Job Posting 87483

Therapeutic Foster Care Recruiter
The Family Centre
Edmonton area
closes in 8 days (Fri, 14 Oct)
full time

Recruiter

Therapeutic Foster Care

Competition # 1561

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 is committed to Indigenous ceremony and practice and welcomes knowledge of ceremony and lived experience.  

Mission:

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.

Vision:

Healthy families in healthy communities.

The Role:

The “Therapeutic Foster Care” program at The Family Centre is a unique approach to foster care that emphasizes the therapeutic needs of children and youth, matches caregivers with therapeutic supervisors, and empowers these individuals to provide safe home environments for children and youth whose trauma-based needs cannot be adequately provided for in traditional foster or group care. The goal of the program is for children and youth to be reunified with their family or community.

The Therapeutic Foster Care Recruiter discovers and equips prospective therapeutic foster caregivers to provide support for marginalized children and youth ages 13-17 who have Children’s Services involvement. This includes a significant proportion of Urban Indigenous, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit individuals, refugees and first-generation Canadians, and 2SLGBTQ+ individuals that have experienced the impacts of colonization, trauma and multigenerational abuse and neglect.

Therapeutic Foster Care Recruiters discover individuals and families willing to build therapeutic relationships with children and youth. Recruiters are adept in recruitment skills, screening, and sourcing potential caregivers, conducting references, and collecting necessary paperwork for home assessments.

Qualifications: 

  • Recruitment, community building, and networking skills
  • Communications and marketing knowledge and acumen
  • Post-Secondary Education in Human Services Field, Human Resources, or Business Administration an asset
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working within recruitment or community building
  • Experience working with urban Indigenous families and communities as well as families from diverse cultures
  • Understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, and being
  • Requires knowledge of and competence in delivering trauma-informed care
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills
  • Possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google applications
  • Familiarity with the SAFE HAR (Home Study) an asset
  • Police Information Check and Vulnerable Sectors Check completed within the last 6 months, applied for prior to position start date
  • Child Welfare Intervention Record Check completed within the last 6 months, applied for prior to position start date
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license, reliable vehicle for daily use and liability insurance, as well as a 5 year driver abstract

Attributes: 

  • Self-starter, passionate about working with vulnerable people and matching their needs with effective resources.
  • Understands the importance of meaning being developed through teachings and values embedded in Ceremony, Circle Processes, and Relational accountability.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to help establish good working relationships with prospective caregivers, Indigenous bands and nations, diverse communities, and colleagues
  • Understands the importance of allyship to Indigenous people
  • Knowledgeable and confident about trauma informed care
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to problem-solve with a non-confrontational approach
  • Reliable and flexible availability, including some evenings and weekends
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail-oriented 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Identify prospective therapeutic foster caregivers in the Edmonton region
  • Targeted recruitment including recruitment of Indigenous caregivers, 2SLGBTQ+ caregivers, among other diversities
  • Participate in ceremony and follow protocol when engaging with Indigenous nations, bands, and prospective caregivers
  • Build relationships with ethno-cultural communities, communities of gender and sexual diversity, and other equity seeking groups
  • Support potential caregivers for children and youth who have Children’s Services involvement in initial documentation requirements for completion of home study.
  • Provide initial evaluation if a prospective caregiver is a suitable fit for Therapeutic Foster Care.
  • Attend staff meetings, trainings, and supervision meetings as required
  • Work within a flexible schedule which includes evening and weekend work regularly

What to Expect: 

  • Training – comprehensive onboarding/orientation process which includes service specific training, and agency wide core training. Access to our Indigenous Support Services which includes a monthly calendar of cultural ceremonies and activities and access to a Knowledge Holder and Oskâpêwis (helper).
  • Feedback – a strong supervision model that provides regular formal and informal opportunities for feedback
  • Performance coaching – formal and informal coaching regarding the development of personal and professional growth and development.

Compensation:

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.

  • $57,513 to $76,914 annually plus additional incentives for successful recruitment
  • Manulife Health Benefit Plan
  • Wellness Program
  • 3 weeks’ vacation
  • RRSP matching
  • Ongoing paid training
  • Mileage compensation

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