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.

 

                                                      Support Worker, Family Programs 

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. 
  • 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.
  • 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. 

Responsibilities 

  • Develop positive relationships with families to be able to work on the tasks outlined in the case plan and achieve desirable outcomes.
  • 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 chnging needs of the family.
  • 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.  

 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.  Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  

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

Number of Positions: 1 

Wage: Commensurate with education and experience 

Posting Type: Internal/External 

Apply By: November 8th, 2021 or until postition is filled

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Counsellor

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. 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. 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 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.

 

 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.  Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

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

Number of Positions: 1

Wage: Commensurate with education and experience 

Posting Type: Internal/External

Apply By: November 8th, 2021 or until position is filled

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                                                                        Support Worker

                                                            Supportive Independent Living 

 

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. 

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

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

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

Number of Positions: 1

Wage: Commensurate with education and experience 

Posting Type: Internal/External

Apply By: November 8th, 2021 or until position is filled

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Manager

Family Programs

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.

Reporting directly to Program Director, Manager of Family Programs is responsible for planning, and organizing all functions and personnel within the Family Programs with the assistance of three coordinators. Family Programs include Family Support, Family Preservation, Family Conferencing, Transitional Skills Training and other relevant groups and services.

Family Support Program focuses on providing supports to families who may be experiencing stressors that create barriers to a healthy family life for example parenting, daily living skills, personal wellness, and accessing community resources.

Family Preservation Program provides direct, intensive in-home support with entire family to improve safety and wellbeing in order to mitigate risk, prevent out-of-home placement to families experiencing multiple barriers and complex needs.

Family Conferencing is a collaborative model that assists the family in reaching a consensus decision regarding the safety, care and wellbeing and the children within their family.

Transitional Skills Training is a youth group that supports young persons to gain life skills and work experiences so that they can develop independence and make positive lifestyle choices.

Qualifications

  • A university degree in the social sciences/human-service field and extensive experience working with children and families is preferred.  Salary will be based on a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Proven supervisory and leadership skills
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Knowledge of child maltreatment, family dynamics and stressors
  • Knowledge of strength-based and family centred approaches
  • Conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.
  • Knowledge of legal issues surrounding privacy of information and other professional liabilities.
  • Effective interpersonal relationship skills to build and maintain relationships within and outside the organization.
  • Change management skills.
  • Criminal record check for the vulnerable sector.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends when required.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, and coordinate program functions and personnel within the program area.
  • Manage and collaborate with peers on the recruiting, selecting, orienting and training of employees.
  • Provide leadership, coaching, training and support to coordinators, counsellor and all Family Programs staff to ensure client service excellence is maintained.
  • If necessary, initiate corrective actions in consultation with Program Director and Executive Director to ensure that staff accountability and service excellence be maintained.
  • Develop program goals that are consistent with the organization’s overall goals and direction.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation, evaluation and reporting requirements are met as per agency policies and contracts.
  • Evaluate current practices and program outcomes, and lead quality improvement initiatives where necessary.
  • Support the development of annual budgets in planning for programs and services.
  • Participate in a variety of internal and external networks and committees.
  • Coordinate student support for practicum placement within the Agency.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications for this position with at least three professional references to cfs@battlefordscfs.ca or fax to (306) 445-0434.   

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

Employment Type: Permanent full-time

Number of Positions: 1

Wage: Commensurate with education and experience

Posting Type: Internal & External

Apply By: November 8th, 2020 or until position is filled