JOB POSTING # 2022-66-01
Caregiver Support Program
Caregiver Support Worker
Wage: $26.00 per hour
Permanent, Full Time: 35 hrs/wk.
LOCATION: ABBOTSFORD, BC
Liaise with Caregivers to Support, Strengthen and Sustain Foster Placements
for Long-Term Success
Join Our Team at Archway. Come Help Us Help People.
The Caregiver Support Worker works with Caregivers in their homes and community to sustain successful foster placements and reduce problems leading to moves. This position assesses the needs and strengths of Caregiver families and accesses community resources, as necessary. The Caregiver Support Worker actively collaboratives in Care Team Meetings with Caregivers, Social Workers, and other professionals in a wrap-around care model.
Archway’s Caregiver Support Worker with the Caregiver Support Program contributes by:
- Working with a caseload of Caregivers in their homes and community with the goal of sustaining successful placements and reducing challenges leading to moves.
- Providing one-on-one and group support to Caregivers aimed at reducing conflict and increasing the ability to manage challenging behaviours.
- Creating trainings and facilitating to support Caregivers’ professional development and learning.
- Assisting Caregiver families in making successful transitions with children/youth entering or leaving their home.
- Assessing strengths and needs of Caregiver families and accessing appropriate community resources for both.
- Building and maintaining strong working relationships with clients, co-workers, and other professionals.
- Maintaining files and completing notes and reports in a timely and professional manner.
- Working with Resource Social Workers and other professionals within the Care Team.
- De-escalating and providing support to Caregivers in contentious or heightened situations.
- Wage: $26.00 per hour
- A permanent, full-time position – 35 hours per week
- Three weeks vacation in your first year; four weeks in your second year.
- A great benefits plan including extended health and dental, you choose your plan.
- Rewarding work in a supportive environment.
GETTING AN INTERVIEW – YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED IF YOU HAVE:
- A degree in social services or a related field. Equivalent education and experience may be considered.
- At least 3 years’ experience working with families and youth in a social services setting.
- Experience related to or working with foster placements, and youth and children who for a variety of reasons cannot live with their original families.
- Experience training, supporting and debriefing foster parents and/or caregivers.
- Experience conducting group facilitation and teaching skills to various groups.
- Experience navigating the BC Foster Care System.
- Working knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice and supporting research (e.g., Karen Purvis, Bruce Perry) and familiarity and competence in their application.
- Strong facilitation, conflict resolution, and informal counselling skills.
- Working knowledge of Child Development, family meeting formats, FASD, and autism spectrum disorder.
- Genuine empathy, patience, and skill in working with diverse clients, youth, and children.
- Working knowledge of Attachment Theory, the dynamics of broken trust, and Trust-Based Parenting Strategies.
THE JOB REQUIRES:
- A valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License and use of your own vehicle.
- The ability to work in multiple capacities: independently, as a collaborative team member, and in a leadership role.
- Working evenings to facilitate training for caregivers.
- A flexible schedule.
- A satisfactory criminal record check is a condition of employment.
- Certification in Emergency First Aid may be required.