Posted Nov 9, 2021Family Support Worker - Early Childhood



Business: Interior Community Services
Address: Merritt, B.C.


Social Services


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Full job description

The Family Navigation program supports vulnerable families who are pregnant and/or have children 0-6 to access needed intervention and support services. Responsibilities include supporting families to navigate systems, providing resources to community services/resources, providing consultation and group facilitation. This position will work collaboratively with other early childhood community resources to reach out to, and educate families (attending other groups etc.).

Healthy Beginnings is a weekly drop-in program for families with children 0-6. Responsibilities include creating early childhood programming, coaching and modeling appropriate parenting, providing childhood development education and community resource referrals. The worker is also responsible for purchasing and preparing snack for the group

POSITION: Family Support Worker, Healthy Beginnings/Family Navigation (Permanent Part-time)

START DATE: As soon as possible


HOURS OF WORK: 12 hrs/week


  • Minimum 2 year diploma in Early Childhood Education or Human/Social Services and 2 years related experience (ie. early childhood education/programming/development, support of children with special needs and/or pre/post-natal woman) in addition to Facilitation experience. Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Must have valid class 5 driver’s license, safe driving record and own reliable transportation with 5 Million Liability Insurance.
  • Valid CPR-C is required. Non-violent crisis intervention (MANDT), and safeTALK (Suicide Awareness) will be provided.


  • Knowledge and skills in Early Childhood education/development and programming (0-6 yrs) and ability to provide education on child development.
  • Knowledge and experience in coaching and modeling appropriate parenting
  • Knowledge of pre and post-natal health and wellness education
  • Strong group facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong knowledge of community resources, including resources for special needs children
  • Ability to assess and identifying family strengths and barriers
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and documentation skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with community professionals and families
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate good time management
  • Demonstrated professionalism, ethical decision making and accountability

Reference ID: 2021-96

Part-time hours: 12 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: From $24.48 per hour


  • Monday to Friday


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