Position: Residential (live in) Caretaker/Infant & Child Development Worker
Deadline: July 12, 2020
Posted: June 12, 2020
Job Description / Duties
Are you upbeat, spirited and passionate Infant & Child Development Worker who is harbouring a deeply-rooted passion to work with moms and their kids with a goal to support family re-unification? We have a unique opportunity for a residential (live in) Infant & Child Development worker. All you need is a healthy sense of self, an absolute and life-long commitment to anti-oppression work both internally and externally focused, and experience supporting First Nations, Metis and Inuit women, and their children, who are working towards family re-unification.
You will work with Atira Women’s Resource Society, in partnership with Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services, in a residential program where women will have supervised visits with their children who are in care. The program is located in a newly-renovated four-bedroom heritage home that backs onto Trout Lake Park. There are two bedrooms upstairs as well as a bathroom, which will be private to the live-in Infant & Child Development Worker. During the day you will host supervised visits on the main floor of the house with the support of a second worker. There are two additional rooms, a full bathroom and a laundry room on the ground-level floor. You will be alone in the house in the evenings and on the weekends. In addition to your role supporting moms and kids, you will be responsible for keeping the house and yard clean and well maintained, as well as for tending the yard of a similar program in a neighbouring house. Our ideal candidate has a family with one – three children to ensure the house is used to its fullest potential.
You also have a diploma or degree requiring a minimum of two years at a post-secondary institution in a related social services field (e.g. Early Childhood Education, Child Studies, Speech, Occupational, Physiotherapy, Nursing, etc.). Five or more years’ experience as a foster parent supporting First Nations, Metis and or Inuit families combined with extensive skill-based training will also be considered. Atira works to hire staff who reflect the women and children we work alongside.
To apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us why you are interested in this position and with a brief summary of your work experience and education. Salary is $65,000 per annum plus benefits. Rent will be based on 30% of total annual household income to a maximum of $1,972/month. Utilities and internet are included in the rent as are some supplies.