Prenatal Outreach Worker

"To Provide culturally appropriate health and social programs and services for all people"

 

Prenatal Outreach Worker

Term Part Time Position

15 hours per week; Flexible Work Schedule

 

Under the direct supervision of the Nutritionist Coordinator, the Outreach Worker’s duties will include:

  • Providing counselling and/or referral for identified health and lifestyle risks related to pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period
  • Facilitating weekly drop-in sessions

 

Qualifications

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with related nutrition or food preparation skills
  • Experience in counseling or teaching would be an asset
  • Good knowledge of breast-feeding management, pregnancy and childbirth and infant development
  • Must have good communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Must be able to work independently in a group or individual setting
  • Must have practical knowledge of food shopping and preparation
  • Cultural safety training and knowledge of Aboriginal culture distinctiveness and sensitivity in providing services
  • Valid First Aid Certificate and Food Safe Certification
  • Must provide a satisfactory criminal record check, this position is working with the vulnerable sector
  • Requires a valid class 5 driver’s license and reliable transportation with business insurance for work
  • Preference will be given to those applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry if an applicant choses to self-disclose

 

To apply: Submit resume, a cover letter and three work related reference letters to;

 

Patricia Wilson, BSW, RSW

Executive Director

First Nations Friendship Centre

2904 29th Ave Vernon BC V1T 1Y7

Fax: (250) 542 3707

Email: ed@fnfc.ca

 

Only those selected will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls.

Start Date: Mar 1, 2017 and Closing Date: Feb 10, 2017 at 12 noon.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

 

 

 

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