Social Development/Public Health Consultant
Immigrant Services Calgary is a non-for-profit immigrant serving agency established in 1977. ISC's mission is to be a comprehensive settlement agency working together with immigrants and their families to make Canada home. ISC is looking for individuals who appreciate the valuable contributions immigrants make to Canada, and understand and share our values of being passionate, accountable, and ethical leaders in settlement services. We believe that people come first. We are committed to quality services for a diverse Canadian community.
Position Title: Social Development/Public Health Consultant
Department: Family Resource Centre
The Social Development/Public Health Consultant is a research and development position, responsible for cataloguing programs, services and supports available in Calgary for families with children 0 to 6 years old. This consultant position will also assist in the development of a needs questionnaire and referral pathways to support the target demographic. The Social Development/Public Health Expert Consultant will also develop and facilitate staff training for best practices working with families with young children when administering the of a specialized needs questionnaire.
Applicants are asked to include a resume and cover letter.
This will be a short-term contract, effective between hiring date and March 31st, 2022. Open to Part time and fixed term employees for the role.
CAPC Gateway Project:
This is a new project that will focus on connecting children 0 to 6 years and their families to organizations, informing and empowering the community by making it easier to recognize the collective resources and opportunities available to them locally that support the development and wellbeing of children. This project is aimed to connect people to the right services at the right time, to strengthen the community, and build collective knowledge about supportive resources in the Calgary region. The Social Development/Public Health Expert would be set to play a key role in developing a needs questionnaire, conducting research, developing partnerships, and increasing staff capacity to better serve the needs of the target population.
Scope of work:
Through research, data collection, and community outreach, the outcome of this project will be:
- A definitive catalogue of programs, resources, services and supports available in Calgary for families with children 0 to 6 years old
- Incorporating layers of demographic information (population, age, income, ethnicity, etc.) and the locations of social services, businesses, faith-based and cultural institutions that serve as resources for the immigrant community in the Calgary region into the development of a standardized needs questionnaire
- Developing and implementing training for ISC staff in best practices working with families with young children
- Coordinating with the Partner Success Team to manage partner profiles
- Build a list of current and historical local organizations that serve children 0 to 6 years and their families and support optimal early childhood development. This will include liaising with local organizations to learn about existing programs and services.
- Assist in the development of referral pathways and partner profiles by identifying potential project partners and determining their strategic alignment with the project. This will include developing a vetting process to measure the quality of a program or service and how it aligns with the project outcomes.
- Assist in the development client personas by gathering demographic data through desk research.
- Support the development and implementation of a specialized questionnaire for children 0 to 6 years and their families.
- Support the development of training materials for ISC staff regarding best practices for working with families with young children and administering the specialized needs questionnaire. This will include a review of relevant literature, synthesizing evidence-based materials, and translating complex concepts to provide clear and intentional-focused instruction
- Identify opportunities for efficiencies in the work process and innovative approaches to completing the scope of work.
- Graduate degree (or equivalent in experience) in Social Science, Education, Public Health, Social Work, Child and Youth Studies or Early Childhood Education
- Minimum 5 years working with families with young children
- Current and strong working knowledge of local programs, services, supports, and community resources related to health and wellbeing of children and families
- Experience with community asset mapping, research and report compilation
- Expertise in community-based research and collaborations with partner organizations, academic institutions, and community members
- Cross cultural sensitivity and experience working across a variety of cultural groups
- Certification with the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative’s Brain Story is an asset
- Experience with training and using reflective practice and early learning pedagogy to support the development of resources and people
- Demonstrates strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Thank you for your interest. Due to the high volume of applicants, only candidates short-listed will be contacted. No phone calls or visits please.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Immigrant Services Calgary, 1200, 910 7Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada