The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is the single provider of all health and social services in the Northwest Territories (NWT), with the exception of Hay River and Tlicho regions, covering 1.2 million square kilometers and serving approximately 43,000 people, including First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and non-aboriginals. Health and social services includes the full range of primary, secondary and tertiary health services and social services including family services, protection services, care placements, mental health, addictions, and developmental activities, delivered by more than 1,400 health and social services staff.
Under the direction of the Healthy Family Program Coordinator, the Home Visitor position works to optimize the home environment for the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children (ages 0- 6 years) who are at risk of being developmentally delayed. The position assists in strengthening the parent-child relationship by improving parenting skills, reducing family stress and meeting the needs of parents. The position works closely with other government and non-government resources in the provision and coordination of services to children and families. All duties will be performed on a shift basis with shifts developed to accommodate parent schedules and demands for meeting time during regular work days. The Home Visitor will work a 37.5 hour work week.
Clientele include families with target children identified by the screening and Parent Survey tools used by the Home Visitation Program, other family members, community members and other health care providers. The Home Visitor will provide regular long term contact and support of families primarily through visits to the clients' home. The Home Visitor will be responsible for assisting the family in establishing goals and a plan for the accomplishment of those goals, as well as the screening of typical growth and development of children served by the program.
The Home Visitor must have experience in child development and parenting skills, prenatal and post-natal care, universal precautions in order to protect the caregiver and client from the transmission of infections and child management strategies (nonviolent). For more information on the knowledge, skills, and abilities required please read the attached job description.
Typically the above would be attained by:
• Certificate in Early Childhood Development, Social Work, or equivalent
• 1 year Experience working with children 0-6 and their families
• Current First Aid and CPR (including infant) certification or willingness to acquireNon-Violent Crisis intervention or similar
• Personal injury Prevention training (WHIMIS, Lifting and Carrying Techniques) or willing to obtain
• ASIST training (Applied Suicide intervention Skills Training) or willing to obtain
Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
INUVIK, NT X0E 0T0
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620
This job opening is for a Term to February 2, 2021.
Driver's License Requirement
A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License
The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
The salary for this position starts at $36.03 per hour (approximately $70,259 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,356.
Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.
Criminal Records Check
Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.
Job Opening Information
Job Opening ID # 17874
Closing Date: December 16, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time