The Family Centre has a strong reputation for providing quality services basing our work on research and evidence based practices. We pride ourselves on providing leading edge training and strong, reflective supervision. Our intention is to create a healthy organization that is intelligent in its response to community issues and intentional about our respectful treatment of each other. We have a strong focus on Trauma Informed Care for the communities we support, as well as our staff teams. The Family Centre strives to hire a diverse team of employees, reflecting the diverse communities we support.
The Family Centre exists to support families and children to help them flourish and to help people engage with one another in order to promote healthy, safe, and economically viable communities.
Healthy families in healthy communities.
The Family Centre is currently hiring energetic individuals interested in working with children and families as a part of Kinship Support Services. At the heart of The Family Centre’s philosophy is the belief that children fare best in the care of their family. The Kinship Care Support Worker is responsible for providing high quality support and guidance for families caring for children/youth in Kinship placements. Kinship Caregivers face unique emotional and challenges in caring for children/youth, the Kinship Support Worker provides support to caregivers as they process and adjust to the family system changes they are experiencing. This is achieved through face to face meetings and connecting caregivers to services and supports both internal and external to The Family Centre. The Kinship Support Worker provides ongoing assessment in terms of the needs of the family. The desired outcome for the program is to provide safe, stable, long term placements (when required) and relationships for children/youth in care. This is achieved by identifying and providing ongoing support Kinship Caregivers. The Kinship Support Worker is part of larger Service Team within our Collaborative Service Delivery partnership with Children’s Services. The Kinship Support Worker assists Kinship caregivers with understanding, navigating and meeting the requirements and standards of being a care provider for the province. As a member of a larger Service Team, this entails ongoing collaboration with internal and external professional partners. Additionally, the Kinship Support Worker regularly consults with colleagues regarding kinship considerations, and also meets with and assesses potential kinship placements.
What to Expect:
The Family Centre is committed to employee wellbeing and development. The comprehensive compensation package offered to employees reflects those values and is competitive within the marketplace.
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