Alberta College of Social Workers

Home Visitor - Westlock & Area

Westlock, AB   |      February 12, 2018 12:00

Category:     SW Dip, BSW, MSW
Closing Date:     02/23/2018
Employer:     Healthy Families Healthy Futures
Title:     Home Visitor - Westlock & Area
Address:      #203, 10011 106 ST
City:     Westlock, AB
Date Posted:     02/12/2018

Healthy Families Healthy Futures is currently recruiting for the position of Home Visitor (31.5 hrs/wk). Home Visitors support families with children in their critical early years of development to increase knowledge about child development, strengthen parenting skills, help families form positive and nurturing relationships with their children, and connect families to community supports.  Home Visitors meet with vulnerable families in their home and in the community to reduce risks and build resources.

Qualifications:     • Compassionate with a positive and empathetic approach to others
• Diploma in Social or Human Services, equivalencies considered
• Experience working with individuals and families with complex needs
• Respect for the diversity of cultural differences and beliefs
• Knowledge of community resources
• Understanding of how to set professional boundaries
• Ability to maintain computerized files and documentation
• Current Child Welfare Record Check and Criminal Record Information Check
• Valid driver’s license with a reliable car is required
Description:     • Travel to families’ homes throughout Westlock area
• Establish trusting relationships with clients, their family, and support network
• Assess strengths and needs in order to help create goals and strategies to support the healthy development of the family
• Work with a strength based, relational, harm reduction approach
• Utilize screens, assessments, and observation to guide service plan
• Connect families with other service providers to improve their health and well-being
• Advocate for clients to obtain the necessary supports for an improved quality of life, including basic needs, health, housing, transportation, legal, and income supports
• Transport clients to access services if necessary
Please forward your resume to:     Please submit your resume and cover letter along with three work related references by Feb 23, 2018 to