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Job Number:  34755
Family Support Specialist #LLB-385L-FSS
Job Posted: Thursday, 4 May 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 22 May 2017
(59 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Northern Alberta Type: Full time
Location: Lac La Biche, AB Salary: $27.50-32/hr


Family Support Specialist #LLB-385L-FSS

Collaborative Service Delivery (CSD)

Lac La Biche, AB

Full time:   40 hrs/wk   (Variety of shifts including, weekdays, weekends and evenings)

Regular rate:  $27.50-32/hr   



Do you want to make a difference in the lives of local families?


We are currently recruiting a Family Support Specialist who works directly with families, youth and children in Lac La Biche and the surrounding community. Working as the primary caseworker, they will counsel and provide therapeutic interventions under the Collaborative Service Delivery model, by coordinating family care teams to provide support and ensure best outcomes for families. Our program structure is one that our staff will become the compass point for the family and others involved in the case. The schedule is flexible. Evening and weekend work is required to accommodate families’ schedules. This position reports to the Program Manager/Supervisor.


What’s in it for you!

  • Inspiring, challenging and rewarding work where you will make a difference each and every day you work.
  • Appreciative teams, Appreciative clients, Organizational Recognition and Rewards.
  • Flexible hours of work.
  • Training and development programs to increase your knowledge and skills and ignite your career!
  • Comprehensive benefit plans for full time employees.


What WJS Canada does: WJS Canada’s mission is “Strengthening people and communities with innovative, individualized services”. The support we provide for families emphasizes building relationships to enhance the family’s strengths and achieve goals that address their needs for support in areas of struggle. Services are individualized and based on the family’s belief that their own internal resources can be strengthened and that other helpful skills can be developed. For more information on WJS, services & career opportunities, visit www.wjscanda.com


Where we work: While WJS serves individuals in many communities across Canada this opportunity is in Lac La Biche, Alberta. Lac La Biche is a hamlet in Alberta, located approximately 220 km northeast of the provincial capital of Edmonton, on the southern shore of Lac la Biche. The County is a progressive and productive municipality with strong community spirit, and it is a beautiful place to live, learn, work, raise a family and retire. With more than 100 lakes and over 1,300 beach-side campsites and cabins, offering 70% of Alberta’s Class A beaches, the Lac La Biche region is a little piece of paradise in northeast Alberta,. It is home to a wealth of recreation options and attractions, from indoor facilities to parks to pristine wilderness areas. For more information, visit the Lac La Biche Region website.


In your role you will:

  • Provide flexible and responsive support to address children, youth, family or caregiver needs
  • Conduct family visits in the community and is available for evening/weekend visits and/or on standby as required.
  • Establish trusting relationships with families to assist them toward development of interpersonal communication skills, daily living skills, and other areas of interest.
  • Provide care through individual program plans while respecting choices, decisions and needs of families.
  • Collaborate and/or works as team with community systems (i.e. school), specialized service providers, volunteers and extended family members.
  • Accommodate and respect cultural, social and religious heritage.
  • Provide individual and group counseling as appropriate.
  • Follow up on closed case files to ensure family safety and implementation of individual program plans.
  • Attend supervised visits with families that are involved with the Ministry of Human Services.
  • Transport individuals or families as required.
  • Administrative duties including typing/filing reports, compiling monthly reports, etc.


**All applicants must provide a current (within 3 months) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check prior to confirmation of employment with WJS Canada. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, prepare accordingly.


As an ideal candidate you possess:

  • Diploma in Social Services, Bachelor of Social work or similar education. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Clear criminal record check and Child Intervention check
  • Valid Alberta Driver’s License, reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance, and clean driver’s abstract
  • Valid CPR/First Aid and WHMIS
  • Training in suicide prevention and cultural sensitivity
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Closing Date: May 22, 2017
Competition #: LLB-385L-FSS (please quote on cover letter or resume)

Please submit a cover letter & resume to Zara Lyttle – Program Manager
Contact Details:
Online: www.wjscanada.com
Fax: (855) 465-5502
www:   www.wjscanada.com

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