Family Development Worker

McMan Youth, Family and Community Services...
Red Deer, AB
30+ days ago

Job Description

The Family Development Program provides caring and professional family support to help develop positive family relationships by teaching parenting, living, communication and behavior management skills. This program helps children, youth and parents struggling with a variety of issues. Clients are referred to this program from their local Children Services office.

Currently our Red Deer office is seeking support for our full-time staff. The successful candidate in this position will cover off for our current full-time staff when extra support is needed. This position will not include carrying files but cover off and extra support in the areas identified below.

Responsibilities include:

- Family Assessment and Intervention

- Coaching/mentoring parents

- Life skills training

- Linking families with community services

- Family support and advocacy

- Driving clients to and from designated locations

- Facilitating Case Conferences and Family Support Network Meetings

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

- Diploma or Degree in the Human Services Field and minimum 2 years human services experience (consideration will be given to those with partially completed education)

- Committed to provide common sense, understandable and useful parenting skills

- Knowledge of parent/child relationships and family dynamics

- Have the ability to model appropriate parenting skills

- Strong organizational/time management skills

- Ability to work as a member of a professional team

- Good decision making and problem-solving skills

- Be flexible and have strong interpersonal skills

- Standard First Aid – Level C CPR, Suicide Intervention Training & De-Escalation Training

- Intervention Record & Criminal Record Checks

- Class 5 Divers License, Clean Drivers Abstract and reliable vehicle for client transportation required

- Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Culture considered an asset

- Knowledge of the Child, Youth, Family Enhancement Act

- Knowledge and experience within the Signs of Safety framework considered an asset

- Preferred experience in the CS System

Wage Range: $22.71/hr. - $28.65/hr. – Plus Travel Reimbursement. Wage to be negotiated based on education and experience.

Hours of work: As needed hours with availability to cover off for other full-time staff. Flexible schedule required with availability to work evenings and weekends.

Reference ID: RD-FDW-09-29-21

Job Type: Casual

Salary: $22.71-$28.65 per year


  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Wellness program


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Work remotely:

  • No


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