Careers

FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

CBFRS is a supportive team environment for employees. There is a health spending account and employee assistance program. There is flexibility with creating your own schedule. If you have questions about the position please contact 250 423 4687 or 250 430 1136.

POSITION START DATE: Immediately

POSITION SUMMARY: Provide necessary emotional and educational support to children, youth, and their families through interventions that are strengths based and solution focused. Build families’ skills and competencies, increase involvement in healthy alternatives and access to other services, and influence behavioural changes to improve parenting and family functioning. Mediate family issues, provide advocacy for family and children, and assist with referrals to appropriate community agencies

RESPONSIBLE TO: Team Leader

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Combination of education and related experience in the human service field.
  • Valid class 5 driver’s licence and reliable vehicle to use for work purposes
  • Emergency first aid with CPR B.
  • Criminal record check

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follow policies in the CBFRS Policy Manual and relevant Program Manual(s)
  • Provide monthly written reports outlining goals, strategies and progress of service
  • Provide short- term intensive support and interpersonal skill enhancement services to families in order to reduce child risk as per contract
  • Provide services in a collaborative manner with MCFD and community service providers
  • Provide necessary emotional/educational support to children, youth, and their families through strengths based/ solution focused interventions
  • Participate in regular meetings and consult with Team Leader or designate
  • In emergencies, contact Team Leader, Executive Director, Social Worker and/or Helpline for Children as appropriate
  • Provide service to families on a flexible schedule, at times and locations that are convenient to the family
  • Provide updates as required to the appropriate social worker (if service is mandated) and to the Team Leader at least monthly
  • Review goals with service recipients every 3 months
  • Take part in professional development
  • Maintains client confidentiality
  • Other duties as assigned

COMPETENCIES:

  • Competent in strength based practice
  • Has knowledge of parenting skills and child development
  • Uses effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Employs active listening skills
  • Speaks with confidence
  • Organizes meetings and works independently
  • Meets deadlines
  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and uses strengths based approach
  • Addresses difficult topics clearly, respectfully and without judgement
  • Has knowledge of / or access to information and community resources on the following:
    • Signs of child abuse/neglect
    • Substance abuse
    • Mental health
    • Suicide
    • Intimate Partner Violence
    • Health and wellness
    • Internet Safety
    • Effective parenting
  • Demonstrates sound decision making abilities
  • Uses effective referral skills
  • Employs self-care strategies
  • Gives and receives feedback

Apply by sending cover letter and resume to fwrc@shaw.ca; fax to 250 423 3633; or mail PO Box 2054, Fernie BC V0B 1M0

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