Job Opportunity: Outreach Family Preservation Worker
Location: Ridge Meadows - Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie
Available Opportunity: 1 Part Time Permanent, 17.5 hours/week
Does This Sound Like You?
Have a background in parent-education and family interventions?
Passionate about supporting and counselling at-risk families with young children?
Like the thought of servicing diverse clients in their home setting, with the ability to provide individualized support?
We are looking for a part-time permanent Outreach Family Preservation Worker for the Ridge Meadows area. The Outreach Family Preservation Worker provides a variety of parenting education and supportive interventions that promote healthier family functioning to reduce risk factors, maintain safety and increase well-being. The Counsellor provides support to families in goal planning and utilizes a range of strategies, community resources, and support network to help address risks identified.
Reporting to the Family Preservation Team Leader, the Outreach Family Preservation Worker will be responsible for the following functions:
Provide counselling, parent-education and support interventions directly to families and children.
Conduct direct case management activities; including an assessment of family issues, supporting family visits, parent-education skill development, and utilization of community resources.
Promote the protection and well-being of children in their home through expedient, time-specific, flexible interventions.
Develop and implement a counselling, support and intervention plan in collaboration with the family and their ICM team.
Provide culturally competent service to a diverse range of clients.
Promote strategies and support to prevent out-of-home placement of a child, in the family home or in the community, as appropriate.
Enhance family and community support network, particularly in concrete needs, such as housing, health, or education.
Co-facilitate parent education and family/children support programs and workshops.
Work with families with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Work with at-risk and marginalized families within the community.
Maintain positive working relationships with all professionals involved in the care of the individuals.
Ensures that all records, reports, and documentation pertaining to service delivery are accurate, complete and in compliance with WFC’s policies and procedures.
Liaise as appropriate with other agencies/professionals for purposes of consultation.
Conduct other duties as required.
What you Bring:
Relevant M.A. degree (i.e. Social Services, Counselling Psychology) with 3 years’ experience or relevant B.A. with 5 years’ experience in family preservation/reunification preferred
Experience working with families who may present multiple service needs related to poverty, addictions, violence, child abuse or neglect, and mental health issues.
Strong counselling, program planning, and communication skills.
An understanding of integrated case management.
Computer proficiency – MS Office, ERP/CRM software systems (e.g. Sohema)
Current Standard First Aid with CPR & AED Level C certificate
Valid Driver’s License with satisfactory driving record, and use of own vehicle.
Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in the Family Preservation Program
Competitive wages and extended health and dental benefits package
Professional development and growth opportunities
Why Work for WFC:
Be part of a grass roots community-based agency committed to developing and strengthening our community together. As a WFC employee, you will benefit from:
Making a difference in your local community
A chance to do meaningful work with a committed team of professionals
About Westcoast Family Centres
Westcoast Family Centres Society (WFCS) is a multi-service community-based non-profit organization delivering child-centered, evidence-based programs and services to children and families in the Lower Mainland. Our mission is to strengthen and develop healthy relationships between children, their families, and their communities. Our programs and services aim to address the unique and varied challenges faced by vulnerable families. Joining the WFC team is an opportunity to be a part of a team where your skills and knowledge will make a positive impact in the lives of children and families.
Position is open to all gender identities. Applications must be legally eligible to work in Canada; only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.