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Outreach Support Workers

Kermode Friendship Society is looking to fill the position of Outreach Support Workers, who, under the direction of the Program Director, will primarily be responsible to provide outreach services in the community.

 

This position will ensure that clients connect to appropriate resources. Ensuring related documentation regarding stats, and monthly narrative reports are completed and submitted to immediate supervisor. Providing support to vulnerable populations, connections to community resources, and performing intake interviews with clients requiring services.

 

The Outreach Support Worker must possess the following:

  1. Diploma and related experiences in the Human services field.

  2. Certifications and/or licenses include:

  • First Aid

  • Naloxone Training

  • Drivers License

  • Harm Reduction Training

  • Trauma- informed Care

 

Kermode Friendship Society offers competitive compensation and career advancement opportunities. Qualified applicants can submit applications to hr@kermodefriendship.ca

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ACYMH Liaison Support Worker

Kermode Friendship Society is currently seeking to fill the position of an ACYMH Terrace/Kitimat Liaison Support Worker.

The ACYMH Liaison Support Worker provides outreach services to youth in the Terrace and Kitimat area. Under the general direction of the Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health Program Coordinator, the ACYMH Liaison Support worker role will provide outreach, education, advocacy and support to children, youth and their families connected to ACYMH. This is a broad, flexible, support role that requires collaboration with other service providers and caregivers, such as Cultural Advisors, family physicians, hospital personnel, child protection staff, school district staff, band social workers, community health representatives, nursing station personnel, and others.

 

DUTIES:

  • Report to the Aboriginal Child and Youth Program Coordinator as their direct supervisor.

  • Provide direct services to children youth and families in the areas of cultural connectivity, self-esteem, parenting, stress management, problem solving, conflict resolution, effective communication, social skills enhancement and over all mental health and wellness

  • Provide assertive case management services for adolescents who have or at risk of developing mental health concerns

  • Encourage and engage individuals in healing practices that pertain to their perspective culture.

  • Incorporate traditional healing practices of all nations when working within a multi-nation group setting. Participate and partner with other service providers in the planning and delivery of prevention, early intervention, and risk reduction programs.

  • Provide liaison, consultative and educational service to other service providers on behalf of Aboriginal clients and their families; Meeting, liaise and networking with police, educational establishments, social services Youth Corrections and other agencies to address issues and promote opportunities for young people

  • Assist Aboriginal families to navigate the existing health and social service network of care by linking Aboriginal children, youth, families and communities to the appropriate services in their area

  • Provide information to the community about Aboriginal child and youth mental health services as well as mental health issues

  • Link with the Clinicians in a case by case to identify therapeutic follow-up service

  • Complete all documentation requested by the Program Coordinator accurately and in a timely manner including submitting monthly/annual reporting

  • Undertake administrative tasks, verifying information and responding to queries.

LOCATION: Terrace/Kitimat

HOURS: Permanent Up to 35 hours per week 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Service Worker or Child and Youth Care and 2 years of relevant experience.

  • Solid understanding of historic as well as current issues faced by our Aboriginal Youth.

  • Role model healthy lifestyles

  • First Aid and Food Safe

  • Valid class 5 driver's license and reliable vehicle Available to work evenings and weekends

 

Please submit applications to: hr@kermodefriendship.ca

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Family Preservation Coordinator

Kermode Friendship Society is looking to fill the position of Family Preservation Coordinator. The Family Preservation Coordinator must oversee staff to ensure work is being performed according to established standards.. This position will maintain shift schedules to ensure sufficient employee coverage; ensure that timesheets are completed and submitted correctly on a bi-weekly basis; ensure that all employees comply with company policies, procedures, and ethical standards; ensure employees have clear goals and are aware of expectations..

 

This role will also coordinate and participate in selection panels to evaluate candidates; coordinate activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and delegating work accordingly.

 

The Family Preservation Coordinator must possess the following:

  • Graduate degree or an advanced degree in a social services related field, with three years experience.

  • Valid driver's license with clean driving abstract.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team.

 

Qualified applicants can submit their resume to hr@kermodefriendship.ca

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Early Childhood Educator

Kermode is currently seeking an Early Childhood Educator 1 ECE worker full time at 35 hours per week.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES include:

• Assist in annual planning and adjusted delivery of Kermode Early Childhood Programs and services

• As part of a team assist in the delivery of Aboriginal program curriculum lesson plans to children in support of their spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical growth Actively participate in

• The guidance of children's behaviors in support of positive social interaction and self-concept

• The assurance of a safe and healthy play and learning environment for the children

• The fostering of positive and constructive communication with parents

• The contribution to the on-going operations of Kermode Early Childhood Education Programs through the performance of other related duties

• Participate in school bus pick-up/ Drop off procedures( as needed)

 

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS:

• Possess a valid Early Childhood Educator Certificate, and be willing to undertake sponsored Special Needs Certification training; Will consider ECE Assistant Certificate

• Possess a valid Child Safe First Aid Certificate or equivalent;

• Have at least 2 years of ECE work experience in a private or community pre-school setting; Food safe Certificate is not mandatory, however, is beneficial to the program KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

• Familiar with Community Care Facility Act, Child Care Licensing Act, and Aboriginal Head Start Program requirements;

• Possess basic computer skills, including the use of Microsoft: Word, Excel, Outlook Express;

• Skilled in the use of a variety of child teaching and reinforcement techniques; Ability and willingness to actively participate in a teaching and childcare environment

• Demonstrates keen child observation skills

• Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills;

• Able to work and actively participate in a team setting with co-workers and a variety of child specialists MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

• T.B. test, and up-to-date immunization record;

• Criminal record check, vulnerable persons check

• Sign a code of ethics and confidentiality agreement;

• Valid First Aid Ticket

• Annual Medical Clearance

• Current ECE license to practice

 

Please submit application package, resume cover letter, and applicable employment references to Human Resources at hr@kerodefriendship.ca

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Aboriginal Early Child Development Parent Support Worker

Kermode is currently seeking to fill the full time position of an Aboriginal Early Child Development Parent Support Worker. The Kermode Friendship Society offers culturally sensitive, quality programs and services to the Aboriginal community members and community-at-large in the Terrace area.

 

The AECD Parent Support Worker reports directly to the AECD Coordinator and is responsible for participating in team planning, implementing and evaluating community based support for AECD services to Aboriginal children and families in urban locations. Supports and services for children from preconception to age 6 and their families to address FAS/E prevention, the worker promotes healthy lifestyle choices, as well as family and community supports.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Improves family supports and works to strengthen community supports

  • Works from a Holistic approach in supporting children and families

  • Team planning

  • Prepare and assist with weekly parent and child drop-in

  • Work independently and as part of a team to provide individual clients and families with education support and assistance

  • Maintain accurate case files and case management plans

  • Prepare and provide monthly client reporting/statistic forms to the Coordinator

  • Assist in planning and participate in annual Kermode Friendship events such as, International FASD Day, National Aboriginal Day, National Addictions Awareness Week and the annual Kermode Christmas Dinner and other duties as required.

 

STATEMENT OF QUALIFCATIONS:

  • Certificate or diploma in Child Care, Social Work or equivalent and experience in dealing with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

  • Demonstrated experience in program development

  • Experience in working with Aboriginal communities and/or non-profit organizations 

  • Standard First Aid Certification.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge and awareness of Aboriginal culture and the issues that affect Aboriginal people, familiar with child and family community services act

  • proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other related programs

  • ability to support Aboriginal families through personal and parenting crisis and able to demonstrate positive parenting and role model healthy living.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Successful completion of a clear criminal records check

  • Valid class 5 driver's license and reliable vehicle

 

Employee will undergo annually the following: criminal records check, annual performance review and provide a copy of driver's abstract. To apply submit: a cover letter, resume with 3 references to hr@kermodefriendship.ca

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