Family Services Worker (Dauphin) - Michif Child & Family Services (MCFS) Agency

FULL TIME, PERMANENT POSITION

Competition #: MCFS-FSW-2022.039
Hours of Work: 7.25 hours per day
Classification and Salary: SP3 $26.96 - $34.72 / SP4 $29.73 - $41.23 per hour
Location: Dauphin, MB

Under the supervision of the Supervisor, Family Services, 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.

Main areas of 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 testify in court hearings
  • Complete all administrative and reporting requirements
  • Complete assessments, 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 update on case status, letters and memos

Education and Experience

  • 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.

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.

Please visit https://michif.bamboohr.com/careers/176 to apply.

 


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