Provides family and individual counselling to Sturgeon County residents through home, office, or school visits in order to promote social and emotional wellbeing and strong healthy relationships. Counselling may be provided by virtual platforms. Group counselling may be required in any of the above noted settings. Crisis intervention may be provided within the mandate of prevention and our general municipal counselling program until a more appropriate agency is involved.
Engage in initial assessment in order to provide appropriate timely social and emotional support.
Develop plans and establish goals to improve their clients’ well-being.
Evaluate counselling sessions provided to ensure that they are effective.
At family’s request, facilitates meetings and case conferences which may include family, student, school, staff and/or other professionals involved in order to co-ordinate efforts, share information and advocate for the
Program evaluation and reporting e.g., work with staff team to develop program logic models and accompanying outcomes measurement plans, data collection tools and evaluation practices including mechanisms for continuous improvement.
Development and implementation of outreach to the community e.g., provide information and referral to residents.
Develops and maintains accurate information on community resources to support client centered referrals.
Networking within the community to keep abreast of new and emerging social issues and sharing insights with the rest of the department.
Identifying opportunities to support and partner in new initiatives that are supportive of people in the community and help in developing resiliency.
Outreach to the community as a liaison with organizations and community groups, e.g. engage with other organizations and community groups through participation in Interagency meetings, community events, focus groups and committee meetings throughout the service area; share and collect information from these community groups and act as a representative of the Family & Community Support Services department and FCSS.
Maintains accurate client
Align practice and service with pertinent legislation including Children’s First Act, Child Youth Enhancement Act, O.I.P.P., Alberta College of Social Workers Practice Standards and review and revise program policy, procedures, and forms, as necessary.
Responsible for program promotion, advertising plan and budget.
Maintains responsibility for personal and professional development through conferences, training, independent study and peer
Adhere to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System.
This position requires a University degree in Social Work, Community & Social Development, or related discipline. Social Workers must be registered with Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW); Clear Criminal Record and Child Intervention Checks deemed satisfactory by the County; Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License and a Driver’s Abstract deemed satisfactory by the County; Maintain valid Standard First Aid CPR C and AED certifications.
Knowledge of regional resources.
Analytical and creative thinking skills as a member of the Community Services team, e.g., negotiate and deal effectively with people in difficult situations.
Knowledge of governance issues, e.g., policy development and interpretation.
Communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
Strong work ethic and highly motivated, e.g., ability to work in a fast-paced environment and respond to action requests and competing deadlines in a timely manner.
Proficiency with MS Office, e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Please submit your application by email quoting the competition number 23-2021 in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all applicants for their interest, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
Sturgeon County is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional Job Information:
Salary Range: $74,417.90-$97,928.65
Position Type: Temporary, one year term
Posted Date: Mar 03, 2021
Closing Date: Mar 29, 2021
Job ID: 23-2021