Parental Support Worker

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Parental Support Worker

The Family Centre is currently hiring full-time positions directed towards energetic individuals interested in working with children and families as a part of the Parental Support Program. The Parental Support Program provides services to the Safe Visitation Program and families from the Outcomes Based Service Delivery Program.  This Program assists parents to maintain family functioning by helping to maintain routine and structure in the home.

 

NOTE: PLEASE INCLUDE THE COMPETITION REFERENCE NUMBER WHEN APPLYING. 

Reference Competition #:

1283

Job Type:

Full-Time. 

Date Posted:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Duration:

 Until Filled

Job Description:

The Parental Support Program provides services to the Safe Visitation Program and families from the Collaborative Service Delivery Program. This Program assists parents to maintain family functioning by helping to maintain routine and structure in the home. Parental Support Workers model appropriate boundaries, teach parenting techniques and appropriate discipline. Workers help to guide parents to incorporate this in their day to day parenting, routines, structure and discipline, as well as emphasize the importance of play, school and community involvement.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Transporting clients to appointments and visits
  • Support visits with parents and children in care
  • Teach and model appropriate parenting and household management skills
  • Provides emotional support to families
  • Strengthen relationships by empowering and nurturing the emotional bond between child/youth and their caregivers.
  • Observes and documents family interactions, reporting any concerns to supervisor
  • Monitor the ongoing success or challenges inherent in the reunification experience, continue to identify emerging or enhanced strengths, and develop new strategies for additional assets
  • Reinforces teaching from other professionals working with the family
  • Assists the family in connecting to community resources
  • Drive children to school to maintain community connection while in care outside of their community.
  • Actively participates in monthly services team meetings.
  • Make recommendation to the Service team regarding access between children and their parents.
  • Complete Ages and Stages assessments with families.
  • Provide visits between non-custodial parents and children through the Safe Visitation Program.
  • Complete monthly reports.
  • Completes administrative responsibilities such as, contact notes, time sheets and filing.
  • Attends staff meetings, trainings and supervision meetings as required.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma or Degree in Human Services Field with related experience
  • Interpersonal skills to help establish good working relationships with clients
  • Ability to establish clear boundaries and be sensitive to the individual needs of each family
  • Experience working with families from diverse cultures
  • Current certification in First Aid and Level C CPR
  • Current Suicide Intervention Training
  • Clean Police Security Clearance and Child Welfare Intervention Record Check
  • Reliable and flexible availability
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to problem solve with a non-confrontational approach
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Must be detail oriented

Compensation:

$38,113 - $49,343 Annually

How to Apply:

PLEASE INCLUDE COMPETITION # WHEN FORWARDING COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:

Jennifer Hayes

Manager, Reunification Services

jennifer.hayes@the-family-centre.com


How to Apply

To apply for this job send your resume to the email address listed in the job posting. Please include the reference number in the subject line.  If you are applying for multiple positions within The Family Centre, you will need to send your resume to the email address in each job posting. Note: we do not keep resumes on file.