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Job Number:  39801
PT Family Connections Worker
Job Posted: Thursday, 16 November 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 15 December 2017
(in 3 days)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
Region: Calgary area Type: Part time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)
Family Connections Worker, Hera
1 PT, 20 hours/week
 
Make a difference in the life of a child
 
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is a leading provider of quality programs to children and youth, with a $20 million dollar operating budget, that supports the healthy physical, educational and social development of more than 38,000 young people and their families each year.
 
Come join an energetic and fun team that is committed to providing deserving children and youth with hope for the future. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary provide a supportive environment in which to share your experience, develop your skills, and take on new challenges.
 
If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is the place for you!
 
HERA
 
Hera is a specialized education program with therapeutic supports for adolescent girls who are at risk of being sexually exploited. The program embraces a therapeutic, relationship-focused approach to support girls at-risk to develop skills, commit to their education, re-examine their lives, and move forward in a positive direction.
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
 
The Family Connections Worker works collaboratively with the Hera staff team to preserve the family unit, ensure the safety of all family members and promote family functioning.  The Family Connection Worker assists family members in creating the conditions for the youth to stay at home and to increase healthy connections to community.  Family support services are provided in the family home and community in accordance with the service plan and client goals. The Family Connection Worker also provides referrals to community resources and supports.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Attends all staff meetings and training seminars as directed by Program Coordinator
  • Creates and maintains a positive, supportive, and rewarding work environment
  • Works effectively with other members of the team to meet the individual needs of all youth in the program as well as their families
  • Meets with the Coordinator required for clinical supervision
  • Ensure the inclusion of appropriate family members in case planning
  • Assists youth and their families in developing problem solving, conflict resolution, and communication skills
  • Advocates for youth and their families to promote increased family functioning
  • Ensures that all documentation is kept current, complete, and professional.  Conveys pertinent information regarding youth and their families to the team in a timely manner
  • Manages crisis situations effectively using problem solving and de-escalation skills
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Social Work or a related degree
  • Must have experience working specifically with families experiencing challenges with adolescents
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Strong problem solving, organizing, planning, and analytical skills
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license, acceptable Driver’s Abstract and access to automobile 
  • Use of a reliable vehicle with $1,000,000 liability, permission to carry passengers and business coverage on the vehicle
  • Current certification for First Aid and CPR 
  • Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector search and Intervention Record Check
Please Note: Successful candidates will complete criminal record check and child intervention record check at the time of new hire paperwork.  A criminal record check and child intervention record check dated within 6 months of the interview date will also be accepted.
 
We offer the opportunity to be part of a creative and positive work environment, a competitive salary, supports for professional development, opportunity for advancement and the chance to be part of a national organization dedicated to supporting youth to develop skills for life. We are a committed equity employer.
 
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to our website for consideration. No phone calls please, only qualified candidates will be contacted. If this posting is not listed on our website then this position is no longer available.
Contact Details:
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
731 13 AVE NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 1C8
www:   www.boysandgirlsclubsofcalgary.ca/careers/


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