Competition Number: 1525
Date Posted: September 29, 2021
Job Type: Permanent, Full-time
Application Deadline: Until Filled
The Family Centre has a strong reputation for providing quality services basing our work on research and evidence-based practices. We pride ourselves on providing leading-edge training and strong, reflective supervision. Our intention is to create a healthy organization that is intelligent in its response to community issues and intentional about our respectful treatment of each other. We have a strong focus on Trauma-Informed Care for the communities we support, as well as our staff teams. The Family Centre strives to hire a diverse team of employees, reflecting the diverse communities we support.
The Family Centre exists to support families and children to help them flourish and to help people engage with one another in order to promote healthy, safe, and economically viable communities.
Healthy families in healthy communities.
The Family Centre is currently hiring energetic individuals interested in working with children as a Success Coach. The outcomes of the Success Coach Interventions are that students become positively engaged with the Coach and their schools, become positive actors within the school community, attend school, begin to succeed academically, reduce high-risk behaviors, increase positive behaviors, develop positive goals, and begin to see themselves as having the potential for future success. The position reports to the Manager of Community Initiatives at The Family Centre.
- Degree in Human Services or equivalent education and experience
- 2 years’ experience working with children and youth ages 6 – 15
- Eligibility for membership in a professional organization
- Effective communication skills with a wide range of individuals
- Ability to work in an integrated service team
- Knowledge of community resources
- Computer Literacy
- Caseload management skills (formal and informal)
- Police Criminal Record Check and Child and Youth Information Systems Check (must have to start employment and renewed every three years)
- Standard First Aide-16 Hours and ASIST Suicide Intervention Training-14 Hours (must have within three months of employment and refreshed every three years)
- Indigenous Practice (8 hours within the first twelve months of employment and every year thereafter)
- 2 million Vehicle Liability Insurance and Driver’s Abstract
Successful candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:
- Interpersonal skills to help establish good working relationships with clients and stakeholders
- Ability to establish clear boundaries and be sensitive to individual needs
- Ability to problem solve and work in a team environment
- Be a Brand Ambassador
- Excellent organizational skills, flexible and creative problem-solving skills
- Ability to facilitate various Practice Guides with caregivers, such as the Child and Youth Resilience Measure
- Receive referrals from the School Administration of youth who are identified as needing the 1:1 formal support in order to address specific goals
- Maintain a caseload of 8 to 10 formal clients, with who the coach will provide intentional therapeutic work to address complex issues
- Attend Circle of Support and facilitate Focused Case Management Meetings for formal clients
- Establish therapeutic relationships through role modelling, mentoring and supporting
- Work with youth through specific group programming and universal school programming; as well as provide summer programs for youth who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate in healthy activities over the summer
- Practice within the Resiliency Framework Philosophy, identifying resiliency capacities and coping skills for youth to build upon
- Be available to the youth during times when the school is closed (Spring Break, Christmas Break, Teachers Convention, School PD Days, and Summer Holidays)
- Support youth with transitioning into a new grade and/or school
- Develop innovative and creative programming to meet the individual needs of the school/program
- Seize opportunities to support youth through relational interactions, activities and play
- Promote a healthy view of education, facilitate success in the school setting by exploring their future career opportunities
- Work with a diverse client group (cultural, academic, mental health)
- Support youth to develop a sense of identity and cultural awareness
- Connect youth to adult mentors
- Strengthen and promote relationships by empowering and nurturing emotional attachments between the youth, their school and their natural support system
- Engage families to participate in their child’s learning, the school environment and family activities
- Provide opportunities for healthy peer interaction.
- Advocate on behalf of the youth and teach them to be their own advocate
- Teach boundaries, healthy sexuality, social skills, academic skills, communication, problem-solving, positive decision-making and anger management techniques
- Support and promote healthy lifestyle choices
- Connect youth to beneficial, affordable and sustainable community resources to increase their network of support
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- Training – comprehensive onboarding/orientation process includes service-specific training and agency-wide core training.
- Feedback – a strong supervision model that provides regular formal and informal opportunities for feedback
- Performance coaching – formal and informal coaching regarding the development of personal and professional growth and development.
Our vision is healthy families in healthy communities. Accordingly, it is our responsibility to promote the health and safety of all employees, contractors, interns, practicum students, volunteers, visitors and those we serve by reducing the risks of COVID-19 through vaccination as per AHS guidance.
All employees, contractors, interns, practicum students and volunteers hired by The Family Centre after October 15, 2021, will be required to be fully immunized, as per AHS standards, against COVID-19. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please indicate in your application.
(Based on full-time working hours 36.5 per week; possibility of additional varying Full-Time Equivalency positions that may be offered)
The Family Centre is committed to employee well-being and development. The comprehensive compensation package offered to employees reflects those values and is competitive within the marketplace.
- $44,537 to $57,396 annually
- Manulife Health Benefit Plan
- Wellness Program
- 3 weeks’ vacation
- Ongoing paid training
Please send your resume to:
The Family Centre thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, candidates will have the option to participate via video call. The Family Centre is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.