Career Opportunities

Child Support Worker – MAT Leave Coverage until January 2020

Posted: January 7, 2019

Job Title: Child Support Worker – MAT Leave Coverage until January 2020

The Child Support worker is responsible for maintaining a safe, secure environment for children residing at JPH, as well as the carrying out of activities planned for the children in care.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and provide age appropriate child care programming for children residing at JPH. Plan and implement activities and programming, where appropriate, to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children/youth in the program. Provide scheduled child care activities on a weekly basis. Provide varying levels of care for the children of JPH including: educational activities/reading, games, storytelling, play and physical activity, arts/crafts/musical activities, etc.
  • Work closely with the Child and Youth Programmer to develop resident/client specific child support programming.
  • Instruct children in health and personal habits such as eating, resting, and toilet habits. Dress and/or teach the children how to dress. Routinely change diapers when needed.
  • Respond to the needs of children and youth by providing them support with compassion and understanding.
  • Offer scheduled child care to mothers to attend appointments, group sessions, respite, and other attendance requirements of the DMSCC/JPH Programs.
  • Help children and youth integrate into programming by providing one-on-one counselling. Support children’s emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts. Identify, refer and follow-up support in case of child abuse of severe emotional/behavioral concerns.
  • Work with mothers in problem solving and decision making as it relates to their children.
  • Refer mothers and their children to other agencies in consultation with JPH/DMSCC staff.
  • Prepare and provide nutritious snacks and meals.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Education preferred. Early Childhood Development Certificate Level II or III also considered.
  • 2-3 years at minimum, experience in child care. Preference will be given to individuals who possess experience as a teacher’s assistance or have experience in dealing with children affected by trauma, experience with disabilities, special needs and other behavioral concerns.
  • Experience working with children who have been exposed to family and domestic violence, emotional and social challenges. Experience working with children from diverse backgrounds.
  • High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare/Intervention Check.
  • Standard First Aid/CPR, ASIST Certification, and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training is considered an asset.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license, free from restrictions.
  • Proficient Computer Skills. (Microsoft)

Working Conditions:

  • 40 Hours per week.
  • The Child Support Worker may have to manage a number of tasks at one time, and may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs of the children and the JPH/DMSCC organization. The environment may be busy/noisy.
  • The Child Support Worker will be required to have a flexible schedule. This schedule could be subject to change with given notice.
  • Second Stage Housing Environment.
  • Position may require either standing or sitting for extended periods of time; as well as vigorous activity on occasion.
  • The Child Support Worker may deliver activities in a variety of locations and may have to transport, lift and carry children, equipment and supplies. May spend time sitting on the floor or using child size furniture.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Overtime as required.
  • Position may require either standing or sitting for extended periods of time; as well as vigorous activity on occasion.

Salary:

  • Salary will be dependent upon education and experience level. Salary Range: $19.15 – 28.12 per Hour.
  • Vaccation pay is paid out bi-weekly at a rate of 4% of salary.

Application Contact:

Please email your cover letter and resume attn:

Stephanie Nieman – Assistant Director 

E:      assistantdirector@dmscc.ca

P:       780.594.5095

Fax:   780.594.7304