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Family and Youth Engagement Worker - HOSC

Heart of South Calgary Family Center

Full time (37.5 hours/week) Temporary – May 1 – September 7, 2018 

“Aspen partners with you to unlock potential and transform lives”

 OUR OPPORTUNITY

The Family and Youth Engagement Worker engages with families in the South (South of Anderson Road) communities of Calgary to provide programming and services around parent education, family support, child development and information and referrals.  This worker also connects with formal and informal partners to provide a comprehensive range of services designed to engage and support families and youth to lead happy, healthy and productive lives at home, school/work and in the community.  Some evening and weekend work is required.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Receive referrals from CFS Off-sites, community agencies/organizations, schools, families and self-referral
  • Engage with infants, children, youth and their caregivers by providing support around parent education, family support, infant, child and youth development and information and referral services
  • Provide theory and evidence based programming for families, youth and community
  • Assist families and youth to develop and/or enhance social connections with friends, family and their communities
  • In collaboration with families complete an intake, consent forms, develop goals and evaluate progress toward goal attainment using client feedback, outcomes measures and Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) 
  • Ensure families and youth are supported through the discharge process and understand how to reconnect with the program if needed
  • Provide support and facilitate access to appropriate services to those experiencing abuse, relationship breakdown, family conflict, health issues, mental health, poverty, etc
  • Building protective factors by providing family and youth support in the prevention, early intervention and intervention stages
  • Case coordination and client advocacy which also includes systems navigation
  • Develop, plan and implement infant, child development programs and parent / youth education workshops and/or groups
  • Integrate the roles of advocate, broker, facilitator and educator into practice
  • Connect and support access to community services and resources.
  • Provide services on-site and in the community.
  • Accompany families and youth on community visits as needed.
  • Provide appropriate support to youth according to their developmental stage
  • Participate in community engagement activities and develop partnerships with informal and formal supports
  • Complete client and program documentation
  • Attend required team meetings; accountable for seeking information if absent from meetings

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

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

  • Diploma or degree in Social Work or related field with 2 – 4 years of experience
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Experience working with diverse populations and families from a strength-based approach
  • Knowledge of child and youth development, Triple P and other parenting programs
  • Strong facilitation and delivery of youth programming
  • Valid driver’s license, driver’s abstract and reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance
  • Police check including Vulnerable Sector Search, Intervention Record Check, Driver’s Abstract and RSW (if applicable)
  • Required training: First Aid, ASIST, Aboriginal, Diversity

 

Closing Date:   April 13, 2018 (or earlier upon hiring of a successful candidate).

Salary Range:  $40, 159-$43,384       

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.