Job Posting 77186

Family Support Worker II
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
Cold Lake, Alberta
closes in 34 days (Fri, 31 Dec)
full time  •  $26.25 - $33.39/hr PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits


Schedule: 8:30-4:30 Flexible 40 hrs/wk including evenings & weekends to accommodate supporting children & family schedules

The Program
376 Bonnyville/Cold Lake Family Intervention

The Position
Within the community and surrounding area, the Family Support Worker II provides supports to families to successfully and safely raise their children, by building on their strengths and learning new skills such as daily routine for children, attachment, child development milestones, healthy family conflict resolution and so on. They also help families and youth access community resources/programs (recreation, child care, employment supports & job coaching, addictions support, family counselling, etc.), and build a support network for future growth and success.
With children and youth aged 7-18, we focus on mentorship, parent-teen conflicts, self esteem and conflict resolution. Supports are designed for the youth’s particular situation and focus on building resilience, life skills and developing positive relationships with friends and family.

In Your Role You Will
• Using a harm reduction model, work with youth & adults needing supports with self-esteem, conflict management, addiction and mental health etc. as identified by youth and family.
• Travel to family homes and communities in the service area in own vehicle – travel reimbursed.
• Establish trusting relationships with youth, children & families, while assisting them in the development of daily living skills, healthy interpersonal, home management &/or financial skills, and other areas of necessary support or interest.
• Evening and occasional weekend work is required, as this is the time when families with children are together and is often a stressful time for families.
• Connect children & families with support networks, outside agencies and community resources and organize ongoing service delivery.
• With input from the youth and families develop goal-based service plans and ensure accurate client file management which involves timely documentation and record of client activities.
COVID-19: Please be aware that governments and/or funders within our service sectors are mandating services be provided by employees that are fully immunized against COVID-19. Proof of immunization will be required at time of hiring.

*** 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 or Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Social Service Worker, Addictions, etc.
• 2+ years social work experience in family supports, intervention, youth work, trauma informed care, kinship or foster care, etc.
• Valid Alberta Driver’s License, reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance, and clean driver’s abstract
• Previous experience in developing community events and projects to engage with youth and families, is desirable.
• Knowledge of indigenous culture is an asset
• Experience working with computer software systems
• Highly motivated, and able to work independently

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 Group Conferencing
• 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
• Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health with 100% prescription coverage, Employer-paid AD&D and $5,000 Dependent Life, 3 weeks annual vacation and more!
• Professional development and job-specific training
• Focus on self-care and a respectful team environment
• Flexible hours

No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

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