• Full Time
  • M'Chigeeng
  • May 17, 2024

Website M'Chigeeng First Nation

Partner in Parenting Coordinator 

­­­­­­­­­­Reporting Relationship

As a team member of the M’Chigeeng Health Services team, the Partner in Parenting Coordinator is under the supervision and guidance of the Health Services Department Manager.

Position Summary

The Partner in Parenting Coordinator will provide direct child and family support to all children 0-6 residing on the M’Chigeeng First Nation (MFN) and will assist in carrying out the goals of the Aboriginal Healthy Baby, Healthy Children (AHBHC) program. 

This program is designed to assist M’Chigeeng First Nation families in providing the best opportunities for the healthy development of children 0 – 6 years of age through family home visiting, service coordination, and referrals. The program is built on a foundation of Traditional Culture that is incorporated throughout all service delivery practices. This can include: home visiting, education and support, cultural practices, breastfeeding, Pre & Postnatal, nutrition, growth and development, FAS / FAE, parenting, bonding, building self-esteem, healthy and safety and cultural teachings. The elements of this program are voluntary and open to all families residing in MFN that require this service. Services will be prioritized based on need. reporting, community outreach, referrals to external and internal resources, and education in the classroom and at home for mothers. Including but not limited to breast feeding, early developmental assessments, Healthy parenting courses. This role is pivotal to the success of our parents in the community where we struggle deeply with issues related to trauma. 

Essential Functions

Knowledge and understanding of issues impacting on parenting for MFN families.
Provide early interventions in the lives of children 0-6 and their families living in MFN.
Encourage and support the well-being of children and parents through community interaction and approaches.
Adhere to MFN’s protocol with Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services when applicable.
Support Early Childhood Development programs at the community level that address AHBHC program goals.
Promote First Nation culture and language, nutrition, education, health promotion, social support, and parent/family involvement.
Use community-based intervention activities designed to help children 0–6 get the best start in life and promotion of positive parenting experiences.

Qualifications and Requirements Preferred

College diploma or equivalent, in Social Worker or Registered Practical Nurse

Minimum

Minimum of 1 years’ experience working with children birth to 6 years of age and families, with an emphasis on parent education, training, and group dynamics.CRC requirement, must be thirty (30) days current and must be an original or certified copy Group facilitation experience would be an asset.
Ability to network and build working relationships with MFN departments and applicable agencies.
Excellent computer skills and literacy.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills
Working knowledge with program reporting, statistical compilation, and ability to work within a team environment.
Valid First Aid and CPR Certificate (or willing to update).
Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to own vehicle.

Other

Knowledge of Ojibwe culture, language, and traditions (or willingness to learn).
Ability to work within a team.
Group facilitation experience would be an asset.
Ability to network and build working relationships with MFN departments and applicable agencies
Example – CRC/VSS Rationale (example for Edu Dept)

CRC must be thirty (30) days current and be an original or certified copy.  All individuals applying for employment with MFN Education programs are required to submit a Vulnerable Sector Screen and Criminal Record Check as these individuals will be working directly/indirectly with students.  All individuals employed under the education program must have a record clear of charges and convictions relating to child sexual harassment or abuse of any kind.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Cover letter, Resume, Three (3) Current written references (2 work-related from direct supervisor/manager, 1 character reference) & Education Certification.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION TO:

Partner in Parenting Coordinator 
Human Resources 
P.O. Box 333 M’CHIGEENG, ON P0P 1G0
Fax (705) 377-4980 or employment@mchigeeng.ca

To apply for this job please visit mchigeeng.ca.