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Kelowna, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
5,915 to 6,500 per month
ARC Programs is currently accepting applications for Developmental Generalists to join the Family Connection Centre team.

Developmental Generalists will support parents / caregivers of children with developmental delays, a neurodiversity, or who are at risk for developmental delays, to optimize their child’s development, and to access community resources.

Hours / Schedule >
Full-Time, Permanent Averaging 37.5-hours per-week

Responsibilities >

Using a guided caregiver-driven approach which focuses on the family’s individual needs and, strengths, Developmental Generalists may (depending on the family’s service preferences):
  • Provide developmental monitoring using a family-centered approach to encourage positive parent child interactions and to facilitate the child’s progress.
  • Provide home-based service for infants, toddlers and young children with a developmental delay, a neurodiversity, or who are at risk for developmental delay.
  • Support parents to foster secure attachment and developmental accomplishment, teaching to recognize cues and attentive responses that support parents to optimize their child’s development.
  • Provide monitoring and intervention to older children, youth with FASD and other neurodiversity and their families through various stages of development and challenges.
  • Guide families through IHCAN assessment processes, including assessment referrals, interpreting results, and implementing recommendations.
  • Provide in-home, community or virtual support services that help increase the child’s success in the home and community.
  • Offer support and collaboration with school and educational planning.
  • Facilitate family connections with relevant community services, and help to overcome barriers to accessing supports.
  • Provide education, consultation, and advocacy.
  • Implement and maintain required case management and clinical records.
  • Other responsibilities include:
  • Building relationships and connections within the community to improve service integration.
  • Appling culturally safe and agile, trauma informed, relational and person / family-centered modalities.
Qualifications >
  • A master’s degree in a related Social Services or Human Services discipline (MEd in Early Childhood Education, MSW, MA in Counselling or MA in Psychology etc.) is preferred.
  • Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in a Social Services or Human Services discipline (i.e.: BSW, CYC, Early Childhood Care and Education, BA in Psychology etc.) with a minimum of 2-years relevant experience will be considered.
  • Candidates must possess a valid Driver's License, and a sound personal vehicle to provide outreach support, and transportation for families when required.
  • Successful applicants will be subject to a screening process, including a criminal record search, to confirm suitability for the position.
Other Skills and Attributes:
  • Knowledge and demonstrated understanding of strengths-based family systems and attachment-based support.
  • Familiar with IHCAN assessments, and recommended interventions.
  • Well-versed in child development, developmental delays, neurodiversity, ASD, FASD and complex support needs.
  • Ability to establish trusting relationships with children, youth, and families.
  • Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Wage / Benefits >

$5,915 - $6,500 per month, based on relevant experience and education.
Upon successful completion of a probationary period, full-time employees (minimum 20-hrs per week) are eligible for a full benefit package (including dental plan, vision coverage, life insurance, extended medical coverage, long-term disability plan, and RRSP contributions).

New full-time employees are eligible for 3-weeks paid vacation to start, as well as paid sick days as described in agency policy.

Why choose ARC Programs as your employer?

ARC Programs is an equal-opportunity employer. We promote the diversity of our staff teams and requires all employees to demonstrate cultural agility and safety to the diversity of all populations we serve.

Please be aware that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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