Temporary Part-time Employment - Facilitator, Mothercare Pregnancy Outreach Program

Temporary Part-time Employment Opportunity

North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society

Facilitator – Mothercare Pregnancy Outreach Program

 

October 1, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021 - 6 hours per week

 

The Mothercare facilitator works to support the health and well-being of pregnant people and healthy parenting of infants aged 0 – 6 months.  This position involves facilitation of the weekly Mothercare pregnancy support group, sharing information and resources, and facilitating referrals to other community services.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to maternal/infant health and well-being, such as social services, nursing, or an equivalent combination of training & experience
  • One-year recent, related experience including experience with pregnant, postpartum and/or breastfeeding/chestfeeding clients and baby care
  • Prefer certification as a Lactation Consultant
  • Ability to work professionally, collaboratively and respectfully with group participants as well as with school, community and agency personnel.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience maintaining client files and reporting on program outcomes
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Current first aid and Food Safe certificate (training provided if needed)
  • Beneficial to have a Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for work purposes.
  • Criminal Record Check will be required.

Work Environment

  • During the pandemic, the style of program delivery can vary.  This may include in-person groups, online delivery via Zoom, meal deliveries to families’ homes.
  • Applicants must be willing to wear a mask if working in-person; and be able to deliver programming via Zoom.

 

Wage: $24.50 - 28.50 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience

 Please submit cover letter and resume by e-mail to administrator@nklcss.org.

This position is open until filled. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

NKLCSS is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ communities to apply.

 

Job Description


Job Title: Mothercare Facilitator

Last Updated: October 2021

Wage: $24.50 – 28.50 per hour

Job/Position Summary:
The Mothercare Facilitator is an employee of North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society.  The Mothercare Facilitator will work collaboratively with the Early Years Coordinator and Executive Director to plan and deliver the Mothercare Pregnancy Outreach Program. 
The Mothercare facilitator works to support the health and well-being of pregnant people and healthy parenting of infants aged 0 – 6 months.  This position involves facilitation of the weekly Mothercare pregnancy support group; sharing information and resources; and facilitating referrals to other service providers. 


Key Duties and Responsibilities:


1.    Facilitates weekly peer support group.  This may include group discussions, guest speakers or information sharing with participants.

2.    Arranges for nutritious food to be provided during the group sessions.  (During the pandemic this may be in the form of food delivered to families’ homes, or food to take home after the group.)

3.    Has a good knowledge of services available to pregnant people and babies, ensures this information is made available to families accessing services. 

4.    Plans and provides information and support to pregnant people and babies based on identified needs, which is gathered by formal and informal surveys done at minimum of once per year. 

5.    Provides emotional support to clients. Offers referrals to clients to other relevant supports within NKLCSS or provides referrals to other regional or provincial service providers.  Tracks all referrals made.

6.    Receives referrals from Interior Health staff, MCFD and other service providers.
7.    Maintains regular contact with the Kaslo Primary Health Centre and other prenatal/birthing services to inform of Mothercare program and determine the needs of new parents and identify gaps in services available to them.

8.    Introduces pregnant and post-partum parents to the Mothercare program, identifies risk factors for mental and physical well-being, offers breastfeeding/chestfeeding support, and provides information and referrals as required.

9.    Screens new parents for postpartum depression by gathering information relevant to the client’s needs and risks including observation of behaviour, interviewing, and use of screening tools.

10.    Assesses, assists in planning, implements, documents, and evaluates individualized client care needs, including home visits if needed. 

11.    Maintains client files and documentation according to NKLCSS policies and procedures 

12.    Collects data on client participation and ensures weekly data sheets are completed.  Surveys clients on a regular basis according to NKLCSS procedures. Provides results to the Early Years Coordinator monthly. 

13.    Promotes and advertises the Mothercare program.

14.    Performs other related duties as required.

Supervision Received:
The Mothercare Facilitator reports to the Early Years Coordinator of NKLCSS

Supervision Given:
The Mothercare Facilitator may supervise volunteers, childminders and a CBT Schoolworks student


Education and Work Experience:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to maternal/infant health and well-being, such as social services, nursing, or an equivalent combination of training & experience
•    One-year recent, related experience including experience with pregnant, postpartum and/or breastfeeding/chestfeeding clients and baby care
•    Prefer Certification as a Lactation Consultant 

Skill Requirements:
•    Ability to work professionally, collaboratively and respectfully with group participants as well as with school, community and agency personnel.
•    Good oral and written communication skills. 
•    Ability to maintain client files and report on program outcomes
•    Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Conditions of Employment:  
•    Current first aid and Food Safe certificate (training provided if needed)
•    Beneficial to have a Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for work purposes.
•    Satisfactory Criminal Record Check 

Work Environment
•    During the pandemic, the style of program delivery can vary.  This may include in-person groups, online delivery via Zoom, meal deliveries to families’ homes. 
•    Must be willing to wear a mask if working in-person; and be able to deliver programming via Zoom.