Resilient Kids Program Coordinator

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Resilient Kids Program Coordinator May 11,2018
Job Summary

The Resilient Kids Program Coordinator works in the Richmond Community to assist in providing child and youth groups and family centered services where a parent has mental illness/addiction concern. The Coordinator will facilitate groups up to 4 to 6 hours. Topics include coping, communication and social skills, mental health education aimed at helping children understand their parent’s illness, peer support, building self-esteem and confidence as well as various relaxation activities. Clinical knowledge of family systems, child protection, child development, mental health and addictions is required. Team work and family community centered lens is required.

Location: Vancouver
Position Type: April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019, Casual Hourly 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide clinical work, administrative duties, assisting a research team, referral intake, event planning.
  • Co-ordination and facilitation of groups for children and parents in partnership with others, interdisciplinary clinical /case conferences.
  • Identifying community resources for clients and faciliatating strength based services to families, professional development.
  • Develop curriculum for Resilient Kids Group and Parent Group.
  • Prepare for launching of the Groups in the Spring which would include referral intake and follow up.
  • Assist the child and Youth Mental Health Service (FACES Team) coordinate and co-facilitate the Resilient Kids Group and Parent Group.
  • Organize and arrange Groups to take place throughout the year  Provide interdisciplinary clinical/case meetings.
  • Identify community resources for families.
  • VCH is responsible for reviewing and evaluation services provided. The Service Provider agrees to participate in program evaluation initiatives undertaken by VCH.
  • Develop and implement a counselling, support and intervention plan in collaboration with the family and their ICM team.
  • The Service Provider will develop/produce the following deliverables in the course of delivering the Services.
  • Tracking group type/# of group session/number of attendees  Provide interdisciplinary clinical/case meetings; and
  • Identifying community resources for families  Liaise with others providing service to the family.
  • Work in a collaborative form with MCFD to serve in the best interest of the Child.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of services delivered to the child, youth or family.
  • Redevelop goals with the client on a regular basis, as problems are resolved.
  • Co-facilitate group parent education and support programs.
  • Provide culturally competent service to clients.
  • Remain up-to-date with all services provided by WFCS and its community partners.
  • Participate in committees and agency initiatives to contribute to the development of agency services/program delivery.
  • Work collaboratively as a team with management, team leaders and other WFRS Peers in delivery of services according to the agency mission and values.
  • Work collaboratively as a team with supervisor and peers in delivery of specific service goals according to the agency mission and values.
  • Other duties as required.
Education and Qualifications
  • Must be licensed and/or registered by his/her respective professional qualifications in order to deliver the Services. Social Workers must possess a Master’s Degree in Social Worker and be registered and approved for private practice by the BC Board of Registration for Social Workers. Clinical Counsellors must have a Master’s degree in counselling and be approved and registered to practice by the British Columbia Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors. A combination of relevant education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Two years’ experience in a leadership position and experience working with special needs children/youth.
  • Knowledge of child development. Ability to identify health and safety issues for children and youth.
  • Good organization, time and general management skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the business community, other program staff, therapists, social workers, other related staff and professional consultants and families.
  • Certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training or the MANDT system is an asset.  Demonstrated ability to use web-based programs and carry out computer based administrative duties.
  • Knowledge, training, and experience in: Facilitating Children and Adult support Groups and Proficient instructional skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to adjust to new or unexpected events and to deal effectively with conflict situations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
Other Information
  • Current First Aid and Class Five Driver’s License.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Driver’s abstract.
  • Vehicle required for this position.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.
  • Working in multiple sites when needed.
  • Attend mandatory agency day training/presentations.
  • Union membership is required for this position and is open to male and female applicants.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Position Type: Casual hourly
Reports to: Director or Practice and Risk Management?
Location: Vancouver
Union: This is a union position
Benefits: Not applicable
Salary: Grid Level 16P, Step 1, $30.66
Posting Date: May 11, 2018
Closing Date: May 18, 2018 4:30pm 
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
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*Applications must be received by May 18,2018
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