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Family Enhancement Worker – The Shawl House-Akamihk Child and Family Services Society (ACFSS)


ACFSS Shawl House - FE Worker FEB 2023
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Position Summary: The FE Worker is a member of the interdisciplinary team which assesses, plans, implements and evaluates Individual Program Plans for a given client. Employees with this designation perform front-line work in the program and carry the responsibility for the daily care, treatment, nurturance, supervision, health and discipline of the clients. The role is extensive and carries with it responsibilitiesin the counseling, teaching and training areas, as well as recording and reporting to the shawl house coordinator. The FE Worker must demonstrate high personal competence in the formation and maintenance of caring, therapeutic relationships. The FE Workeris accountable to the FE Coordinator and/or the Executive Director of ACFSS. Key Roles and Responsibilities  Development of a trusting and therapeutic relationship with clients;  Teaching of living skills and socialskillsthrough role modeling of appropriate behavior and be able to assess client deficits and strengths and use systematic plans of instruction, teaching methods and approaches to transfer information and skill to clients;  Assist clients with the development and maintenance of problem solving skills;  Activity planning that involves clients in groups that meet the recreational, educational and cultural or therapeutic needs;  Counseling skills that utilize problem-solving, de-escalation, goal-setting and preventative interventions with clients in either a 1:1 or 1:5 group scenario;  Documentation of daily activities, themes and follow-through of family;  D aily documentation related to clients daily programming, including log book entries, daily progress reports, contact Notes, critical incident report if necessary.  To be a responsible team member.  To ensure that the standards and physical upkeep of shawl house are met.  Remain within the "Scope of Practice" of Child and Youth Care Workers;  Providing all clients with a sense ofsafety, acceptance and nurturance for clients served. Qualifications and Requirements:  Social Work diploma (and/or competency based equivalencies}; or Early Childhood Development Diploma.  Strong interpersonal skillsthat bridge the distance with individuals that may have a resistance to relationships, different morals/values and alternative lifestyle choices;  Non-judgmental manner;  Strong personal boundaries;  Demonstrates good writing and communication skills;  Experience in working with diverse cultural and religious communities;  Knowledge and understanding of the Cree culture, language, beliefs and traditions.  Class 5 Driver's License with Driver's Abstract  Clear Criminal Record Check and CYIM Check.  Vulnerable sector check  sign oath of confidentiality


Closing date: March 3rd, 2023

HOW TO APPLY: Please fax or email Cover Letter, Resume, Criminal Record Check, CYIM, 3 references and relevant documents to: Akamihk Child and Family Services Society Attention: Kendra Johnson Fax: 780-585-3066 Email: Kendra.Johnson@akamihkcfss.ca OR Kendra.Johnson@dfna.alberta.ca


Please note that only candidates short listed for an interview will be contacted. ACFSS wishes to thank all candidates applying for the position.



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