Home Visitor

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract

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
  • Must be a parent of a child with a developmental disability living with them at home
  • Excellent computer skills (Windows, MS Office including Teams) and comfortable with technology (due to COVID-19, many of the visits are virtual)
  • 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

How to apply:

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