Family Support and Outreach Worker
Carrier Sekani Family Services
Prince George, BC
January 19, 2020
Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) is seeking a Family Support and Outreach Worker. This role provides a range of supports aimed at promoting the well-being of children and their families. The position assists families with parenting skills, life skills, home management skills by engaging families in skill based education programs, by direct observation of positive child care skills, and by providing one on one support to parents and their children.
- Attend client intake meetings to assist with service planning and to develop goal directed family service plans in consultation with all stakeholders
- Organize client schedule and arrange for transportation to program
- Provide group sessions, individual instruction, role modelling and coaching to parents on a variety of topics such as parenting, communication and social skills, problem solving, conflict management, child’s growth and development, goal setting, home management, personal hygiene and nutrition
- Participates in the development, modification and evaluation of family service plans with parents/caregivers at integrated case management meetings on a regular basis to report parent’s/caregiver’s activities and progress
- Promotes health and wellbeing of families through group and individual programs and outreach
- Identifies community resources to meet parent’s needs, provides related information to parents and assist parents with referrals to appropriate community agencies to assist parents in obtaining the services they need
- Assist parents with goal related activities such as appointments, shopping and leisure activities
- Drives vehicles for child and parent transportation, ensuring pre-trip inspection and safety checks made on vehicle and maintains vehicle mileage log.
- Assists with the development of program evaluation
- Completes and maintains client related records, documentation and statistics and provides reports to the referring worker/agency and to the supervisor
- Other duties as required
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
- Bachelor of Social Work; or
- A diploma in Social Services (2 years) with at least three (3) years’ experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of:
- Family Service and Child Welfare Acts and Regulations
- First Nations history, culture, traditions and socio-economic conditions (specifically Carrier and Sekani)
- Child development and positive parenting skills
- Child abuse guidelines and reporting requirements
- Knowledge and understanding of contemporary social, health, economic and justice issues faced by First Nations
- Knowledge and ability to develop group curriculum
- Ability to complete client assessments
- Excellent assessment, interviewing, crisis intervention, and case management skills
- Excellent group facilitation skills
- Ability to teach a variety of learning styles
- Excellent understanding of the stages of groups and how to move a group through the stages
- Ability to identify, assess and support individual and group goals
- Ability to take initiative and work independently or with a group setting.
- Some computer work and typing required
- Lifting up to 25 pounds
- Requires travel to client homes and throughout the community.
- May be exposed to tobacco smoke, domestic animals, household pests, and other conditions in common domestic environments.
- Initial and on-going employment is subject to submission of a clear Criminal Record check. Criminal Record Check must be conducted every three years.
- Must possess a class 4 unrestricted driver’s license
- Must take child restraint training for approved child seats
- Must attend Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training
- Emergency First Aid required
- Use of computer and accessories; Windows Operating System, various software applications (including MS Office suite and Adobe). Use of adding machine, photocopier/fax machine and other office supplies.
In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal Ancestry.