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The Program

370-32 Strong Families Slave Lake

Our programs are designed to build relationships and keep families strong

No two families or individuals are alike. In Slave Lake, WJS Canada's programs and services for children and families are adaptable to meet their specific needs. When families are in crisis, we work to engage and empower families to address the emotional, social, physical and general health aspects of their lives and help them create a support network that includes family, friends, organizations and professionals who can help families reach their goals.

In Your Role You Will
• Conduct family visits in the community and be available for evening/weekend visits and/or on standby as required.
• Attend supervised visits with families that are involved with the Ministry of Human Services.
• Establish trusting relationships with children and families, while assisting them in further developing skills in parenting, interpersonal, communication, activities of daily... living, etc.
• A key component of this position is supporting children and families to connect with resources and organizing ongoing service delivery with community systems (i.e. school), specialized service providers, volunteers and extended family members.
• Transport individuals or families as required (Ex. within Slave Lake or transport to Grande Prairie or Edmonton).
• Provide flexible and responsive client-centered supports while respecting their choices, cultural, social and religious heritage.
• Follow up on closed case files to ensure family safety and implementation of individual program plans.
• Administrative duties including typing/filing log notes, reports, compiling monthly stats, etc.

The Position

The Family Support Worker provides guidance to a caseload of 5-8 parents and families as they work through parenting courses and/or challenges such as income supports, mental health or addictions. The Family Support Worker will often provide transportation (in their own vehicle) of children, parents or families to appointments or supervised family visits.

This role will also be cross-trained in the competencies of other programs and roles within the first 6 months - including FASD supports, intervention, management supports, etc.

The position works regular office hours, as well as evening & weekend hours, up to 40 hr/week. Flexibility is required in order to support families during evenings & weekends when they are gathered together & require the most support.
• *Qualification requirements deem this to be Family Support Worker level 2.**

Criminal Record Check/Ministry Check Statement
• ** 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
• SUITABLE FOR NEW GRADS with a Diploma or Bachelor of Social work, Counselling, Psychology, etc.
• Valid Driver’s License, reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance, and clean driver’s abstract

• Previous experience in social work/services field and supporting through families various challenges (addictions, mental health, domestic violence, suicide, etc.)
• Knowledge of indigenous culture is an asset.
• Knowledge and application of therapeutic and intervention theories and the stages of child development;
• Excellent verbal, written and listening communication skills and interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of diverse communities and to resolve conflict in an effective manner;
• Strong understanding of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.
• Training in suicide prevention and cultural sensitivity

What WJS Canada does

WJS Canada has been nurturing change and healing in children, youth, adults and families in communities across Canada since 1983. All our programs provide high quality, personalized and culturally responsive care in even the most complex cases.

If you're passionate about positively changing lives, WJS Canada is the perfect place for you. Join the WJS family, and you'll work alongside the best in the business—people who are talented, hard-working, innovative, caring, and kind, just like you.

Our Employees Enjoy
• Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health benefits
• Matching RRSP plan for eligible employees
• Staff training and opportunities to learn/work in a wide array of programs.
• An empowering balance of independence and supervision.
• Best practices programming and innovative care.

Website reference

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

Closing Statement

Not sure you meet the requirements? We may be able to consider diverse combinations of skills, education and experience, 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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