Job Posting 102096

Family Support Worker II
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
closes in 14 days (Wed, 31 Jul)
full time  •  Cold Lake, Alberta

Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: Office hours are 8:30-4:30, however staff keep a flexible 40 hrs/wk schedule, including evenings & weekends to accommodate supporting children & family appointments and supervised visitation.


The Program
389-31 Strong families Cold Lake
The Strong families program, under contract by Children's Services, uses Signs of Safety and strengths-based approach, to support youth & families in Cold Lake and area with developing healthy interpersonal skills, self-esteem, conflict management, parenting, home management, financial skills, and overcoming barriers such as addictions and mental health.

The Position
You will work a flexible 40 hr/wk schedule to meet the needs of families including weekend drives and supervised family visits.
The Family Support Worker works with families to successfully and safely raise their children, building on their strengths and learning skills such as daily routine for children, attachment, child development milestones, healthy family conflict resolution, building resilience, life skills and developing positive relationships with friends and family.
Preference for qualified Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Metis) applicants with strong cultural ties to the community.
**Qualification requirements deem this to be Family Support Worker level 2.**

In Your Role You Will
• Travel in your own vehicle (mileage reimbursed at $0.55/km) to family homes and communities in the service area.
• Determine family needs/develop goal-based service plans through assessments and discussions with the youth/families.
• Record and report client progress.
• Provide resources and model - communication, boundaries, behavior management, child development, effective problem solving or other relevant information related to outlined client goals
• Support children & families to connect with community resources/programs (recreation, child care, employment supports & job coaching, addictions support, family counselling, etc.) to build a support network for future growth and success.
• Advocate for clients when appropriate

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 6 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
• A passion for working with families within your community
• Diploma or Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Social Service Worker, Addictions, etc.
• 2+ years social work experience in family supports, intervention, youth work, trauma informed care, addictions, kinship/foster care, etc.
• Valid Driver’s License, reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance, and clean driver’s abstract
• Awareness of applicable community resources to meet client needs
• Knowledge of indigenous culture is an asset
• Experience working with computer software systems
• Highly motivated and able to work independently

What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada, a national social services agency, provides community-based services to children and families, persons with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth and young offenders, designed to foster positive life changes, increase self-esteem and community inclusion.

Our Employees Enjoy
• Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health benefits
• Matching RRSP plan for eligible employees
• Staff training and opportunities to learn/work in a wide array of programs.
• An empowering balance of independence and supervision.
• Best practices programming and innovative care.

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you! Please apply.

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