Work & Volunteer with KCR

Work with KCR

Family Outreach Worker

Hours of Work: 28 hours per week

Anticipated Start Date: April 30th, 2018

Position Summary:
The Family Outreach Worker (FOW) provides individual home visits to a caseload of at-risk families who are pregnant or parenting children birth to age 5 years for the first time. The FOW assesses family needs, plans, implements and evaluates care activities for the purpose of supporting healthy pregnancy outcomes, positive parent-child relationships, healthy child growth and development, healthy family functioning, self-efficacy, and connectedness in the community.

Reporting Structure:
The FOW reports to the Family Services Manager (KCR – Community Resources) and Program Clinical Supervisor (Interior Health Public Health Nursing Team Leader).

Prime Functions:
Facilitating and delivering effective services
  • Assesses families’ needs, identifies and develops their strengths, integrates information, and establishes goals
  • Schedules and conducts home visits with families and their children according to the program model
  • Adheres to Health and Safety Policies and Procedures for in-home visitation
  • Administers assessments to identify needs for ongoing planning
  • Provides parents with current ‘best practices’ information and resources about a variety of topics, including normal child growth and fetal development; makes referrals as required
  • Completes in-home safety checklists as scheduled

Fostering the development of others while providing Participant centered services
  • Establishes therapeutic relationships using a family centered approach; focuses on Strengths Based Approach and Attachment Style Parenting
  • Follows up with families, reviews and updates goals semi-annually to ensure program is meeting families’ needs
  • Assists pregnant women with access to prenatal care; provides information and support that promotes positive maternal mental health
  • Teaches positive parenting skills and non-judgmentally supports parents to nurture development, keep their children safe, and manage common childhood issues
  • Models playtime with children during home visits, including outdoor play
  • Collecting, storing and compiling program and evaluation data to effectively in order to identify program impact
  • Completes charting in accordance with program policy after family visits/contacts
  • Practices with awareness of legislation relating to child protection, reporting, confidentiality and consent
  • Tracks program outputs and outcomes

Qualifications Required:
  • Minimum post-secondary education or equivalent experience in a related field with preference in early childhood, education, health or social sciences. Additional training and relevant experience in counseling and family development is an asset
  • Experience working with culturally diverse, at-risk families with young children and with other community agencies
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills; committed to on-going professional development
  • Good communication skills; written and verbal
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency
  • Skills in applying adult learning principals
  • Personally warm, genuine, compassionate, encouraging, hopeful, non-judgemental, flexible, respectful of client hopes and desires
  • Practices self-care to manage stress and prevent burnout
  • Possession of a valid British Columbia driver’s license and vehicle for work

Please direct your resume and cover letter to ac.rcknull@enitsirhc.

Recruitment will be active until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants. Only those chosen to be interviewed will be contacted.

Volunteer with KCR

Community Services – Workshop Facilitator
We have teams of people who regularly deliver curriculum about board boot camps, fund development, grant writing, and volunteer management. If you have experience in another field of interest to non-profits please let us know. We can explore working together.
Contact: Dawn, 250.763.8008 ext 124, or ac.rcknull@nosnikliwd.

Family Services – Crisis Line Worker
  • Offer emotional support to callers who are experiencing relational, personal, and mental health problems
  • Empower callers to explore their options and solve their problems
  • Supply callers with referrals and resources as required
  • Activate emergency crisis intervention when needed
Contact: Michelle, 250.763.8008 ext 112, or ac.rcknull@enilsisirc.

Family Services – Family Friend
This program matches volunteers as competent companions/support person to single parents who are feeling alone due to the stresses of parenting young children. Family Friends provide mentorship/friendship, practical and emotional support, and mutually agreed upon activities.
Contact: Lisa, 250.763.8008 ext 136, or ac.rcknull@dneirfylimaf.

Family Services – Central Okanagan Family HUB
Playtime: Help support families, children, and parents who visit the HUB. Help families to feel comfortable to engage in play with their children, and to ask questions, seek out community resources they may need.

Interest Session: Is there a particular skill or interest that could be shared with parents and children that could be of benefit. (ie. Wellness, yoga, etc.)

Baby Blankets: Organizing or accessing a knitting group that may be interested in donating blankets to families with young children, or for use at the HUB and then take home with them.

Lending Library: Find and introduce new toys to the HUB, keeping it fun and interesting for families.

Clean Toys: Assisting with the cleaning schedule of the HUB to ensure toys are sanitized and safe for all ages.

Set Up: Bringing fun and creative ideas to set up play spaces within the HUB that assist with age-appropriate child development, safety, and various play activates. (ie. reading, eating, tummy play, etc.)
Contact: Terri, 250.826.6264, or ac.hfocnull@irret.

Immigrant Services – Employment Mentorship Program
In the Employment Mentorship Program, you will be matched with a volunteer “mentor” who is someone currently working in your field of work that interests you. You will then meet with your “mentor” on a regular basis and you will learn about Canadian workplace culture, improving job search skills and expanding your professional networks.
Contact: Kathy, 250.763.8008 ext 139, or ac.rcknull@yhtak.

Immigrant Services – Settlement Mentorship Program
In the Settlement Mentorship Program, you or your family will be matched with another individual or family who has been living in Canada for a longer period of time. You and your mentor will connect on a weekly basis and will learn about Canadian culture and traditions, attend events in Kelowna together and meet new people together.
Contact: Marriana, 250.763.8008 ext 135, or ac.rcknull@anairram.

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