Recruiting Home Support & Supervised Access Workers
NICCSS is always recruiting Home Support Workers to work as Supervised Access Workers or Home Support Workers. The work is interesting, flexible, and multifaceted. NICCSS offers a comprehensive training program as well as on the job mentoring.
This line of work is well suited to students looking for real front line social service experience, or to homemakers looking for re-entry into the social service sector, or for ESL speakers looking to perfect their written English in a very professional context. This line of work is also well suited to people making the transition from Pre-Employment programs to an entry level, well-supported Social Service job.
Employment with NICCSS is not well suited to those workers needing a regular, full-time, predictable workload as the cases are assigned by contract only.
NICCSS offers a generous benefit package for part-time work, car remuneration, cell phone compensation, in-service training with Certificate, and the opportunity to experience many aspects of working in the field of child protection.
The responsibilities of a Supervised Access/Home Support Worker can include some or all of the below:
- Provide transport in own vehicle for children under the care of MCFD.
- Facilitate visits between children and their parents in a safe, child-centered, neutral manner.
- Communicate and keep track of intricate details.
- Complete tasks in the homes of MCFD clients which may include light housekeeping, childcare, and/or teaching homemaking.
- Write observations of visits or work completed in a timely manner.
- Attend monthly team meetings.
- Stay current with agency policy and procedures
Skills & Aptitudes
- An aptitude for working with children and their families.
- A willingness to undergo a Criminal Record Check and some medical clearance.
- A capacity to write clearly or to be open to learning how to write professionally..
- Some computer literacy with respect to simple work processing, emails, and file storage.
- A fully functional cell phone with voice mail
- A driver’s license and insurable motor vehicle (optional).
- An ability to think quickly and calmly in risky situations.
- An understanding of healthy boundaries and the willingness to consult as much as necessary to do the job well.
- Respect for other cultures; speaking other languages is an asset.
- Strong time management skills with the capacity for managing an irregular workload
- A willingness to work evening and week-ends, if necessary.
- A team centered approach along with the capacity to work independently.
- The desire to take part in in-service training.
If interested in arranging for an interview please forward your resume:
By Email: scraig(at) niccss.ca (*Replace (at) with @*)
By Fax: 604-569-2787
By Mail: 200-739 Gore Ave. Vancouver BC V6A 2Z9