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Family Home Visitor, Brant County Health Unit

Brantford, Ontario
Deadline September 2, 2016

Temporary Full-Time
1 year Contract

An integral part of any public health care team, the Family Home Visitor collaborates with Public Health Nurses and families in a peer mentoring role. The Family Home Visitor builds on existing family strengths to develop a supportive environment for all family members. The Family Home Visitor’s goal is to promote safety, healthy growth and development, positive parenting and healthy eating for families.

Family Home Visitor duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, conducting home visits; utilizing and demonstrating materials for developmental education in the home; providing information and support on pregnancy and healthy child development to expectant and new parents; and linking families to community agencies for food security and living skills support. Additional duties may include supporting volunteers, infant hearing testing and car seat support.

The Family Home Visitor must pair genuine dedication to nurturing children and their families with openness and acceptance of differences in others. On a practical level, familiarity with local community resources and excellent English communication skills are essential; fluency in a second language is an asset. A valid Ontario driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle are also required.

Terms and conditions of employment in accordance with the ONA Nurses’ Collective Agreement. Starting wage range: $19.68 – $23.15/hour, 70 hours in a two week period.

Forward confidential resume by September 2, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. to:

Kathryn Weidhaas, CHRL Manager, Human Resources
194 Terrace Hill Street, Brantford, ON, N3R 1G7 519-753-2140 Fax or resumes@bchu.org

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Personal information submitted will be used for the purposes of this competition only, and is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act.

Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.