Foster Care Support Worker
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary - Calgary, AB

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1 Full Time, 37.5 hours/week
Opportunity # FC-IN-01/2013

Make a difference in the life of a child

Come join an energetic and fun team that is committed to providing deserving children and youth with hope for the future. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary provide a supportive environment in which to share your experience, develop your skills, and take on new challenges.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is the place for you!

POSITION DESCRIPTION

As a Foster Care Support Worker your responsibilities require you to provide supervision and support to foster parents to maximize their ability to care for children. The successful candidate will also be adept at maintaining good working relationships with community partners including Children’s Services. You will have strong communication skills, both verbal and written. It is necessary for Foster Care Support Workers to have solid problem-solving, mediation and conflict resolution and assessment skills. Foster Care Support Workers also deliver manualized training to groups of prospective and current families. Due to the variety of skills required of this position, it is necessary for candidates to be highly organized and able to manage competing priorities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide support, leadership and supervision of foster families and up to 25 children
  • Report writing/documentation and file maintenance
  • Assessment of children’s needs
  • Crisis management
  • Case conference attendance and participation
  • Liaise with Children’s Services
  • Execute intake and discharge of children and youth in foster home
  • Evaluation of foster parent homes and practice
  • Training of foster parents
  • Complete foster parent home studies using SAFE Model
  • Maintain files to accreditation standards
  • Ensure foster homes meet licensing requirements
  • 24 hour on-call responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or a Diploma in Human Services with at least 2 years experience or equivalent
  • Minimum of two years experience in support role; experience in a adult support role is an asset
  • Knowledge of program development, program evaluation and case management assessment
  • Knowledge of child development, the impact of environment and organic factors
  • Knowledge, interpretation and application of relevant legislation, regulations and policy is an asset
  • Comfortable speaking in public
  • Advanced case management skills
  • Class 5 Driver’s License and Access to a reliable vehicle
  • Drivers Abstract and Liability Insurance
  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search and Child Welfare Intervention Check

We offer the opportunity to be part of a creative and positive work environment, a competitive salary, supports for professional development, opportunity for advancement and the chance to be part of a national organization dedicated to supporting youth to develop skills for life. We are a committed equity employer.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume by quoting the above opportunity number for consideration. No phone calls please, only qualified candidates will be contacted.


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