Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-school Youngsters (HIPPY) Coordinator

NWT Literacy Council
28 août, 2020
Yellowknife, Canada
Job Type


Educational Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in early childhood, elementary, family or adult education, social work or any other related field.

Other Qualifications:

  • Strong training and leadership skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs and interests of newcomer families
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Prior experience in one or more of the following areas is an asset: educational administration, community mobilization, parent empowerment / family support, child/family advocacy or staff development


After successful completion of the pre-service training seminar, the HIPPY Coordinator has a responsibility for:

  • Carrying out the HIPPY program in accordance with the terms of the contract
  • Recruitment and selection of eligible HIPPY families and home visitor staff
  • Ongoing supervision and training of Home Visitors, which may include the planning and execution of a staff development plan
  • Making occasional home visits
  • Planning and holding bi-weekly group meetings that include role playing
  • Data entry for statistical purposes
  • Planning and preparation of site visits by National program coordinator
  • Establishing effective partnerships with other human service organizations in order to ensure quality service delivery to participating families
  • Participation in regional and national HIPPY conferences, in-service training and meetings


Note: Some equivalencies will be considered

This is a part-time, three year term position with the possibility of renewal and is based in Yellowknife.  Salary is based on the candidate’s abilities and experience. This position is conditional on program funding.  The successful candidate must have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

Employment is dependent on a successful criminal records check.


Please apply with resume and cover letter by Thursday, September 3, 2020 (5:00 pm) to: Kathryn Barry Paddock, Executive Director, NWT Literacy Council  nwtliteracy@nwtliteracy.ca


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