The Family Connections Support Staff works with a team to design and implement positive and engaging programs for families in Yellowknife with children prenatal to 5 years.
Current programs include cooking and food programs, craft and creative programs, educational programs for parents, and opportunities for social connection and interpersonal engagement.
The successful candidate will be familiar with the needs of children and their families from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences. The successful candidate will assist team members in running current programs to expand the family program based on identified needs and evidence-based research.
To apply, send email and cover letter to Karen@ykws.ca
- Deliver daily, weekly, or monthly programs as needed that respond to the mandate and objectives of funders and at the guidance of the director.
- Funding includes the Healthy Children Initiative, Prenatal Nutrition Program (PNP), and NWT Literacy.
- Collaborate with other services and programs in the NWT to build positive working relationships to deliver comprehensive programming to a larger base of participants.
- Maintain and strengthen current professional relationships with other local organizations
- Invite feedback from program participants. Implement feedback as appropriate into program design and workflow processes.
- Attend and pursue training and professional development inline with program and professional knowledge requirements.
Skills and abilities
- Understanding of the northern culture and diversity
- Understanding of Immigrant challenges and communities
- Knowledge/experience with child development theories and practices
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including Social Media communication (Facebook)
- Strategic decision making
- Creative problem solving and able to adapt to changing circumstances (evening hours, various environments including in office and outdoors)
- Effective use of time and shows initiative, self starter.
- Able to work alone and within a team.
- Able to work under pressure in a fast paced and quick changing environment.
- Able to meet physical demands of the job (setting up tables, lifting boxes, sitting on floor)
- Able to handle the mental and sensory demands associated with young children (loud noises, demand for attention, etc)
Relevant training and knowledge
- Social Work or Social Services Degree
- Experience with/ knowledge of young children (0-5)
- Able to work with others and to take and give direction effectively
- Willingness to acquire Food safety training
- Ability to acquire CPR and First Aid training
Requirements for successful applicants
- Minimum age 19*
- Completion of a post-secondary program in (Early Childhood Education or Child Development preferred) and a minimum of 1-year experience.
- Satisfactory criminal record check, including a vulnerable sector search, completed by the RCMP*
- Up-to-date immunizations*
- Tuberculosis screening*
- Valid NWT Driver’s License
*required by the NWT Child Day Care Standards Regulations
The Yellowknife Women’s Society is a grassroots community-based charitable organization. The goal of the society is to support and assist women in empowering themselves so they could develop their goals, achieve wellness, enjoy equality and be recognized for the contribution they make to the community.