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Job Number:  45323
Therapeutic Supervised Access Worker
Job Posted: Friday, 8 June 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 18 June 2018
(57 days ago)
Westcoast Family Centres
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: Grid Level 14, step 1, $23.83 per hour



Position:             Therapeutic Supervised Access Worker     

Location:             Vancouver

Position Type:     Casual hourly, weekends from Friday afternoon to Sunday


Job Summary:


The Therapeutic Supervised Access Worker provides supervision and monitoring for visits between parents and their children where there are concerns for physical, psychological or emotional safety. Visits will take place in the family home, the foster family’s home, or in a program or community setting. Visits could be between one family or with a group of families, if this is appropriate. The Therapeutic Supervised Access Worker will/may provide transportation to and from a visit for children. The position must be able to work Tuesday to Saturday and will be required to work weekends and evenings.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assess needs, past history of violence and level of vigilance required for visits.
  • Schedule visits with family, foster family and select appropriate venue.
  • Provide orientation to parents and their children separately.
  • Establish guidelines with the children and adults about limits on physical contact and signals to be used if they are feeling uncomfortable and want the visit to end.
  • Transport family members to visit site, if needed, within the guidelines of confidentiality and prevention of possible violent situations.
  • If warranted, meet parents and foster parents separately and ensure that they do not come in contact with one another to ensure safety and confidentiality.
  • Set up play space with toys and activities appropriate to the age and developmental stage of the children.
  • Remain with the family for the duration of the visit, monitoring all parent-child interactions for safety and appropriateness.
  • Model appropriate childcare practice with reference to play, napping, personal care, and eating routines (when directed by the Social Worker).
  • Provide teaching and guidance to parents, if warranted, re: communication, appropriate child management etc. (when directed by the Social Worker).
  • Provide reports about supervised visits, and be prepared to testify about this in court, if necessary.

Education and Qualification Requirements:

  • Child and Youth Care Diploma or equivalent
  • An understanding of integrated case management/wrap around service delivery
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the community
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work weekends is required
  • Current First Aid, Class Five Driver’s License, and use of own car required
  • Clear Criminal Record Check.


Start Date: As soon as possible

Position Type:  30 hours permanent part time

Reports to: Supervised Access Coordinator

Location: Vancouver

Union: This is a union position

Benefits: Full benefits upon eligibility

Salary: Grid Level 14, step 1, $23.83 per hour

How to Apply:
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Please submit resumes via email:
Contact Details:
Westcoast Family Centres
#101-2780 E. Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5M 1Y8
www:   www.westcoastfamily.org

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