OCC Reunification Worker

Competition number: 1377

Date posted: June 26, 2019

5 positions available

Application deadline: Until filled

The Family Centre has a strong reputation for providing quality services basing our work on research and evidence-based practices. We pride ourselves on providing leading-edge training and strong, reflective supervision. We intend to create a healthy organization that is intelligent in its response to community issues and intentional about our respectful treatment of each other. We have a strong focus on Trauma-Informed Care for the communities we support, as well as our staff teams. The Family Centre strives to hire a diverse team of employees, reflecting the diverse communities we support.

Mission: The Family Centre exists to support families and children to help them flourish and to help people engage with one another to promote healthy, safe, and economically viable communities.

Vision: Healthy families in healthy communities.

The role

Join our dynamic team of human care service professionals who are committed to developing positive working relationships as an integrated team member. Within this team, you will be working collaboratively with other professionals to meet the needs of children, families and communities that lead to successful outcomes. The Family Centre requires On-call Casual Reunification workers for our Reunification Service. 

You will be part of a team working to provide support in our Family & Youth Reunification homes. The Reunification homes focus on providing a family-oriented environment for children, youth and parents residing in the homes. The Family Reunification homes focus on supporting parents and their children aged 0 - 12 years, through the reunification process, which includes working with sibling groups and their parents in one of our homes,  while the Youth Reunification homes focus on supporting youth aged 13-17, within a relational, developmental model utilizing a harm reduction, attachment based approach. 

In order to ensure a stable and consistent environment for youth and families, Reunification homes are supported 24 hours a day by team members working 12 hour shifts (days and nights). 

Qualifications

  • Diploma or Degree in Child & Youth Care, Early Childhood Development or Human Services Field and equivalent experience 
  • Minimum 2 year experience (preferably residential) 
  • Experience working with families from diverse cultures
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities to work with people who have experienced trauma
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and liability insurance

Attributes

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Strong 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 or youth
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to problem solve with a non-confrontational approach
  • Reliable and flexible availability

Key Responsibilities

  • Attending to the daily maintenance of the home, while teaching and modelling household management skills
  • Monitor and support child development and parenting focusing on general well-being, trauma and attachment. 
  • Observes and documents family interactions, focusing on strengths, concerns and areas of growth, while ensuring transparency with the family/youth and service team. Ensure proper administrative documentation  
  • 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

What to Expect

  • Training – comprehensive onboarding/orientation process with includes service specific training, and agency-wide core training.
  • Feedback – a strong supervision model that provides regular formal and informal opportunities for feedback
  • Performance coaching – formal and informal coaching regarding the development of personal and professional growth and development.

Compensation

  • $18.77 per hour
  • Mileage compensation

Please send your resume to mentioning full time or part time application:

Samantha Howe, CSD Growth & Development Supervisor 

Samantha.howe@the-family-centre.com

The Family Centre thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Family Centre is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and work environment. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

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