Pre/Post Natal Worker – Natjiujliriji –Full-time (Indeterminate)

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families

March 10, 2022

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families is a multi service non-profit organization serving Inuit children and youth and their families. Inuuqatigiit Centre is dedicated to providing cultural, educational, and support services in a caring, respectful, and collaborative environment that fosters strong and proud Inuit children and families.


Position: Pre/Post Natal Worker – Natjiujliriji –Full-time (Indeterminate)

Hours: 37.5 hours – Monday to Friday
Salary Range:
Inuuqatigiit Centre provides a competitive salary and benefit package


POSITION SUMMARY


Under the direct supervision of the Director for Early Years Programming, the EarlyON Nitjijuliriji (Pre/Post-Natal) Worker supports expectant and new parents by providing high quality Inuit-centred pre-post-natal programs, supports their needs through referrals to resources, and integrates families into our EarlyON programming. The Najijuliriji plans and delivers all aspects of the Pregnancy Circle, Baby and Me and other activities related to pre/post-natal supports for families at Inuuqatigiit Centre.


KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, organize, deliver and supervise all activities of the pre/post-natal programs: Pregnancy Circle, Baby & Me, Guest Speakers,

  • Identify needs and help parents navigate urban setting by planning referrals to appropriate resources (e.g., childcare, family support services, opportunities for higher education or employment etc.).

  • Inform programs with Inuit content related to: conception, birthing, and early childhood development (e.g., Inuit midwives (Arnaliat), and other pre-post-natal materials);

  • Purchase and prepare healthy meals and snacks for programs;

  • Plan and provide parent sessions and guest speakers that are responsive to the needsof the expectant parents/parent;

  • Build partnerships and relationships with Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team andother service organizations;

  • Use a variety of outreach strategies to promote the pre/post-natal programs andactivities;

  • Monitor health, safety and well-being of children and expectant parents/partners;

  • Comply will all recording, and reporting requirements outlined in Inuuqatigiit Centre’spolicies and procedures (e.g. incident reports);

  • Maintain program equipment in good repair and share responsibility for keeping ahealthy and safe program space;

  • Keep an inventory of supplies, order and purchase supplies are required;

  • Identify and report on concerns, issues and hazards related to the delivery of Childand Family program to the Director of Early Years;

  • Maintain effective administrative systems:

  • Maintain accurate client information in database;

  • Meet all tracking, evaluation, and reporting requirements of funder (e.g. attendance,

program statistics, project targets, survey, etc.);
• Meet regularly with the EarlyON Program Coordinator and Cultural Educator to review

program and make adjustments as required; and
• Attend staff meetings and training sessions as required.


ACCOUNTABILITY

  • With support from the Director of Early Years, accountable for completing workplans, tracking and evaluating of activities

  • Accountable for the well-being of expectant parents/parents and children

  • Working closely with the Cultural Educator, accountable for ensuring that Inuitcomponents are built into the pre-post/natal program

  • Works closely with the Registered Early Childhood Educator for tracking andreporting.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Develop positive relationships with expectant parents, parents, and children; and

  • Develop supportive and professional rapport at all times as a representative of Inuuqatigiit Centre.

EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • Communicate as required with parents about programs and activities (e.g. conversations, flyers, call arounds, etc.);

  • Respond to parent inquiries and requests for specific programming (e.g. guest speakers);

  • Liaise with health care professionals or other resources in supporting expectant parents/parents; and

  • Support the role of Elders and resource people in sharing traditional knowledge with children/families, (e.g. Elders, resource people).

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

  • Demonstrate stress resistance and stamina in caring for young children;

  • Regular physical activity associated with program activities;

  • Work regular and consistent weekly hours of work;

  • Required to work occasional evening and weekend hours related to program activitiesand parent and community events;

  • Ability to function effectively in a high stress, high noise environment;

  • Mentaleffortisrequiredtodealwithstressrelatedtosafetyandsecurityofchildren,program delivery and communications with parents;

  • Physical ability to access multi-story building and take care of children;

  • Ensurepersonalsafetyprecautionsareobservedatalltimes;and

  • EnsurePublicHealthGuidelinesforCOVID-19Pandemicarefollowedatalltimes.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Inuit descent required;

  • High School education (diploma not required);

  • Strong knowledge of Inuit culture and community;

  • Minimum of two years experience working in a family-oriented program;

  • Experience working with expectant parents;

  • Knowledge of Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles, culture, and community;

  • Ability to operate computer systems and relevant software.

  • Ability to function effectively in a sometimes-high stress, high noise environment

  • Police Record Check - Vulnerable Sector Check required;

  • Medical certification of good health;

  • CPR / First Aid Certification (or willingness to become certified). 

Please apply with cover letter and up-to-date resume to:hrmanager@inuuqatigiit.ca


POSITION WILL REMAIN POSTED UNTIL POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.


Complete job description is available upon requestWe thank all who apply for this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.This position is dependent upon funding approval.


Shelley Watkin, Human Resources Manager Inuuqatigiit Centre for Children, Youth & Families

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