Support Worker – Winnipeg, MB

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Competition No. 2020-0211
Position: Support Worker
Salary: Based on Experience
Department: Child and Family Services
Location: Winnipeg Outreach Office, Winnipeg, MB
Date Posted: February 11, 2020
Closing Date: February 25, 2020

HOW TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter along with all checks (stipulated below) to:

EMAIL: Ashley.catcheway@peguiscfs.org
FAX: (204) 632-7226 PHONE: (204) 632-5404

All applicants will be subject to satisfactory criminal records, child and adult abuse registry and prior contact checks. Please cite the competition number and position in the subject line when submitting by email or fax. We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. First Nation applicants are encouraged to self-identify as being of First Nations descent.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Peguis Child & Family Services is one of ten agencies within the Southern First Nations Network of Care mandated to provide programs and services to our people that protect our children, promote family wellness, and strengthen our community.

OUR MISSION
Our mission is to provide child protection and family services to Peguis First Nation membership and to all other nations that may request our services.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Be a positive role model;
Work closely with the Foster Parent and/or Agency staff to provide the designated services;
Provide guidance to youth (life skills, self-care techniques, communication skills, budgeting, nutrition, etc.);
Escort clients to appointments;
Document and report all contact with clients in a timely matter;
Ensure culturally appropriate services;
Ability to handle crisis situations in an appropriate manner;
Positive relationship building with clients and collaterals.

QUALIFICATIONS
Foster Parent Orientation and Little Warriors ‘Prevent It’ Training is an asset;
Flexibility to work on short notice and in the evenings and/or on weekends;
Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving and interpersonal skills with effective verbal and written communication skills;
Exceptional crisis intervention and risk assessment skills;
Maintain a high degree of professionalism, courteousness, and friendliness;
Proficiency in computers – Microsoft Office is required; knowledge of CFSIS is an asset;
Exceptional organizing and time-management skills;
Knowledge of the Manitoba Child and Family Services Act;
Self-motivated and dedicated team player.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Minimum of one year experience in the field of Child and Family Services;
Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and an insured vehicle (with $2,000,000 liability) are required;

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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