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Job Number:  38802
Kinship Support Worker (Competition #1280)
Job Posted: Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 18 October 2017
(5 days ago)
The Family Centre
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: $44,096 - $56,827 Annually

At the heart of The Family Centre’s philosophy is the belief that children fare best in the care of their family. The Kinship Care Support Worker is responsible for providing high quality support and guidance for families caring for children in Kinship placements.



  • A Degree in the human service field with knowledge, experience and competence in working with children and families
  • Two years direct client service experience is required
  • Knowledge and understanding of the unique relationship dynamics created in kinship care arrangements
  • Strong administration skills
  • Strong planning/organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently outside usual working hours to fit with the needs of families (many evenings and weekends)
  • Ability to travel, current driving license, clear driver’s abstract and use of car for work purposes
  • Current Suicide Intervention Training and Aboriginal Awareness
  • Completion of Police Security Clearance and Child Welfare Information System Check; must be renewed every three years
  • Registration with Professional Association, where applicable


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide emotional support to caregivers and child(ren)
  • Support caregivers to follow through with the SAFE Home Study Report process
  • Advocate for caregiver and child needs
  • Support the relationship between birth parents and kinship caregivers
  • Provide education to kinship caregivers regarding caring for children with trauma based behaviours
  • Ongoing assessment and planning for safety and well-being of child(ren) and kinship caregivers
  • Support permanency planning for child(ren) in care
  • Liaise with partners including: Children’s Services, internal TFC service providers, external agencies
  • Act as a reference/support person for Family Intervention Generalists who support Kinship placements
How to Apply:
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Jacqueline Dagneau
Permanency Manager
Contact Details:
Jacqueline Dagneau
Permanency Manager

www:   the-family-centre.com

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