Position: Family Development and Supervised Access Worker
35 hours per week
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.