Family Support Worker (Open Until Closed)

North Shore Neighbourhood House Tuesday, July 28, 2020 C.U.P.E. JOB VACANCY FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER – OUTREACH 

Posting Reference Number # 2020-5010-01 (please refer to this number when applying) RATE: $22.60 per hour Hours of Work: Full – time (35 hours/week) Location: NSNH Effective: August 5, 2020 

Nature and Scope of Work 

This is specialized outreach work providing support services for pregnant and parenting teens and their families in the area serviced by the North Shore Neighbourhood House. An incumbent in this position provides a networking and referral service for the client group. Works with referred clients on an individual or group basis in the areas of parenting and family life skills. Considerable independence of judgment and action is exercised by the incumbent within the limits of established policies, procedures and guidelines. Work performance is reviewed in terms of the effectiveness of services rendered and achievement of predetermined objectives. 

Illustrative Examples of Work 

Provides direct support and assistance to individuals, groups and families requiring intervention and long term prevention for social, behavioural and adjustment problems regarding pregnant and parenting teens. 

Advises, gives advice to, and/or recommends action to individuals, groups and families. 

Provides group activities and small group facilitation. 

Provides a networking and referral service for the client group and liaises with other community and social agencies, assisting the client population with personal/relationship issues, parenting, and life skills. 

Ensures clients are aware of all alternatives and options available while assisting them to plan for themselves and/or their child or expected child. 

Encourages clients to attend programs and services, providing transportation if required; acts as a labour coach for teens without partners or family support. 

Drafts reports for provincial, municipal and community agencies; drafts correspondence regarding grants and donations. 

Prepares and maintains a wide variety of reports and records related to the work performed. 

Performs related work as required. 

Required Knowledge, Abilities & Skills 

Considerable knowledge of the practices, techniques and principles relating to behaviour management and psychosocial development. 

Considerable knowledge of practices, policies and procedures applicable to family support work. 

Sound knowledge of the care and guidance needed to promote social and personal development of children. 

Sound knowledge of local community resources and other professional agencies in the community. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of families, children, staff and resource people. 

Ability to prepare and maintain reports, records, statistics and files related to the work. 

Desirable Training and Experience University graduation in Family Studies or the Social Sciences or related subjects supplemented by related work experience preferably in a counselling capacity, or a suitable combination of training and experience. 

Required Licenses, Certificates and Registrations Emergency First Aid Certificate Valid Class 4 BC Driver’s License Criminal Records Check 

Please apply to: Roberta Niccoli-Morrison, Program Manager Early Years, www.nsnh.bc.ca