PCAS20-043 - Infant Care Consultant (6 Month Contract)

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Infant Care Consultant provides direct assistance and consultation to social workers, families and caretakers of high-risk infants under the ages of eighteen months where safety, medical fragility and physical and developmental well-being require specialized monitoring.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with social workers to augment the assessments and planning for children under the age of 18 months that are involved with the agency
  • Assessing and intensively monitoring the safety, physical and developmental well-being of infants and strengthening the skills of caregivers
  • Ensuring appropriate services/resources are provided to high-risk infants including collaboration with community allies and programs

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Nursing diploma/degree from a recognized college/university
  • At least 2 years of related experience in pediatric nursing, Public Health or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience in Child Welfare is considered beneficial



SPECIFIC SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Good assessment skills related to pediatric nursing, child welfare and family dynamics
  • Ability to work independently in the community, good problem solving skills
  • Enhanced skill and knowledge identifying high-risk infants and their needs
  • Expertise in completing detailed comprehensive assessments on infants and the caregiver skills.
  • Ability to complete health teaching with caregivers and build parenting capacity
  • Good verbal and written communication skills as well as computer proficiency
  • Proficiency in the French language considered an asset


HOURS OF WORK:

  • 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Working hours may vary and applicants must be flexible to work outside of standard office hours

 

HOURLY RATE:  $36.40 - $46.89