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In-Home Family Support Worker

In-Home Family Support 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 an In-home Family Support Worker. Aspen’s In-home Family Support program provides interventions and support to families and their children in the Calgary and Strathmore areas. The program has three streams of services: 

  1. In-home Family Support via Child and Family Services referral

  2. In-home Family Support via community or self-referral and

  3. Therapeutic Access via Child and Family Services referral. 

Visits occur predominantly in the family home. Program staff work collaboratively with families to prevent, reduce, or eliminate behaviours that may place a child or family at risk, improve family functioning, and promote reunification and the protection and well-being of children as well as enhance family support networks. Staff work Monday to Friday and some evening work is required. Travel to Strathmore and area is also required. 

RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Develop, implement and facilitate child, family and community activities and interventions to enhance child protective factors and reduce risk

  • Enhance family support networks, both formal and informal

  • Integrate different roles such as coach, mentor, support, advocate, resource person and facilitator

  • Support families during points of crisis

  • Enhance parental capacity by supporting and strengthening skill and knowledge in areas such as sensitive parenting, ages and stages, positive parenting practices etc.

  • Significant report-writing and collection of outcomes data

  • Engage and build relationships with, and between, families, individuals, Child and Family Services staff, communities, schools, and  other service providers 

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:   August 18, 2017

Salary Range:  $42,656.40 - $49,419.00                

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.