Home Visitor

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 
Part-time

Summary:

Program Overview – Parent Outreach Program, Community Care

The Parent Outreach Program provides an in-home teaching program to parents of children with a developmental disability. All Home Visitors, being parents of children with a developmental disability, have an intimate knowledge of the day to day issues faced by other parents in raising their child with a developmental disability. The goals of the program are: to teach parents how to teach their children at home, to coordinate efforts with classroom teachers, and to help parents obtain other services within their community.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support and training to parents of children with developmental delays in their own homes on a weekly or biweekly basis
  • Develop and deliver programs to parents that are designed to increase their child’s life and self-help skills
  • Help parents to develop skills in assessing their child’s abilities, setting specific behavioural objectives, breaking down behaviours into teachable steps, and rewarding positive behaviour
  • Provide parents with accurate information about community resources
  • Visit classroom teachers on a bi-weekly basis to discuss home teaching goals and strategies
  • Attend case conferences, school board IPRCs as necessary where support is beneficial to both the child and the parent
  • Co-ordinate and attend Parent Share meetings
  • Complete and compile child files to monitor activities during home and school visits, measuring progress and filing daily reports
  • Set up and maintain a personal and efficient work schedule for conducting home and school visits, record keeping, and data submission within the time limits of the position
  • Ensure the anti-racism objectives and community development principles of the organization are achieved within the program

Qualifications:

  • Secondary School or equivalent

What Will Set You Apart

  • Must be a parent of a child with a developmental disability living with them at home
  • One-on-one interviewing and supportive engagement skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Knowledge of social service and community resources specifically within the developmental service sector
  • Knowledge of the school and day care systems as they relate to children with special needs
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to issues of marginalized populations
  • Must have a valid driver’s license. Access to a car is an asset
  • Good documentation skills
  • Good verbal and written English language skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to function under minimal supervision
  • Computer skills in Windows and MS Word

Employment Type: Part-Time, Bargaining Unit
Work Hours: 23 hours/week
Salary: E1 - $19.26/hour

How to Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume, quoting competition #2019-51-CC in the subject line to:

Email: gclarke@woodgreen.org

WoodGreen is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free selection process and work environment. If contacted in relation to an employment opportunity, please advise our HR representative at hrjobs@woodgreen.org of the accommodation measures required. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

Thank you to all those who respond to this posting. Only those selected for further screening will be contacted. No telephone call inquiries.