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Youth Intervention Specialist (Permanency & High Risk Youth Worker) - Competition # 1245

Edmonton   |      April 03, 2017 12:00
 

The Family Centre is looking for highly skilled individuals who are interested in challenging, frontline social work, providing community based support to high-risk youth who are lacking in permanency. This includes a significant proportion of Aboriginal, Metis and Inuit families and first generation Canadian youth that have experienced the impacts of trauma and multigenerational abuse and neglect. The Youth Intervention Specialist (YIS) was conceived in order to support the concept of furthering relational, legal and physical permanency for Children’s Services involved youth and young adults whom are disconnected from their families, communities, housing etc and may be engaged in high risk activities. The guiding principles of Collaborative Service Delivery (CSD) are early engagement, family/youth centered involvement, collaborative based practice, collaboration and shared responsibility with Children Services and flexibility/innovation within the delivery of services. They form the foundation for the approach this YIS position takes to working with youth and young adults under the Children’s Services program continuum.

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 and lacking permanence.  In our efforts to address the increasing number youth and young adults (up to age 24) that are disenfranchised we have developed a conceptual framework to focus on healthy and safe communities whereby children/youth live, grow and develop in community. This model has five fundamental constructs.

  • Community based model: High Risk Youth exist in the fringe of our communities.  We seek to envelop them in community -- to create a sense of belonging, stability, and establish healthy, lifelong, reliable relationships.
  • Ecological Approach: Looking at the youth 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.
  • Collaborative Work: Collaborative approach honoring all professions and agencies.  Raising youth and young adults within community takes all of us. The key is how do we work together to continue to remove barriers and systemic power dynamics to engage in collaborative, youth centric case planning and implementation with the youth, existing professionals, existing or newly identified natural supports including friends, family and community.
  • Promotion/Prevention/Intervention/Interdependence: the full spectrum of support is required to meet the goals of CSD. We strive to ensure that youth experience a healthy sense of belonging, increased stability, reduced homelessness, long lasting relationships, an increased circle of support and a sense of permanency.

YIS’s are ultimately responsible for the coordination, initiation and mobilization of internal and external resources, in collaboration with Children’s Services, required to meet the permanency objective as negotiated with the youth/young adult and Children Services.  YIS’s will advocate and be relentless in their pursuit of a coordinated community effort to achieve long term sustainable goals for our High Risk Youth.  



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Registered Social Worker

Calgary   |      April 03, 2017 12:00
 

Living Well Counselling Services Inc. is currently in the process of hiring part-time contractors in Calgary, Alberta.



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Family Support Associates -Casual

Calgary, AB   |      March 31, 2017 12:00
 

Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Our over 550 staff and volunteers help provide 35 programs and services 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 2 casual Family Support Associates for Supported Visits and Transportation Services. This program provides safe and timely transportation to children and families, leaving the children with appropriate caregivers. Verbal reports may be necessary. The successful candidates must be available to work a variety of flexible hours, mainly on evenings and weekends and would be able and willing to work from 25-40 hours/week.

 

The Family Support Associate is primarily responsible for family support services, such as visit supervision as assigned, to identified children/youth and families in a safe, non-judgmental, and professional manner.   This position reports to the Team Leader of the Transportation Program.

 



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Assistant Professor, Social Work

Calgary   |      March 31, 2017 12:00
 

Assistant Professor, Social Work

Department of Child Studies and Social Work

Tenure Track

July 1, 2017

 

Competition Number: 9764DM

 

The Department of Child Studies and Social Work invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, which will commence July 1, 2017, subject to final budgetary approval.

 

Since opening in 1910, Mount Royal has embraced change in order to meet the needs of the people and community it serves.  At Mount Royal students experience high quality education enhanced by smaller class sizes, personalized learning and a single-minded dedication to premier undergraduate learning.  Mount Royal is known for its collegial working environment.

 

Recognizing that Mount Royal University is located within the traditional lands of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Îyârhe Nakoda, and Tsuut’ina nations, MRU is committed to meeting the educational needs of all Indigenous peoples and their allies. By fostering an inclusive learning environment that values and respects Indigenous ways of knowing and learning, Mount Royal University is dedicated to providing an exceptional undergraduate experience for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

 

The Department currently offers a degree in Child Studies with majors in Child and Youth Care Counsellor and Early Learning and Child Care as well as a two-year diploma in Social Work. The Social Work diploma is the entry credential for social work practice in Alberta; graduates are eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers.

                                                                                                                 



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Family Intervention Generalist - Competition # 1251

Edmonton   |      March 27, 2017 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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Family Support Coach/Support Worker

Calgary   |      March 27, 2017 12:00
 

CUPS is seeking an experienced Family Support Worker/Coach to join our winning Family Development Support Team. You will play a key role supporting CUPS Families living with the adversity of poverty and traumatic events achieve self-sufficiency through a Trauma Informed lens.

 



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Summer Program Assistant

Edmonton   |      March 22, 2017 12:00
 

KARA Family Resource Centre is a non-profit organization working to support families through a range of programs and services.
This position will be from May 15 to August 25, 2017.

37.5 hours / week at $14.00 / hour

Competition will remain open until May 1, 2017.  KARA thanks all applicants for their interest however only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.


 

 



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Community Disability Services Worker

Calgary   |      March 22, 2017 12:00
 

Reporting to the Coordinator – PDD, the Community Disabilities Services Worker is responsible to support and facilitate the development of skills and competencies that will assist persons with disabilities to pursue and fulfill their goals, objectives and aspirations .

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Female Support Staff

Edmonton, AB   |      March 22, 2017 12:00
 

Women’s Addiction Treatment Centre Female Support Staff Position

 

McDougall House Association operates a 12 bed long-term addictions treatment program for women in recovery.  We are seeking mature female Support Staff to be responsible for positively and effectively contributing to the Mission, Vision and Values of the McDougall House Association and to support and model our Philosophy and Policies. We are an abstinence based addictions treatment program.

 

This is a weekends and holidays work-alone position which requires you to support the clients as well as monitor the facility.  

Weekend shift coverage is required from Friday at 4 PM to Sunday at 4PM.

Shifts are either 4PM to 12 AM, 12AM to 8AM or 8AM to 4PM. All employed Support Staff must be available to work all of the three different shifts.

 


 

 


 



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Program Co-ordinator

Calgary   |      March 20, 2017 12:00
 

Work with Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to implement the “Chinese Community Helpers Program” for older adults in the Chinese community who have challenges to access formal services.  The Program aims to enhance supportive skills, emphasizes the importance of self-care, knowing how to take care of ourselves and recognize our own limits as helpers, and bridge existing supportive people in the community (Community Helpers) with health care professionals and resources.



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MSW - PT Online Addiction Counsellors

Toronto, Ontario   |      March 20, 2017 12:00
 

Job Posting - MSW - PT Online Addiction Counsellors
Hasu eCounselling™ - Canada-Wide

Hasu eCounselling™ is a Canadian online platform that matches individuals with substance use disorder specialists and problem gambling specialists. Hasu provides video, talk and text counselling anywhere the client is - at home, after hours, on a wait-list or even if they are out of the country. Client can use a laptop, tablet or smartphone to get sober and stay sober.                                                                                  

Hasu was founded and designed by addiction specialists as a response to the gaps they witnessed firsthand in the healthcare system.  Hasu eCounselling™ therapists are registered and maintain membership with the Alberta College of Social Workers; the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers; the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and/or the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF). 

The Hasu eCounselling™ healthcare platform is in compliance with the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and the Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act (PIPEDA) and all equivalent personal health information protection legislation in Canada.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an online network of therapists who are focused on quality care by using best practice treatment to provide online counselling to clients across Alberta. (ACSW members can provide online addiction counselling across Canada if they are a member of CACCF and maintain an ICADC or CCAC cerfification).  

Hasu is currently hiring part time online addiction counsellors on an independent contractor basis (not as an employee).  Successful candidates will be members of a provider network.  Compensation up to $55.00 per hour. Flexible hours.
 

 



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Home Study Practitioner - Fort McMurray

Edmonton   |      March 17, 2017 12:00
 

The Home Study Practitioner is responsible for the completion of a Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) for the purpose of Foster, Kinship, Adoption, and Private Guaridanship applications. The Home Study Report contains the following activities; review of documentation, conducting interviews with applicants and collateral contacts, evaluate/assess information, mitigation meeting, author and edit report in the SAFE template with timely submission of required documentation.



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Supervisor Outreach

Calgary   |      March 15, 2017 12:00
 

Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society is a dynamic non-profit organization that, for over 20 years has, provided a depth of support creating meaningful and effective change in the overall well-being and quality of life of seniors in Calgary. We provide a variety of services to older adults and their families  such as Social Work Outreach, Assisted Shopping, Friendly Visiting, Escorted Transportation, Caregiver Support and Telephone Reassurance, to name a few. Calgary Seniors’ also provides free education to individuals, businesses and front line services.

 

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Community Outreach Manager, the Supervisor will provide direct support to the Outreach Team and direct social work service for older adults living in the NE quadrant of Calgary. You will work in collaboration with other outreach teams across Calgary as a member of the Way In - Older Adult Services, as well as other agencies and the greater community to support the needs of older adults.



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Registered Master's Level Clinican

Red Deer   |      March 14, 2017 12:00
 

You will be joining an established  Agency  with more than 40 years of service delivery. Family Services of Central Alberta is one of the largest multi-function social service agencies in Red Deer.
We are seeking a self-directed, lead Master's level counsellor to provide counselling services to individuals, couples and families in our downtown location. This is a  part-time(21-28 hours per week) term position with strong possibility for growth.

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Clinical Counsellor (Full-Time)

Fort McMurray, AB   |      March 10, 2017 12:00
 

Compensation will be based on the successful candidate’s education and experience. Borealis Counselling Services offers a competitive salary, cost of living allowance, as well as a self-directed benefits package.   



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Youth and Family Counsellors, Wood's Homes

Calgary, AB   |      March 08, 2017 12:00
 

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

 

Wood's Homes is a non-profit, nationally accredited children’s mental health treatment centre, based in Calgary. Our regional programs are located in Canmore, Strathmore, Lethbridge, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, NWT. We have more than 350 dedicated employees.

 

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 Youth & Family Counsellors I or II.

 

The Youth & Family Counsellor acts as a coordinator in the planning and delivery of therapeutic activities for high risk youth.  The Youth and Family Counsellor is the primary worker with young people, normally on rotating shifts that provide coverage twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.



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After-Hours Response Worker

Calgary   |      March 06, 2017 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.

 

 



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Part Time Social Worker

Edmonton, Alberta   |      February 26, 2017 12:00
 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Social Worker maximizes the client/family’s functioning within the context of rehabilitation, maintenance or palliation. The Social Worker enhances the problem solving and coping capacity of individuals and families/caregivers utilizing a variety of interventions.

Key Responsibilities

  • To receive and respond appropriately to inquiries pertaining to Revera Inc. which relate to placement, lifestyle, policies and procedures.
  • To conduct tours of the home with applicants, prospective applicants and/or their advocates.
  • Responsible for carrying out appropriate pre-admission procedures including:
  • Screening of applications
  • Correspondence with applicants to acknowledge receipt of application and to provide information.
  • Pre-admission visits and assessments
  • Communication with placement agencies
  • Other related duties
  • To coordinate new admissions and to accompany new Residents and their families/advocates through the admission process.
  • To promote and facilitate a Resident-oriented environment, acting as a Resident/family advocate, where indicated.
  • To plan, organize and carry out social work programs/services to meet the ongoing psychological needs of the Residents and their families/advocates.
  • To function as a member of the multi-disciplinary team in planning overall Resident care and participate in planning and development of programs/services in response to Resident needs.
  • To facilitate the development and/or functioning of positive Resident groups acting as an advisor, where indicated.
  • To organize and participate in Resident Care Conferences and family conferences as needed.
  • Responsible for organizing regular Family Orientation programs for families/advocates of new and prospective Residents.
  • Responsible for providing educational and consultative services on social work related issues/topics through participation in staff orientation programs, staff development programs and educational seminars for staff, Residents and families/advocates as required.
  • Responsible for documentation and completion of statistical reports related to quality management for use in evaluating departmental performance, identifying current trends in Resident, social and institutional needs and as a basis for setting policy and planning future programs.

 



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Anti-Violence Counsellor and Educator (ACE) One Year Maternity Leave Position

Banff   |      February 17, 2017 12:00
 

Reporting to the Director of Programs and Services, the primary role of the Anti-Violence Counsellor and Educator is to provide programs, supports and counselling to girls, women and people experiencing domestic abuse or sexualized assault in the Bow Valley.  The 4 main areas of focus are as follows:

  • Crisis support, advocacy and referral
  • Counselling
    • Education and awareness activities
    • Prevention and promotion activities

 

This is a 37.5 hour per week position working as a member of the YWCA Programs and Services Supportive Team. The YWCA Programs and Services core working hours are from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.



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Community Specialist

Edmonton   |      February 06, 2017 12:00
 

AdaptAbilities is a registered charity that provides an essential service to individuals with special needs and their families. Our unique programs promote positive self-care and well-being, empowering individuals to grow, succeed and belong. We are looking for dedicated professionals who share this vision to join our team. This is an opportunity to make a difference, supporting individuals to be a part of their community.

Purpose

Community Specialists (CS) are allies and ambassadors.  They work front-line and are pivotal to the creation of a safe, caring and community-enriched life for the individuals/families who hire us. Thoughtful program planning and implementation support participants to connect with their communities - establishing real relationships and creating meaningful days and lives. The conscientious CS embodies belonging and compassion for individuals while providing peace of mind for families.



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Domestic Violence Intervention and Response Team Manager

Red Deer AB   |      January 31, 2017 12:00
 

Collaborative Program

The Domestic Violence Collaborative Court Program was developed through the Domestic Relationship Violence Initiative Committee when the Domestic Violence Court began in Red Deer in 2005.  The committee felt that there was a need for a collaborative approach to providing services to victims of violence who are involved with the judicial process.

 

The vision for the project is to ensure that the Red Deer area is receiving a coordinated, effective and consistent response to domestic violence with strong mutually supportive and sustainable links among all applicable agencies and ministries.

 

Job purpose

The Domestic Violence Intervention and Response Manager (DVIRT) is responsible for the overall management and coordination of DVIRT practice ensuring that the vision and protocols of Red Deer Domestic Violence Collaborative Program are incorporated into client service, file management and justice coordination.  This includes but is not exclusive to: providing leadership and mentorship to DVIRT staff; maintaining the Collaborative programs standard of client service through training and development opportunities; maintaining and developing relationships with agency partners and related sector organizations; acting on committee’s internal and external of agency as needed; continually evaluating casework practice internally and externally to ensure outstanding service to clients and partners. This position is accountable to the Executive Directors of Central Alberta Women's Outreach Society and Central Alberta Women's Emergency Shelter to provide ongoing updates, status and developments in internal casework and relevant working partner practices and to receive and follow through with directives provided. 



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