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Job Number:  44723
Child and Family Support Specialist
Job Posted: Thursday, 17 May 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 28 May 2018
(78 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Northern Alberta Type: Full time
Location: High Prairie, AB Salary: $27.00 - $31.00/Hour


Child and Family Support Specialist - High Prairie, AB


Job Number: J0118-0974

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

City: High Prairie, Alberta

Hours of Work Per Week: 40

Scheduled Days Each Week: Monday through Friday, but requires flexible work week hours as some evenings and weekends may be required to meet the needs of the families WJS supports.

Number Of Positions: 1

Hiring Manager Name & Title: Angela Steele - Lead Practice Specialist

Compensation: $27.00 - $31.00/Hour


The Program

Caring for the child, caring for the family.

The support our team members provide emphasizes building relationships to enhance the family’s strengths and achieve goals to overcome areas of struggle. No two families are alike. Individualized services are based on the belief that the family’s own internal resources can be strengthened and other helpful skills can be developed.

The town of High Prairie is within 20 minutes of first class sandy beaches. With a population of 2,827 people, it is the "Gateway to the Mighty Peace Country", located approximately 200 km north-east of Grande Prairie, Alberta or 100 km southeast of Peace River. It is within close proximity to two Provincial Parks, Hilliard's Bay and Winagami Lake. Hilliard's Bay boasts world class open water fishing and a 190 site campground. Winagami Lake is a bird watcher's paradise with over 200 observed bird species. For more information on High Prairie & area visit http://townofhighprairie.com/newweb/


The Position

Provide high quality supports to children and families in High Prairie, AB and the surrounding community, as a Child and Family Support Specialist. A key component of this Collaborative Service Delivery based position is supporting children and families to connect with resources and organizing service delivery with stakeholders. You will be determining family needs through assessments and creating service plans in collaboration with families.

Working a flexible schedule, the Family Support Specialist will work regular office hours, as well as some evening & weekend hours, up to 40 hr/week. Flexibility is required in order to support families during evenings & weekends when they are gathered together & require the most support.

--Relocation assistance may be available for qualified candidates seeking new adventure in Northern Alberta--


In Your Role You Will

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

*** 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

  • Diploma in Social Services, Bachelor of Social work or similar education. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
    • 3 years experience working with families in a human or family services field.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of therapeutic and intervention theories and the stages of child development;
    • Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills and interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of diverse communities and to resolve conflict in an effective manner;
    • Valid Alberta Driver’s License, reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance, and clean driver’s abstract
    • Strong understanding of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.
    • Valid CPR/First Aid and WHMIS
    • Knowledge of aboriginal culture is an asset.
    • Training in suicide prevention and cultural sensitivity

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 and career opportunities, visit www.wjscanada.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.

For more information on WJS Canada visit our website: www.wjscanada.com

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


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