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Job requirements:

Family Support Workers assist families/adults who are experiencing problems, visiting them regularly to offer practical help and emotional support. The aim is to assist families/adults who are experiencing difficulties and to allow them to function appropriately.

As a family support worker your role will vary depending on the particular needs of the family/adults you are working with. Challenges facing your clients can include:

Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Marital or Financial Difficulties
Children with Mental/Physical/Behavioural/Emotional Disorders
Adults with Mental/Physical/Emotional Disorders
Elderly persons’ seeking community support
Child protection issues
Respite Care
 
Your function will be to assist families/adults cope with the issues that they are facing and to give them the tools they need to cope with their issues and live a healthy life. You will do this by;
Developing physical and emotional caring skills
Learning how to educate children through play
Assisting parents in coping with children with behavioural disorders
Implementing Behavioural Modification Programs
Gaining control of the family budget
Assist parents with parenting skills
Provide community support
Providing Recreational Activities

 

Personal Specifications

The key personal attributes of good family support workers include:

The ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with children and adults
Good team working skills
The ability to build good working relationships with families who may be initially hostile
Practical knowledge and understanding of child development and needs of children
The ability to assist parents with the running of their homes
A non-judgemental approach and a commitment to supporting people in difficult circumstances
Empathy, patience and good listening skills
The ability to stay calm under pressure
Good organizational skills
A flexible approach to working hours and the range of duties this role can involve
 
Qualifications

A Family Support Worker must have post secondary education in the human services field (including human services counsellor diploma, early childhood education diploma, Child and Youth Care Worker certificate, Teachers Aid Certificate, Bachelors Degree in Psychology) must have a drivers license and working automobile with $1,000,000 liability insurance, must be in possession of a valid first aid certificate, Non Violent Crisis Intervention certificate (preferred), must have a clean police record check and Social Development Check

   
Compensation

We offer competitive wages based on education and experience. We also offer medical benefits.

 

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