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Competition Number:
389-31 Cold Lake
Job Number:
Job Title:
Family Support Worker - Cold, Lake, AB
Job Type:
Permanent, Full-Time
Cold Lake
Province / State:
Hours of Work Per Week:
Scheduled Days Each Week:
Scheduled Hours:
Office hours are 8:30-4:30, however staff keep a flexible 40 hrs/wk schedule, including evenings & weekends to accommodate supporting children & family appointments and supervised visitation.
Number Of Positions:
Hiring Manager Name & Title:
Ken Benson - Director
$26.25 - $33.39/Hour

The Program

389-31 Strong families Cold Lake

The Strong families program, under contract by Children's Services, uses Signs of Safety and strengths-based approach, to support youth & families in Cold Lake and area with developing healthy interpersonal skills, self-esteem, conflict management, parenting, home management, financial skills, and overcoming barriers such as addictions and mental health.

The Position

You will work a flexible 40 hr/wk schedule to meet the needs of families including weekend drives and supervised family visits.

The Family Support Worker works with families to successfully and safely raise their children, building on their strengths and learning skills such as daily routine for children, attachment, child development milestones, healthy family conflict resolution, 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.

**Qualification requirements deem this to be Family Support Worker level 2.**

In Your Role You Will

• Travel in your own vehicle (mileage reimbursed at $0.48/km) to family homes and communities in the service area.
• Determine family needs/develop goal-based service plans through assessments and discussions with the youth/families.
• Record and report client progress.
• Provide resources and model - communication, boundaries, behavior management, child development, effective problem solving or other relevant information related to outlined client goals
• Support children & families to connect with community resources/programs (recreation, child care, employment supports & job coaching, addictions support, family counselling, etc.) to build a support network for future growth and success.
• Advocate for clients when appropriate

*** 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

• A passion for working with families within your community
• 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, addictions, kinship/foster care, etc.
• Valid Driver’s License, reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance, and clean driver’s abstract
• Awareness of applicable community resources to meet client needs
• 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 keeps families strong through a variety of programs and services, including:
• Family Reunification, Preservation and Support
• Home Visitation
• Supported Family Time
• Family Group Conferencing
• Child in Care Services
• Foster and Kinship Care and Support
• Personal and Family Counselling
• Early Intervention or Diversion Programs
• Driver Escorts for Families

Our Employees Enjoy

• Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health with 100% prescription coverage, 3 weeks annual vacation and more!
• Professional development and job-specific training
• Focus on self-care and a supportive team environment
• Flexible hours

For more information on WJS Canada visit our website: www.wjscanada.com

We recognize that equity diversity and inclusion (EDI) is an important element in our work and in our day to day lives.

No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.