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Job Number:  46944
Family Wellness Youth Worker
Job Posted: Wednesday, 8 August 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2018
(3 days ago)
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: EDMONTON Salary: (not entered)

Kahkiyaw Ayisiyinowak ka Wahkotot – "All people, especially traditional peoples, are related" – Kahkiyaw is a new and ground-breaking Aboriginal-led and community-based program created to significantly improve the lives of Aboriginal children, youth, and families in the Edmonton and Area Children and Family Services Authority (CFSA).

 

Kahkiyaw is being delivered in partnership by Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society and Boyle Street Community Services, two community organizations with a long and successful history of serving Aboriginal people in Edmonton. Working closely with CFSA Central Neighbourhood Centre, and using the Collaborative Service Delivery model, the program will provide a continuum of services to improve the outcomes for Aboriginal children and families in our city.

  

 

Family Wellness Youth Worker

 

Responsibilities:

  • This trained social services professional will act as the Case Manager alongside our Children Services partner (Assessor/Case Worker).
  • Build positive relationships with families on their case load, and advocate where needed.
  • Maintain effective cross-functional relationships with staff, colleagues, and partners, as required.
  • Will be required to attend orientation and other appropriate courses/training.
  • Provide monthly service plans, case notes using ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) data base. Adhere to monthly deadlines is a must.  ETO experience is an asset.
  • Coordinate with CFSA workers and participants on intervention strategies to help children, youth and their families pursue safer and healthier lives;
  • Establish relationship-based practice with participants and to build rapport with caseworkers, family members & other support;
  • Assist in creating a safe, secure and supportive environment which respects the participant and his/her right to participate in all decisions affecting them;
  • Provide crisis intervention and safety planning; provide appropriate referrals to community services;
  • Ensure all client hard copy files are organized and have current and valid client information.
  • Utilize strength-based tools to assist families - i.e. Signs of Safety (SOS) - Mapping, Appreciative Inquiry, Three Houses with Children. Experience with SOS is an asset.
  • Responsible for all on-call services on a rotation basis (every 5-6 weeks). Financial compensation is granted.
  • Expectation and accountabilities of this position may be revised as necessary;
  • Other duties as required by the Family Wellness Supervisor.

 

Education and Credentials:

  • Degree or diploma in Human Services field is a must – i.e. Social Work, Child & Youth Care, Education, etc.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of harm reduction & relationship base practice;
  • Knowledge if Aboriginal Culture, coordinating Family Sharing Circles, Family Group Conferences & Service Team Meetings;
  • Knowledge of the Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act;
  • Signs of Safety training is an asset;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Current (within 6 months) Criminal Record and Child & Family Intervention Checks, and Driver’s Abstract is required prior to starting employment.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Monthly salary, based on working 34.50hrs. per week.
  • Monthly auto allowance;
  • Paid sick and wellness days after 3 months’ probation (pro-rated)
  • Extended Health Benefit (50/50 cost sharing) after 6 months’ employment

Start Date:

 

This position is to start immediately.

 

 

Note:

 

This position location is at our Central Office (11666-95 Street, Edmonton, AB)

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please go to this link to submit your application: http://bentarrow.ca/about/apply-now/
Contact Details:
HR Department
Tel: 780-481-3451
www:   bentarrow.ca/


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