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Job Number:  46975
Family Support Worker (2 month Temp) - St Paul, Alberta
Job Posted: Thursday, 9 August 2018
Closing Date: Tuesday, 21 August 2018
(60 days ago)
WJS Canada
Region: Northern Alberta Type: Contract - Full time
Location: St Paul Salary: $27.00 - $32.00/Hour

Family Support Worker (2 month Temp) - St Paul, Alberta


Job Number: J0818-0250

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (2 months:  Aug 27 to Oct 26, 2018)

City: St Paul, Alberta

Hours of Work Per Week: 30 hours per week guaranteed and possibly up to 40 hours a week depending on service requests.

Scheduled Days Each Week: Monday thru Friday

Closing Date: August 21, 2018

Hiring Manager: Ken Benson - Program Director

Compensation: $27.00 - $32.00/Hour


The Program

WJS Canada's social services provide support to families and youth at risk in St Paul and the surrounding community. Individuals, community agencies, government services (RCMP), teachers, Child and Family Services can refer families to our program with the consent of the family. We provide support and services to both family and youth to overcome obstacles and build new life skills for future success.


The Position

**This is a 2 month full-time temporary position to cover August 27 to October 26, with the possibility of extension.**

Early Intervention/ Diversion Family Support Workers, meet with families, parents and youth wherever convenient, preferably in the home. Together, WJS staff and parents find ways to successfully and safely raise their children, by building on their strengths and learning new skills (household routines, budgeting/money management and preparing healthy meals).
Within the St Paul community and surrounding area, Early Intervention/ Diversion Family Support Workers help families and youth access community resources/programs; building a support network for future success.

With teens, aged 12-17, we focus on mentorship, parent-teen conflicts, self esteem and conflict resolution. Services are designed to fit the youth’s particular situation and focus on building resilience, life skills and positive relationships with friends and family.


In Your Role You Will

  • Travel in own vehicle to family homes and communities in the service area (St Paul, Saddle Lake, Elk Point, Two Hills, etc) – travel reimbursed.
    • Work closely with Children’s Services staff to provide home-based services to promote the protection and well-being of youth & children in their homes, as well as parent support and education, aimed at family preservation.
    • Establish trusting relationships with youth, children & families, while assisting them in the development of interpersonal, communication skills, daily living skills, and other areas of interest.
    • Some evening and occasional weekend work is required at times, as this is the time when families with children are together and is often a stressful time for families.
    • Connect children & families with support networks, outside agencies and community resources and organize ongoing service delivery.
    • Work with youth & adults who need intervention, are living a lifestyle that is considered high risk ( i.e. prostitution, addictions, etc) and/or at risk of suicide or harming themselves
    • Follow prescribed case management plans, including maintaining accurate client file & program documentation and record of client activities and consulting on case files.

*** 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

• Social Work Diploma or Degree in Social Work, Youth Work, Social Service Worker, Addictions, etc.
• 2+ years social work experience in family support/intervention, youth work, trauma, etc.
• Previous experience in developing community events and projects to engage with youth and families, is desirable.
• Knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act
• Knowledge of aboriginal culture is an asset
• Suicide Intervention and Prevention Training and cultural sensitivity
• Clear Criminal Record and Child Welfare Intervention check
• Valid Alberta Driver’s License, reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance, and clean driver’s abstract
• Valid First Aid / CPR Certificate
• Experience working with computer software systems
• Highly motivated, and able to work independently


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.



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Hiring Manager: Ken Benson - Program Director
Contact Details:
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