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Pregnancy Support Program Developer

Sexual Health Options, Resources & Education – SHORE Centre is seeking a program developer to oversee the development of our new program to meet the needs of families who choose to become parents.  Partnering with existing organizations in Waterloo Region, this all-options support model will help these clients navigate the unique challenges that come from an unplanned pregnancy. This is a two year contract, 37.5 hours per week at $20/hour plus a generous benefits package.

Key Tasks:

  • Complete an environmental scan of all of programs and social services in the Waterloo Region and compile a list of available resources to help clients, including supports related to legal, housing, employment, health, income, food and parenting needs
  • Contact experts in the Centering Pregnancy model to consult throughout the development of the program
  • Build connections with organizations beyond those we regularly partner with, and reach out to them to establish warm, professional relationships we can leverage to ensure all families experiencing unplanned pregnancies get easy access to the resources they need to focus on parenting
  • Establish policies and procedures for all aspects of the program
  • Establish a diaper and material support care closet for clients including a fair and effective evaluation criteria for applicants, and find existing organizations that we can partner with to provide diapers, grocery cards and gently used baby clothes to expectant mothers from vulnerable communities
  • Develop a sustainability plan and establish a fundraising initiative for the program beyond this grant
  • Create of drop in support program for clients on a bi-weekly or weekly basis depending on the demand. Determine the program curriculum based on both the needs of participants in the program and our partnerships with organizations who provide prenatal and parenting supports in Waterloo Region.
  • Develop promotional materials for the program and promote the program with key referral sources in the community
  • Manage the external evaluation process and ensure that all necessary data is collected

Qualifications

  • Strongly committed to SHORE Centre’s values: pro-choice, sex positive, inclusive and accessible
  • Experience in research, community development and/or policy development
  • Strong writing abilities and excellent communication skills, including phone and e-mail
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Clear professional boundaries and high ethical standards
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter clearly demonstrating your qualifications to Lyndsey Butcher, Executive Director at director@shorecentre.ca by Sunday, December 9, 2018. We strongly encourage applicants who are living with a disability, people of colour or visible minorities, indigenous people, trans and non-binary and any other members of the LGBTQ2S+ community.

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