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Job Number:  38982
Parent/ Family Consultant - Red Deer
Job Posted: Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 17 November 2017
(67 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Central Alberta Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Red Deer, AB Salary: $60,300/year

The Program
If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of children and families, WJS Canada would like to hear from you.

WJS Canada provides timely and practical parenting techniques to deal with family problems. WJS staff begins work with parents by establishing a relationship and assessing parents’ strengths and areas of struggle with regards to parenting. We meet wherever it is convenient, preferably in the home. WJS staff and parents work together to learn what the family hopes to accomplish, set realistic and important goals and recognize and encourage the family’s strengths. We identify what the family needs, find solutions that build on the family’s strengths and lead to necessary changes, make a plan for who will do what and when it will be done, and agree on the next steps.

The Position
As a Parent Consultant, you will provide parent education and assist in transforming relationships between parents and their children. Supporting families in the Red Deer area, a Parent Consultant will gain experience in working with families with the focus on strengthening the parent-child bond.

With support and supervision of a Registered Psychologist, a Parent Consultant will learn ways of integrating a developmental insight-oriented approach with families that are involved in Ministry of Human Services.

A Parent Consultant will be required to work flexible hours, such as evenings and weekends. This position is to commence early December 2017 and is a 1 year maternity leave

In Your Role You Will
• Provide flexible and responsive support to address children, youth, family or caregiver needs, while accommodating and respecting cultural, social and religious heritage.
• Oversee and manage service plan goals and objectives.
• Provide care through individual program plans while respecting choices, decisions and needs of families.
• Establish trust with families to assist them toward development of interpersonal communication skills, daily livings skills, and other areas of interest.
• Collaborate and/work as team with community systems (i.e., schools), specialized service providers, volunteers and extended family members.
• Provide individual and group counseling as appropriate.
• Conduct family visits in the community; be available for evening, weekend visits and standby as required.
• Prepare and submit reports as per specifications and deadlines.
• Adhere to protocols that relate to abuse and appropriately report safety concerns.
• Advocate minimizing risks and promote opportunities to maximize and/or enhance community, family and individual support networks for individuals.
• Adhere to ethical/professional standards, perform all program activities in accordance with WJS policies and procedures, program specific policies, Children and Family policies, as well as accreditation and core standards.
• Other related duties as assigned by Lead Practice Specialist, which may also include supervising visits.

Criminal Record Check/Ministry Check Statement
*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 months of hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.

As An Ideal Candidate You Possess
• Degree level in Psychology, Child and Youth Care or Social Work is preferred
• Diploma in Social Work, Rehabilitation, Child and Youth Care, Early Childhood, or related Social Sciences or Human Services degree or equivalent with experience will be considered.
• Minimum three years experience working with families.
• Clear criminal record check and Intervention check.
• First Aid/CPR certificate and Suicide Intervention training.
• Class 5 driver’s license, reliable vehicle and proof of appropriate insurance.
• Highly motivated and able to work independently and in a team
• Knowledge of child development and attachment safe discipline.
• Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with support networks, outside agencies and community resources
• Good writing skills
• Knowledge of Aboriginal culture is an asset

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

Our Employees Enjoy
At WJS Canada, trust, strong connections, innovation and results are the pillars of our mandate. We manage by developing our core strength: our people. We give employees the tools to do the job, developing their competence and their confidence, by conducting training programs to ensure professional development and build skills, employee morale, employee safety, health, loyalty and satisfaction. Developing people includes respecting employees work-life balance through flexible hours, locations and duties. We support our staff with assistance and benefit packages, innovative wellness programs and compassion for the life challenges they face.

Closing Statement
No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

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