Position: Family Preservation Worker X 2
Agency: Anishinaabe Child & Family Services
Conditions: Full-Time Permanent
Location: Outreach Office - Winnipeg, MB
Closing Date: February 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
The Anishinaabe Child & Family Service Agency (ACFS) delivers mandated services and programs in a manner which will maintain and strengthen the individual, the family and the First Nations community with the context of aboriginal values and customs. The goal of our work is to protect our children, promote family wellness, and strengthen our community.
Under the direction and supervision of the Supervisor, the Family Preservation Worker manages a case load of protection cases under Anishinaabe Child & Family Services. The Family Preservation Worker is responsible for case planning, monitoring, referrals, ongoing assessment and evaluation. The Family Preservation Worker offers assistance to children and families through basic counseling, advocacy and support as required. The Family Preservation Worker empowers families to adequately provide for the physical and emotional well-being of their family members.
- Management of case load as assigned by Supervisor.
- On-going assessment (SDM tools) and evaluation of families serviced.
- Empowers and advocates for families to develop to their fullest potential.
- Knowledge and referrals to external resources as required.
- Network with external/internal collaterals.
- Must have computer skills and will be required to use CFSIS
Qualifications / Requirements
- Bachelor of Social Work Degree and a minimum of 3 years work experience in Child Welfare.
- Excellent assessment skills, children’s behavior management skills and knowledge of separation and attachment issues.
- Excellent communication, writing, problem solving and evaluation skills.
- Good working knowledge of Provincial Legislation and Standards, Child & Family Services Act and CFSIS/IM (Child & Family Services Information System/ Intake Module).
- Must be available to work flexible and occasionally after hours.
- Ability to work independently but also in a team setting.
- Knowledge and understanding of First Nations traditional values and beliefs pertaining to families and children. Ability to speak an aboriginal language will be considered an asset.
- Must have own vehicle and valid driver’s license.
- Must provide an updated copy of Child Abuse Registry and Police Records Check.