"Our mission is to be open to all, empowering individuals and families to achieve their full potential in spirit, mind, and body."

Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords is open to all and works in the spirit of truth and reconciliation on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

 

Employment Opportunities

Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords offers fulfilling careers and unique opportunities for professional growth. We make a positive and healthy workplace part of our organizational culture. We maintain the hightest standards of service delivery and know that it is a deep privilege to share in the lives of the families we serve.

 

 

Support Worker

Supportive Independent Living Program

Full-Time - One Year Term 

Job Summary 

At Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords, we offer a wide range of counselling and support services to individuals, couples, families and groups.  We are seeking motivated, confident, creative and client-service oriented people.  We support our staff with competitive wages, a strong benefits package, shared RRSP contributions and excellent vacation days.  We promote a positive, supportive and diverse working environment in which every employee can build a rewarding career.  

The Supportive Independent Living Program assists individuals with cognitive disabilities in achieving optimal independence in their lives and inclusion in their communities based on person- centred plans.  The Support Worker reports directly to the Manager of Supportive Independent Living Program and plays a valuable role in enhancing the quality of life for people with cognitive disabilities.  Areas of support may include managing their home, nutrition, hygiene, medical and health needs, budgeting, making effective use of leisure time, participating in recreational and work activities, establishing a support network within the community, and utilizing community resources to achieve their person-centred goals. 

Qualifications 

  • Postsecondary education in the social sciences/human-service field and experience working with adults with cognitive disabilities is preferred.  Salary will be based on a combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of person-centred planning principles and practices.
  • Effective interpersonal relationship skills to build and maintain relationships within and outside the organization.
  • Effectively communicates verbally and in writing with individuals and groups.
  • Criminal record check with vulnerable sector query.
  • Use of personal vehicle is required with compensation.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.
  • Confidential, caring, supportive approach that maintains the dignity and integrity of people receiving services. 

Responsibilities 

  • Develop relationships with individuals to meet their specific individual needs.
  • Assist individuals to access resource services to support a healthy and independent lifestyle.
  • Provide services, support, and intervention in response to the needs of the individuals as identified through the admissions and transitions process with the Community Living Services program staff.
  • Collaborate with professionals at other agencies to provide appropriate and comprehensive services to individuals.
  • Maintain written files and documentation in accordance with the criteria outlined.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Application Information 

Wage/Salary Info: Commensurate with education and experience 

Employment Terms: Full-Time One-Year Term (with possibility of extension) 

Experience: 3-5 Years 

How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter describing how you meet qualifications for this position with three professional references to cfs@battlefordscfs.ca . We thank all applicants. Competition will remain open until filled by a successful candidate. Please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

Support Worker

Family Programs

Full Time – One Year Term  

Job Summary

At Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords, we offer a wide range of counselling and support services to individuals, couples, families and groups. We are seeking motivated, confident, creative and client-service oriented people.  We support our staff with competitive wages, a strong benefits package, shared RRSP contributions and excellent vacation days and wellness benefits.  We promote a positive, supportive and diverse working environment in which every employee can build a rewarding career.

The Family Programs focus on providing supports to families who are experiencing stressors that create barriers to a healthy family life. The Support Worker supports families in areas such as parenting, daily living skills, wellness, and accessing community resources. The Support Worker works with the entire family often in their home to help increase family strengths and resources so as to prevent children’s out-of-home placement or to work toward family reunification.

This Support Worker works flexibly with clients who require various types and levels of support and services within the Family Programs. Reporting to the Family Program Coordinators, this position plays a key role in supporting families to care for their children in a safe and nurturing home environment.

Qualifications

  • Postsecondary education and/or experience in the field of social sciences or human services. Salary is based on a combination of education and experience.
  • Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Satisfactory criminal record check with vulnerable sector query.
  • Use of personal vehicle (including additional insurance) is required. Compensation is provided.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Knowledge of child development, parent-child relationships, family dynamics, home management and parenting skills and the ability to assist others to develop skills in these areas.
  • Confidential, culturally-sensitive, supportive approach that maintains the dignity and integrity of the clients receiving services.

Responsibilities

  • Develop positive relationships with families to be able to work on the tasks outlined in the case plan and achieve desirable outcomes.
  • Assist families to identify their strengths, stresses, skills and risk areas.
  • Teach effective problem solving, communication, age-appropriate parenting skills.
  • Provide guidance in essential household tasks, daily living skills, strengthening family bonds and stabilizing family crisis situations.
  • Assist family in accessing early intervention services to support the healthy development of their children and the family.
  • Empower families in developing a support system by connecting with formal and informal resources in the community that are relevant to their needs.
  • Collaborate with professionals at other agencies to provide appropriate and comprehensive services to families.
  • Maintain and submit files, documentation and reports in accordance with criteria outlined.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Work collaboratively with the family, MSS caseworker and/or CFS counsellor to ensure the case plan is developed and updated in a timely manner to meet the changing needs of the family.

How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications for this position with three professional references to cfs@battlefordscfs.ca.   

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We may retain applicant resumes and applications on file for future consideration.

Employment Type: One-year full time term position (with the possibility of extension)

Number of Positions: 1

Wage: Commensurate with education and experience

Competition will remain open until the closing date or a successful candidate fills the position.

 

 

Counsellor

Counselling Programs

Full Time or Part Time – Permanent

Job Summary

At Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords, we offer professional counselling and support services to families in the Battlefords and surrounding area. Our purpose is to assist individuals and families to build on their strengths and find positive ways to understand and act when faced with challenges in their lives. We offer a wide range of counselling and support services to individuals, couples, families and groups. We are seeking motivated, confident, creative and client-service oriented people. We support our staff with competitive wages, a strong benefits package, shared RRSP contributions, excellent vacation days and wellness benefits. We promote a positive, supportive and diverse working environment in which every employee can build a rewarding career.

The counsellor will provide individual, couple and family counselling in a caring, client-centered and confidential atmosphere that supports clients to build on strengths, identify barriers and work towards positive change. The counsellor will be adaptable in approach, well organized and proficient in time-management, workload prioritization and self-directed work planning.

As a member of the counselling team, the counsellor will support the objectives and priorities of the counselling team as well as those of the program to which they are primarily assigned. The primary assignment will be determined by the Executive Director or designate with the following considerations – client service needs, the counsellor’s suitability to meet those needs, and the Counsellor’s professional development goals.                        

This position reports directly to the Manager of Counselling Services. The Manager of Counselling Services will also seek ongoing feedback from the manager of the program, to which the counsellor is primarily assigned, on their effectiveness and contributions to the assigned program.

Qualifications

  • At minimum, incumbent is to hold a Bachelor of Social Work or a university degree in related counselling field.
  • Preference will be given to those candidates with a master’s degree in the related field and/or significant clinical counselling experience.
  • Knowledge of a range of counselling theories and practices.
  • Knowledge of mental health and addictions treatment approaches and options
  • Knowledge of cognitive disabilities and their impact.
  • Strong organization, conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to build and maintain collaborative and professional relationships within and outside the organization.
  • Confidential, caring, supportive approach that maintains the dignity and integrity of people receiving services.
  • Criminal record check with vulnerable sector query.
  • Use of personal vehicle is required with compensation.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends when required.

Responsibilities

  • Provide counselling to individuals, couples and families using a range of acceptable treatment approaches.
  • Provide timely and solution-focussed assessment and intervention services, mobilizing and utilizing community resources as appropriate.
  • Refer clients to appropriate resources and services when required.
  • Develop and facilitate education/information sessions for staff, clients and groups in the community on relevant and current mental health issues.
  • Maintain case records and reports that conform to CFS policies, procedures and program guidelines.
  • Seek timely and appropriate consultation and supervision.

Wage/Salary Info: Commensurate with education and experience

Employment Terms: Permanent Full-Time or Part-Time

Education: University Bachelor’s Degree

Experience: 3-5 Years

How to Apply: Submit your cover letter and resume to cfs@battlefordscfs.ca, describing how you meet qualifications for this position. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We may retain applicant resumes and applications on file for future consideration.