Family Enhancement Worker (Portage La Prairie) - Michif Child & Family Services (MCFS) Agency


Competition #: MCFS-FHW-2022.043
Hours of Work: 7.25 hours per day
Classification and Salary: SP3/SP4, $26.96 - $34.72 / $29.73 - $41.23 per hour
Location: Portage la Prairie, MB

Under the supervision of the designated Supervisor, the Family Enhancement Worker will work as part of a team to assist in providing services for early Intervention for families including risk assessment, coordinating, planning implementing supports, strengths and needs, and evaluating services and intervening to help build and strengthen families.

Main areas of Key Responsibilities and Activities

  • Provides service in compliance with Child and Family Service legislation, regulation and standards.
  • Identifies family strengths and needs, reviews referral information and contacts while meeting the family on timely basis.
  • Provides support and guidance and other intervention activities designed to strengthen the families.
  • Conducts assessment, develops, implements and coordinates plans to address well-being of the family. Identify programs and or services gaps and informs supervisor.
  • Identifies resource needs, provides rationale, for expenditures on behalf of the clients, completes required documentation, and maintains appropriate records for accountability purposes in order to support and maintain service delivery for families and children served.
  • In consultation with designated supervisor, transfers cases to the Family Service Unit ensuring the safety of children and taking emergency action where necessary in accordance with the Child and Family Services Act.
  • Monitors and follows up regularly and on a timely basis with referred family as per standards.
  • Maintains accurate documentation of all relevant cases, recording information in a timely manner and in accordance with agency policy and provincial standards.
  • Coordinates, monitors, and manages services required to ensure the safety and well-being of the child and family, which may include; removal of the abuser(s) from the home, removal of the child to a place of safety, voluntary placement of children, intervention with minor and expectant mothers, preparation for and participation in legal proceedings concerning guardianship issues of children in care, completion of place of safety in accordance with agency policy and transferring families to ongoing service and to cultural appropriate authorities.
  • Develop networks and professional linkages with collaterals and makes referrals to relevant programs.
  • Participate in the Life Skills Program in collaboration with designated staff and communities.
  • Attend regular meetings with supervisor for case consults.
  • Attend and participates in meetings as directed by the supervisor.
  • Understands and adheres to all agency policies and procedures (Human Resources, Health and Safety, Finance and Service policies).
  • Practices professional conduct, communication and behavior in the workplace as set forth in agency policy.
  • Maintain a caseload of approximately 20 cases.
  • Maintain CFSIS compliancy.

Education and Experience

  • BSW or BA and two years related experience, or a combination of education and five years related experience.
  • Experience working with Metis and Inuit people.

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.

Applications will be accepted until filled.

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