Family Treatment Worker

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Location: Moose Jaw                 Position: Full-time Term (Until March 28,2021)                       Posting Closing Date: January 20,2021

The Family Treatment Worker provides home-based family services and support for family care functions including; utilizing supporting, role-modelling, and adequate parenting and pro-social skills, budgeting, household management, and meeting healthcare needs.  The Family Treatment Worker models a safe, nurturing, and structured living environment.  The Family Treatment Worker assists participants in independently accessing community services and resources; supports and implements treatment plans; and ensures that family strengths are maximized.  The Family Treatment Worker role requires ongoing flexibility to adequately support the participants’ evolving treatment needs and goals.

Qualifications

Education and Professional Certification

  •  Completion of a high school diploma.
  • A certificate, diploma, or degree in social sciences, or in a related human service field is an asset.

 

Experience

  • Up to one (1) year of experience working with children, youth, and/or families.
  • Experience working independently with diverse populations.

 

Skills and Characteristics

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to complete tasks independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to form meaningful relationships.
  • Ability to lead through motivation, role-modelling, and support.
  • Outgoing personality with interests that can be used to engage participants (i.e. outdoors, arts, sports, etc.).
  • Emotional competence and self awareness.
  • Ability to display empathy, patience, and understanding in individual and family interactions.
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to set clear, attainable goals and meet individual, group, and program objectives.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to new situations.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of child development and parenting skills and strategies.
  • Knowledge of mental health, addictions, domestic violence, trauma, poverty, and attachment.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to work in high-risk situations and make critical decisions.
  • Open to continuous education and learning and development opportunities.
  • Basic computer proficiency.

Duties and Responsibilities

Services

  • Assist participants in day-to-day functioning.  Teach the family unit life skills such as self care, cooking, cleaning, budgeting, and positive behaviours.
  • Maintain a therapeutic milieu.
  • Collaborate with the team to strategically plan and assign daily tasks.
  • Implement individual and family treatment plans and clinical intervention strategies.  Support and guide participants in reaching individual and group goals. 
  • Collaborate with and provide input to the treatment team regarding individual and family treatment plans, treatment needs, family situations and functioning, taught strategies and skills, social development, safety concerns, and professional development opportunities. 
  • Assist in the completion of detailed assessments.
  • Contribute to the development of family program services.
  • Provide childcare for families during treatment program groups, addictions programming, medical appointments, and other meetings with professionals.
  • Provide in-home support in crisis situations to support individuals and families as required.
  • Transport participants for treatment-related purposes as required.
  • Document all incidents and updates such as; communication log, critical incidents, medication administration, appointments, and any other individual or family updates.  Complete reports and documentation clearly, accurately, and in a timely manner.
  •  Perform other related duties as assigned.

Leadership

  • Provide direction, guidance, and mentorship to new employees, potential employees, practicum students, and volunteers.
  • Teach new employees the family treatment model of intervention through modelling, debriefing, on-the-job training, and in-home supervision.
  • Display positive role modelling, agency values, and fairness.
  • Collaborate with and communicate to the multidisciplinary team when required.  

 

Management of Resources

  • Identify required resources for treatment plans.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with community resources when required.
  • Delegate clothing, household items, furnishings, budgeted funds, and other resources to the participants.
  • Submit receipts and reconcile expenses for manager approved expenditures. 
  • Ensure mileage log is completed accurately when agency vehicle is used.
  • Responsible for daily inspections, household set-up, organizing and cleaning, purchasing and preparing food, and general maintenance of equipment, including agency vehicles.
  • Organize and assist with family moves upon discharge.

Safety

  • Maintain, promote, and reinforce safe work habits, practices, and procedures.
  • Adhere to written or verbal agency and government regulations, policies, practices, and instructions.

Additional Requirements

The incumbent is responsible for completing all mandatory training requirements for the position as per agency policy and guidelines. 

Employees must hold a class five (5) novice two (2) or higher drivers license and be eligible for coverage under our commercial auto insurance policy. 

Wage range for this position is $22.70 to 29.35/hour

Any questions, please contact Sharon Miller at 306-526-6346 

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