Lower Mainland Purpose Society
Rate: $19.50 / 30 hours a week
The Young Parent Support Worker provides assistance, support and resources to young pregnant or parenting youth, accessing Purpose Society’s Ready-Set-Grow Daycare or in the community, to resume or continue their education.
- Engages with the pregnant or parenting youth in the community on an outreach basis. Assesses client’s readiness to return to an educational program or ability to maintain school involvement. Makes appropriate referrals.
- Assists clients in the determination and attainment of goals. Acts as an advocate for the client, provides support throughout their involvement in an educational program and provides follow-up support to them upon leaving the program. May accompany clients to appointments.
- Maintain accurate client files. Ensures that all required documentation is complete and meets professional standards. Completes reports and statistical gathering as required.
- Conducts support and educational groups.
- Plans and implements caregiver/parent educational opportunities. Helps plan and implement special events. Assists in the publication of educational newsletters.
- Maintains liaison and good communication with community and other agencies. Engages in consultation and case planning with relevant service providers as appropriate.
- Maintains a thorough knowledge of community resources and services. Keeps current on issues affecting young parents and trends in young parent programming.
- Participates in evaluating the effectiveness of the young parent program. Facilitates client participation in evaluating activities. Provides suggestions to modify programs to the daycare Coordinator and/or Program Director.
- Is knowledgeable of, and adheres to pertinent legislation regarding the protection of children.
- Maintains confidentiality of all information related to the organization’s clients and staff.
- Promotes, markets and advertises program mandate to community partners.
- Has knowledge and practical proficiency of social media platforms.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Education, Training and Experience:
- A bachelor’s degree or diploma in the social sciences. A certificate in Early Childhood Education beneficial.
- At least one year of previous work with youth in general or young parents. Experience in an early childhood environment beneficial.
Job Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent ability to integrate child development theory and practice.
- Ability to establish positive working relationships with youth. Ability to establish caring and nurturing relationships with children.
- Strong ability to research issues, information, find services and refer, if necessary.
- Strong group facilitation skills.
- Demonstrated skills in community development and organization.
- Strong ability to work effectively with others, including both team members and other professionals.
- Knowledge of licensing requirements and the commitment and ability to ensure compliance is necessary.
- Well-developed oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Good organization, time and general management skills.
- Ability to perform moderate physical activity including walking, standing, bending, lifting children and housekeeping duties.
- The position requires some work outside of the normal office environment and travel.
- The position requires the use of a vehicle.
- A valid First Aid certificate is required.
- Holding a valid class IV Driver’s license.
- Food Safe certification is an asset.
- As a condition of employment all employees must pass a Criminal Records check.
- Flexible hours of work required, including evenings
Apply in confidence to:
Lynda Fletcher-Gordon, Director of Youth and Family Programs
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