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Family Support Worker – Early Learning

e4c is a not-for-profit organization that works across Edmonton, helping people get what they need to tackle life’s challenges. At e4c, we are working to limit, alleviate and ultimately eliminate poverty in Edmonton. Everyone has a story… and we believe in a future where poverty isn’t part of it.

As a Family Support Worker you will provide key supports, information, advocacy and community connections to families. Through weekly parenting and play groups and regular home visits, you will act as an advocate on behalf of families and children and empower them into reaching their goals. You will have the opportunity to work both independently and within a variety of team settings in a collaborative and interdisciplinary manner with children and their families.

Hours: Full time position: Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm; evenings and weekends work may be required.

Why Join Our Team       

  • In-house collaborative training opportunities to build knowledge, skills and tools relevant to your role.
  • Summer months off, robust benefit program, sick days, RRSP contributions, an employee assistance program, and other work related benefits.
  • Be a part of a collaborative work environment that is dedicated to professional and personal growth through supervision sessions, recognition and feedback!

In Your Role You Will

  • Schedule and attend regular home visits with the families on your caseload.
  • Support the family in identifying and reaching their goals through a strength-based approach.
  • Provide information and support for children transitioning into other programs.
  • Deliver developmental screenings on each child, make appropriate referrals and provide strategies and supports to the family.
  • Plan, design and deliver play groups and weekly parent groups based upon interests, individual and group needs and abilities to foster development.
  • Work together with the multi-disciplinary team to facilitate communication development for all children using a wide variety of approaches which best meet the children’s individual needs (i.e. routine based, large group, small group and select individual interaction).
  • De-brief and consult with program partners, inter-agency members and other community stakeholders to network and establish collaborative partnerships.
  • Participate in IPP meetings, screening and tracking to determine progress towards IPP goals.
  • Document and maintain necessary case notes on School Cloud database.

Education and Certifications

Required

  • Diploma or degree in Social Work, Human Ecology, or Child and Youth Care.
  • Current First Aid and CPR.
  • Police Check with Vulnerable Sector.
  • Intervention Record Check.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Proof of vehicle insurance (proof of 2 million dollar liability), registration and 3 year drivers abstract.

Recommended

  • Child Development Certificate.
  • Suicide Intervention.
  • Special Needs Assistant Certificate.
  • De-escalation.
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) training.

Experience

  • 1+ years’ experience working with pre-school children.
  • Experience working with socially, economically, and / or culturally diverse children and their families.
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team is an asset.
  • Equivalencies may be considered with a combination of work experience and education.

Competencies

  • MultiDisciplinary Approach – a component which identifies ‘what people need to possess and ‘what they need to achieve’ in the workplace’; an ethical component concerned with integrating knowledge of culture, values and social awareness into professional practice; a component that emphasizes self-reflection in action; the capability to effectively implement evidence-based interventions in the service configurations of a modern best practices; and a commitment to working with new models of professional education and responsibility for lifelong learning.
  • Teamwork – the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with staff, colleagues, and stakeholders to achieve collective results.
  • Organization Awareness – possess and utilizes a broad understanding of agency policies, processes and resources.
  • Personal Effectiveness – the ability to demonstrate skills, knowledge and an attitude that enable them to effectively carry out the job and to maintain personal health over time.
  • Resource Management the ability to effectively manage resources.
  • Integrity and Ethical Behavior – a clear understanding of ethical and business practices.
  • Service Orientation – an understanding of clients’ needs and strives to meet or exceed client expectations.

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At e4c diversity is our strength. We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants. We welcome your application regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation or faith.

Thank you to all those apply. Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.