Mother’s Matter

Mother’s Matter
.72 FTE (25 hours per week)
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is an evidenced-based program
that works with families in the home to support parents, primarily mothers, in their critical role as
their child’s first and most important teacher. HIPPY strengthens families and communities by
empowering mothers to actively prepare their children for success in school.
The core of the HIPPY program is a structured home visit that:
– Delivers a curriculum based on the needs of the children to become school-ready;
– Recognized role-play as the method of teaching the skills needed to implement the childcentered
curriculum; and
– Features a peer home visitor system that enables mothers, who may be hard to reach due
to social isolation, poverty, language, or other cultural issues, to feel comfortable
participating in the program.
Well-trained peer Home Visitors deliver books and 30 weeks of high-quality curriculum activities
directly to parents who then work 15 to 20 minutes a day with their own three, four, and five-yearold
children. HIPPY Home Visitors share the language, culture and life experiences of the families
they serve and are frequently mothers who participated in the HIPPY program with their own
children. Working for HIPPY is often the first job in Canada for many mothers employed as Home
Visitors, highlighting HIPPY’s commitment to prepare Home Visitors for their next job in the
work force.
HIPPY empowers mothers as the primary educators of their children in the home and fosters their
involvement in school and community to strengthen mother-child relationships and to maximize
successful early school experiences.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Experience with children ages 3-5 years;
2. Training in child development and/or comparative training;
3. Willing to take further training;
4. Understanding and Awareness of local Cultural milieu;
5. Applicant must possess a good “Attitude” and able to take Direction;
6. Willing and able to work with children with diverse and specific needs (Behavior/Special
Needs);
7. Individual with PATIENCE and INITIATIVE/WILLINGNESS TO ADAPT;
8. Driver’s license and reliable vehicle;
The HIPPY Home Visitor will be part of an early learning education team with a major focus on 3-
5 year olds; and to include mentoring parents, home visits, resource sharing and training, lifeskills,
computer assisted instruction, problem solving and other relevant skills.
– Criminal Background Check (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Search is a requirement for the
successful applicant.
Application deadline: July 11, 2018
Send resumes to:
Human Resource Department – Muskeg Lake Band Office
Please apply by sending a resume, cover letter CPIC & Vulnerable Sector
Check with subject title: “Mother’s Matter” to resume@muskeglake.com
by July 11, 2018 at 12:00pm

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