The family support and youth services coordinator is responsible for the delivery of the Family Support and Youth Services program; assessing the needs of individuals, youth, and families, assisting them to access available community resources and services, and supporting them to build skills.
Principal duties and responsibilities:
- Develops and implements an annual Family Support and Youth Services action plan in accordance with Leduc County’s Strategic Plan.
- Provides service delivery:
- Assesses individual, youth, and family situations and provides short-term goal setting and skill building support (maximum 4-6 visits per year).
- Facilitates community workshops, parent education sessions and support groups on various social issues.
- Organizes, hosts and supports community events and conferences.
- Responds to all inquiries related to family support and youth services.
- Performs administrative duties:
- Assists in the preparation of and adheres to the annual program budget.
- Maintains accurate program and client files, including client data, case notes, and evaluations.
- Completes research and reporting requirements:
- Determines through evaluation, research and outcome measures and the needs of families and youth in the communities and determines effective ways of addressing those needs.
- Collects data and statistics and prepares activity reports for organizational and provincial reporting.
- Keeps informed of relevant research in the areas of family and youth needs as it pertains to social programming.
- Supports community development:
- Maintains relations with key stakeholders to build partnerships and awareness of services available.
- Represents FCSS on assigned committees and initiatives, where appropriate.
- Adheres to guidelines as set out in the Human Resource Policy Manual.
- Participates in the county's Health, Safety and Wellness program as required.
- Performs related duties as required.
Qualifications, abilities and skills:
The minimum level of education required by this position is a diploma/degree in social work, psychology, human services, or social sciences disciplines. The incumbent must have at least three years experience in community development; and must have case management and assessment experience. The incumbent must have working knowledge and skills in family violence issues, family dynamics, trauma informed approach, and group facilitation, have the ability to support and encourage families and be able to work with families in their own environment.
The position requires proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision as part of a multi-disciplinary team. In addition, the incumbent must be skilled at building relationships and developing community linkages to ensure collaboration with agencies, organizations, families, and workers and be able to develop and deliver quality family support services.
The position requires some evening and weekend work, and reliable personal transportation for travel throughout Leduc County.