Family and Community Engagement Worker

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  • Post Date: October 18, 2021
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Family and Community Engagement Worker

Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County
Location: Pembroke, Ontario
Posted: October 15th 2021
Description:
Family & Children’s Services of Renfrew County is a multi-service agency committed to providing preventative, protective and socially inclusive services and programming that empower and strengthen everyone. We are focused on cultivating a team-oriented work environment where everyone thrives. Our goal is to develop and strengthen collaborative partnerships to increase availability, accessibility and quality of care to surrounding communities. Our agency commitments include: moving forward Anti-Oppressive Practice, French Language Services and working alongside the Indigenous Communities.

 

We are recruiting for a Family and Community Engagement Worker. This is a full-time, permanent position.

 

The Family and Community Engagement Worker is part of the collaborative practice team, which is dedicated to building and maintaining family support networks for children and youth who are separated or at risk of being disconnected from their home, traditional communities and culture. The Family and Community Engagement Worker ensures that the spiritual, physical, emotional and mental well-being of Indigenous children, youth and families remains healthy and strong by exploring and nurturing crucial family and community networks meant to last a lifetime.

 

General responsibilities:

  • Seek to improve outcomes for our children and youth by encouraging decision making and planning with parents and caregivers who are unable to provide immediate care while on their journeys of healing and recovery.
  • Assist in re-establishing important bonds, especially with those who are willing to provide permanent, meaningful relationships for children and youth in our care or in need of alternative care placements.
  • Support successful transitions to independence and adulthood through strengthened family and community relations.
  • Work closely with family, bands and Indigenous communities on behalf of youth who are under extended society care, voluntary youth service agreements (VYSA) and continued care and support for youth (CCSY), by building upon existing family or adult supports that youth have identified as important or significant to them.

 

Complete Job Description

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of social work or an honours bachelor of arts in a related field combined with two years of direct service working with children and families.
  • Preference shall be given for persons of First Nations or Indigenous heritage who meet the education requirement or who have alternative equivalent education and experience in the opinion of the local director.
  • French Language skills are considered an asset.
  • A solid understanding of and sensitivity to the experiences of First Nations and Indigenous people in Canada, and the impact of the legacy of residential schools and the Sixties Scoop upon them is essential.
  • Knowledge, experience, and understanding of the culture, history and current oppressions experienced by marginalized groups.
Additional Information
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Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County is committed to providing a barrier free workplace. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information
Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County
Pembroke, Ontario

Website: www.fcsrenfrew.on.ca

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