The Athabasca County Family & Community Support Services Program is currently accepting applications for a full-time permanent Family Wellness Worker. This Worker will provide services in Athabasca, Calling Lake and surrounding area as part of the Northern Lakes Family Resource Network.
The Family Wellness Program is a voluntary, community-based program designed to assist families in overcoming challenges and building skills necessary to ensure a safe, healthy and resilient home. The Family Wellness Worker offers support to help families develop goals they can work towards achieving, as well as assistance in accessing other community and government resources. A degree or diploma in the human services field, as well as a criminal record check and prior involvement check are required.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Under direction from the Manager of FCSS, the duties of the position will include the following:
To determine the eligibility of clients and to follow through with the processes of opening client files.
To work with families to develop solution-focused goals and preventative action plans.
Manage client caseloads, open new files and close completed client files.
Evaluate and monitor client progress.
Develop and maintain consistent and accurate records regarding consultations, referrals and client files.
Complete all necessary reporting requirements outlined in the Children’s Services grant agreement.
Be an active participant in the Family Wellness & Counseling Teams.
Develop and maintain positive and informed relationships with other services within the Northern Lakes
Family Resource Network, outside organizations and services groups.
The duties and responsibilities outlined above are representative, but not all-inclusive.
You will find a detailed job description on the Athabasca County website under Careers at www.athabascacounty.com or please contact Jenn Bellward (780) 675-2273 at the County Administration Office for further information.
Degree or Diploma in Social Work, Human Services, Education or Health Care is required.
Minimum of 1-2 years of work experience in this field.
Extensive knowledge on a variety of societal issues.
Extensive knowledge of confidentiality, FOIP, Children’s First Act and consent forms.
Current/updated Suicide Intervention and Standard First Aid and CPR.
A Criminal Record Check from the R.C.M.P. and a Child Intervention Record Check from Children’s
Services will be required.
Crisis intervention, problem solving, conflict and anger management skills are required.
Strong verbal & written communication skills, strong organizational skills and be detailed orientated.
Case management/professional documentation skills.
Time management, goal setting, planning and implementation are key skills.
Proficiency working with Microsoft Office Suite preferred.
Applicant must have a reliable vehicle with business insurance, as this position involves travelling.