(2) Full-Time House Parent Positions

Description

(2) Full-Time House Parent Positions

Location

South Community Home, Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan; North Community Home, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Opening Date

01/09/2023

Closing Date

15/09/2023

Summary

Reporting to the Community Home Manager, the House Parent is responsible for following approved policies for the effective day to day operations of the QBOW Community Home. The House Parents main responsibility is to manage household duties (cooking, cleaning etc.). The House Parent will be responsible for settling and maintaining standards relating to the cleanliness of the house, quality of food, supply of household items (towels, blankets, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery etc.). A budget will be developed to ensure that these specifics are followed. The House Parent will be primarily responsible for the overall housekeeping duties which consists of groceries and household orders, menu planning, following the Canada Food Guide, meal preparation, house cleaning duties, organizing and maintaining day to day house duty requirements. The House Parent will work in a team approach with all community home staff. The House Parent will designate some of the cleaning duties with night/weekend staff. The House Parent will reduce the work load from the other workers. The work hours generally will be Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Requirements

  • Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers Licence
  • Experience providing Home Care services in a non-profit or public agency;
  • Ability to pass a Child Welfare Intervention Check;
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Records/Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Current Food Handlers Course/Food Safety Course
  • Current First Aid/CPR
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality in all altercations;
  • Advanced communication skills required, both written and oral;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with people in a sensitive, tactful, diplomatic, and professional manner at all times;
  • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills;

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Awareness of First Nations beliefs, values, languages, customs and perspectives
  • First Nations Group Home standards, practice, policies, and procedures in First Nations setting;
  • Knowledge of Saskatchewan Child Welfare Act, along with awareness of Child Welfare policies and procedures and the Customary Standards of Care
  • Knowledge of Indian Child and Family Services (ICFS), Ministry of Social Services), and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
  • Demonstrated Knowledge of First Nations History from Colonization to Present Day, this includes (but is not limited to) the emotional, physiological, physical and spiritual effects of such history on First Nations people

Job Duties

Meal Preparation

  • Menu planning is to be done with the supervisor and approved and recorded on a monthly basis– three nutritious meals will be provided with an evening snack
  • Ensures the nutritional needs of the children are met in a consistent basis by nutritional planning and by following the Canada Food Guide.
  • To include the children and youth with menu planning and life skills such as grocery shopping, money managements etc.
  • Ensure the menu and groceries are accessible to the Child care workers on weekends
  • Meal preparation for weekends, outings, and/or holidays can be frozen
  • Baking is to be done on a regularly scheduled basis
  • Purchase all groceries and dry goods according to the approved menu
  • Monthly requests for groceries, household and water orders should be placed
  • In conjunction with the child care workers provide morning and lunch supervision of the children, if applicable

Cleaning

  • Ensure that the daily duties are done (dishes, wiping all counter tops and tables, appliances, sweeping /vacuuming floors, couches, area rugs, mopping floors, disinfect bathroom tubs, toilets, counter tops, wipe mirrors, etc.
  • Garbage to be placed out in proper garbage containers as needed outside the building
  • Recycle juice, milk containers etc.
  • Bathroom – place clean towels, toilet paper, and other toiletries as needed
  • Weekly wipe down kitchen cupboards, pantry, fridge, oven, windows
  • Ensure that the coffee/end tables and television etc. in living room area are dusted/wiped on a weekly basis
  • Weekly wipe down with bleach and water the water dispenser
  • Ensure that marks, dirty spots on the walls/rails/doors/ are wiped on a daily/weekly basis
  • Laundry duties should be done weekly or as needed (towels, linens etc.) any mending and/or repair torn clothing
  • Organize furniture, kitchen, storage rooms (crafts, linen closets, etc.)
  • On a monthly basis – major house cleaning (walls, windows, bathrooms, storage, etc.)
  • When youth is discharged ensure to wipe down and sanitize the bathroom
  • Ensure that monthly and yearly inventory is complete by staff
  • House maintenance report any house repairs and/or maintenance work needed to be done
  • Delegate certain tasks for night shift/weekend shift workers (leftover dishes, shovel walkways, floor swept/mopped etc.)
  • Purchase domestic supplies as necessary including linens, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, medical supplies and toiletries
  • Ensure the specific daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning duties are completed so the group home is clean at all times
  • Daily room checks are to be done to ensure the group home is clean

 

Other Related Duties

  • To answer telephone calls and relay necessary messages
  • Ensure the laundry such as sheets, blankets, towels, etc. is done as required.
  • Record household and grocery expenditures and hand in to the finance clerk on a weekly basis
  • Ensure an inventory of all the domestic supplies, kitchen items and groceries are monitored and recorded on a monthly basis
  • Attend all team meetings
  • Adhere to the community’s policies, guidelines and directives as they apply to all Community Home Staff
  • Other duties as assigned by immediate supervisors
  • Performs other duties assigned by the Executive Director.

 

Please Submit Cover Letter and resume, along with 3 references Attention to: Natasha Gladue, Human Resources ngladue@qbow.ca

All short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview!