sociology or related experience or field.
- 5+ years of experience working in the social service field.
- 5+ years of experience working with families, children and newcomers.
- Knowledge of community development and health promotion.
- Knowledge of London community resources and supports for at-risk residents, child abuse prevention and cross-cultural needs.
- Passion for working with children & families and providing quality programming that promotes families’ optimal well-being.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skill including computer skills.
- Must be able to work independently and part of a team.
- Must have excellent organization, communication and writing skills.
- Must be punctual and responsive. - More than one language would be an asset.
- Current Safe Food Handling
- Current First Aid and CPR certification.
- Current Police Vulnerable Sector Check.
- Valid driver’s license and daily access to personal and reliable vehicle

. ********** To apply for the position send resume and cover letter as one Word Document or PDF File to Vincent Tao, Administration Coordinator, South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre  Thank you for your interest in this position. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.