Job Posting 60694

Outreach Family Preservation Worker
Westcoast Family Centres
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, North Shore
closes in 2 days (Sat, 29 Feb)
contract - full time  •  Grid Level 14-P, step 1, $30.68 per hour

Job Opportunity:                     Outreach Family Preservation Worker

Location:                                  North Shore

Available Opportunity:            1 Full Time Temporary, 35 hours/week (until return of incumbent)

 

Does This Sound Like You?

  • Have a background in parent-education and family interventions?
  • Passionate about supporting and counselling at-risk families with young children?
  • Like the thought of servicing diverse clients in their home setting, with the ability to provide individualized support?

 

Opportunity

We are looking for a full-time temporary Outreach Family Preservation Worker for the North Shore area. You must be able to travel to families’ homes and within their community to provide a variety of parenting education and supportive interventions that promote healthier family functioning, reduce risk factors, maintain safety and increase well-being.

 

Outreach Family Preservation Workers provide service to families who are self-referred or referred by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The services provided to these families include:

 

  • Parenting education and support
  • Intensive outreach services to address child protection concerns and work on case goals that will build on parenting capacity
  • Therapeutic Access to provide visitations for families in a therapeutic environment.

 

Reporting to the Family Preservation Clinical Supervisor, the Outreach Family Preservation Worker will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Conducting and completing detailed assessments and goals setting for clients.
  • Assessing, screening, referring and linking individuals to internal and external resources as needed
  • Participating in integrative case management meetings as needed to determine outcomes for individuals referred to the Agency
  • Consulting with the Ministry for Children and Family development to co-ordinate and deliver services as appropriate.
  • Communicating and coordinating relevant client information with agency staff across departments.
  • Attending as-needed meetings for the intake, transition and discharge of clients.
  • Providing interventions and brief therapeutic supports to individuals experiencing crisis
  • Planning, organizing and facilitating group in the community, focusing on a variety of parenting topics

 

What you Bring:

  • Relevant M.A. degree (i.e. Social Services, Counselling Psychology) with 3 years’ experience or relevant B.A. with 5 years’ experience in family preservation/reunification preferred.
  • Experience working with families who may present multiple service needs related to poverty, addictions, violence, child abuse or neglect, and mental health issues.
  • Strong counselling, program planning, and communication skills.
  • Must have experience doing group facilitation
  • An understanding of integrated case management.
  • Computer proficiency – MS Office, ERP/CRM software systems (e.g. Sohema)
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR & AED Level C certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License with satisfactory driving record, and use of own vehicle.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

 

Benefits:

  • Competitive wages and extended health and dental benefits package upon eligibility
  • Professional development and growth opportunities
  • Education and training allowance, plus frequent in-house training (e.g. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training)
  • Enrollment in the Municipal Pension Plan when eligible

 

Why Work for WFC:

Be part of a grass roots community-based agency committed to developing and strengthening our community together. As a WFC employee, you will benefit from:

  • Making a difference in your local community
  • A chance to do meaningful work with a committed team of professionals

About Westcoast Family Centres

Westcoast Family Centres Society (WFCS) is a multi-service community-based non-profit organization delivering child-centered, evidence-based programs and services to children and families in the Lower Mainland. Our mission is to strengthen and develop healthy relationships between children, their families, and their communities. Our programs and services aim to address the unique and varied challenges faced by vulnerable families. Joining the WFC team is an opportunity to be a part of a team where your skills and knowledge will make a positive impact in the lives of children and families.

 

How to Apply: Apply directly through our WFC website

 

Position is open to all gender identities. Applications must be legally eligible to work in Canada; only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

 

 

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