Job Opportunity Therapeutic Supervised Access Worker
Location Vancouver and Lower Mainland
Available Opportunities: Casual On-Call Positions
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?
- The Therapeutic Supervised Access Worker will primarily focus on providing safe transportation to children and youth ages 0-18 who are in the care of the Ministry, who demonstrate a range of behaviours and needs, and who may exhibit challenging behaviours.
- The worker will also be required to provide supportive supervision and monitoring between parents and their children, where there are concerns for physical, psychological, or emotional safety.
- We are looking for someone who has availability for afterschool hours, evenings, and weekends.
The Therapeutic Supervised Access Worker will:
- Provide consistent and safe transportation services for children and youth with behavioral challenges and developmental disabilities.
- Report all parent-child interactions for safety and appropriateness.
- Set up visit space with age-appropriate activities, mindful of the child’s development stage.
- Schedule, supervise, and report parent-child interactions in a safe, secure, and supportive environment.
- Assess and intervene during visits should any safety concerns arise.
- Enable children and families to promote, strengthen, and nurture appropriate, positive relationships with one another.
- Effectively communicate with family members and social workers.
- Model appropriate childcare practice with reference to play, napping, personal care, and eating routines (when directed by Social Worker).
- Provide teaching and guidance to parents (when directed by Social Worker).
- Provide timely reports and be prepared to testify about this in court, if necessary. Maintain files in accordance with the accreditation standards.
- Work with families with diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Work with at-risk and marginalized families within the community.
- This position involves flexible hours including afterschool hours, evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays to accommodate the needs of clients.
- Conduct other duties as required.
What you bring to WFC
- Diploma or bachelor’s degree in an area of study relevant to social/human service (e.g. Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker, Early Childhood Education, etc.) with at least 1-year experience working with children and/or youth, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Knowledge of child development, positive parenting and family dynamics.
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills and ability to manage conflict.
- An understanding of integrated case management is an asset
- Valid Driver’s License with satisfactory driving record and use of own vehicle.
- Current Standard First Aid with CPR & AED Level C certificate or ability to obtain within the first 3 months of employment
- Current Non-Violent crisis intervention certificate
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
- Bilingual or Multilingual considered an asset
Why work for WFC
Be part of a grass roots community-based agency committed to the 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
- Family-friendly culture and environment.
About Westcoast Family Centres
Westcoast Family Centres Society (WFC) 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.