September 15, 2020
Penelakut Health is looking for a Maternal Child Health Worker to provide day-to-day support and programming to pregnant women, and mothers and fathers of infants and young children up to six years of age. This includes the development and facilitation of educational programs, one-on-one support and home visits to ensure families have opportunities to increase their preparedness for parenthood and ability to effectively care for their infants and children themselves.
  • Provide outreach services, pre and postnatal support, informing communities about Maternal Child Health Programs
  • Carry out activities to support families in improving health outcomes for pregnant women and their families
  • Facilitate workshops and information sessions, conduct interviews, intakes, and assessments
  • Attend required meetings, events and training seminars as necessary
  • Maintain effective communication with a wide array of individuals to reach strategic goals
  • Conduct home visits, provide information related to parenting skills, problem solving, childhood growth and development, and provide referrals as required
  • Involve elders from communities to share teachings about culture and traditions
  • Promote healthy relationships including traditional child rearing practices, traditional fatherhood practices and self-care
  • Liaise with Community Leadership, Community Based Teams, Nurses, other Penelakut Health staff members
  • Assist mothers, fathers to identify natural and professional support systems
  • Maintain a documented system of records for files which is inclusive of daily charting, monthly reports, quarterly reports, statistical records and reports, incident reports and the maintenance of personal files and forms required by the program
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
  • Two-year diploma in a social science or health science degree program required, or
  • DONA International certified Doula, and
  • Experience and/or training in Early Childhood Education
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of First Nations culture and traditions (specifically Coast Salish)
  • Knowledge of therapeutic life skills strategies
  • Knowledge of traditional and contemporary child care, development and methodology from perinatal to 6 years
  • Knowledge of the Child and Family Community Service Act and other regulations pertinent to the child welfare system
  • Strong networking and community resource knowledge
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment, independent and as part of a team with minimal direction
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheets and word processing programs
  • Oral communication skills – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings
  • Written communication skills – Edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information
  • Efficient time management and organizational skills
Working/Special Conditions
  • Occasionally lift and/or move equipment and boxes up to 25lbs
  • Computer work and typing requiring hours sitting and using office equipment, computers and attending sessions.
  • Initial and on-going employment is subject to submission of a clear Criminal Record check. Criminal Record Check must be conducted every three years.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle insured for business use
  • Ongoing professional development as necessary
This is a contract position, ending March 31, 2020. The hours of work would be Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-4:00PM
Please submit resume and cover letter to
Faren Charlie, Health Director or by fax 250-246-3426
Please Note: Only those candidates that are shortlisted will be contacted
Deadline: Wednesday September 29, 2020