Michif Child and Family Services invites applications for a
FAMILY SERVICE WORKER – FAMILY SERVICES
Full Time Permanent Position
Classification: SP3/SP4, $26.87 - $34.60 / $29.63 – $41.09 per hour
Hours of Work: 7.25 hours per day or 36.25 hours per week
Competition Number: 20210015-FSW-TP
Location: The Pas, Manitoba
Under the supervision of the Family Services Supervisor, the Family Services Worker will work as part of a team to provide support and guidance to our families, children and youth under the mandate of the Child and Family Services Act, providing services such as child protection and assessment, casework, legal preparation, working with caregivers and collaterals.
Key Responsibilities and Activities:
Identify and investigate complaints of neglect, abuse or where children are at risk and in need of protection and assess the level of risk to determine case planning strategies and apprehensions.
Conduct investigations and assessments of children at risk
Interview children, using a variety of age-appropriate methods, to formulate case goals and plans
Develop working relationships with clients, from a variety of cultural backgrounds, and develop case plan to address the issues that necessitated Agency involvement and work with families of children at risk in home setting in order to improve a family’s level of functioning
Coordinate delivery of services to meet identified needs through case management, referral to community resources, advocacy and providing supportive or rehabilitative services
Provide counselling services to children and families and teach strategies to families to minimize risk and improve level of functioning
Evaluate the client’s progress in the service recommendations as per the case plan and develop collaborative relationships with caregivers for the delivery of services for the child in care
Prepare foster parents, relatives and other substitute caregivers to receive children in placement to minimize trauma and facilitate adjustment
Coordinator delivery of services to meet identified needs through case management, referral to community resources, advocacy and providing supportive or rehabilitative services
Evaluate the client’s progress, monitor family functioning and investigate any allegations
Maintain regular contact with child, parent(s), birth family, and caregiver
Work to transition a child to his/her parent(s) care when risk factors have been reduced
Initiate permanent placement planning when necessary
Prepare for and participate in legal and court actions
Compile and document information for pre-trial and collaborates with the lawyers and/or legal representative to implement legal action including serving Notices of Hearing
Prepare testimony for children and/or self and testifies in court hearings
Complete all administrative and reporting requirements
Complete assessments and closing and transfer summaries, as per Provincial Standards
Complete documentation including written service contracts, referral forms, placement forms
Record and maintain daily contact note journals and updates on case status, letters and memos
Provide coverage related to designated intake agency services where required
Other duties as assigned
BSW or BA and two years related experience, or a combination of education and five years related experience
Knowledge related to areas of substances abuse, family violence, child maltreatment, and child development
Strong oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated skills in areas of crisis intervention, abuse investigation and assessing high risk situations
Experience working with Metis and Inuit people
Access to a vehicle and possession of a valid Manitoba driver’s license as travel to various Agency offices throughout the Province will be required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Able to establish priorities and work effectively in a high volume and time sensitive environment.
Demonstrated understanding of Metis and Inuit culture and communities
Sound knowledge of computer skills using Microsoft office, e.g. Outlook, Excel and Word
Ability to maintain highly sensitive and confidential information
Ability to work cooperatively within a team environment
This posting will remain open until position is filled.
We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applicants are encouraged to self-declare in the cover letter.
Preference will be given to qualified Métis, Inuit and Indigenous applicants.