Winnipeg Health Region Families First Home Visitor Part Time in Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg Health Region

Branch Winnipeg MB CA

Families First Home Visitor
Winnipeg, MB

Fluent English reading, writing and oral skills. Nourishing the parents’ interest in providing competent basic care, healthy nutrition, and preventive health…

Position # 20012234

HRSS # INC000002483733

Salary to commensurate with qualifications and experience; HV1: $14.74 – $15.18/hr. & HV2: $16.83 – $19.32/hr.

Reporting to the Team Manager and in collaboration with Public Health Nurses (PHN), the Families First Home Visitor (FFHV) is responsible for initiating and maintaining regular and long term support with families eligible for the Families First program. The primary focus of the FFHV is on the parent-child relationship. Services are mainly provided in the home, and are long-term, structured, family-centered and strength-based. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Establishing trusting relationships with families.
  • Applying skills to observe and consider information.
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating services with families to cultivate the growth of secure parent child attachments.
  • Supporting parents to optimize their child’s developmental potential.
  • Nourishing the parents’ interest in providing competent basic care, healthy nutrition, and preventive health practices.
  • Working with families and others to improve the health and well being of families.
  • Interacting effectively with diverse individuals, groups and communities.
  • Communicating effectively with individuals, families, groups and colleagues.
  • Participating in weekly reflective supervision with a designated PHN.
  • Meeting with PHN case managers on a regular basis to review individual family situations and service plans.


  • Complete high school education or GED, Manitoba standards, required.
  • Willingness to successfully complete Integrated Strategies and Growing Great Kids Tier 1 training within 6 months of employment.
  • Commitment to complete Growing Great Kids Tier 2 and Tier 3 training at the earliest opportunity.
  • Certification as a Family Support Worker/Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Program, Early Childhood Educator, or other relevant education preferred.

NOTE: Titles of training and related curriculum may change or be updated from time to time.

  • Basic computer skills required (i.e. word processing, web navigation, email).
  • Experience working with families with young children 0-5 years of age in areas related to parenting in two of the last five years required.
  • Basic knowledge of early childhood growth and development, effective parenting, and social factors that affect health and well-being required.
  • Able to work with families that experience significant challenges.
  • Able to use strength-based and solution-focused approaches.
  • A sensitive, non-judgmental approach in working with families.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and maintains positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Able to plan, organize and manage time effectively.
  • Able to effectively use curriculum based resources.
  • Able to identify community resources.
  • Shows initiative and able to take direction and work as part of a team.
  • Fluent English reading, writing and oral skills.
  • Understanding of Aboriginal customs, experience, traditions and values is an asset.
  • Evening and weekend work may be required to meet client needs.
  • Physically able to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 15 lb. or 6.8 kg.
  • Physically able to climb stairs, to crouch, and to kneel/sit on the floor when engaging in parent-child centered activities.
  • Physically capable of providing service in a wide variety of community settings under varying weather and environmental conditions.
  • Access to a motor vehicle suitable for all environmental conditions may be required.
  • Subject to immunizations and tuberculin testing as per WRHA Policy.
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license may be required.

This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment and/or to provide evidence of educational achievements.

Any application/resume received after the deadline closing date will be marked late and not included in the competition.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more EFT positions greater than 1.0 combined across the WRHA legal entity (Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA Corporate Programs, WRHA Community Health Services). Consider this prior to applying for positions, as Employees in this situation cannot be awarded an additional position that will put them over full-time (1.0 EFT).

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA
Posted on: 2016-09-21
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