"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 highest standards of service delivery and know that it is a deep privilege to share in the lives of the families we serve.

 

Administrative Assistant

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. 

This position directly reports to the Office Coordinator in matters pertaining to the execution of their work at CFS.  The Administrative Assistant is required to perform a variety of office administration tasks.  The roles and responsibilities are varied and staff must be well organized, flexible and able to respond to the immediate needs of both staff and clients.  Since the Administrative Assistant is the first contact people have with CFS, it is imperative that they be able to provide appropriate information in a professional, pleasant and welcoming manner.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education and or/experience in relevant field is preferred
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills both in person and on telephone
  • Confidential, culturally sensitive, supportive approach that maintains the dignity and integrity of the clients receiving services.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills
  • Proficiency with computer software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, zoom, and Office 365
  • Team player
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary
  • Satisfactory criminal record check with vulnerable sector query

Responsibilities

  • Open, sort and route mail/ emails to appropriate personnel
  • Welcome clients and visitors; refer all requests for service to appropriate personnel
  • Maintain the reception area as well as other areas within the office as assigned
  • Assist with and issue requisitions for office supplies and equipment as needed
  • Maintain client files as well as computer and paper filing systems
  • Assist in preparation of meeting minutes
  • Provide support with staff training in new office programs/initiatives
  • Assist with maintaining website, social media and IT support as assigned
  • Provide administrative support for organizational policies, procedures and statistical reporting documents as needed
  • Provide administrative support for program planning and service delivery as needed
  • Preparation/data entry for Accounts Receivable/ Accounts Payable/Bank deposits
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor and/or Executive Director

Wage/Salary Info: Commensurate with education and experience

Employment Terms: Full-Time One Year Term

Education: Completed at least some post-secondary

Experience: 3-5 Years

Apply By: November 30th, 2022

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.

 

 

  

Counsellor

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 to individuals, couples, families and groups.

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

Education: University Bachelor’s Degree

Experience: 3-5 Years

Apply By: November 30th, 2022

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

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 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.

Wage/Salary Info: Based on education and experience

Employment Terms: Full-Time Position (One-year term with possibility of extension)

Experience: 1-2 Years

Apply By: November 30, 2022

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.