POSITION: Family Support Worker, Pathways to Hope
CLASSIFICATION: H.S.A. Health Science Professionals, Grid 8, 1 FTE Full Time
DATE OF POSTING: November 25, 2020
CLOSING DATE: December 09, 2020
Pathways to Hope is a new program that will enhance family support services and child-parent attachment services for families at risk. The program will provide wrap around services within a team approach. Working from a framework of strengths-based, family-centered care, the Family Support Worker works with families of children 0-6 yrs who are identified as having a complex needs that require supports in more than two of the early intervention programs. The FSW provides time-limited services to the family including case management; linkage and referral to community resources; development of a family team; education; and direct counselling and support as necessary and appropriate.
The FSW works flexible hours, which may include some evenings and weekends.
- Receive referrals and conduct initial consultations (ICs) of clients referred for service.
- Assists the family to identify their internal and external supports.
- Teaches techniques and strategies to adjust the environment to maximize their child’s success.
- Develops, with the family and the team, A Family Service plan, that includes plan for crises to ensure the safety of the child, family and community.
- Assist families to identify other community resources that may be helpful to them and assist in the referral process.
- Teach families skills in self-advocacy and navigating the services systems.
- Initiate and/or support FSP and ICM Integrated Case Management) meetings with the family.
- Provide direct support and counselling to families as necessary and appropriate, seeking the clinical consultation as necessary and appropriate
- Complete and maintain related records and documentation, including completing agency data-base information, including but not limited to documenting appointments, FSP’s, goals, objectives, progress, and outcomes.
- Assure own on-going professional development, as approved by agency management.
- Perform other related duties as assigned and required.
Education, Training and Experience
Skills and Abilities
- Ability to form and maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of families and colleagues, in the agency and in the community.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Organization/Coordination/Administrative skills: ability to multi-task effectively, manage time effectively, implement strategies to ensure service effectiveness.
- knowledge of child growth and development.
- Familiarity with community resources and ability to access them.
- Familiarity with the “wraparound” philosophy and process.
- Ability to operate a computer and software
Training and Education
- Graduation from a recognized College or University with a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, plus a broad base of experience working with families of children with complex or challenging behaviors or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Trauma informed practice and cultural safety training.
- Motivational interviewing training an asset.
- A minimum of two (2) years related, relevant experience.
- Class V driver’s license and reliable vehicle for business purposed.
Apply cover letter & resume to:
Susan Carr, Human Resources Manager
Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre
201- 21755 Lougheed Hwy. Maple Ridge BC V2X 2S2
Email: email@example.com 604-817-8447