Direct Service Worker (Portage la Prairie) - Michif Child & Family Services (MCFS) Agency

CASUAL POSITION

Competition #: MCFS-DSW-2022.035
Hours of Work: Varied - Days, Evenings, Overnights & Weekends
Classification and Salary: SYCW, $15.90 - $23.88 per hour
Location: Portage la Prairie, MB

Under the supervision of the DSW Coordinator, the Direct Service Worker participates in the development and implementation of a range of goal-oriented interventions to children and/or their families. This position will work to provide in home and community support services to strengthen Metis and Inuit families.

Main areas of Key Responsibilities and Activities

- Provide basic housekeeping duties, including cooking and meal preparation (breakfast, dinner, supper and snacks).

- Reporting broken or damaged property, including general maintenance.

- Ability to follow daily routine duties and procedures, including wake up calls and bed time procedures.

- Ability to monitor and assess television, video and computer use, according to age appropriate rating.

- Ability to administer medication as directed.

- Ability to perform daily documentation, including incident reports, menu planning and revisions (listing of allergies), discharge reports, daily logs, assessment binders, financial logs (household, recreation, allowance and restitution) admissions, including photographs, MAR sheets, fire drill logs.

- Providing transportation, supervision and support to any supported family visit or scheduled appointment, including completing documentation and providing communication of treatment plan.

- Ability to determine appropriate disciplinary actions for youth on disciplinary action, documenting and communicating to other staff team members, the reason for discipline and duration of discipline, review and assess youth's progress after disciplinary action date.

- Monitor family visits

- Consult with Social Workers and collaterals to assess and review goals and plans.

- Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

- Current CPR and Emergency First Aid is required

- Access to a reliable vehicle and possession of a valid Manitoba class 5F driver's license as travel within the communities is required.

- Demonstrated understanding of Metis Culture and Communities

- Grade 12 diploma is an asset

- Current Non-Violet Crisis Intervention would be an asset

- Ability to cook

- Ability to maintain highly sensitive and confidential information

- Strong interpersonal, administrative, organization and written communication skills.

- Proven ability to multi task and prioritize

- Ability to determine and assess potentially dangerous situations

- Ability to stabilize and provide safely to residents and staff

Prior to commencing employment the successful applicant will be asked to provide satisfactory results of a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, a Child Abuse Registry Check, Prior Contact Check and a Driver's Abstract upon hire at their own expense. A valid Manitoba driver's license and the use of a personal vehicle are requisites as travel is required.

MCFS offers a supportive and progressive work environment, competitive salaries, excellent benefits package and training opportunities.

We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants.
All are encouraged to self-declare in cover letter.

This posting will remain open until filled.

Please visit https://michif.bamboohr.com/careers/172 to apply.

 


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