FULL TIME FOSTER/KINSHIP CARE SUPPORT WORKER - EDMONTON, AB (3 month “term” position with the possibility of a further extension)

Unlimited Potential Community Services

FULL TIME FOSTER/KINSHIP CARE SUPPORT WORKER - EDMONTON, AB (3 month “term” position with the possibility of a further extension)

Employer
Unlimited Potential Community Services
Description of Position / skills Required

Unlimited Potential Community Services empowers individuals and families to reach their full potential and enhance community well-being.

 

 

FULL TIME FOSTER/KINSHIP CARE SUPPORT WORKER - EDMONTON, AB

(3 month “term” position with the possibility of a further extension)

 

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/Position overview: The Family Support Worker is responsible for the day to day support and supervision of agency foster and kinship families. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to mentor and support foster/kinship homes and their clients. The Family Support Worker will work closely with the Supervisor/Program Director in an attempt to maintain a superior quality foster/kinship care program. The Support Worker reports to the Program Director/Supervisor.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture, customs and beliefs;
  • Passion for working with children, youth and families;
  • Good understanding of current and emerging issues of importance to Indigenous people and communities;
  • Experience in working with Indigenous children, families and communities in a supportive and culturally respected manner;
  • Good understanding of health issues affecting youth and adults, such as FASD, drug and alcohol addictions, intergenerational trauma, mental health, suicide and other mental and behavioural issues;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with proven organizational and documentation skills;
  • Strong understanding of family systems, child development, and different cultural and community supports and services;
  • Able to work well in a team environment with the ability to handle stressful situations in a non-confrontational, problem-solving manner.

Qualifications/Experience: Must have a diploma/degree in Child Youth Care, Social Work (if education is in Social Work, must be registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers) education or related field. Previous experience working with children, youth and families would be a definite asset. 

 

Certifications / Qualifications / Education

Other requirements: A current, clear Police Information Check (vulnerable sector included) and Child Intervention Record Check, both dated within the last 6 months. A valid AB driver’s licence (minimum class 5), current driver's abstract (no more than 6 demerits) and a reliable vehicle with $2 million dollars liability insurance. Must be willing to work flexible hours to support the needs of children and families, sometimes evenings and weekends.

 

Salary & Benefits: Salary Range is $51,500.00 - $66,500.00 annually (salary commensurate with education and experience). We provide full-time employees with a 100% employer paid health benefits package (which includes vision, dental and prescription drug coverage, massage therapy, etc.) and a 100% employer paid R.R.S.P. equaling 3% of annual salary. We also offer free courses and workshops in-house for all of our employees. 

 

Closing date:  October 9, 2019

Our values are integrity, respect, excellence, humility and relationships. If you meet the entrance criteria, hold similar values and are looking to join a dynamic team that works hard to empower and support children, youth and families, please submit your Resume and Cover Letter to Human Resources at opportunities@upcs.org or fill out an Application here.

 

UP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all cultures and backgrounds; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

 

Job Location
EDMONTON, AB
Canada
Nature of Work
Full Time
Category
Child and Youth Care, Human Services
How to Apply

Please submit your Resume and Cover Letter to Human Resources at opportunities@upcs.org