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Family Service Specialist - St Paul - Job ID J0119-0149

Jan 10, 2019

WJS Canada Job Posting Alert: Family Service Specialist - St Paul - Job ID J0119-0149

Organization: WJS Canada 
Job Title: Family Service Specialist - St Paul
Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: St Paul, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 30
Scheduled Days Each Week: Varies
Scheduled Hours: Flexible 30 hrs/wk may include some evenings & weekends to accommodate supporting youth & family schedules
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: $27.0000 - $33.0000 /Hour
Closing Date: 21/01/2019


The Program
WJS Canada's social services provide support to families and youth at risk in St Paul and the surrounding community. Individuals, community agencies, government services (RCMP), teachers, Child and Family Services can refer families to our program with the consent of the family. We provide support and services to both family and youth to overcome obstacles and build new life skills for future success.

The Position
Early Intervention/ Diversion Family Support Workers, meet with families, parents and youth wherever convenient, preferably in the home. Together, WJS staff and parents find ways to successfully and safely raise their children, by building on their strengths and learning new skills (household routines, budgeting/money management and preparing healthy meals).
Within the St Paul community and surrounding area, Early Intervention/ Diversion Family Support Workers help families and youth access community resources/programs; building a support network for future success.

With teens, aged 12-17, we focus on mentorship, parent-teen conflicts, self esteem and conflict resolution. Services are designed to fit the youth’s particular situation and focus on building resilience, life skills and positive relationships with friends and family.

In Your Role You Will

  • Travel in own vehicle to family homes and communities in the service area (St Paul, Saddle Lake, Elk Point, Two Hills, etc) – travel reimbursed.
  • Work closely with Children’s Services staff to provide home-based services to promote the protection and well-being of youth & children in their homes, as well as parent support and education, aimed at family preservation.
  • Establish trusting relationships with youth, children & families, while assisting them in the development of interpersonal, communication skills, daily living skills, and other areas of interest.
  • Some evening and occasional weekend work is required at times, as this is the time when families with children are together and is often a stressful time for families.
  • Connect children & families with support networks, outside agencies and community resources and organize ongoing service delivery.
  • Work with youth & adults who need intervention, are living a lifestyle that is considered high risk ( i.e. prostitution, addictions, etc) and/or at risk of suicide or harming themselves
  • Follow prescribed case management plans, including maintaining accurate client file & program documentation and record of client activities and consulting on case files.

    *** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 3 months of hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.

As An Ideal Candidate You Possess

  • Social Work Diploma or Degree in Social Work, Youth Work, Social Service Worker, Addictions, etc.
  • 2+ years social work experience in family support/intervention, youth work, trauma, etc.
  • Previous experience in developing community events and projects to engage with youth and families, is desirable.
  • Knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act
  • Knowledge of aboriginal culture is an asset
  • Suicide Intervention and Prevention Training and cultural sensitivity
  • Clear Criminal Record and Child Welfare Intervention check
  • Valid Alberta Driver’s License, reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance, and clean driver’s abstract
  • Valid First Aid / CPR Certificate
  • Experience working with computer software systems
  • Highly motivated, and able to work independently

What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada's mission is 'Strengthening people and communities with innovative, individualized services'. The support we provide for families, emphasizes building relationships to enhance the family's strengths and achieve goals that address their needs for support in areas of struggle. Services are individualized and based on the family's belief that their own internal resources can be strengthened and that other helpful skills can be developed. For more information on WJS, services and career opportunities, visit

Our Employees Enjoy
At WJS Canada, trust, strong connections, innovation and results are the pillars of our mandate. We manage by developing our core strength: our people. We give employees the tools to do the job, developing their competence and their confidence, by conducting training programs to ensure professional development and build skills, employee morale, employee safety, health, loyalty and satisfaction. Developing people includes respecting employees work-life balance through flexible hours, locations and duties. We support our staff with assistance and benefit packages, innovative wellness programs and compassion for the life challenges they face.

For more information on WJS Canada visit our website:

No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.


  • At Risk Youth - 2 year(s)
  • Diversion - 2 year(s)
  • Family intervention - 2 year(s)
  • Social Worker - 2 year(s)
  • Work with families - 2 year(s)
  • Youth Worker - 2 year(s)
  • Social Work - 1 year(s)
  • Child and youth care - 2 year(s)
  • Child protection - 2 year(s)
  • Child, Youth And Family Enhancement Act - 2 year(s)
  • Conflict Resolution - 2 year(s)
  • Budgeting - 1 year(s)
  • Family Service Worker - 1 year(s)
  • Aboriginal Awareness
  • Aboriginal culture
  • ACSW
  • Addictions
  • Alberta College of Social Workers
  • BSW
  • Child and Youth Care Diploma
  • Child welfare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Care
  • Family enhancement
  • Family Reunification
  • Family Services
  • Family Violence
  • First Nations
  • Foster care
  • Grief And Loss
  • Harm Reduction
  • Homelessness
  • Human Service
  • Intervention
  • Life Skills
  • Metis
  • MSW
  • Native Studies
  • Positive Behaviour Supports
  • Signs Of Safety
  • Social Service Worker Diploma
  • Social Work Diploma
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicide Intervention
  • Supervised visits
  • Support Worker
  • Trauma Informed Practice

To apply click on the link below:



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