IMPACT Parenting Coordinator

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society - Surrey, BC (30+ days ago)

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Status: Regular, Part-time

Hours: 22 hours/week

Start Date: ASAP

Reference: 2027

Date Posted: October 11, 2019

Closing Date: Please note that internal applicants must apply by October 18, 2019, internal applications received after this date will not be considered as internal and seniority will not apply – position will remain open until filled.

We are currently recruiting for the role of IMPACT Parenting Coordinator to join our team in Surrey, BC. The IMPACT Parenting Coordinator is responsible for the planning, delivery, evaluation and administration of the Immigrant Parents and Children Together (or IMPACT) Parenting Program. The program provides immigrant mothers, grandmothers and caregivers of children between the ages of 0 and 6 with information and/or support in building confidence and skill in the following areas: positive parenting, nutrition, child development, dental hygiene, injury prevention, discipline vs. punishment, resettlement, Canadian law, community resources and women's issues. The Coordinator is responsible for referrals to ancillary services based on identified client needs, program marketing, participant recruitment, administration, meeting all evaluation and reporting requirements, content and resource development, referrals and service linking to community resources and services to help meet the needs of program participants.

The key areas of responsibility are:
Completes intakes and assessments as required;
Promotes the program through such activities as the distribution of program brochures and posters, local and ethnic media advertising, and making presentations to community groups or organizations;
Responsible for recruiting, selecting and registering program participants based on program eligibility criteria and their needs;
Develops and prepares group sessions in accordance with the program guidelines and the participants' skills and needs;
Conducts and or leads information and skill-building workshops on specific topics including positive parenting, nutrition, child development, dental hygiene, injury prevention, discipline vs. punishment, resettlement, Canadian law, community resources, and women's issues;
Develops appropriate resources that support the delivery of the program;
Coordinates field trips in accordance with the program plan and agency policies;
Encourages independence, self-sufficiency and community involvement among program participants;
Ensures the necessary facilities, equipment and materials are available for the program;
Conducts all required evaluations and monitoring activities as required by the funder and other agency standards;
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of community resources to provide program-related information to participants;
Liaises with and/or promotes the interests of immigrant women with other community service providers and professionals;
Works closely with other Society programs, staff, and volunteers for the purpose of referral and integrated service delivery;
Maintains program records containing statistics, and other paperwork relevant to the program;
Participates in staff meetings and special meetings if required;
Completes other tasks as assigned by the Manager.

Qualified candidates will possess:
Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology, Sociology, or other related social science and supplemental training in early childhood education, parenting-related topics, health promotion and harm reduction as relevant to families with young children; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Experience delivering crisis management services;
Experience working with refugee/newcomer families with children aged 0-6 (primarily those of Arabic descent);
Experience with trauma-informed and attachment-focused approaches;
Training and/or experience in teaching, group facilitation, program coordination, and coordination of parenting programs;
Ability to develop and deliver lesson plans and resources appropriate for English as Second Language learners;
Cross-cultural training and/or experience in working in a multicultural environment;
Professional-level fluency both spoken and written in Punjabi or Arabic preferred;
Ability to work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines;
Sound knowledge of community resources and ability to network and build partnerships;
Strong computer literacy skills, including MS Office applications, Internet and E-mail;
Familiarity with outcome-based program evaluation strategies;
A Class 5 unrestricted driver's license and use of the personal vehicle are considered an asset.
Please note that Parenting Groups are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays; candidates must be available for work on these days in order to be considered for this role. All other hours are flexible and can be worked between Monday and Friday (9:00am - 4:30pm).

This position requires union membership. A Criminal Record Check is a requirement of employment.

DIVERSEcity is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and visible minorities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact our HR department at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

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