SPECIAL SERVICES INTEGRATION WORKER
Nature and Scope of Job Role:
Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society is seeking a Special Services Integration Worker for its Children & Youth Department. The individual hired in this position is responsible for supporting children and youth with developmental delays, disabilities, and special needs, through weekly 1-1 visits in the community. The worker connects clients with community resources and works towards achieving individual client goals. The focus of each visit is on building life skills, social skills, and communication skills.
The number of each worker’s assigned clients is based on the worker's availability and on the number of clients referred to our services. Referrals are from the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The hours of work will vary depending on the # of clients; 5 hours of work each week per client; working with 2-4 clients per week. This position will require work during evenings and weekends. This is a unionized position that reports to the Manager of Children and Youth.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
- Develop positive and supportive relationships with clients and families.
- Liaise between family, social workers, and direct supervisor.
- Plan, implement and evaluate service plan goals.
- Identify and utilize appropriate community resources and programs for addressing client goals.
- Advocate on behalf of clients and families when appropriate.
- Maintain accurate, confidential client notes, and progress reports as required.
- Maintain an accurate budget for program expenses.Complete and submit timesheets to the direct supervisor.
- Attend regular team meetings as scheduled.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:
- Relevant post-secondary education and training related to special needs, child/youth care, social services, or combination education and minimum 1-year experience in the relevant field.
- Demonstrated experience with reporting and general administration.
- Knowledge and understanding of capacity building and strength-based approaches.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to use computer applications.
- Experience working directly with individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Ability to work effectively individually and as a part of a team.
- Knowledge of child development theories an asset.
- Fluency in a second language an asset.
- Experience in working in a unionized environment and/or Neighbourhood House as an asset.
- Valid Standard First Aid/CPR certificate.
- A criminal record check is required.
Salary: $22.39-$23.29/hr, 5-20hrs/wk
Posting: Closed on March.1, 2021 at 12 pm
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Tanya Findlater @ Tanya_Findlater@lmnhs.bc.ca
Thank you for your interest in Little Mountain Neighbourhood House. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Little Mountain Neighbourhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.