Job Posting 76657

Community Worker
Catholic Social Services
Central Alberta
Wainwright
closes in 28 days (Fri, 31 Dec)
part time

Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity? Do you have passion in providing services to children, youth and adults with complex needs? If the answer is “Yes!”, this is the job for you!

Catholic Social Services is currently recruiting for a permanent part-time (24 hours/week) Community Worker in the FASD Support Program in Wainwright.

“As a Catholic social services agency, we are guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect.” 

The rewards are as plentiful as a Community Worker in the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Support Program. You will be joining an established Agency that is guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect. With more than 50 years of service delivery, Catholic Social Services is one of the largest multi-function social services agencies in Canada, with more than 1800 staff and 2000 volunteers delivering 130+ programs through Central and Northern Alberta.

Our values are at the core of everything we do!

  • Humility: We acknowledge with gratitude our human abilities and limitations. We demonstrate humility by doing the best that we can with the resources that we have.
  • Compassion: We respond to people in need with love. We demonstrate our compassion by caring for people without judgment and without condition.
  • Respect: We demonstrate our respect by being personally present, open and attentive to those we care for and by honouring their dignity and freedom.

Job Summary:

The Community Worker will be responsible to provide direct outreach support to individuals who are suspected of or diagnosed with FASD. Support includes; providing emotional support and information to promote understanding and assisting with strategies for the individual and their support network to cope with challenges faced as a result of FASD. This will often include hands on education such as establishing routines, modeling life skills and appropriate social interventions, management of child/adult development and coping strategies.  Providing direct Support to family/caregiver to discuss presenting issues that they may be experiencing in dealing with the individual in their care. Providing assistance in accessing essential services and a variety of community resources.  Other duties will include creating and maintaining case files in a confidential manner, acting as a point of contact for various support service agencies and as an advocate for the client.

The successful candidate may be required to have flexible availability for hours outside of a standard work day.  There may be an opportunity for additional hours, if desired, on a month-to-month basis.  This position also comes with benefits and opportunity to participate in the agency's pension plan.

Skills and Abilities:

  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong knowledge of community resources.
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team within a large organization.
  • High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability.
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive.
  • Experience and knowledge in the area of addictions and mental health.
  • Experience and knowledge in home visitation an asset.
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts.
  • Strong morals and ethics, along with a commitment to privacy.
  • Must be able to be depended upon to plan and organize work effectively and ensure its completion.
  • Program planning and development skills an asset.

Education and Qualifications:

  •  Degree/Diploma or Certificate in Human Services (or equivalent)
  •  Minimum 2 years’ experience working with individuals and families.
  •  Experience supporting individuals with complex and high behaviours
  •  Strong crisis intervention skills 
  •  Valid First Aid and CPR 
  •  Vulnerable Sector Check issued by RCMP or City Police
  •  Child Intervention Record Check
  •  Clear and current driver's abstract
  •  A vehicle and valid class 5 driver's license – requirement to transport   clients in your personal vehicle
  •  Proof of vehicle insurance showing $2 million liability coverage

What We Offer:

  • The compensation for this position begins at $19.26 per hour based and is on qualifications and experience.
  • Flexible benefit options when eligible.
  • Work within a highly collaborative, team-oriented organization, where your ideas are heard, and you can see your impact daily.
  • Growth Opportunities: apply and grow your skills within a dynamic, innovative and expanding Agency that is taking a leadership role in our industry.

Please apply online, quoting the competition number 2437 to www.cssalberta.ca/careers

What We Offer:

  • The compensation for this position is $15.00 to $18.67 per hour based on qualifications and experience.
  • Flexible benefit options when eligible.
  • Work within a highly collaborative, team-oriented organization, where your ideas are heard, and you can see your impact daily.
  • Growth Opportunities: apply and grow your skills within a dynamic, innovative and expanding Agency that is taking a leadership role in our industry.

Please apply online, quoting the competition number 2423 to www.cssalberta.ca 

 

COVID-19 Notice: Catholic Social Services has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Disclosure Policy effective October 6, 2021. Employees must disclose their vaccination status and, if they have received COVID-19 vaccination(s), provide proof of vaccination. Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires. If your application is successful and you have been vaccinated, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination no later than your start date.

 

We thank all applicants. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity, and people of faith or no faith.

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