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Mission: Empower Teen Parents to Succeed
Vision: Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our community
Job ID: 23-015, Family Engagement Worker, NE Hub, full-time, permanent
Family Engagement Worker, NE Hub
As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for 50 years Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation, and collaboration. Annually more than 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs. Terra staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff. If you share our values and support our mission and vision, please consider joining our team.
Working with families referred from the Northeast Edmonton Family Resource Network (FRN) and Terra’s Family Learning Program, the NE Family Engagement Worker assists young parents in their development of positive parenting skills to foster healthy parent child relationships. Through home visits and community outreach, participants are supported to make healthy choices and to develop their capacity to effectively meet the needs of their children. While most participants on the caseload will be young parents, the FRN has the option of assigning other families to this position.
Reporting to the Supervisor, Family Learning Program, the NE Family Engagement Worker will be part of a team at Terra and at the C5 Northeast Hub and will contribute to planning and service delivery discussions at both sites. The NE Family Engagement Worker will work closely and in collaboration with the other service delivery partners at the C5 Northeast Hub to ensure families are well supported by and connected to their community.
Conditions of Employment
This is a full-time, (35 hours/week) position with flexible hours, Monday through Friday. 1-2 evenings are required based on the needs of families and staff and to support day/evening programming. The position will be working out of the Terra West office located at 10320 146 Street as well as the C5 HUB located at 14017 Victoria Trail NW.
Knowledge and Abilities
Core Behavioral Competencies
Terra values are core to the organization. We strive to hire individuals who possess these behavioral competencies at all levels of the organization.
Terra recognizes that it operates within a society and systems shaped by white supremacy and colonization and institutionalized discrimination and the exclusion, exploitation, and marginalization of Indigenous, Black, and people of color.
Terra strives to understand and be accountable for how white supremacy continues to impact its work at an organizational and systemic level and to address harm; implicit and explicit biases
Our intention is:
To build a foundation of awareness, knowledge, and skills to be an anti-racist organization. To respond to systemic racism that creates barriers and inequality in the workplace and in society. To be an organization that embeds the principles of equity and anti-oppression to everything it undertakes.
Our goal is to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through an antiracism lens through policies processes and practices.
As a condition of employment, all Terra employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 or regularly undergo COVID 19 testing before entering the workplace. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of their COVID 19 vaccination prior to commencement. If you are the successful applicant and cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected ground under human rights legislation you may request an accommodation that will be reviewed by Terra
Compensation: The starting salary for the position is $45,000-$47,857 a year depending on experience and expertise. There is an opportunity for yearly increases in salary based on job performance.
Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution. Staff have three weeks of vacation, and, in addition, the agency is closed between Christmas and New Years.
As a learning organization, Terra supports ongoing professional development among employees through formal training, informal mentoring, and personalized growth plans. Terra is continuing to grow our programming and there are anticipated opportunities for further professional growth within the agency.
Send a copy of your resume and cover letter to the email below with the subject line:
#23-015 Family Engagement Worker NE FRN
Closing Date: Until suitable candidate found.
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