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Job Number:  38751
Mediated Supervised Access Visitation Service Coordinator
Job Posted: Friday, 6 October 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 16 October 2017
(61 days ago)
Westcoast Family Centres Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody) Salary: Grid Level 14P, Step 1, $25.74 per hour

Job Summary

 

Westcoast Family Centres Society (WFCS) is offering a Mediated Supervised Access Visitation Service for parents challenged by parenting after separation or divorce.  Some of these cases present as complex Family Law Act (FLA) matters including concerns with parental alienation and disorganized attachment issues, children experience and witness of domestic violence, and individuals affected by intimate relationship and domestic violence.


This Service will provide

 

The Service Coordinator is committed to conducting visitation that is child-focused and facilitating the connection between a child(ren) and their parents and other significant individuals in their life. The Service Coordinator will work collaboratively to ensure the service meets the best interest of all concerned. Therefore, Clients will be completing an Application for Service and an Access Support Terms and Agreement indicating they have read and understood the terms of services and consenting to the terms of services in full. Further, by signing this agreement they will be indicating  that if any of the terms of services are violated, in part or full, the Mediated Supervised Access Visitation Services reserves the right to suspend service until the terms of service are reviewed.

 

Key parameters of the Mediated Supervised Access Visitation Service are consensus-building between the parents and the Service Coordinator (using a Best Interest Mediation Model), Child-Focused and Child Best Interest-Focus and strength-building and family empowerment perspective.

 

Service Coordinator duties

 

  • Service Coordinator will not contact either parent until the Application for Service and an Access Support Terms Agreement is completed;
  • Service Coordinator will conduct an Intake Session with both parents independently to establish visitation access support guidelines consensus prior to arranging a visit and assigning a Worker;
  • Service Coordinator may recommend parents to attend more extensive legal mediation services to establish consensus regarding visitation access support guidelines;
  • Service Coordinator will enforce that neither the Custodial or Access Parent may be permitted to change the visitation access support guidelines without the agreement of all concerned;
  • Service Coordinator will conduct a Service Review Session with both parents independently to review and evaluate the status of the mediated visitation access support on a regular basis (no less than after 3 months of a continuous regularly scheduled services), so that it can be determined if the services should be continued and renewed;
  • The Service Coordinator will promote family empowerment, self-reliance, self-responsibility, and creative collaborative planning;
  • Service Coordinator will work with the family and all parties concerned to establish other ways to facilitate the connection between the child(ren) and their parent(s) and other significant individuals in their life.

 

 

Education/Qualifications

 

  • Relevant Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology; Marriage and Family Therapy; and/or Social Services/or Family Justice Services with 3 years experience, or relevant BA with 5 years experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Computer operating systems, ie. Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Publisher
  • An understanding of integrated case management/wrap around service delivery
  • Work with families who may present multiple service needs related to poverty, addictions, violence, child abuse or neglect, parenting after separation and mental health issues.
  • Provide counselling in a variety of approaches that best fits client needs
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Current First Aid and Class Five Driver’s License.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Driver’s abstract

   

 Working Conditions

 

  • Vehicle required for this position
  • Work evenings and weekends when required
  • Working in multiple sites when needed
  • Attend mandatory agency day training/presentations
  • Union membership is required for this position and is open to male and female applicants

 

 

Start Date:             As soon as possible

Position Type:       Temporary Vacancy, 35 hours per week

Timeline:              Until March 31, 2018

Reports to:           Team Leader

Location:               Tri-Cities

Union:                   This is a union position

Benefits:               Casual benefits (MSP, EHC, Dental)

Salary:                  Grid Level 14P, Step 1, $25.74 per hour        

 

How to Apply:
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Email your resume to or
Fax 604.254.6169
Subject Heading: Mediated Supervised Access Visitation Service Coordinator
Contact Details:
Kam Gills
Westcoast Family Centres Society
2780 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5M 1Y8

Tel: 604.254.5457
E-mail:
www:   www.westcoastfamily.org


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