Healthy Families Healthy Futures Society
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Career Opportunities

 

 

A rewarding career is available with Healthy Families Healthy Futures

Healthy Families Healthy Futures is made up of people who truly care—from our local board of directors to our professional staff and our volunteers. We care about what we do, we care about the people we serve, and we care about the society in which we live. If you’d like to become part of a dynamic, positive-thinking, and life-enhancing team, then please consider applying to work with us.

Our organization offers:

 

Available Career Opportunities

Home Visitor & FASD Mentor - Lac Ste. Anne County

Recognizing the family as the child's first teacher, the Home Visitor works in the homes of participating families, building positive relationships with them to support their parenting roles. Our goal is to provide long term support, mentorship, and advocacy to pregnant women or first time parents. Healthy Families Healthy Futures staff display acceptance and respect for each family's diversity and a cooperative spirit with coworkers while approaching their work from a family strengths perspective.  (28 hrs/wk)

The FASD Mentor provides one-to-one mentorship for youth and adults who may have been prenatally exposed to alcohol, possibly resulting in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The Mentor will work with the client, their family, and/or service providers to support the client by identifying strategies to meet their specific needs. This role includes promoting community FASD awareness and FASD prevention.   (7 hrs/wk)

Responsibilities:

  • Establish trusting relationships with clients, their family, and support network
  • Advocate for clients to obtain necessary supports for an improved quality of life
  • Support families through the FASD assessment process, and assist with implementing recommendations from the assessment
  • Assist family members, caregivers, educators, and service providers to better understand the client’s strengths and challenges and identify ways to adapt the client’s environment in response to these needs.
  • Coordinate scheduling and attend case consultations and appointments with community providers with whom the client is involved
  • Provide information about services and supports (education, social services, financial resources, recreation, transportation, healthy, etc.) and how to access them
  • Provide confidential emotional and practical supports to parents and caregivers
  • Work with a strength-based, relational, harm-reduction approach
  • Administer assessments and screens according to program guidelines
  • Document all activities accurately and in a timely manner
  • Partner with community agencies to provide resources, education, and referrals

Qualifications:

  • Human services diploma; equivalencies will be considered
  • Experience & training in working with over-burdened and under-resourced people
  • Compassionate with a positive and empathetic approach to others
  • Basic computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, and web-based data bases
  • Current Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Check, and Child Welfare Check
  • Valid driver’s license with a reliable car will be required

Healthy Families Healthy Futures is pleased to offer a competitive benefits package, caring work environment, and opportunities for on-going training. Our agency currently operates under an Hours of Work Averaging Agreement (HWAA). Wage will be dependent on a combination of education and experience.

Please submit your resume and cover letter along with three work related references by November 23, 2018 to [email protected].

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

FASD Mentor - Whitecourt

The FASD Mentor provides one-to-one mentorship for youth and adults who may have been prenatally exposed to alcohol, possibly resulting in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The Mentor will work with the client, their family, and/or service providers to support the client by identifying strategies to meet their specific needs. This position complements the current efforts of service providers within the community to provide direct intervention support, collaboration and system navigation across multiple sectors, such as health, education, youth justice, community and social services, post-secondary and employment and training.This role includes promoting community FASD awareness and FASD prevention.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish trusting relationships with clients, their family, and support network
  • Advocate for clients to obtain necessary supports for an improved quality of life
  • Support families through the FASD assessment process, and assist with implementing recommendations from the assessment
  • Assist family members, caregivers, educators, and service providers to better understand the client’s strengths and challenges and identify ways to adapt the client’s environment in response to these needs.
  • Coordinate scheduling and attend case consultations and appointments with community providers with whom the client is involved
  • Provide information about services and supports (education, social services, financial resources, recreation, transportation, healthy, etc.) and how to access them
  • Provide confidential emotional and practical supports to parents and caregivers
  • Work with a strength-based, relational, harm-reduction approach
  • Administer assessments and screens according to program guidelines
  • Document all activities accurately and in a timely manner
  • Promote awareness and understanding about FASD and related issues to client support network

Qualifications:

  • Human services diploma; equivalencies will be considered
  • Experience & training in working with over-burdened and under-resourced people
  • Compassionate with a positive and empathetic approach to others
  • Basic computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, and web-based data bases
  • Current Criminal Record Check & Child Welfare Check
  • Valid driver’s license with a reliable car will be required

Healthy Families Healthy Futures is pleased to offer a competitive benefits package, caring work environment, and opportunities for on-going training. Our agency currently operates under a Hours of Work Averaging Agreement (HWAA). Wage will be dependent on a combination of education and experience.

Please submit your resume and cover letter along with three work related references by November 23, 2018 to [email protected].

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.