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Job Number:  45274
Family Service Specialist (Social Services)
Job Posted: Thursday, 7 June 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 29 June 2018
(46 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Northern Alberta Type: Full time
Location: Lac La Biche Salary: $27.68 - $30.53/Hour

Family Service Specialist - Lac La Biche, AB


Job Number: J0618-0142

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time (40 hrs/wk)

City: Lac La Biche, Alberta

Scheduled Hours:

8 hours per day but flexibility required to accommodate home visits, supervised visits, and travel.

Closing Date: June 29, 2018

Hiring Manager Name & Title: Zara Lyttle - Lead Practice Specialist

Compensation: $27.68 - $30.53/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.

Lac La Biche is a hamlet in Alberta, located approximately 220 km northeast of the provincial capital of Edmonton, on the southern shore of Lac la Biche. The County is a progressive and productive municipality with strong community spirit, and it is a beautiful place to live, learn, work, raise a family and retire. With more than 100 lakes and over 1,300 beach-side campsites and cabins, offering 70% of Alberta’s Class A beaches, the Lac La Biche region is a little piece of paradise in northeast Alberta,. It is home to a wealth of recreation options and attractions, from indoor facilities to parks to pristine wilderness areas. For more information, visit the Lac La Biche Region website.


The Position

WJS Canada is looking for a self-motivated, independent individual, as a Family Service Specialist, to provide high quality supports to children, youth and families with complex issues in Lac La Biche, AB and the surrounding community. A key component of this Collaborative Service Delivery based position is supporting children and families to connect with resources and organizing service delivery with external agencies and professionals within the community of Lac La Biche and surrounding area. You will be determining family needs through assessments and creating service plans in collaboration with families to build upon strengths and future successes.

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 during evenings & weekends is required in order to accommodate home visits and supervised visits when families are 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 visits in the family home and/or community and be available for evening/weekend visits and/or on standby as required.
    • Attend supervised visits with families that are involved with the Child and Family Services.
    • Transport individuals or families as required.
    • Accommodate and respect cultural, social and religious heritage.
    • Liaise with Child and Family Services and other external agencies/professionals involved with families served.
    • Attend regular meetings with contractors and community interagency meetings
    • Promote the child and family related program services offered by the Lac La Biche Family Services Centre and develop initiatives to support children, youth and families.
    • Follow up on closed case files to ensure continued 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.

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.

How to Apply:
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Hiring Manager: Zara Lyttle
Contact Details:
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