Kinnections is looking for a full-time Kinship Facilitator. This role requires a flexible work schedule that includes some evening work and occasional weekend work. Staff also share in the after-hours on call rotation.
Kinnections is a partnership program between Hull Services, and McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association, and as such works collaboratively to deliver services in Calgary and Area.
The Kinship facilitator will be responsible for conducting assessments and providing supervision and support for caregivers and their families in his/her provision of care for children. The Facilitator will report to the Program Coordinator and will work as a member of the Program, Agency and larger kinship community of practice.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct regular in-home visits with kinship caregivers and children
Provide caregiver support with resourcing and wellness promotion
Build caregiver capacity using trauma-informed, developmentally sensitive approaches
Represent the children’s needs/interests when liaising with individuals across a variety of settings i.e. school
Attend case conferences and meetings
Share in the facilitation of caregiver group training and occasional group childcare responsibilities
Flexibility to be on call and work some evenings/weekends
Complete assessments and administrative duties; write reports and maintain files
Act as a liaison between Children’s Services, the kinship family and members of the child’s team
Qualifications and Skills:
A degree in a related field preferred (Human Services and Social Sciences); a diploma in a related field may also be considered with relevant family work experience
Sound clinical judgment working with children and families from a variety of backgrounds
Skilled in the areas of crisis management, conflict resolution, advocacy and team collaboration
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent written, administrative and organizational skills
Some experience with adult learning is an asset
Demonstrated ability to work autonomously, with personal accountability
Excellent self-care practices (wellness)
A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle; adequate third party liability insurance may be required
Completion of ASIST, First Aid, and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and Certification with CYCAA would be considered an asset
Preference will be given to those that have completed coursework and/or certification in Brain Development or Trauma Informed Care. Some suggested courses include:
The Brain Story Certification through the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI): www.albertafamilywellness.org
The Trauma Informed Care E- Learning Modules through Alberta Health Services: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/Page15526.aspx or
Sheldon Kennedy Centre “Being Trauma Aware” online course: https://trauma.respectgroupinc.com
If interested, please direct your email, cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Indicate “Your Full Name – Kinship Facilitator” in the subject line of your email
The deadline for application is Thursday, September 5, 2019.
We thank all applicants who are interested in this position, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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