Position: Family Enhancement Worker
Agency: Animikii Ozoson Child & Family Services
Location: Winnipeg Office
Closing Date: November 6, 2018 @ 4:00pm
Animikii Ozoson Child & Family Services is seeking one FE Worker to work out of the Winnipeg Office located at 3rd floor - 313 Pacific Avenue.
Working as part of a team, reporting to the unit supervisor, and providing services under the CFS Act and the Adoptions Act, the incumbent will be responsible for resource development within the agency’s Family Enhancement Program, including assisting with the development of policies and procedures for intake and courtesy services.
- Provide an orientation to families regarding service paths, SDM assessment, F.E services, and service timelines;
- Arrange a family engagement circles to develop a family enhancement case plan with the family;
- Assist families to implement their time limited, goal orientated case plan utilizing a range of interventions involving individuals, family, or group approaches; advocate for and assist families to access community resources;
- Collaborate with families formal/informal supports to best meet the needs of the family;
- Utilize a strength-based approach to engage the family a and works with families to address their needs and build on the strengths of the family unit;
- Provide brief services to families which may include assisting a family short-term, with basic needs, advocacy or referrals;
- Provides case management and case planning to help families maintain children in their own homes, thereby diverting these children from entering agency alternate care;
- Identifies and investigates complaints of neglect or abuse where children are at risk and in need of protection;
Qualifications / Requirements
- BSW or MSW with a minimum of one year direct experience in a mandated child and family agency. Applicants must be able to register to the Manitoba College of Social workers.
- Knowledge of, and ability to apply, aboriginal approaches in working with families and children.
- CFSIS experience is a definite asset.
- Computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications, data base systems, email and use of the Internet.
- A valid Manitoba Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle are required, as the position requires travel within the city and to First Nations.
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry and Prior Record Check.
- Ability to speak Cree or Ojibwa is considered a definite asset.