Careers at Pathways
Pathways Family Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, language, socioeconomic status, spiritual belief, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. This includes recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
When you join the Pathways team you join our Pathways Family.
We value: Honesty, Trust, Integrity, Multicultural Diversity & Individual Uniqueness, Respect, Community, Fairness, Social Justice & Teamwork.
Pathways Employees are eligible for a competitive and comprehensive benefit package.
Pathways Contractors receive competitive rates with access to Agency resources and supervision with trained professionals.
The Foster Care Support Worker is responsible for direct support services to foster families in order to promote safety, stability, well-being and family belonging for children and youth in care. Services include supporting caregivers, intake matching, service planning, resource connection, parenting and behavior management strategies, training, and recruitment. The FCSW supervises the foster home and is a liaison to the broader service team and community stakeholders.
The successful candidate has experience working in foster care, is a team player who is mature, skilled, approachable and organized. He/she/they will possess strong communication, documentation and computer skills; and display sound professional judgment and diplomacy with the highest standard of professional ethics when dealing with children, families and professionals. Experience working with Indigenous communities is an asset.
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum diploma or undergraduate degree in a Human Services field, Social Work is preferred. A minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in a related human services field. Sensitive to and able to demonstrate knowledge of trauma informed practices and child development. Ability to work with all cultural, spiritual, and racial backgrounds. Proficient in written and oral English. Demonstrated good standing with professional association.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide monthly in-home support and crisis intervention to foster families.
- Prepare and evaluate Agency Plans, contact notes, and discharge reports for child/youth.
- Review intake referrals, make placement recommendations, and attend meetings as needed.
- Clearly communicate, consult and liaison with case workers, medical professionals, school
- representatives, behaviour consultants, biological family, and other professionals regarding
- progress, planning and recommendations for child/youth and foster families.
- Assist and promote parenting strategies that focus on the therapeutic and developmental
- needs/goals of child/youth with a focus on well-being.
- Coordinate and facilitate various systems meetings including Case Conferences, Placement Oriented and Service Team meetings.
- Provide afterhours Crisis Support for one (1) week on a seven (7) week rotation. (compensated)
- Participate/facilitate monthly in-service opportunities for foster parents. (one evening per month)
- Prepare annual evaluation for caregivers and participate in establishing and evaluating program goals and outcomes.
- Assist with ongoing program development and record keeping practices.
- Monitor and maintain agency standards and practices – CARF Accredited.
- Participate in monthly supervision, weekly team meetings, and program reviews as requested.
Forward resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Home Study Practitioner is responsible for the completion of a Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) or whichever Home Study model is sanctioned by Children Services. The Home Study Report contains the following activities: review of documentation, conducting interviews with applicants and collateral contacts, evaluate/assess information, mitigation meeting, author and edit the report, and timely submission of required documentation.
The Home Study Program is actively accepting resumes from skilled practitioners who are SAFE trained Prospective candidates will be contacted when the next competition opens.
Successful applicant is required to have access to a vehicle and ability to travel within home Children Services Region and surrounding area up to 200 km. Current Intervention Record Check and Security Clearance (w/ Vulnerable Sector) required.
LOCATION: All Regions in Alberta, with an immediate need for writers in the Central and Northern areas (Stettler, Camrose, Drayton Valley, Drumheller, Rocky Mountain house, Wainwright, Grand Prairie, Fort McMurray, Cold Lake, Westlock, Barrhead, Hinton, Edson, Peace River, Edson, High Level).
- Degree/Diploma in Social Work with a minimum of five (5) years direct experience in a Human Service field.
- Preference given to SAFE trained individuals with a Bachelor’s degree.
- Experience in conducting interviews for the purpose of evaluation/assessment.
- Registration in good standing with the Alberta College of Social Workers or with a respective governing body under the Health Professions Act.
- Professional insurance with a $2,000,000 liability including Errors and Omissions and personal WCB coverage.
- Required to have access to a vehicle and ability to travel within home Children Services Region and surrounding area up to 200 km
Forward resumes to email@example.com.