Hours of Work Per Week: 40
Scheduled Hours: 8:30-4:30 Flexible 40 hours/week, including evenings & weekends to accommodate supporting children & family schedules and Supported Family Time visits.
Compensation: $26.2500 - $33.3900 /Hour
Collaborative Service Delivery
Intervention supports for children, youth and families having Children's Services involvement.
Using a Signs of Safety and a strengths-based approach, the program works with youth, children & families in their communities and on respective metis settlements to support the development of healthy daily living skills, self-esteem, conflict management, parenting, addiction, mental health, healthy interpersonal, home management, financial skills, and other areas of necessary support or interest as identified by youth and family.
The program also helps families and youth access community resources/programs (recreation, child care, employment supports & job coaching, addictions support, family counselling, etc.) in Fort McMurray and build a support network for future growth and success.
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.
With children and youth, 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.
Preference for qualified Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Metis) applicants with strong cultural ties to the community. Fluency in an Indigenous language (Cree, etc.) would be considered an asset.
These positions require a reliable vehicle, as travel in and around ft McMurray is necessary. A company vehicle may be provided.
In Your Role You Will
• Travel to family homes and communities in the service area
• 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.
• 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.
*** 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 with a minimum 3-year driving history, 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 Canada, a national social services agency, works with government ministries, community and social organizations in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario. Together, we provide community-based services to children and families, persons with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth and young offenders, designed to foster positive life changes, increase self-esteem and confidence.
Our Employees Enjoy
• Make a positive difference in the lives of the people you serve.
• Provide standard-setting service.
• Enhance and strengthen your community.
• Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health benefits
• Professional development and job-specific training
• Focus on self-care and a supportive team environment
• Flexible hours