Length: Full-time (2 positions)
Salary: $57,694.00 – $65,556.40 per annum
Description of Duties:
Provides integrated family-centered services, including screening, assessment, intervention strategies, service planning and coordination to families with infants and young children from 0 – 5 years of age with developmental disabilities or at risk for developmental delays, in accordance with the mandates of the Child & Family Services Act (C&FSA) and Regional policy and procedures. Occasionally works evenings to meet with families or to conduct meetings or workshops.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Knowledge and experience with therapeutic human relationships to assess needs, build rapport, and plan collaborative strategies across a culturally diverse community; family systems theory, and stages and patterns of infant and child development to identify abnormal/dysfunctional development and patterns of relating; specific family-centered intervention techniques and methods of instruction for infants and children with developmental delays which facilitate infant/child development and healthy parent-child relationships; ability to identify family priorities and provide service coordination; knowledge and direct experience with the administration and interpretation of clinical, standardized, family and developmental assessments (e.g. Mullen, Differential Abilities Scale, Edinburgh), normally acquired through
a Community College Diploma or University Degree specific to child development, plus 3 years of experience, which includes direct work with developmentally delayed infants, family-centered interventions and developmental screening and assessments.
- Ability to support and project values outlined within the MCSS Guidelines for Enhanced IDP, and the Ontario Association for Infant Development Best Practices for Infant Development Programs – 2nd edition.
- Knowledge of other public health and social services agencies and supports and of the C&FSA in relation to the responsibility for identifying and reporting
suspected child abuse and neglect.
- Human relations, communications, and negotiation skills to interact and communicate with families, children, program consultants and medical professionals; negotiate family participation plans and family service plan
with the family; and facilitate education and training of family members.
Ability to work independently and utilize effective time management skills.
- Computer skills using software such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, DOCS, and the internet.
- Must provide an acceptable Police Records Check to ensure suitability for working with vulnerable populations.
- Ability to read, understand and interpret literature reviews, research papers, journals and newsletters to remain informed of current developments in assessments, screens, and strategy development for children and families.
- Ability to write assessment reports and correspondence to parents, doctors and other agencies; document observations, impressions, discussions and outcomes from home visits, assessments of child/family, case conferences and telephone calls.
- Ability to discuss observations, interpretations, and recommendations with families and other professionals, and adapt style of communication according to the individual needs of the audience to facilitate their understanding; communicate with families through active listening, paraphrasing, reflecting and reframing, sometimes about emotionally charged issues; and conduct
occasional oral presentations to various groups.
- Ability to travel to various locations within the Region.
- Ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.
Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact Human Resources Reception at phone number (519-575-4444), TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.
Please apply online, before 11:59 PM on Mar 24, 2014 quoting competition number 2014-1169, or send your resume to: The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Human Resources,
150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3. Go to
the link below for further details.
We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview. We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.
The Regional Municipality of Waterloo,
Human Resources Department
150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor,
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3