Infant Care Consultant (19 Month Secondment)

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 are provided to high-risk infants including collaboration with community resources 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 paediatric nursing, Public Health or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience in Child Welfare is considered beneficial

     

SPECIFIC SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Good skills related to child welfare/paediatric nursing assessments and assessment of family dynamics
  • Ability to work independently in the community, good problem solving skills
  • Knowledge and skills to support and teach caregivers in building parenting capacity
  • Enhanced skill  and knowledge identifying high-risk infants and their needs
  •  Expertise in completing detailed comprehensive assessments on infants and the parenting that is being provided
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, particularly with recordings and reports
  • 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