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Case Manager- Youth Re-Engagement Program

Full Time (37.5 hours/week)

 “Aspen partners in community with youth, families and communities to unlock potential and transform lives.   We are about People First, Community Always.”

OUR OPPORTUNITY

With a vision of “Together, we will lead the way as agents for action and sustainable change”. Aspen Family and Community Network Society has an exciting opportunity for 1 full-time Case Manager in the Community Re-Engagement Program. 

This program is designed to meet the needs of youth whose current family situation is breaking down due to parent teen conflict, suspected addictions and mental health related issues, behavioral challenges, school refusal, etc.  By addressing the barriers that contributed to placing families at risk and providing them with interim tools to stabilize, the program focuses on building the supports and skills necessary for family reunification.  Transition Homes will be available to the youth. Where remaining in the family home is not possible, the program will support the process of identifying permanent options.   

Case Managers will be responsible for completing detailed assessments and developing permanency plans, providing family intervention, individual youth work and crisis support, collaborating with Child and Family Services, service providers and natural supports. In addition, Case Managers are required to engage with Transition Homes, participate in Family Teaming and in monthly clinical consultation. The successful candidate will work flexible hours which could include some evening work.  

RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES 

  • Provide detailed assessments, develop service and permanency plans

  • Promote reunification by engaging and building relationships between youth, their families, community, school/work and other service providers

  • Address barriers that impact permanency

  • Provide creative interventions and activities  for youth, families and their natural supports

  • Recruit, arrange and support Transition Homes who provide care when needed

  • Collaborate with CFS, natural and formal supports, Support Homes and other service providers

  • Significant report-writing and collection of outcomes data

     DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUISITES

    This dynamic role requires our ideal candidate to possess at minimum the following:

  • University Degree in a Human Services related degree

  • 3-5 years of experience working with youth and families 

  • Working knowledge of child and youth development, ages and stages, positive parenting, parental sensitivity, systems theory and attachment theories

  • Strong creativity, engagement, assessment and written skills

  • Familiarity with assessment tools and outcomes evaluation

  • Knowledge of community resources, programming and interventions for children, youth and families

  • Systems navigation skills, solid understanding of protection, sound critical thinking skills

  • Police check including Vulnerable Sector Search, Intervention Services Record Check, Driver’s Abstract and RSW (if applicable)

  • Required training:  First Aid and CPR, Suicide Intervention, Cultural and Aboriginal Awareness 

Closing Date:  May 22, 2017 – or until a suitable candidate is found.

Salary Range: Will depend on the successful candidate’s qualifications and level of experience

To Apply:        Interested and qualified applicants are asked to email a resume and letter of interest to careers@aspenfamily.org.

We thank those applicants who are interested in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.