FAMILY & NATURAL SUPPORT WORKER
Position title: Family & Natural Support Worker
Job type: full-time, temporary
Reporting to: Manager of Housing Programs
We open doors for youth and prevent adult homelessness. We serve at-risk youth experiencing homelessness, aging out of care, or fleeing violence in the home. Young adults who need a place to call home and people who believe in them. We offer safe housing, community, and support to help youth make healthy choices and shift toward a brighter future.
The Family & Natural Support Worker (FNS) will support with reconnecting youth to healthy adults and family members, providing de-escalation and stabilization to families that are in a state of crisis and/or presenting high risk behaviors. The worker will establish and maintain a respectful, collaborative working relationship with youth, families and natural supports; supporting from a trauma informed lens, providing assessment, information, modeling and teaching skills which support effective parenting and healthy family functioning. These skills include, but are not limited to, parent effectiveness, communication, boundaries, behavior management, child development, relationship building and effective problem solving relating to goals.
The FNS worker will provide services in crisis situations and address safety concerns of high-risk clientele. This clientele will be provided greater hours, higher intensity and shorter time periods allowing for these safety concerns to be addressed in a timely manner. Once key results have been accomplished, the FNS worker will shift the focus of involvement from intervention to maintenance. This is ensured through assessment and collaboration with the service team which consists of the youth’s primary caregivers/clients and the Youth Support Worker.
This is a temporary (until March 31, 2024) position, 37.5 hours per week, and requires flexibility to meet the needs of the youth and their families (days, evenings, and occasional weekends). Pay range for this position is $25 - $28.98/hour dependent on experience and related skills. The successful candidate can expect to enter the organization no higher than the midpoint of the compensation range.
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