20-157 Community Worker - First Nations, First Steps (PCAP)
Location: Wetaskiwin, AB
Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity? Do you have passion in providing services to adults with complex needs? If the answer is “Yes!”, this is the job for you!
Catholic Social Services is currently recruiting for a permanent part-time (20 hours/week) Community Worker in the First Nations, First Steps (PCAP) Program in Wetaskiwin.
“As a Catholic social services agency, we are guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect.”
The rewards are as plentiful as the challenges for a Community Worker in the First Nations, First Steps (PCAP) Program. You will be joining an established Agency that is guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect. With more than 50 years of service delivery, Catholic Social Services is one of the largest multi-function social services agencies in Canada, with more than 1600 staff and 2000 volunteers delivering 130+ programs through Central and Northern Alberta.
The Community Worker will be responsible to support First Nations women to reduce alcohol and/or drug use during pregnancy; to achieve and maintain recovery; support healthy pregnancies and lives for women and their children. This position will be tasked with conducting assessments and service planning. The Community worker will mentor women and establish relationships in order to understand the needs and requirements of the individuals. The position will work within the PCAP Model to connect the individual to appropriate social service providers and resources as necessary. Other duties will include creating and maintaining case files in a confidential manner, acting as a point of contact for various support service agencies and as an advocate for the client.
The successful candidate must have flexible availability for hours outside of a standard work day.
Skills and Abilities:
A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills.
Strong knowledge of community resources.
Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a team within a large organization.
High degree of resourcefulness, flexibility, and adaptability.
Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
Politically and culturally sensitive.
Experience and knowledge in the area of addictions and mental health.
Experience and knowledge in home visitation an asset.
High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts.
Strong morals and ethics, along with a commitment to privacy.
Must be able to be depended upon to plan and organize work effectively and ensure its completion.
Program planning and development skills an asset.
Education and Qualifications:
Degree/Diploma or Certificate in Human Services (or equivalent)
Minimum 2 years’ experience working with individuals and families.
Experience supporting individuals with complex and high behaviours
Strong crisis intervention skills
Valid First Aid and CPR
Criminal Record Check
Child Intervention Record Check
Clear and current driver's abstract
A vehicle and valid class 5 driver's license – requirement to transport clients in your personal vehicle
Proof of vehicle insurance showing $2 million liability coverage
The salary range is from $19.26 to $21.25 per hour based on qualifications and experience
This requisition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
We thank all applicants. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We offer flexibility, a comprehensive benefits package and a supportive working environment. We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity and people of faith or no faith.