Job Opportunity: Outreach Family Preservation Worker
Available Opportunity: 1 Permanent, 35 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 one full-time Outreach Family Preservation Workers for the Vancouver area. You must be able to travel to families’ homes and within their community to provide a variety of parenting education and supportive interventions that promote healthier family functioning, reduce risk factors, maintain safety and increase well-being.
Cases range from seeing a family one or two times per week for 8 to 12 weeks/6 months, to delivering intensive intervention support 5 days in a row for a two-week period.
Reporting to the Family Preservation Team Leader, the Outreach Family Preservation Worker will be responsible for the following functions:
Conducting and completing detailed assessments for clients referred from multiple agency streams
Assessing, screening, referring and linking individuals to internal and community resources as needed
Compiling and gathering collateral information
Participating in integrative case management meetings as needed to determine outcomes for individuals referred to the Agency
Consulting with the Ministry for Children and Family development to co-ordinate and deliver services
Communicating and coordinating relevant client information with agency staff across departments
Attend as-needed weekly meetings for the intake, transition and discharge of quick response clients
Provide interventions and brief therapeutic supports to individuals experiencing crisis
Provide a quick response to urgent situations that arise for clients over evenings and weekends
Linking individuals with urgent needs to immediate resources (i.e. securing food resources, financial assistance, and housing)
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.
Bilingual or multilingual preferred.
Competitive wages and extended health and dental benefits package
Professional development and growth opportunities
Education and training allowance, plus frequent in-house training (e.g. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training)
Enrollment in the Municipal Pension Plan when eligible
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