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Job Number:  46267
Family Development Worker
Job Posted: Friday, 13 July 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
(78 days ago)
The Lower Mainland Purpose Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: New Westminster Salary: (not entered)



Position: Family Development Worker

35 hours per week


Job Description: 

To assist families experiencing significant levels of stress or conflict; where the development of parenting strategies, a better understanding of child development, behaviour management skills and life coping skills will have an effect on reducing stress and promoting stability. 

  • Teach behaviour management techniques to families struggling to manage their children’s behaviour or having identified child protection concerns. 
  • Teach parenting skill building to assist in managing child’s behaviour and to assist the child to develop skills to manage their own behaviour
  • Enhance a family’s ability to avoid family breakdown.
  • Assist the family to manage or deal with a situational or emerging crisis and reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect.
  • Participate in integrated case management, including monitoring and reviewing progress toward specified service goals and outcomes. 
  • Provide resources and services to stabilize families in crisis.
  • Provide goal focused, brief intervention.
  • Assess strengths and needs of the families.
  • Work with at-risk and marginalized families within the community.
  • Work with families from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Maintain files in accordance with the accreditation standards.
  • Work collaboratively with the funder and other community partners. 


  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related area (e.g. social work, child and youth care, psychology) and 2-years experience in the field of family and children services, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of child development, positive parenting and family dynamics.
  • Knowledge of behaviour management techniques.
  • Knowledge of behavioral and neurological disorders. 
  • Experience working with at-risk children and families. 
  • Maintain current First-Aid and Non-Violent crisis intervention certificate.
  • Vehicle required and flexibility to work evenings.
  • Bilingual or Multilingual an asset.

Apply in confidence to:

Lynda Fletcher-Gordon, Program Director

How to Apply:
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Contact Details:
Lynda Fletcher-Gordon
The Lower Mainland Purpose Society
40 Begbie Street
New Westminster, BC, V3M 3L9

www:   www.purposesociety.org

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