Specialized Family Support Worker

Shawenim Abinoojii Inc.

Posted Jul 11, 2019 at 04:00 pm Closes Jul 25, 2019 at 04:00 pm

Job Location:
Winnipeg
Job Category:
Aboriginal Organization
Job Type:
Full-Time
How To Apply:
Mail, E-mail or AMIK.ca

Job Advertisement

Position:

Specialized Family Support Worker (2 Positions)

Position

Department:

Full Time - Term

Support Work Program

Location:

Winnipeg, MB

Deadline:

Open Until Positions Filled

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: 

The Support Work Program is looking to fill 3 new positions as Specialized Family Support Worker(s).  This role specializes in providing family enhancement and prevention support to families and their children.  Responsibilities include the implementation of case plans and provide intervention strategies that will assist in preventing children from coming into the care of Child and Family Services.  The successful applicant(s) will connect families to community-based resources and supports, support families to ensure a structured and nurturing home environment, support the development of positive parenting and will work collaboratively with families and agencies to set goals and coordinate service delivery to meet identified needs.

 

DUTIES:

        Provide assigned families with specialized prevention support; this includes ensuring physical, mental, spiritual and emotional needs are met;

        Support and mentor the family in providing a nurturing and structured family environment with positive attachment caregiving;

        Be a healthy role model and source of guidance for the development of child and family daily life and social skills;

        Research and access additional family resources in the community that would benefit families and their children;

        Support the operation of the home through providing light housekeeping, shopping, or other relevant tasks including the implementation of family case plans.

        Maintain clear and concise records and provide reporting as necessary;

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

        Previous experience as a Support Worker or experience working with families from a strength-based, solution perspective;

        Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of substance abuse, family violence, child abuse/neglect and understanding of family dynamics and child development;

        NVCI, CPR First Aid and ASIST training or willingness to complete training as a condition of employment

        Strong communication and organizational skills and ability to exercise sound judgement and good decision making;

        Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with community resources, collateral agencies, and schools to set goals and coordinate service delivery to meet identified needs;

 

 

 

        Maintains a high level of discretion and confidentiality

        Driver’s license and access to a vehicle

        Must provide clear criminal records check, adult and child abuse checks, clear drivers abstract

        Has knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture and ways of life.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

        Hours will be determined based on the needs of the family and children. May include weekends.

 

 

How to Apply:  send resume and cover letter to:

 

EMAIL: hr@shawenimabinoojii.org

FAX: (204) 949-9413    

 

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to:   Members of the Southeast First Nation Communities; and Indigenous candidates (First Nations, Inuit or Metis).    

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