We are seeking to fill a Part time Social Worker/Facilitator for one Year Contract
21 hours/week for a 52-week contract Start date: Sept 12, 2016 End date: Sept 8, 2017
The Social Worker/Facilitator will be one of two co-facilitators for five, 17-week Caring Dads Program between the September 2016 and June 2017. In addition to facilitating each of the five Caring Dads programs, the Social Worker/Facilitator will help to coordinate the programs and conduct the partner contact and follow up with the Caring Dads clients as per the program description and guidelines. Following the completion of the five courses, the Social Worker/Facilitator will assist in completing a program evaluation.
Caring Dads delivers specialized group counselling to fathers who have abused, or are at risk of abusing, their children or have physically/emotionally abused their children’s mother. The goals of the program aim to support healthy father/child interaction and create healthy strategies for men to interact with the mother of the child.
Group topics include…
•Building relationships with your children and child-centered fathering
•Stages of child development – what to expect
•Working together with children’s mothers
•Problem solving in difficult situations and managing frustration
•Rebuilding trust and healing within the family
•The group runs 2 hours per session and is offered at various times throughout the week.
The Social Worker/Facilitator must be knowledgeable about services that are accessible and relevant to client interests in order to provide up-to-date information. The Social Worker/Facilitator must also advocate on behalf of the client for services that are accessible and relevant to the client’s need.
Reporting to the Executive Committee, The Social Worker/Facilitator is accountable to the multi-agency Executive Committee who among other things will ensure that the hired candidate receives proper training and supervision for the position.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Co-Facilitate five Caring Dads program in the span of 10 months.
- Outreach and client identification
Where possible, assertive outreach will be offered to engage potential clients, considering the safety and security of the client and the Facilitator and Social Worker
If referral to additional services or diversion to another service is recommended, the referral must be developed in consultation with the client
Manage the client’s goal and reflect the stated goals and needs of the client
• Coordinate and facilitate Caring Dads Program in partnership with Program Coordinator
• Direct Service Provision/Intervention
• Maximum 2 Hours/week contact with client outside of the office
• Service provision must be focused in the community, not the office
• Service provision must be managed in a manner that responds to fluctuations/variations in client needs
• Social Worker/Facilitator to Client ratio of no more than 1:25 must be maintained where possible
• Social Worker/Facilitator services must be available a minimum of one face-face-contact per week if requested and access by phone through the discretion of the administration staff, eight hours a day, three days a week.
• Participate in meetings with executive committee on a regular basis, or as required
• Maintains accurate written records using standardized forms including the discharge summary at the conclusion of services
• Is available for training as required
• Participates in special projects or duties at the request of the Executive Committee
• Maintain accurate activity sheet and time sheets
• Responsible to perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Committee
• Build community partnerships and encourage community engagement in the Caring Dads initiative
• Complete evaluation of the program
• Perform other duties as required
The minimum levels of training/education to fulfill the core requirements of this position include a Bachelors of Social Work or the equivalent and at least 1 year of professional experience working in domestic violence or related field. In addition, bilingualism is an asset, both written and spoken. Knowledge of the principles of domestic violence, excellent time management skills, team and organization skills are required.
The Executive Committee will ensure that the front line staff are trained and supervised in a variety of issues, to the best extent possible, (e.g., the Caring dads program; suicide intervention; safety standards for working in the community; non-violent intervention; anti-racism training; identifying addictions, multicultural sensitivity; family dynamics; and psychiatric symptomatology).
** The Executive Committee may use discretionary power in application of these minimums. **
SALARY: $28/hour at 21 hours/week
*All interested parties are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest to the attention of Alex de Wit, Executive Director, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, August 19th, 2016.