Family and Community Support Worker

City: Medicine Hat, Alberta

Description

Bridges is an early intervention initiative that is designed to support families in providing a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment for their child(ren). It promotes positive parent-child interaction; increases family’s knowledge and usage of community supports; and improves parent’s ability to identify what their needs are and develop skills and confidence in managing their lives. Please refer to www.bridgesfamilyprograms.com for more information about this impactful program!

Key responsibilities:
 Maintain a trusting, supportive relationship with families by providing information and support through regular home visits, meetings, phone calls, case conferences, etc.
 Utilize a strength based and solution focused approach, to assist families in developing personal and family goals via a Needs Assessment and Family Service Plan.
 At the request of an individual, advocate with them or on their behalf.
 Provide information on parent-child interaction, mental health, the dynamics of child abuse/neglect and other related information, etc.; to teach positive parenting and promote independence and a healthy environment for the family.
 Offer parent/teen mediation.
 Assist individuals in accessing community resources.
 Maintain program participant files.
 Participate in association and program promotion activities.
 Enter statistical data into a computer data base.

Qualifications:
 Degree or Diploma or 3 years related experience in a Human Service Field. Diploma preferred.
 Strong interpersonal communication, organization and administrative skills.
 Experience in family support practice.
 An understanding of the diversity, customs and traditions of Indigenous people and diverse multi-cultural populations is considered an asset.
 Experience working with computers, email and internet.

This temporary one-year position will be 40 hours per week. Work week is Monday to Friday, with day and evening work required. The starting date will be June 3, 2019. The wage for this position is $22.00 to $22.88 per hour, depending on education and experience.

We offer a great team, a positive working environment, flexibility, lots of professional development training, 3 weeks of paid vacation per year, paid personal leave days, and a great work-life balance!

If you have a desire to work with families and our team and want to make a difference, please email your current resume with 2 references and a cover letter to deliver it to Bridges Family Programs, Attention: Caitlin Hok, 477 Third Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0G8 by April 30, 2019.
Successful applicants are required to provide us with a clear Criminal and Child Intervention Check that was completed and dated after December 3, 2018. It is highly encouraged that you apply for these checks and have them available during the interview process.

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