Bridges Family Support Worker in Medicine Hat, AB

Bridges is an early intervention and prevention initiative that is designed to support families in providing a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment for their child(ren)and is part of the Family Resource Network in Alberta. Bridges focuses on supporting families to meet their basic needs; strengthening parent/child attachment and responsive care giving, supporting the development of healthy relationships; increasing health and well being, strengthening parenting skills including their knowledge of child and youth development and connecting them to community resources and services. Please refer to www.bridgesfamilyprograms.com for more information about this impactful program!

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain a trusting, supportive relationship with families by providing information and support through regular home visits, meetings, phone calls, case conferences, etc.
  • Support families in Cypress County and Oyen and surrounding areas.
  • Utilize a family-centered approach to assist families in developing personal and family goals.
  • At the request of an individual, advocate with them or on their behalf.
  • Assist individuals in accessing community resources.
  • Maintain program participant files.
  • Participate in association and program promotion activities.
  • Enter statistical data into a computer data base.

 

Qualifications:

  • Degree or Diploma and/or 3 years related experience in a Human Service Field. Diploma preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, organization and administrative skills.
  • Experience in strength-based, family-centered family support practice.
  • Knowledgeable of community resources and services preferred.
  • An understanding of the diversity, customs and traditions of Indigenous people and diverse multi-cultural populations is considered an asset.
  • Experience working with computers, email and internet.

Must have daily access to a reliable vehicle with current registration, insurance and have a valid drivers license.

 

This position will be 40 hours per week. The work week is Monday to Friday, with day and evening work required. The starting date will be in late-August. The wage for this position is $22.00 per hour, depending on education and experience. This is a temporary position, expected to end November 2022

We offer a great team, a positive working environment,flexibility, lots of professional development training, employee benefits, 3 weeks of paid vacation per year, paid personal leave days, and a great work-life balance!

 

If you have a desire to work with families and our team and want to make a difference, please email you current resume with 2 references and a cover letter to chok@memlane.com, Attention: Caitlin Hok by July 30, 2021.

Successful applicants are required to provide us with a clear Criminal and Child Intervention Checks.  It is highly encouraged that you apply for these checks and have them available during the interview process.

 

We look forward to meeting you!