Job Posting 65247

Family Support Worker
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta, Athabasca, Alberta
closes in 11 days (Mon, 2 Nov)
full time - term / contract  •  $21.00 - $33.00 /Hour

Family Support Worker (Temporary to Dec 2021) - Athabasca


Job ID: J1020-0080

Organization: WJS Canada 
Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time
Location: Athabasca, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 40
Scheduled Days & Hours Each Week: Flexible schedule, some evenings & weekends may be required, in order to support families when it is needed most.
Compensation: $21.00 - $33.00 /Hour
Closing Date: 02/11/2020


The Program
WJS Canada is committed to building strong families who are resilient to life’s challenges.

Meeting wherever it is convenient to the family, preferably in the family home, WJS Canada staff and families work together to learn what the family hopes to accomplish, set realistic goals and encourage the family’s strengths. Our role is to help parents build on their strengths to successfully and safely raise their children, by bringing help inside their homes to support children, youth & families and ensure lasting success through community support.

The Position
WJS Canada is currently recruiting a Temporary Fulltime Family Support Worker (to cover a maternity leave until ~ Dec 2021) who works directly with families, youth and children Athabasca, AB and the surrounding community.

Working as the primary caseworker, they will counsel and provide therapeutic interventions under the Collaborative Service Delivery model, by coordinating family care teams to provide support and ensure best outcomes for families. Our program structure is one that our staff will become the compass point for the family and others involved in the case.

Working a flexible schedule, the position will require the Family Support Worker to work regular office hours, as well as evening & weekend hours, up to 40 hr/week. Flexibility is required in order to support families during evenings & weekends when they are gathered together & require the most support.

***Salary commensurate with years of related experience and education***


In Your Role You Will
• Establish trusting relationships with children and families, while assisting them in the development of interpersonal, communication skills, daily living skills, and other areas of interest.
• Provide flexible and responsive client centered support to address children, youth, family or caregiver needs through individual program plans while respecting choices, decisions and needs of families.
• Provide individual and group counseling as appropriate.
• A key component of this position is supporting children and families to connect with resources and organizing ongoing service delivery with stakeholders.
• Collaborate and/or work as a team with community systems (i.e. school), specialized service providers, volunteers and extended family members.
• Conduct family visits in the community and be available for evening/weekend visits and/or on standby as required.
• Attend supervised visits with families that are involved with the Ministry of Human Services.
• Transport individuals or families as required.
• Accommodate and respect cultural, social and religious heritage.
• Follow up on closed case files to ensure family safety and implementation of individual program plans.
• Administrative duties including typing/filing reports, compiling monthly reports, etc.


*** 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
• Diploma in Social Services, Bachelor of Social work or similar education. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
• Experience working with families in a human or family services field. Salary commensurate with years of related experience
• Demonstrated knowledge of therapeutic and intervention theories and the stages of child development;
• Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills and interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of diverse communities and to resolve conflict in an effective manner;
• Valid Alberta Driver’s License, reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance, and clean driver’s abstract
• Strong understanding of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.
• Valid CPR/First Aid and WHMIS
• Knowledge of aboriginal culture is an asset.
• Training in suicide prevention and cultural sensitivity


What WJS Canada does
WJS keeps families strong through a variety of programs and services, including:
• Family Reunification, Preservation and Support
• Home Visitation
• Supported Family Time
• Family Team Meetings, Group Conferencing
• Family Finding & Engagement
• Child in Care Services
• Foster and Kinship Care and Support
• Personal and Family Counselling
• Early Intervention or Diversion Programs
• Driver Escorts for Families


Our Employees Enjoy
• Safe, respectful and caring team environment
• Training programs to ensure professional development and career development
• Flexible hours
• Generous benefit packages



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