ParentChild+ Home Visitor

Organization Details
Organization Name: Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba
Address: 800 McTavish Avenue
Brandon MB  R7A 7L4
Website: http://www.cfswestern.mb.ca
Organizational Description: Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba is a private, non-profit, community-based charitable agency, directed by a community-elected and community-represented Board of Directors. Our goals are to strengthen and support families, to protect children, to ensure that children in our care are parented appropriately, to work in partnership with the community, and to be a recognized leader in the advancement of health and well-being of children and families in Westman.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: -ParentChild+ is an early literacy program designed to support parents in their role as their child's first and most important teacher.
-A Home Visitor is matched with a parent and their two-year-old child, and visits the family's home twice a week, for half an hour.
-The Home Visitor brings books and toys to the home and models play and positive interaction between parent and child.
-Home Visitors participate in training before starting the program and attend weekly group meetings where they will pick up a new book or toy for the coming week and receive ongoing training and support.
Skills Required: -You enjoy being around children, and want to help them succeed.
-You have a non-judgmental attitude.
-You are flexible and can adapt to a child-led play environment.
-You can maintain boundaries while building a strong relationship with a family.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: -Gain experience within a social services agency.
-Expand knowledge of child development and the importance of the parent-child bond.
-Enjoy the satisfaction of making a difference in the life of a child and family.
-Gain experience beneficial to career goals including early education, social work and health care.
-Learn skills that can be applied to strengthen your connection with children in your own life.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening
-Initial training is about 12 hours spread over several evenings or weekend days. This typically happens in September or October. -Total weekly commitment is about three hours, which includes two home visits, one weekly meeting, filling out a brief report after each visit, and travel time. -Visit times are arranged to suit the schedule of the family and Home Visitor. -We ask that a Home Visitor is willing to commit to one program year, which typically runs from October through April.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Brandon
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: shawna@erfrc.ca
Phone: 204-726-7178
In Person
Closing Date: Sep 1, 2022
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