Family Networker

Comox Valley Aboriginal Head Start - Courtenay, BC (30+ days ago)

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POSITION TITLE: Family Networker

Period: 30 hours per week

Closing Date: Until position is filled

Salary Range: $18 an hour (possibly more depending on education and experience) plus benefits


The Family Networker provides individual and group support to Indigenous families of the Comox Valley Aboriginal Head Start on an ongoing basis; providing advocacy, referral, and relevant information to families of preschoolers who may be dealing with FASD, ADHD, or other developmental challenges. This position requires a broad base of knowledge about child development in the early years, integrated case management, group facilitation skills and familiarity with community resources. The successful candidate is one who not only meets the job requirements but is also enthusiastic, team oriented and personable towards service recipients and coworkers.


  • To work closely with the program Coordinators
  • Provide outreach services to clients in their home or community setting
  • Encourage parents to participate in the program’s special events/functions
  • Keep accurate records and reports
  • Accurately track, record and maintain a budget
  • Work closely with the Parent Advisory Council
  • Source and provide community resources and referrals as needed
  • Work together with other community organizations


  • Certificate or diploma in a related field (Social Work/Family Support Work) or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least two years of direct experience working with children and families.
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Valid BC Driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Willingness to obtain Class 4 license
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to work effectively with participants and their families in their homes, community and with other agencies
  • Basic computer skills
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture and Indigenous community
  • Food Safe Certificate an asset
  • Individuals with an Indigenous background are invited to apply as preference will be given to them as per section 41 of the Human Rights Code. Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture, traditions and a demonstrated ability to work with Indigenous people is a must

Attn: Program Coordinator – Tracey Shepherd

Employment is through our host agency Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $18.00 /hour