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.

We are currently welcoming applications for:

 

Family Support Specialist - Family Preservation Program

At Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords Inc., 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.

Job Summary:
The Family Support Specialist will report directly to the Family Preservation Manager and provide direct, intensive in-home support with the entire family to improve functioning and safety in order to lessen or eliminate risk, prevent out-of-home placement to families experiencing multiple and complex needs.  This can include teaching parenting techniques, life skills training; provide child development information, behaviour management, developing a household management system, and assist families in developing a healthy support system. The Family Support Specialist also works with the Family Preservation Counsellor to develop and implement the Care Plans and post-intervention Care Plans and will participate in regular conferencing to review family progress and is responsible for documentation.  These duties will be preformed to the highest quality of service possible in accordance with the mission, vision, policies of the agency, the contract with the Ministry of Social Services and the Social Work Code of Ethics.

  Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience providing in-home support services or related experience with families in crises and children at risk would be an asset.
  • A thorough understanding of human growth and development and effective parenting techniques, home and financial management, daily living skills and the capability to assist others to develop skills in these areas.
  • Strong communication skills, written and oral.
  • Mature and caring personality with a degree of common sense.
  • The ability to observe and assess relevant information and interactions that will contribute to the counsellor’s ability to assess the family and their needs.
  • The ability to work both independently and within a team setting. 
  • Must be culturally sensitive.
  • A cognizance of the many forms of family life.
  • A belief in the integrity of the family unit and the right for children to have a safe, nurturing home.

 

  Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Accepts referral and completes call back to Ministry of Social Services to follow-up and completely understand referral and set dates for initial family visit to create care plan.
  • Work with Family Preservation Counsellor to develop care plan goals, helps to identify goals and outcomes desired.
  • Set boundaries for working relationship with client and Support Specialist.
  • Establish a relationship of trust, support and clear boundaries by being caring and honest, respecting confidentiality and showing primary concern for the safety of the children.
  • Explaining his/her Duty to Report, to the client, at the commencement of the services. 
  • Being alert to the child’s(ren) well being and reporting any safety concerns to the Ministry of Social Services and the Family Preservation Program Coordinator/Counsellor.
  • Encourage client to build positive relationships in home and community.
  • Facilitate client to accept services from Family Preservation Counsellor.
  • Working with the Team and family to develop and implement the family’s Care Plan.
  • Presenting information pertinent to the Care Plan, outcomes, learning style of the family and providing feedback to the family for their efforts.
  • Using a strength based approach to support clients to identify their needs.
  • Helping parents become involved in activities designed to reduce isolation and to establish support systems through community resources, recreational and educational activities and parenting groups.
  • Encourage school and medical appointments when appropriate by accompanying parent, and supporting the parent in an appropriate assertive behaviour. 
  • Engaging in enjoyable activities with the parents and teaching and encouraging them to enjoy their children.
  • Helping parents become aware of the stages and process of child development.
  • Teaching and coaching life skills, such as home management, parenting skills, social skills, personal wellness and problem solving. 
  • Serving as a bridge between home and others in order to facilitate other services efforts and translation when professionals do not “speak the parent’s language’.  Advocate as appropriate.
  • Reinforcing family-centred services working together as a team towards the same outcomes.
  • Being aware of problems that arise in the work relationship with the Family Preservation Counsellor.

 

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and professional references to Marieta Miedema, Child & Family Manager, fppmgr.cfs@sasktel.net or fax 306-445-0434.
Internal applicants: Please discuss with your supervisor/manager prior to applying.

 

Apply by:  
Internal applicants: May 24th 2019 
External applicants: Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

 


Office Clerk Receptionist– Full-time Term

At Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords Inc., 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.

 Job Summary:

The Office Clerk Receptionist position is directly responsible to the Office Manager. They are required to perform a variety of clerical, reception and data entry 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 receptionist is the first contact people have with the agency it is imperative that they be able to provide appropriate information in a professional, pleasant and welcoming manner.

Qualifications:

  • Office Administration Certificate or relevant combination of experience and education
  • Telephone & people skills
  • Responsible, prompt, trust worthy, dependable, team player
  • Respect for confidentiality & privacy
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook required and SAGE Simply Accounting preferred or accounting software

Roles and Responsibilities:

Office Clerk Reception duties including, but not limited to:

  • Incoming mail:  Open, sort and route mail to appropriate personnel
  • Welcome clients and visitors;
  • Refer all requests for service to appropriate or requested personnel
  • Answer multi-line switchboard telephone; Announce and transfer calls to appropriate personnel, take messages when required; 
  • Scheduling of counselling appointments;
  • Maintain the Waiting Room for neatness/tidying
  • Receive and process client fees
  • Maintain client files
  • Tracking statistical information specific to contract requirements
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Office Manager and/or Executive Director
  • Compile a variety of reports of statistical, narrative or graphical in nature from records
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, mid-year and annual statistical reports
  • Develop statistical and administrative forms based on Agency requirements
  • Clerical accounting tasks

 This position is a full-time term of 18 months with the potential for renewal.

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and professional references toTo apply please submit your updated resume to Lisa, Office Manager:  finance.cfs@sasktel.net

Apply by: Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

 

Walk-In Counsellor

At Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords Inc., 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.

 

We are seeking a full time counsellor for our expanding Walk-In Counselling Program. This position includes the delivery of our single-session walk-in counselling service. 

 

The successful applicant must be able to work collaboratively and respectfully. Ability to contribute to a solution-focused team environment is essential. The successful candidate will be adaptable in approach, well organized and proficient in time-management, workload prioritization, self-directed work planning and managing social media.

 

 KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS:

 

  • Provide single session solution focused brief therapy to children, families, couples and individuals
  • Provide assessment and counselling to children, families, couples and individuals
  • Proficiency in a range of clinical theories, especially solution focused, client informed, and brief therapy modalities
  • Make referrals to other resources where appropriate and liaise with other programs or resources around case management where necessary
  • Seek appropriate consultation as necessary for clinical work
  • Complete thorough, detailed and timely clinical documentation

 

 QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Master of Social Work, Masters of Arts (Psychology), or Master of Education (Psychology) or graduate degree in related discipline is preferred
  • Five years of clinical experience in the counselling field is preferred. A minimum of two years’ experience with demonstrated knowledge and professional practice skills in frontline services including case management, counselling or clinical services, program management, and/or brief service/crisis intervention is required. 
  • A member in good standing with professional governing body
  • A criminal record check with vulnerable sector check and a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license are required. 

 

Hours:  Full time (averaging 37.5 hours per week). Ability to work flexible work hours and after hours required.

 

Wage: To commensurate with education and experience

 

Apply by: May 15, 2019

 

 How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and professional references to Mandy Melanson, Counselling Manager by email at couns.cfs@sasktel.net or by fax to (306) 445-0434.   

 

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

Support Worker - Supportive Independent Living Program

At Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords Inc., we offer counselling and support services to individuals, couples, families and groups.  It is our privilege to share in the lives of the families we serve.

We are seeking skilled, committed and compassionate people.  We support our employees with competitive wages, a strong benefits package, shared RRSP contributions and additional vacation days.  We promote a positive and supportive working environment in which every employee can build a rewarding career. 

With the supervision and support from the Manager of Supportive Independent Living Program, this position plays a valuable role in enhancing the quality of life for people with cognitive disabilities.  The Support Worker will provide support services to clients based on their person-centred plan so they can live independently and be participating members of the community.  

Support may include managing their home, nutrition, hygiene, medical and health needs, budgeting, shopping and managing money, making effective use of leisure time, participating in recreational activities, establishing a support network within the community, and utilizing community resources to achieve their person-centred goals.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Wage: To commensurate with education and experience

Education: Grade 12

Experience: 1-2 years

Number of Positions: 2 permanent and 1 term full time.

Apply by:  Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

How to Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to Marg Tipton, Program Manager - Supportive Living at silpmgr.cfs@sasktel.net or fax to (306) 445-0434.   

We thank all applicants for their interest.  Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.