HIPPY Job Posting

HIPPY Site Lead- Young Mothers Project
(Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-school Youngsters)


Working Women Community Centre (WWCC) is a charitable, community-based immigrant and refugee organization providing a wide variety of programs and services throughout various locations in Toronto. HIPPY maximizes, through early intervention, the educational potential of young children at risk by empowering parents to be their child’s primary educator using an easy-to-follow format that helps parents teach their children and prepare them for the demands of primary school. The HIPPY program is expanding its services to support Young (teens up to 25 years) mothers across the City of Toronto – WWCC seeks site staff (Site Lead) that is familiar with the Young Mothers’ Communities to be based at the WWCC downtown location, and work closely with community partners for this specific project.

Reports to: HIPPY Manager

Hours of work: 35 hours per week

Pay: $26.28 per hour



  • Support new site in the start-up phase through program implementation, including the recruitment of Young Moms, and assessment and enrollment;
  • Assist in the design and implementation of training for Home Visitors and Parents, including the development of culturally appropriate supplemental material and recommending methodology and material revisions;
  • Coordinate the Home Visitor team (approximately 3 home visitors), specifically in regards to scheduling, training, and administration;
  • Coordinate weekly in-service training for home visitors and support other staff development training
  • Plan and coordinate parent group meetings, including staff planning for group meetings;
  • Maintain an efficient record keeping system of program operations and participating families, including completing HIPPY forms accurately, computer data and statistical entry on the National data base, and assist in program reporting and evaluation;
  • Conduct initial and midyear home visits on regular basis, as well as weekly home visits as needed::
  • Participate in all HIPPY related activities, including all staff professional development trainings;
  • Connect Young mothers with needed resources, making necessary referrals;
  • Work with HIPPY program manager in program implementation, training, monitoring, regular supervision of the sites, program reporting, and  evaluation
  • Represent the agency and HIPPY Canada at conferences, presentations and various events, where appropriate;
  • Connect and liaise between HIPPY sites and collaborate with other programs and partner organizations, and act as a spokesperson for the local HIPPY program.



  • Strong knowledge of, familiarity with, and experience working with adolescents and young adults, particularly women. Demonstrating an understanding and sensitivity of the issues,  challenges and barriers concerning pregnant and parenting teens;
  • Strong knowledge and/or understanding  of early childhood education, adult education, and newcomer/settlement issues;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding  of the HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents Of Preschool Youngsters) Program;
  • Familiarity/experience with early parenting issues is an asset;
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment and/or the ability to work effectively with such communities
  •  Strong knowledge of community resources and services related to the communities where the program is offered;
  • Experience in delivering training, public presentations, public education/advocacy,  facilitating group meetings, and establishing strong community partnerships;
  • Experience in staff coordination, administrative reporting,  and site supervision;
  • Organizational and time management skills including the ability to multitask while maintaining high level of accuracy in data collection;
  • Committed to teamwork with strong peoples skills, and able to work independently;
  • Strong communicational skills; fluency in more than one language is an asset
  • Experience in/willingness to conduct home visits in various communities;
  • First Aid CPR Certified;
  • Successful police check.

All staff of the agency is responsible for demonstrating support and commitment to the mandate and objectives of the Centre. Staff is expected to work in a spirit of cooperation and to actively promote harmonious relations.


This is a full time position. WWCC offers an excellent compensation package including 4 weeks of vacation/paid leave annually, generous sick leave allowance, a comprehensive benefit package and annual wage increases for years of service.


Please submit your resume with covering letter no later than Aug 30, 2014,


To:  HIPPY Young Moms Project- Site Lead Hiring Committee

Working Women Community Centre

Email: scharliekaram@workingwomencc.org