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Social Worker Opportunities

Vancouver   |      May 08, 2018 12:00
 

We currently have casual opportunities in various Programs/Units at BC Children’s (including Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children) and BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre.



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Social Work Instructor

Lac La Biche   |      May 04, 2018 12:00
 

Social Work Instructor

Faculty of Business, University Studies and Social Work

 

Location: Lac La Biche, Alberta                                                       Job number: 18-INSTR-15-PC

Position type: Full-time continuous starting August 2018               Posting date: May 5, 2018

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience                  Closing date: Until suitable applicant is found

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

Portage College is seeking a highly-motivated individual to join the Social Work team at the Lac La Biche campus.

 

Our Social Work program is a two-year diploma that combines social work theory and practice to better prepare our grads for work in the human services field. A key part of the Social Work program at Portage College is the experience and learning gained from a 420-hour supervised field practicum and 30 hours of integrated seminar time in each year of study. The Social Work program is offered at our campuses in Lac La Biche and Cold Lake. Key responsibilities include:

 

  • Classroom and distance education instruction.
  • Prepare and delivery of subjects.
  • Assist with curriculum development and/or revision.
  • Develop exams, quizzes and other evaluation material for students.
  • Assist in organizing and supervising student practicums.
  • Assist in managing and evaluating student progress in the program.

 



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After-Hours Response Worker

Calgary   |      May 04, 2018 12:00
 

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you an independent and creative problem solver? Can you juggle competing priorities with ease? Do you react calmly in emergency situations? Can you form quick connections with older people?

Calgary Seniors’ is looking for ‘After-Hours’ Response workers to provide emergency social care assistance for seniors in the community for their SeniorConnect Program.  In accordance with daytime program practices and procedures, social emergencies are identified by the Distress Centre and referred to the SeniorConnect Team for semi-urgent assessment and intervention.  Referrals made after-hours are those that cannot wait until the next working day, requiring more immediate assistance. You will respond to all calls received after office hours to include evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays to ensure the safety of older adults until regular daytime services are available. There are a number of situations in which the after-hours worker will become involved to ensure the safety of the older adult, including: providing urgent assistance and advice for families and/or carers, navigating access to emergency accommodation or other basic needs, and stabilizing a social crisis.

Well organised and flexible, you will have considerable community and older adult mental health work experience. You will confident in managing risk and crisis. You will be committed to high professional standards, a strong communicator, and have the ability to prioritise and react calmly to emergency situations. You will ensure that an efficient and effective service is provided to all service users, carers and agencies requiring a social emergency response outside of regular working hours.

You will be at least two years post qualification, and hold a professionally recognized qualification in Social Work, Nursing, or Psychology with a focus on gerontology.  You will need to have the ability to work autonomously with limited support from the on call manager when required.



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Family Education and Home Visitation Manager

Edmonton   |      May 03, 2018 12:00
 

Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre provides programs that strengthen and enrich the lives of children and families. Norwood programs are targeted for families with children birth – 5 years old. Early childhood experiences are aimed at fostering optimal child development and healthy parent-child attachment.  Parent education opportunities are created to support building the capacity of families.  Family support services are provided to support families as the child’s first and most important teacher.  Information and referral is a key practice in supporting families to grown and learn within their own communities.  Programs are delivered using a holistic approach to support the social, emotional, intellectual, language, physical and creative needs of children and families in the community.

Reporting to the Program Director, the Family Education and Home Visitation Manager provides direct supervision to the Coordinators of Home Visitation, Relentless Connector, Family Education, Intake and Family Time teams responsible for the delivery of services to children and families. The Family Education and Home Visitation Manager works collaboratively with Norwood  leadership to perform responsibilities such as supervision of staff, evaluation, program development, oversight of program deliverables, report writing, coordination of services, contributing to the strategic plan and supporting best practices throughout all areas of Norwood.

This position requires a flexible work schedule that includes evening and weekend shifts.

Norwood staff are guided by the Team Charter:

  • Support- We utilize one another’s strengths to take on challenges and opportunities using positive communication, collaboration, and compassion.
  • Passion- We have the energy, attitude, and enthusiasm to be fully committed and engaged in our work with each other.
  • Integrity- We are honest, trustworthy, transparent, and accountable with each other.
  • Respect- We accept others without judgment and recognize that every individual is a person of value
  • Inclusivity- We celebrate diversity and welcome people of all backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.
  • Team – We are all one group working towards improved outcomes for children and families.

If you share our values and support our mission and vision please consider joining our team.

Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre offers a compassionate team environment with a competitive compensation plan, full benefits, paid time off at Christmas and Spring Break (in addition to regular vacation), a commitment to staff celebration and recognition, a strong focus on employee wellness, team building activities, and ongoing professional development. 



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Gender Advisor - Volunteer in Mozabmique

Maxixe, Inhambane   |      May 03, 2018 12:00
 

Location Maxixe, Inhambane, Mozambique

Start Date Jun - Aug 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English, Portuguese

As a volunteer, you will:

-Support the SANI Mozambique team in integrating gender into all aspects of the project and its effective implementation within a “Do No Harm” framework

-Support the SANI Mozambique team to undertake ongoing qualitative monitoring of gender related outcomes

-Support the SANI Mozambique team in gender-based analysis of monitoring data

-Support CARE Mozambique’s’ Gender Advisor to train staff and partners on SANI Mozambique Gender Equality Strategy

-Support CARE Mozambique’s Gender Advisor with the rollout of Social Analysis & Action (SAA)

-Support and strengthen the gender work and agenda of the District/Ward Nutrition Coordinating Committees


Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

 



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Gender Advisor - Volunteer in Zambia

Zambia   |      May 03, 2018 12:00
 

Location Mpika or Shiwa Ng'andu, Zambia

Start Date Jun - Aug 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 10 Months

Language Requirements English

As a volunteer, you will:

-Support the SANI Zambia team in integrating gender into all aspects of the project and its effective implementation within a “Do No Harm” framework

-Support CARE Zambia’s Gender Advisor to train staff and partners on SANI Zambia Gender Equality Strategy

-Support CARE Zambia’s Gender Advisor with the rollout of Social Analysis & Action (SAA)

-Support the SANI Zambia team to undertake ongoing qualitative monitoring of gender related outcomes

- Support the SANI Zambia team in gender-based analysis of monitoring data

- Support and strengthen the gender work and agenda of the District/Ward Nutrition Coordinating Committees

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months



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Gender Researcher - Volunteer in Guyana

Guyana   |      May 03, 2018 12:00
 

Location Georgetown, Guyana

Start Date Jun - Aug 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements English

As a volunteer, you will:

-Review relevant literature, legislation and other resources, and develop draft research concept and tools, for review and approval.

-Work closely with members of the W&GEC to finalize the research concept and tools.

-Support the W&GEC in recruiting, training, and managing a local research team.

-Work closely with team of researchers to conduct research through strategic engagements with a variety of key stakeholders, including government, traditional leaders, community, youth and women’s groups, local government agencies, faith based groups.

- Utilize appropriate research methodology and analysis to develop and present comprehensive report of research findings, including key findings, best practices, lessons, and recommendations.

-Based on research findings, support dissemination and follow-up actions with key stakeholders.

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months



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Family Support Worker

Edmonton   |      May 03, 2018 12:00
 

Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre provides programs that strengthen and enrich the lives of children and families. Norwood programs are targeted for families with children birth – 5 years old. Early childhood experiences are aimed at fostering optimal child development and healthy parent-child attachment.  Parent education opportunities are created to support building the capacity of families.  Family support services are provided to support families as the child’s first and most important teacher.  Information and referral is a key practice in supporting families to grow and learn within their own communities.  Programs are delivered using a holistic approach to support the social, emotional, intellectual, language, physical and creative needs of children and families in the community.

Family Support Workers (FSW) aim to increase parents’ knowledge of healthy child development, and encourage parents to seek out resources to support their parenting by forming positive healthy relationships with their children through home visitation. They will work with the family to build capacity to support the children and families.  Home visitation brings the necessary services and supports to families in their own homes.

The position requires a flexible work schedule that includes evening and weekend shifts at a variety of sites.

This is a temporary position that may become permanent.

Norwood staff are guided by the following Team Charter: (SPIRIT)

  • Support – We utilize one another’s strengths to take on challenges and opportunities using positive communication, collaboration, and compassion.
  • Passion- We have the energy, attitude, and enthusiasm to be fully committed and engaged in our work with each other.
  • Integrity- We are honest, trustworthy, transparent, and accountable with each other.
  • Respect- We accept others without judgment and recognize that every individual is a person of value
  • Inclusivity – We celebrate diversity and welcome people of all backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.
  • Team – We are all one group working towards improved outcomes for children and families.

If you share our values and support our mission and vision please consider joining our team.

Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre offers a compassionate team environment with a competitive compensation plan, full benefits, paid time off at Christmas and Spring Break (in addition to regular vacation), a commitment to staff celebration and recognition, a strong focus on employee wellness, team building activities, and ongoing professional development.



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Casual Program Attendant

Edmonton   |      May 01, 2018 12:00
 

Program Attendant
Casual Position
Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centres is growing and expanding and as such, we have an available position for an individual who will assume responsibility as a Casual Program Attendant. The overall objective is to assist with non-counseling support to clients 18+ years of age who have an addiction. The responsibilities include assisting with education, prevention, and treatment services within a residential treatment center environment. This includes integration of cultural and spiritual practices of First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures, as well as the 12 step abstinence based recovery in this practice.

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Social Worker - Multi Organ Transplant

Vancouver, BC   |      May 01, 2018 12:00
 

Join the world-renowned BC Children’s Hospital as a social worker on the Multi-Organ Transplant team!

We have a temporary full-time opportunity for a talented social worker to join our team as part of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) in Vancouver. BCCH cares for the province’s most acutely ill or injured children and youth, and offers a broad range of health services. 



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Big Brother/ Big Sister Volunteer

Edmonton   |      May 01, 2018 12:00
 

Benefits & Recognition
People who mentor: 

•Gain personal growth and development 
•Have a positive new perspective on life 
•Make a positive difference in the life of a child and the community 
•See meaningful improvements in their own mental and physical health 
•Report increased levels of happiness and energy 
•Our agency has ticket lists for concerts and sporting events, as well as agreements with various organizations, to provide big/little matches with perks 

Deliverables / Duties
Volunteers will agree to a minimum of 1 year of commitment to their Little, and will share time together on a consistent and reliable weekly or biweekly schedule. We encourage matches to try new things and find common interests. We can provide a list of recommended activities, but there is no limit so long as the activities are safe and appropriate for the child's age and development.

Other Requirements
•Police check child welfare check •1.5 - 2 hour screening interview •1.5 - 2 hours volunteer training seminar •Alberta Mentoring Partnership Certificate

 

 

 

 



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Admin Assistant Volunteer

Edmonton   |      May 01, 2018 12:00
 

Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters Administrative Support and File Maintenance

 

 

 

 

 



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Go Girls Volunteer

Edmonton   |      May 01, 2018 12:00
 

 

The goal of Go Girls! is to provide grades 5/6 girls with information and support to make informed choices about healthy, active living while maintaining sensitivity toward the emotional, social and cultural issues they may face. Specifically, the project addresses the issues of physical activity, balanced eating and positive self-image for youth participants.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tgL6kPXvXA

 

  • Tuesday’s 12-1 at Delton School starting September 26 for 12 weeks
  • Thursday’s from 12-1pm at John A McDougall School (JAM) starting September 28 for 12 weeks for 12 weeks

 

*Learn more about us and apply online by visiting www.bgcbigs.ca, or contact:

Talia Adler Magat

Volunteer Recruitment & Training Facilitator    
 

 *Go Girls! Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to apply. No special skills/abilities required. Apply today as the application process can take up to 4-6 weeks!



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Game On

Edmonton   |      May 01, 2018 12:00
 

Game On! – The goal of Game On! is to provide boys and young men with information and support to make informed choices about a range of healthy lifestyle practices. They engage in life skills, communication, and emotional health discussions. This program is offered at a number of our Club and School Based mentoring Groups throughout the year.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuiHAtCfeoU

Tuesdays 12p-1p @ Ivor Dent School starting September 26 for 12 week
Wednesday’s 12p-1p @ Spruce Avenue School Starting September 27 for 12 weeks
Friday’s 12p-1p @ St. Alphonsis’s school starting September 29 for 12 weeks

 

*Learn more about us and apply online by visiting www.bgcbigs.ca, or contact:

 

Talia Adler Magat

Volunteer Recruitment & Training Facilitator

 



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Excel Volunteer

Edmonton   |      May 01, 2018 12:00
 

PURPOSE:

A non-profit supervised after school homework program designed to help students (Kindergarten to Grade Six) who struggle with their schoolwork.

  • To help students complete their homework assignments, prepare for exams, improve their study skills, improve their academic performance, and increase their self-confidence.
  • To support each student’s individual learning needs.
  • To Excite, Challenge, and Empower Learners, so that students can realize their full potential and be inspired to make their dreams come true
  • Benefits & Recognition:
    People who mentor: 
    • Gain personal growth and development 
    • Have a positive new perspective on life 
    • Make a positive difference in the life of a child and the community 
    • See meaningful improvements in their own mental and physical health 
    • Report increased levels of happiness and energy 

    Deliverables / Duties

*Earn 3.00 credits in the EDPY 397: Mentoring Children & Adolescents course by completing 30 hours in our program!
The EDPY 397 course is open to students in all faculties, and there are no required prerequisites.
This course is also available to Open Studies Students!

 

For more information, please visit: www.excelprogram.ca           

 



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Raising The Grade Volunteer

Edmonton   |      May 01, 2018 12:00
 

People who mentor: 

• Gain personal growth and development 
• Have a positive new perspective on life 
• Make a positive difference in the life of a child and the community 
• See meaningful improvements in their own mental and physical health 
• Report increased levels of happiness and energy 

 

 

 

 



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MC2 Volunteer

Edmonton   |      May 01, 2018 12:00
 

Description
This is an after school program that aims to equip participating children with the cognitive, academic, and cultural skills and attitudes they need to succeed in Canadian schools and society. MC2 utilizes a variety of activities (computer games, board games, writing tasks, etc.) to promote social, leadership, thinking, and literacy skills. Volunteer mentors work alongside the children as partners throughout every activity. 

Children with mentors experience incredible life benefits such as: 

•Becoming 80% more likely to finish high school 
•Becoming 2-4x less likely to bully, lie, cheat, steal or become involved in drugs and/or alcohol 
•78% of our kids coming from a family history of social assistance (parents depending on welfare, food banks, etc., to make ends meet) do not experience the same challenges in their adulthood 
•Their life time income is $300,000 dollars more, on average, than youth who did not have mentors 

Qualifications
There are no specific skills or experience required, however all volunteers are screened to gauge their appropriateness for our programs. 

Benefits & Recognition: 
People who mentor: 
• Gain personal growth and development 
• Have a positive new perspective on life 
• Make a positive difference in the life of a child and the community 
• See meaningful improvements in their own mental and physical health 
• Report increased levels of happiness and energy 


 



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Director, Public Education & Community Relations

Sherwood Park   |      April 28, 2018 12:00
 

Located in Sherwood Park, Alberta, SAFFRON CENTRE is a not-for-profit organization that provides direct counselling support and education/awareness services on the matter of sexual assault and related violence. 

THE OPPORTUNITY 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Public Education and Community Relations is responsible for building relationships in the community and creating opportunities to educate the public on the prevention of sexual violence. In addition, the Director will develop and provide support for victims of violence specific to the judicial process. The Director will manage the Public Education and Outreach program 



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Full Time Child Care Youth Worker – Ponoka/Red Deer/Wetaskiwin, AB

Edmonton, AB   |      April 27, 2018 12:00
 

Unlimited Potential Community Services (UP) is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing quality support and treatment since 1987. Our goal is to restore stability and hope in the lives of children, youth, adults, and families so they can achieve personal independence and family unity. UP believes cultural tradition is an important part of mental wellness, so we incorporate the culture and traditions of our clients wherever possible. UP invites applicants who are passionate about providing quality support to our clients through a culturally sensitive approach and helping us to work together towards our goal to support each child and family to reach their full potential.

 

Program overview: At UP we provide ongoing group care treatment services and educational programs to children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and/or psychiatric difficulties (including FASD and mental health concerns). Our clients, who range from 13-18 years of age, live in a group home, therapeutic setting. We are looking for an individual who has a passion for working with these vulnerable youth, becoming their role model and teaching them life skills through various activities.

 

Position overview: This position ensures that the therapeutic and social environment is safe and secure so that individual service plans are developed, followed and meet the individual needs of the youth and their families. As a primary care provider, the position is relied on to continuously evaluate individual service plans, monitor and record behaviors, oversee and arrange for daily activities and provide input to the service team based on observations and direct interaction with the youth.



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Full Time Child Care Youth Worker – Edmonton/Stony Plain, AB

Edmonton, AB   |      April 27, 2018 12:00
 

Unlimited Potential Community Services (UP) is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing quality support and treatment since 1987. Our goal is to restore stability and hope in the lives of children, youth, adults, and families so they can achieve personal independence and family unity. UP believes cultural tradition is an important part of mental wellness, so we incorporate the culture and traditions of our clients wherever possible. UP invites applicants who are passionate about providing quality support to our clients through a culturally sensitive approach and helping us to work together towards our goal to support each child and family to reach their full potential.

 

Program overview: At UP we provide ongoing group care treatment services and educational programs to children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and/or psychiatric difficulties (including FASD and mental health concerns). Our clients, who range from 13-18 years of age, live in a group home, therapeutic setting. We are looking for an individual who has a passion for working with these vulnerable youth, becoming their role model and teaching them life skills through various activities.

 

Position overview: This position ensures that the therapeutic and social environment is safe and secure so that individual service plans are developed, followed and meet the individual needs of the youth and their families. As a primary care provider, the position is relied on to continuously evaluate individual service plans, monitor and record behaviors, oversee and arrange for daily activities and provide input to the service team based on observations and direct interaction with the youth.



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Research Assistant

Calgary   |      April 27, 2018 12:00
 

We Never Say No. We Never Give up. We Never Turn Anyone Away.

 

Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, nationally accredited non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Today we have over 450 employees and provide more than 40 programs for 28,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T.

 

Commitment to high-risk adolescents, challenged with some very tough issues, is not easy. These are the times when our frontline workers spring into action. The type of work we do requires quick thinking, confidence, forgiveness and persistence.

 

We are currently seeking 2 full-time Research Assistants in our Research Department. Our Research Department builds the knowledge to improve mental health treatment outcomes for children, youth and families. In 2014, Wood’s Homes and the University of Calgary partnered to establish the Wood’s Homes Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health.

Reporting to the Supervisor of the Research Department, the Research Assistant is responsible for the promotion, development and coordination of the agency’s research and program evaluation activities, and for the amalgamation of clinical expertise with research activities.



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Clinician (casual)

Calgary   |      April 27, 2018 12:00
 

We Never Say No. We Never Give up. We Never Turn Anyone Away.

 

Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, nationally accredited non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Today we have over 450 employees and provide more than 40 programs for 28,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T.

 

Commitment to high-risk adolescents, challenged with some very tough issues, is not easy. These are the times when our frontline workers spring into action. The type of work we do requires quick thinking, confidence, forgiveness and persistence.

 

We are currently seeking 2 Casual Clinicians to work in the Eastside Family Centre Program. This program provides no-charge, walk-in, single-session counseling to individuals, couples, and families, and is located in northeast Calgary’s Northgate Mall; open Monday to Saturday. Services are for people experiencing emotional upset that may arise from a variety of situations ranging from parent/adolescent conflict and mental health concerns to domestic violence, financial stress and/or employment loss.

As a key member of the team, the Clinician is responsible for the provision of quality clinical services to a caseload of young people and families in the form of family, individual and group psychotherapy.

This position reports to the Program Manager of Eastside Family Centre.



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Casual Administrative Support Clerk I or II

Calgary   |      April 27, 2018 12:00
 

We Never Say No. We Never Give up. We Never Turn Anyone Away.

 

Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, nationally accredited non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Today we have over 450 employees and provide more than 40 programs for 28,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T.

 

Commitment to high-risk adolescents, challenged with some very tough issues, is not easy. These are the times when our frontline workers spring into action. The type of work we do requires quick thinking, confidence, forgiveness and persistence.

 

Wood’s Homes is seeking a casual Administrative Support Clerk I or II for the Eastside Family Centre. This program provides no-charge, walk-in, single-session counseling to individuals, couples, and families, and is located in northeast Calgary’s Northgate Mall; open Monday to Saturday. Services are for people experiencing emotional upset that may arise from a variety of situations ranging from parent/adolescent conflict and mental health concerns to domestic violence, financial stress and/or employment loss.

 

The Administrative Support Clerk will have the ability to calmly and professionally handle challenging situations, and is responsible for consistent quality reception as well as administrative support.

 

This position reports to the Program Manager at EFC.



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Team Leader - Family Support Network

Calgary   |      April 27, 2018 12:00
 

We Never Say No. We Never Give up. We Never Turn Anyone Away.

 

Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, nationally accredited non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Today we have over 450 employees and provide more than 40 programs for 28,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T.

 

Commitment to high-risk adolescents, challenged with some very tough issues, is not easy. These are the times when our frontline workers spring into action. The type of work we do requires quick thinking, confidence, forgiveness and persistence.

 

We are currently seeking a Team Leader for Family Support Network, which provides services for families with child protection concerns. In partnership with Children’s Services, this program offers outcomes-based approaches to intervention.

This position reports to the Program Manager of Family Support Network.



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Casual Child Care Youth Worker – Ponoka/Red Deer/Wetaskiwin, AB

Edmonton, AB   |      April 27, 2018 12:00
 

Unlimited Potential Community Services (UP) is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing quality support and treatment since 1987. Our goal is to restore stability and hope in the lives of children, youth, adults, and families so they can achieve personal independence and family unity. UP believes cultural tradition is an important part of mental wellness, so we incorporate the culture and traditions of our clients wherever possible. UP invites applicants who are passionate about providing quality support to our clients through a culturally sensitive approach and helping us to work together towards our goal to support each child and family to reach their full potential.

 

Program overview: At UP we provide ongoing group care treatment services and educational programs to children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and/or psychiatric difficulties (including FASD and mental health concerns). Our clients, who range from 13-18 years of age, live in a group home, therapeutic setting. We are looking for an individual who has a passion for working with these vulnerable youth, becoming their role model and teaching them life skills through various activities.

 

Position overview: This position ensures that the therapeutic and social environment is safe and secure so that individual service plans are developed, followed and meet the individual needs of the youth and their families. As a primary care provider, the position is relied on to continuously evaluate individual service plans, monitor and record behaviors, oversee and arrange for daily activities and provide input to the service team based on observations and direct interaction with the youth.



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Casual Child Care Youth Worker – Edmonton/Stony Plain, AB

Edmonton, AB   |      April 27, 2018 12:00
 

Unlimited Potential Community Services (UP) is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing quality support and treatment since 1987. Our goal is to restore stability and hope in the lives of children, youth, adults, and families so they can achieve personal independence and family unity. UP believes cultural tradition is an important part of mental wellness, so we incorporate the culture and traditions of our clients wherever possible. UP invites applicants who are passionate about providing quality support to our clients through a culturally sensitive approach and helping us to work together towards our goal to support each child and family to reach their full potential.

 

Program overview: At UP we provide ongoing group care treatment services and educational programs to children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and/or psychiatric difficulties (including FASD and mental health concerns). Our clients, who range from 13-18 years of age, live in a group home, therapeutic setting. We are looking for an individual who has a passion for working with these vulnerable youth, becoming their role model and teaching them life skills through various activities.

 

Position overview: This position ensures that the therapeutic and social environment is safe and secure so that individual service plans are developed, followed and meet the individual needs of the youth and their families. As a primary care provider, the position is relied on to continuously evaluate individual service plans, monitor and record behaviors, oversee and arrange for daily activities and provide input to the service team based on observations and direct interaction with the youth.



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Mental Health Therapist

Edmonton   |      April 26, 2018 12:00
 

Mental Health Therapist - Infant and Preschool Services

CASA Centre

 

Position Details:     1.0 FTE, In-scope, Temporary until on or before April 2, 2019

Position Number:   18-022 (please quote when applying)

Closing Date:          Until a Suitable Applicant is Found

 

Description:             

Looking for a challenging position helping with children and adolescents with complex mental health issues?  Want to work with a multi-disciplinary team including Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Psychiatrists, Nurse(s), Psychologists, Social Workers and more?  Then we have the position for you! 

The Mental Health Therapist collaborates with the Infant and Preschool multi-disciplinary team members to ensure success in the areas of clinical service delivery by providing mental health assessment and treatment to infants, preschoolers and their families struggling with emotional, social and/or behavioural difficulties.

 

Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Social Work and current registration with a relevant professional body.
  • Two years of recent mental health practice in an ambulatory setting that provided psychosocial intervention. 
  • A demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and collaboratively across sectors 
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle. 
  • Experience assessing and treating issues related to childhood trauma and maltreatment, knowledge of the Child and Family Services system and experience working within the community with diverse cultures are assets.  

 

Salary: 

Social Worker: $38.52 - $49.43

Benefits

In lieu of benefits, this position receives an additional 11% added to their hourly wage.

Disclaimer

We appreciate your interest in CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health. However, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. CASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to providing employment opportunities to all individuals. CASA is not currently accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. Only those candidates permissible to work in Canada are applicable to this position.
               

Submit your resume                            employment@casaservices.org 



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Follow-up Support Worker - FT

Edmonton   |      April 25, 2018 12:00
 

The Mustard Seed is a Christian humanitarian organization whose vision is to build community, grow hope and support change. Intentionally following Jesus Christ and partnering with the community, The Mustard Seed combats the root causes of poverty in Alberta and works to create positive, lasting change in the lives of those we serve. The Mustard Seed provides basic services—food, clothing and housing, and support services—education and employment, to those living in poverty within Alberta.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Follow-up Support Worker (FSW) is part of an Intensive Case Management Team that will provide community based support to participants connected to a Housing First Program.

 

Reporting to the Housing Director, the FSW provides client- centered care, landlord support and connection to mainstream services. They will be responsible for meeting one on one with clients on a regular basis to assist with goal setting, accessing supports and enhancing life skills to help them move towards sustainable independence.  This will require a broad spectrum of supports that will vary from participant to participant, the FSW will have a strong focus on client support related to maintaining participant tenancy.



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Mental Health Therapist

Killam, Alberta   |      April 25, 2018 12:00
 

If you are a self-directed, highly motivated individual with exceptional interpersonal communication skills, and want to work in a rural community, then we’d like to talk to you about a Mental Health Therapist position with the Killam Community Addiction and Mental Health team. The Addictions and Mental Health program in Killam provides specialized mental health assessment and treatment, and services clients and their families who are experiencing serious emotional, psychological, behavioural and/or psychiatric illness. To be successful in this position you must have experience working with mental health and addiction clientele, knowledge and experience in individual counselling and the ability to use a variety of treatment modalities. (CBT, solution-focused, motivational interviewing).

As a member of the Killam multidisciplinary team, you will experience support, mentoring and the opportunity to be a part of an engaged, collaborative team. As the Mental Health Therapist, you will provide intake services, crisis intervention, assessment, and diagnostic and treatment services to clients and their families that are experiencing significant mental health difficulties. Utilizing a variety of treatment modalities, you will undertake individual and group interventions. Your responsibilities will also include working in partnership with and providing consultation to community agencies, other health professionals and physicians in the continuum of addiction and mental health care.

Killam is a thriving, vibrant town (population 989) located within Flagstaff County, in central Alberta. Our amenities include a hospital, public school, RCMP office, retail sector, excellent recreation facilities, including ice arena, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, parks, walking trails, a baseball park, nearby golf courses!



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Shelter Counsellor

High River   |      April 25, 2018 12:00
 

Rowan House Society is a charitable organization with a mission to provide crisis intervention, long-term support and education for those affected by family violence in rural communities.  The Society also holds the core values of safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration and empowerment.  Additionally, Rowan House is a trauma informed service provider and takes into account an understanding of trauma in all aspects of service delivery. All employees are expected to embrace these organizational values in the work they do on behalf of the Society.

Rowan House employees are also expected to work professionally, adhere to the Code of Conduct, and demonstrate continuous improvement, collaboration, thoughtfulness in decision making and purpose in their work at all times.

POSITION GOAL:

The goal of this position is to ensure that the women who call into or arrive at Rowan House Emergency Shelter are safe and their crisis de-escalated so they can make decisions and take steps to address the domestic violence in their lives.  As a result, clients are able to function in a more healthy and productive manner in all aspects of their lives, eventually living in the community, free of domestic violence.



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Boys and Girls Clubs Club Volunteer

Edmonton   |      April 16, 2018 12:00
 

Kids need safe places to be after school, in the evening, and on school breaks. Clubs are open to all children and youth, and provide safe spaces and supportive staff at a variety of locations around the city. From snacks and hot meals to homework help, learning programs, and recreational activities, clubs are great places for kids to be! 

We have 5 program areas: Arts and Culture, Physical Activity, Health and Nutrition, Academic Support and G.E.L.L (Growth, Empowerment and Life Skills and Leadership). The diversity of our programming allows our volunteers to get engaged with our youth in a meaningful way that's relevant to their individual personalities and what they can bring to the table. If you enjoy theater, music and the arts, ask our club staff how you can get involved in that area of our programming; if you used to be a little league coach, you can become involved in our physical activity programs; if you are a health and fitness fanatic, help us come up with healthy meal plans for our kids and even teach them how to cook it for themselves! We want to play to your strengths and enable you to do the things you truly enjoy with our kids. 

To ensure the safety of members, there is a well-qualified team of staff and volunteer mentors at each club. There are always staffs on site that are trained in first aid, CPR, and child abuse prevention. 

Children with mentors experience incredible life benefits such as: 

•Becoming 80% more likely to finish high school 
•Becoming 2 to 4 times less likely to bully, lie, cheat, steal or become involved in drugs and/or alcohol 
•78% of our kids coming from a family history of social assistance (parents depending on welfare, food banks, etc., to make ends meet) do not experience the same challenges in their adulthood 
•Their life time income is $300,000 dollars more, on average, than youth who did not have mentors

Benefits & Recognition
People who mentor: 

•Gain personal growth and development 
•Have a positive new perspective on life 
•Make a positive difference in the life of a child and the community 
•See meaningful improvements in their own mental and physical health 
•Report increased levels of happiness and energy 



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In School Mentor

Edmonton   |      April 16, 2018 12:00
 

In as little as one hour a week, you could change the life of a child forever. Bigs In School is an easy and rewarding way to get involved with a child. It allows volunteer mentors go into schools to spend an hour with a child once a week. One of the unique aspects of Bigs In Schools is that the time is guided by the 20-20-20 rule. Mentors and students spend 20 minutes getting to know each other or catching up, 20 minutes going over homework or reading, and the last 20 minutes participating in recreational activities. Bigs in Schools is a great program for volunteers to share time with a child during their lunch break or when working outside of a regular 9-3 school day. Matches do not meet over the summer break or during school holidays.

Children with mentors experience incredible life benefits such as: 

•Becoming 80% more likely to finish high school 
•Becoming 2-4x less likely to bully, lie, cheat, steal or become involved in drugs and/or alcohol 
•78% of our kids coming from a family history of social assistance (parents depending on welfare, food banks, etc., to make ends meet) do not experience the same challenges in their adulthood 
•Their life time income is $300,000 dollars more, on average, than youth who did not have mentors



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Big Brother Big Sister

Edmonton   |      April 16, 2018 12:00
 

BIGS & LITTLES are the terms used when referring to the mentoring relationship between one adult and one child. This is the platform on which the separate Big Brothers and Big Sisters organizations were founded in New York in 1904. Our volunteers in the Big Brothers/ Sisters program share their time with one child through participating in a variety of activities that reflect the interests of both parties; it’s as simple as being a good friend to a good kid. BGCBigs works with Bigs to match them directly with Littles in ways that considers similar interests, geography and program type. Children with mentors experience incredible life benefits such as: 

•Becoming 80% more likely to finish high school 
•Becoming 2-4x less likely to bully, lie, cheat, steal or become involved in drugs and/or alcohol 
•78% of our kids coming from a family history of social assistance (parents depending on welfare, food banks, etc., to make ends meet) do not experience the same challenges in their adulthood 
•Their life time income is $300,000 dollars more, on average, than youth who did not have mentors 



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Graduation Mentors

Edmonton   |      April 16, 2018 12:00
 

Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area is the one and only amalgamated agency in all of North America. In late 2011, it became evident to us that we served the same youth and families within the same communities - it just made good sense to pool our resources and combine our efforts to better serve our clients.

Our Mission Statement is to facilitate the healthy development of children, youth and their families by providing safe places, positive relationships, services and opportunities to develop personal strengths and interpersonal skills that enhance their long term success.

A Graduation Mentor is a new mentoring program that will blend the Community Based and School Based programs to support the students at Eastglen High School towards high school completion.  Mentors/Mentees can meet within the school or community; whichever is best to support the student. 

Mentors need to complete the following prior to participating in the Graduation Mentor program.

  • Online Application
  • Online Alberta Mentoring Partnership training
  • Group Training
  • 3 References
  • Interview
  • Security Checks

 



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Youth In Care

Edmonton   |      April 16, 2018 12:00
 

The Youth in Care program is a section of Big Brothers Big Sisters community based mentoring that works specifically with youth in government care. Our volunteers share their time with one child through participating in a variety of activities that reflect the interests of both parties; it’s as simple as being a good friend to a good kid. BGCBigs works with Bigs to match them directly with Littles in ways that considers similar interests, and geography.

Through the YIC mentoring program mentors are connected to youth living in a variety of settings such as group homes, foster care, or kinship placements. The goal of YIC mentoring is to create healthy positive relationships for youth who may have experienced many transitions throughout their lives.

 Benefits & Recognition

 People who mentor:

  • Gain personal growth and development
  • Have a positive new perspective on life
  • Make a positive difference in the life of a child and the community
  • See meaningful improvements in their own mental and physical health
  • Report increased levels of happiness and energy
  • Our agency has ticket lists for concerts and sporting events, as well as agreements with various organizations, to provide big/little matches with perks


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Casual School Support Counsellors

Calgary, AB   |      April 13, 2018 12:00
 

We Never Say No. We Never Give up. We Never Turn Anyone Away.

Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, nationally accredited non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Today we have over 450 employees and provide more than 40 programs for 28,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T.

Commitment to high-risk adolescents, challenged with some very tough issues, is not easy and the reality is that most problems surface after hours. These are the times when our frontline workers spring into action. Work hours at Wood’s Homes are typically round-the-clock and the type of work we do requires quick thinking, confidence, forgiveness and persistence.

We are currently seeking 4 casual (front-line) School Support Counsellors I or II for our Specialized Learning Centres. Our Learning Centres (*in partnership with CBE) offer opportunities for achieving academic, social and emotional success to young people and families who have had previous unsuccessful school experiences and have lost or are at risk of losing their community school placement.

Starting Points:  Counselling support for students in seven Calgary schools, in partnership with Calgary Separate School District.

George Wood*:  Bowness campus school for youth in intensive/community-based residential care.

William Taylor*:  Day-treatment school for community youth, and youth in residential care, at Parkdale Campus.

Children’s Village (CVS)*:  A day-treatment community-based school in Renfrew for children 4-12 years who exhibit severe emotional and behavioural difficulties.

The School Support Counsellor is responsible for front-line care of young people admitted to Wood’s Homes school settings. The School Support Counsellor works collaboratively with various school personnel and liaises with the young person’s family and community.

This position reports to the Learning Centres Team Leaders.



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Therapist I or II

Red Deer   |      April 10, 2018 12:00
 

Based in central Alberta, Vantage Community Services assists youth, adults, and families by providing counselling, group care for youth, life skills training, and mental health services. We have a skilled, multidisciplinary team that helps clients find creative solutions to get their lives back on track. We are seeking a qualified, motivated individual to fill the following position.

THERAPIST I or II (Full Time)
The Therapist is responsible for the provision of quality clinical services to the clientele and programs of Vantage Community Services.

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Sessional Instructors, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

Calgary   |      April 09, 2018 12:00
 

The Faculty of Social Work invites applications for term certain sessional instructors in our Calgary, Central and Northern Alberta Region, and Southern Alberta Region during the Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall 2019 academic terms.

The faculty offers face-to-face, blended and online classes to students in our BSW and MSW programs. Our areas of study include, but are not limited to: field education (including field supervision), child welfare, international social work, mental health, community organizations, social policy, social justice, group practice, social work with Indigenous peoples, clinical practice and addictions.  



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Gender Advisor - Volunteer in Colombia

Barranquilla, Medellín, Cartagena, Quibdó or Bogotá   |      April 06, 2018 12:00
 

Start Date Jun - Août 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements Spanish

The Volunteer’s Role

Leverage your skills to play a vital role in the implementation of gender equality and social inclusion strategies with businesses all over Colombia.  

Through the Chambers of Commerce in Colombia, you'll reach and advise private sector companies, government entities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and in their corporate social responsibility practices, human resource management, and social inclusion strategies. You'll get the chance to implement a sound Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Strategy designed by Cuso International's Sustainable Colombian Opportunities for Peacebuilding and Employment (SCOPE) Project in Colombia.

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

 

 



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Gender And Nutrition Advisor - Volunteer in Ethiopia

Harrar   |      April 06, 2018 12:00
 

Location Harrar, Ethiopia

Start Date Jun - Aug 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 9 Months

Language Requirements English


The overall purpose of this placement is to strengthen the gender and nutrition sensitiveness of development interventions in the zone


Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation  

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months



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Social Education Advisor - Volunteer in Nicaragua

Mangua, Nicaragua   |      April 06, 2018 12:00
 

Location Mangua, Nicaragua

Start Date Jul - Sep 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements Spanish

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

 

As part of Cuso International’s Volunteering Program, you will use your education, professional experience and leadership skills to support our partner, Samaritanas - Comunidades Esclesiales de Base, in Nicaragua. Our partner, Proyecto Samaritanas is one of five social projects created by Comunidades Eclesiales de Base (CEBs) in the early 90´s as an option to the social and economic crisis faced after the Nicaraguan revolution. Their projects are oriented towards vulnerable groups of women, children and youth facing risk of sexual and labor exploitation. 

As a Social Education Advisor, your focus will be on sexual health and education for young men and women. You will support the organization with the development and delivery of sexual education training and provide guidance in the promotion of sexual health among sex workers. You will also support training to youth on the prevention of gender based violence. Samaritanas undertake projects that address important needs in the community and you have the opportunity to play a key role in these projects.

 



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Sales And Branding Advisor - Volunteer in Peru

Lima   |      April 06, 2018 12:00
 

Location Lima, Peru

Start Date  Jun - Aug 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements  Spanish 

Join the powerful and dedicated staff of Movimiento Manuela Ramos and work towards a better more equal Peru for women and female youth in the capital city of Lima!

We're looking for a volunteer that is dedicated to improving the gender equality in the country by transferring their knowledge and experience in sales and marketing.

As a volunteer, you will be directly involved in strengthening the capacity of women in the Female Artisan Centre (Casa de Mujer Artesana), a socio-economic development project created by the Movimiento Manuela Ramos (MMR). This project aims to enable craftswomen from rural and impoverished areas of Peru to gain access to markets that enable them to grow their economic standing, provide them with knowledge about their rights as indigenous women and to train them in building their own design, organization, leadership and business management skills to succeed as businesswomen on their own.

You'll be contributing to the development and implementation of sales and marketing strategies that they can access for their own art and crafts.

 



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Gender Advisor - Women's Rights

Lima   |      April 06, 2018 12:00
 

Location Lima, Peru

Start Date Jun - Aug 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements Spanish

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only

 

The Volunteer’s Role

 

We are looking for someone passionate about the defense of women's rights!

As a volunteer, you’ll be working with the Women's Affairs Office of the National    Ombudsman –an autonomous public institution that defends Peruvian's human rights– to support gender mainstreaming and training for its staff.

You will also apply your expertise providing technical assistance to the Women's Affairs Office on knowlegment management and dissemination of research findings to public institutions, civil society organizations and citizens.

This volunteer placement will be located out of the Ombudsman's office in Lima,  

Peru’s bustling and diverse capital, where you will work with a committed team of lawyers. It’s a great small-team environment, with plenty of opportunity to learn, as they relate to different sectors of public administration.

 



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Youth Risk Prevention Advisor (Spanish) - Volunteer in Bolivia

Bolivia   |      March 29, 2018 12:00
 

Location Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Start date between Mai - Juil 2018

Length of Placement 6 Months

Language Requirements  Spanish Reading

The Volunteer’s Role

Live in the most important business centre of Bolivia and work alongside the Bolivian Foundation for Social Development (FUNDESOC) in producing comprehensive educational materials and tools in the areas of risk prevention and entrepreneurship.

With these tools you've helped create, the FUNDESOC staff will develop trainings and support to at-risk youth in Santa Cruz while collaborating with private sector companies in the hopes of generating programs such as the Prevention of Social Risks Program, related to social inclusion that will benefit the community.

FUNDESOC works in a variety of programs, one of which is working with children and youth placed in shelters with the purpose of supporting their personal development and to help them become positive actors in their own community.

 



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Foster Care Support Worker

Edmonton   |      March 27, 2018 12:00
 

Pathways Family Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, language, socioeconomic status, spiritual belief, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. This includes recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Foster Care Support Worker is responsible for support services to children, youth and foster families in order to promote safety, stability, and family belonging. Services include supporting caregivers in thier home, intake matching, service planning, resource connection, parenting and behavior management strategies, training, cultural connections, and recruitment. The FCSW is a liaison to the broader service team and community stakeholders. The successful candidate is a team player who is mature, approachable and organized. He/she will possess strong communication, documentation and computer skills; and display sound professional judgment and diplomacy with the highest standard of professional ethics when dealing with children, families and professionals. Strong knowledge of child development is required.  



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Sexual Violence Therapist

Calgary   |      March 23, 2018 12:00
 

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA) is the primary sexual violence service provider for Calgary and surrounding areas. We are looking for experienced and innovative individuals to be part of our dynamic team and organization. CCASA is excited to announce that due to additional funding from the Government of Alberta, we are hiring a number of new full-time therapists.

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Family Support Specialist - High Level Family Services Centre

High Level, AB   |      March 20, 2018 12:00
 

Job Title
Family Support Specialist - High Level Family Services Centre

Job Details
Competition Number: HL369-754-FSS
Job Number: J0318-0754
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
City: High Level Alberta
Province: Alberta
Hours of Work Per Week: 40
Scheduled Days Each Week: Varies
Scheduled Hours: generally 8:30-4:30 with some weekend hours
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: $31.00 - $34.00 /Hour
Closing Date: 01/06/2018

Job Description

The Program
WJS Canada is committed to building strong families who are resilient to life’s challenges.

At WJS  Canada, we work to keep the family strong by keeping them together and seeing that children have the love and care they need to grow into healthy adults and we do this through 12 Family Service Centres across Central and Northern Alberta. We encourage and support family decisions in building connections with community and school resources. Our Signs of Safety planning and holistic case management approach engages and empowers families and enables them to address the emotional, social, physical and general health aspects of their lives. We create a support network including family, friends, organizations and members within the community along with other professionals. We develop goals and monitor results. When children and youth cannot live safely with their own families, we provide for their growth and successful upbringing in another family environment.



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Assistant or Associate Professor, Southern Alberta Region, Faculty of Social Work

Lethbridge   |      March 08, 2018 12:00
 

Be Part of Something Bold and join one of the founding schools at the University of Calgary, and one of largest Schools of Social Work in Canada! In the last half century, the Faculty of Social Work has become one of Canada’s largest, most diverse and innovative social work schools. 

The Faculty of Social Work invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank or appointment with tenure at the Associate Professor rank in our Southern Alberta Region located on the campus of the University of Lethbridge. The Southern Alberta Region is located within the traditional lands of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) nations.

We are research intensive, building on the foundation created by current researchers who have a demonstrated record of developing and applying new social work knowledge.  Our work supports inter-professional and community-based enquiry from multiple perspectives in the generation and application of knowledge to social and individual change. Our goal is to be a national leader in knowledge creation and mobilization of this knowledge to solve some of society’s most pressing social issues.

The Southern Alberta Region, established in 1982, offers the BSW and Clinical Practice MSW degrees, with eight faculty members educating approximately 25 MSW students and approximately 60 BSW students.

The successful candidate will have a clear program of research and relevant social work practice experience with a focus on one or more of the areas in: Indigenous social work practice; Indigenous epistemology and research methods; Indigenous social work education; anti-oppressive and post-colonial theory.



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Family Intervention Generalist Competition # 1297

Edmonton   |      February 28, 2018 12:00
 

The Family Centre is looking for an individual who is interested in challenging, frontline social work, providing in-home support to high-risk children and families. This includes a significant proportion of Aboriginal, Metis and Inuit families and first generation Canadian families that have experienced the impacts of trauma and multigenerational abuse and neglect. The Family Intervention Generalist (FIG) was conceived in order to support the concept of Collaborative Service Delivery (CSD). The guiding principles of CSD are early engagement, family centered involvement, outcome based practice, collaboration and shared responsibility with Children Services and flexibility/innovation within the delivery of services.

The Family Centre has been working with community partners to build long term, promotional approaches to reverse the trend that an increasing proportion of our community’s children are at high risk. In our efforts to address the increasing number of families that are disenfranchised we have developed a conceptual framework to focus on healthy and safe communities whereby children live, grow and develop in family settings. This model has five fundamental constructs.

• Community based model: working both with formal clients those that have active files, with specific goals, status under the child and youth enhancement act and informal clients. A relational, community based framework allows for hundreds of relationships with children and families, some that never attain active status or come in and out of the system more fluidly building on the success of previous engagements.
• Ecological Approach-Looking at the child within family, within the school and community. Attempting to build capacity in all of those areas to work towards sustainable change.
• Resiliency Theory- Resiliency research has been helpful in providing us with a language or philosophical perspective. It has also given us a way to understand the correlation between protective factors (developmental strengths) and risk factors such as violence, addiction, sexual acting out. We believe the NOM and the resiliency research is compatible.
• Collaborative Work: Collaborative approach honoring all professions and agencies. Raising children within community takes all of us. The key is how do we work together to continue to reduce funding, professional and practice silo’s.
• Promotion/Prevention/Intervention/interdependence, the full spectrum of support is required to meet the goals of OBSD. To ensure that children are reunited with families more quickly, to increase placement stability, to decrease re-entry to services, requires long term sustainable goals that focus on healthy and safe communities whereby children live, grow and develop in family settings.
• Own and maintain a vehicle capable of transporting children in the backseat, with a child safety seat provided by TFC.

Family Intervention Generalists are ultimately responsible for the coordination, initiation and mobilization of internal and external resources required to meet the permanency objective as negotiated with Children Services.

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