Creating Healthy Families Program Facilitator

Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Society - Nanaimo, BC (27 days ago)

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Program Title: Creating Healthy Families Program

Position Title: CAPC Program Lead

Supervisor: Management Team


The Creating Healthy Families Program delivers services designed to support families who desire to raise children in a healthy, safe and stimulating environment. Employees provide a continuum of services to support and strengthen the capacity of parents to give their children the foundation needed to get a strong start within the first six years of life.

Parents are supported in their role through individual counselling and support groups with a focus on education, health, nutrition, growth & development, early literacy and positive parenting. Developing community support for families is also a priority of the Creating Healthy Families Program.

Key Activities:


  • Work under the supervision and direction of the Management Team
  • Work cooperatively with other program team members.
  • Coordinate collaborative interactions between various parenting groups offered by Tillicum Lelum Health Centre
  • Inform the Management Team of any observations that may be of concern and have an impact on a family’s personal situation.
  • Keep attendance records
  • Organize all drop in calendars; all drop in calendars have to be submitted one month prior to implementation for review and approval by your supervisor to ensure all facilitators and volunteers have time to submit a criminal record check and that topics presented are within the mandate requirements
  • Create a safe, healthy and supportive atmosphere for program participants. Assist with meal/snack preparation, if needed. Participate with set-up and clean-up of facility on group days
  • Support involvement of community professionals and agency representatives, make appropriate referrals and provide information that will assist families to access services
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, respect for and responsiveness to other cultures. Provide opportunities for families and community groups to enhance learning
  • Maintain standards of confidentiality and freedom of information
  • Other related duties as required to meet program contracts
  • Outreach, parenting support, education and advocacy


  • Attend team meetings and other meetings relevant to the program, when requested by the Management Team
  • Participate in CAPC Coalition meetings quarterly
  • Report for the North Island CAPC Coalition meeting the expectation of the Coalition and evaluation requirements of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
  • Prepare necessary reporting documents as required by the Management Team
  • Keep apprised of agency policy and procedures


  • Maintain a good working knowledge of community resources and liaise with relevant community agencies and professionals
  • Review internal and external referrals with the Management Team
  • Maintain open and positive communication with parents and elders from the Aboriginal community

Qualifications & Abilities:

  • Diploma in a related human/social services field or an equivalent combination of education and experience (i.e. minimum requirement 2 years direct experience working with children, and young families living in conditions of risk)
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and behaviour skills – written and verbal
  • Group facilitation training, skills and direct experience in group program delivery integral to position qualifications
  • Organization, time and general management skills. Excellent problem solving skills required
  • Recent experience working with children and families living in conditions of risk
  • Training and experience in working from a family systems perspective. Training in counselling is an asset
  • An ability to work independently yet up hold a collaborative work ethic
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks efficiently, effectively and concurrently
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel programs

Conditions Of Employment:

  • Criminal Records Check
  • Current CPR and Basic First Aid Certificates

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent