Alberta College of Social Workers

Family Support Worker I or II

Red Deer   |      April 06, 2017 12:00

Category:     SW Dip, BSW
Closing Date:     05/05/2017
Employer:     Vantage Community Services
Title:     Family Support Worker I or II
Address:      4920 54 Street
City:     Red Deer
Date Posted:     04/06/2017
Salary:     To be determined
Summary:     The Family Support Worker is responsible for the delivery of family support services to the children and families in the care of Vantage Community Services, in order to preserve the family as a unit, ensure the safety of all individuals and promote family wellness.
Qualifications:     Diploma/undergraduate degree in one of the Human Sciences, Child Care or a related field and four years’ experience working with adolescents and families. In-home support experience preferred. Must have current Standard First Aid/Level C CPR, PIC, CYIM, Driver’s License (Removed), Driver’s Abstract and own transportation.
Description:     Family Support services are provided in the home and in the community. Family support work is defined as work with family groupings in their homes (usually) and sometimes in community or group settings. Support is given to families through role modeling, hands-on examples of interventions, teaching of new communication skills, assisting with the management of crises, providing information about individual and family developmental stages and expectations, and assisting with the managing and learning about parent-adolescent conflicts.

Family support is immediate in nature and has a practical base. It’s often used as an adjunct to therapeutic services. Family support can identify more serious or wide-ranging problems, concentrate and focus on one issue at a time, and develop practical actions that are connected to therapeutic ideas and analyses.

Family Support Workers can be attached to educational, residential or community based services and is governed by the needs and procedures of those programs.
Please forward your resume to:     Applicants are sincerely thanked in advance for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Competition closes when position is filled.

Resumes can be emailed to, faxed to (403) 346-3225, or forwarded to:
Human Resources
Vantage Community Services
4920 54 Street
Red Deer, AB T4N 2G8