Pregnancy Outreach Program RN/RDN



SARA for Women Society (SARA) has an opening for a female Part-Time Registered Nurse (R.N.) or Registered Dietician (R.D.N.) for our Pregnancy Outreach Program (POPs) RN/RDN.


SARA for Women Society is a community-based non-profit feminist organization that assists women through housing, programs, resource referral, and other supports. The organization also provides services for victims of violence.

SARA for Women is a leader in creating a world in which people peacefully resolve conflict in their homes, communities, countries and across the globe. Through innovative programming, diversity practices, social enterprise, and partnerships we build community capacity for cognitive, spiritual, physical and emotional growth, and social responsibility.


Section 1 – General Information

Position Title: Pregnancy Outreach Program RN/RD

Job location: Mission

Employment Type: Permanent, Part-Time (14 hours per week)

Reports to: Manager of Counselling


Section 2 – Job Summary


The POPs RN/RDN will be responsible for ensuring that the program operates in a successful manner, that program objectives are achieved and that there is adherence to the Health Canada and Fraser Health POPs Program deliverables. The POPs RN/RDN will assist in financial planning, budget development and fundraising. The POPs RN/RDN is responsible for reviewing all client initial assessments, charts and consulting with clients as needed.


Key Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Facilitating women’s groups and promoting the program by public speaking as required by the Manager of Counselling and SARA for Women.
  • Liaises with the Housing and Transition House programs (ATH, MTH, Santa Rosa and CLR), as well as the Counselling Programs (Stop the Violence and P.E.A.C.E.) and Outreach to organize groups, support women and provide consistent services throughout the agency.
  • Assisting the women served in the program. This includes conducting in-depth interviews and intakes, keeping notes and statistics, helping clients access community information and resources, providing individual support according to



program protocols, communicating thoroughly with the Counselling Manager using the agreed system of communication, and assisting with arranging special events.

  • Through post-natal home visits, the POPs RN/RDN promotes optimum health by linking families with a system of ongoing care through public health and other community resources.
  • Compiling, recording, and reporting monthly statistics.
  • Preparing the monthly program status report and any other reports as necessary.


1) Supervisory


  • Ensuring that the Program operates in a successful manner, reflective of the clients’ needs and adhering to the accepted standards of service.
  • Ensuring that all support staff, resource personnel, and volunteers provide clients with the accepted standard of service.
  • Managing all services, programs, special functions, related to and delivered under the program.
  • Training and evaluating all program support staff, resource personnel, and volunteers, as related to job duties.


2) Financial


In consultation with the Accounting Coordinator and Administration Manager:

  • Managing inventory control within the program.
  • Participating and assisting with fundraising as related to program.
  • Advising Counselling Manager of budget needs and adjustments.


3) Operational


  • Responsible for intake assessment including application and use of prenatal Risk Identification Tool and T-ACE questionnaire.
  • Coordinating counselling with Counselling staff.
  • Marketing of the program, networking, community contact, media relations.
  • Coordinating meetings relevant to the day-to-day operations, including Local Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Overseeing and attending weekly drop-in meetings.
  • Organizing speakers for weekly drop-in meetings.



  • Reviewing all charting, and is responsible for completing quality assurance audit of
  • Responsible for correspondence.
  • Responsible for organizing case conferencing with appropriate professionals.
  • Communicating with the Counselling Manager as required.
  • Attending Sponsoring Agency staff meetings and participates in activities as appropriate.
  • Preparing the annual program status report and any other reports as necessary.
  • Meeting guidelines of Health Canada and Fraser Health POPs Standards.


4) Advisory


  • Attends Local Advisory Committee meetings and on request.
  • Attends Pregnancy Outreach Program teleconferences/meetings.
  • Communicates with other health agencies, especially the Fraser Health Unit/Department, regarding general or specific health issues in the community as required.


Section 3 – Qualifications, experience and abilities:


  • The incumbent will be a recognized health professional (RN/RDN). She will have a background in community health services.
  • Current Food Safe certificate.
  • Occupational First Aid, Level 1 certificate must be presented at the time of the interview.
  • Ability to speak a second language is an asset.
  • Experience in the non-profit sector is an asset.
  • Excellent understanding of violence against women issues.
  • Good understanding of social services and resources in the Mission area and how to access them.
  • Knowledge about pregnancy, infancy and early childhood development and parenting.
  • Knowledge of family and intimate partner dynamics, addictions, and the impacts of violence in the home on children.
  • Pro-choice orientation.
  • A solid understanding of the role of the advocate as well as how to be an effective advocate.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to work independently.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours (evening and weekend work may be required).
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check for children and vulnerable adults.
  • Strong listening, writing, presentation, facilitation, public speaking and computer skills required.
  • Good understanding of legal issues facing women who have been abused, particularly those from a different culture.
  • An understanding of the Family Law Act (2013).
  • Knowledge of supports available to help women access legal information and support.
  • Must be well organized with good case management skills. This includes keeping up-to-date confidential client files, producing program reports and statistics as required on time.
  • Keeping abreast of current information that is pertinent to our ability to deliver relevant, accurate information and services.


Section 4 – Job Location & Working Conditions

Job and/or Program Location: Mission


Working conditions:


  • Travel reimbursement for mileage.
  • Business insurance required.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license.
  • A reliable car/SUV in good working condition.
  • Firm commitment to SARA’s “women’s centered” approach to support and service delivery.
  • Demonstrates a strong work ethic and the ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision.
  • Firm commitment to SARA’s team based approach.


Submit cover letter and resume to:

Subject: POPs RN/RDN position

Posting Date: September 24th, 2018

Closing Date: Position remains open until it has been filled.


SARA promotes the principles of anti-oppression, diversity and inclusion. We strive to represent the diverse communities that we serve.


While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.

POPs RN/RDN position