• Team Leader - Family and Community Supports (FASD) Slave Lake
  • WJS Canada in Slave Lake, , Canada
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  • 1 month ago

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Job Title: Team Leader - Family and Community Supports (FASD)

Job Number: J0424-1418

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Location: Slave Lake or Peace River, Alberta

Hours of Work Per Week: 40

Scheduled Days Each Week: Monday - Friday

Scheduled Hours: 8:30 to 4:30; Some evenings & weekends required.

Compensation: $28 - $35/hr PLUS health & dental benefits with monthly premiums paid by the employer.

The Program

WJS Canada provides social services to children, youth, adults, and families facing difficulties. We take a personalized, trauma-informed approach to care in an environment of cultural respect and support. When families are in crisis, WJS Canada endeavours to connect children and youth to their families, communities, and Indigenous culture through various social service programs and services tailored to their needs. These include Family Resilience programs

(formerly Early Intervention and Diversion), life skills training, family preservation, reunification, and supported... family time.

The Position

This position can be located in either Slave Lake or Peace River. Travel between the sites will be necessary, and travel will be reimbursed per company policy.

The Team Leader for the Family and Community Supports Program is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Family Support program to ensure Family Support Worker staff and program operations comply with contractual obligations, company policies and procedures, accreditation standards, and labour laws. The Team Leader will also work directly with a caseload of persons served and their families and liaise with funders, community partners, and other agencies. This position reports to the Program Manager.

In Your Role You Will:

· Assist the Program Manager with hiring, orienting, and professional development of Family and Community Supports program staff.

· Coordinate and assign referrals, supervise family support workers, and monitor caseloads.

· Ensure client files are maintained, and reports are submitted per schedule.

· Serve as an advocate for clients and liaise with external agencies/professionals involved with families served

· Assist program management with marketing, program administration, and community relations.

· Ensure program compliance with WJS policies, procedures, and accreditation/ethical standards.

· Assist program management in developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating high-quality, outcome-based programming within the service area.

· Promote WJS Canada family services programs and initiatives to support children, families, and the community.

· Implement collaborative service delivery by working together with community-based agencies and professionals involved with families and youth served.

· Advocate for and respond to family, child & youth client needs/desires and other influences.

· Ensure critical incidents are reported and managed accordingly.

· Assist in future contract negotiations with funders.

· Participate in community development projects.

As An Ideal Candidate, You Possess:

· Diploma or Degree in Social Work, Child and Youth Work, Sociology, Psychology, or other social services.

· 2 years of supervisory experience is preferred.

· Valid Driver's License, reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance, and acceptable driver's abstract.

· Experience with outcome-based programming, interdisciplinary case management, and accreditation.

· Commitment to quality assurance and best practices in social services.
• ** Before confirmation of employment, all applicants must provide a current (dated within 6 months of the hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain. Please ensure you prepare accordingly.

What WJS Canada does

WJS Canada's mission is 'We serve individuals and families with high quality, personalized, and culturally responsive support.' The support we provide for families emphasizes building relationships to enhance the family's strengths and achieve goals that address their needs for support in areas of struggle. Services are individualized and based on the family's belief that their internal resources can be strengthened and other helpful skills can be developed.

Our Employees Enjoy:

· Generous benefits packages include 3 weeks of annual vacation (4 weeks after 2 years of service), Employer-paid Dental and Extended Health with 100% prescription coverage, AD&D, a $5,000 Dependent Life, and more!

· Matching RRSP plan for eligible employees.

· Opportunity to purchase shares in the company, dependent on years of service, availability of shares, and good standing within the company; WJS Canada is proudly employee-owned, reflecting our commitment to shared ownership and a collaborative work environment.

· Staff training and opportunities to learn/work in various programs.

· An empowering balance of independence and supervision

· Best practices programming and innovative care.

Are you not sure you meet the requirements? We consider diverse skills, education, and experience combinations, so please apply.

Equal-Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is unwavering. We believe that varied backgrounds and experiences fuel innovation and success. As an equal opportunity employer, we prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion across all operations. We're seeking candidates passionate about contributing to our multicultural teams and enriching our workplace with their unique insights and cultural sensitivity. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply and join us in fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment.

No telephone calls, please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified
Slave Lake AB


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