Overview

Bridges Program part of the Bridges Family Programs Family & Community Support Worker Contract in Medicine Hat, AB

Bridges Program part of the Bridges Family Programs

Branch Medicine Hat AB CA

Position:
Family & Community Support Worker
Location:
Medicine Hat, AB

Degree, Diploma in a related Human Service Field, a Child & Youth Care Certificate *or*. Bridges is an early intervention initiative that is designed to support…

Job Summary

Bridges is an early intervention initiative that is designed to support families in providing a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment for their child(ren). It promotes positive parent-child interaction; increases family’s knowledge and usage of community supports; and improves parent’s ability to identify what their needs are and develop skills and confidence in managing their lives. Please refer to www.bridgesfamilyprograms.com for more information about this impactful program!

Responsibilities and Duties

Key responsibilities :

  • Maintain a trusting, supportive relationship with families by providing information and support through regular home visits, meetings, phone calls, case conferences, etc.
  • Utilize a strength based and solution focused approach, to assist families in developing personal and family goals via a Needs Assessment and Family Service Plan.
  • At the request of an individual, advocate with them or on their behalf.
  • Provide information on parent-child interaction, mental health, the dynamics of child abuse/neglect and other related information, etc.; to teach positive parenting and promote independence and a healthy environment for the family.
  • Offer parent/teen mediation.
  • Assist individuals in accessing community resources.
  • Maintain program participant files.
  • Participate in association and program promotion activities.
  • Enter statistical data into a computer data base.

Qualifications and Skills

Qualifications:

  • Degree, Diploma in a related Human Service Field, a Child & Youth Care Certificate or 3 years related experience in a Human Service Field.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, organization and administrative skills. Diploma preferred.
  • Experience in family support practice.
  • Experience working with computers, email and internet.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Contract

Salary: $21.00 to $21.84 /hour

Required language:

  • English

Required licenses or certifications:

  • Driver’s license
  • degree or diploma Human Service Field or 3 yrs experience

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Medicine Hat, AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-11-23
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