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Family Support Worker – Permanent, Full Time

AUGUST 9, 2022| EXTERNAL/INTERNAL JOB POSTING

COMPETITION NO. 22-098
Position: Family Support Worker – Permanent, Full Time

Location:  Prince George

Hours: 35 hours/week

We are looking for a Family Support Worker to join our Sources Family Preservation & Reunification North team! This individual must be well organized, compassionate, and have a strong understanding of the challenges faced by at risk families.

About SOURCES

SOURCES is a community-based non-profit organization that has been providing support, encouragement, and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, Prince George, and Parksville for 40 years. We serve 40,000 individuals yearly and that is all owing to our dedicated team. We welcome people of all genders, races, cultures, ethnicities and abilities. We strive to create more vibrant and resilient communities by offering support to children, youth, families, persons with disabilities, seniors, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and others who are coping with isolation, addiction, mental illness, poverty, disability and conflict. We also support our communities through leadership, education and volunteerism.

SOURCES is also committed to learning about, celebrating and incorporating Indigenous knowledge into our practices as we continue our work in truth, reconciliation and resurgence.

We value diversity, respect and collaboration as we are all striving to promote the same mission—social wellness for our community.

Description of position

Reporting to the Manager of Family Services, the Family Support Worker works within the Family Preservation & Reunification North (FPRN) Program. Family Support Workers provide services to families where the children are at risk of being removed or have been removed.  The FPRN program addresses Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) concerns through individualized support for families, including  teaching parenting skills, connecting families to needed services, and providing visitation to families whose children have been removed. The overall goal of the program is to preserve the family and create a safe environment so that the children may return to their caregivers.

General Responsibilities:

  • ·         Effective and collaborative communication with MCFD staff is essential
  • ·         Creating a strong team environment
  • ·         Some administration duties are required

Program Specific Responsibilities:

  • ·         Meet and work directly with family members to teach life and parenting skills
  • ·         Maintain a caseload and provide direct services to families referred to the program
  • ·         Assessment and effective intervention with families, including outreach services in the families’ homes
  • ·         Supervise visitation with caregivers and their children

Qualifications:

  • ·         Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Child and Youth Care, or another related field
  • ·         Must be willing to travel to remote Indigenous communities, such as Tsay Keh Dene and Kwadacha
  • ·         Minimum 1 years’ experience providing therapeutic intervention to families, or other related experience.
  • ·         Able to provide intake and assessment
  • ·         Knowledge of MCFD protocol regarding Child Protection and Risk Assessment is an asset.
  • ·         Familiar and comfortable working with Microsoft Office products.
  • ·         Must possess a valid BC Driver’s License and a reliable vehicle.

Start Date: ASAP

Benefits:

  • ·         100% employer paid coverage for extended health and dental
  • ·         Long term disability, life insurance, critical illness insurance, accidental death & dismemberment coverage
  • ·         Employee & Family Assistance plan
  • ·         Pension plan
  • ·         Generous paid time off, starting at 3 weeks

Closing Date: August 16, 2022, internal candidates will be contacted by August 16, 2022

How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to pgcentre@sourcesbc.ca. Please include where you saw this job posting in your email. Thank you.