Work & Volunteer with KCR

Work with KCR

Specialized Employment Counselor

Position Summary:

The Specialized Employment Counsellor is responsible for assisting participants from various diverse inclusion groups to find and maintain employment by developing positive relationships, motivating, and supporting them to achieve their goals and objectives as set out in their Personalized Action Plan. Key factors include helping build confidence, becoming self-motivated, and assisting in building their skills, strengths, and abilities.

Reporting Structure:

Reports to the Family Services Manager (KCR – Community Resources) and Program Clinical Supervisor (Interior Health Public Health Nursing Team Leader).

Prime Functions:

  • Provide services to participants in a welcoming, safe, and professional and ensure that their privacy rights are protected
  • Conduct “client needs assessments” and develop action plans.
  • Determine participant’s level of employment readiness and employment service needs.
  • Where required, coordinate specialized assessments to help identify realistic employment goals.
  • Facilitate access to specialized services, such as skills enhancement training, self-employment services, and customized employment services.
  • Assist in the creation of individualized job search plans.
  • Monitor and support activities and referrals as outlined in personal action and job search plans. Document activities and referrals.
  • Refer participants to community resources and support as required.
  • Document participant eligibility, progress, and results in various databases and information systems.
  • Follow all administrative and program policies and procedures
  • Research and maintain knowledge of available programs or funding sources that lead to successful outcomes for participants.
  • Attend staff meetings and professional development training.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field (e.g. career or employment development, vocational rehabilitation, social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, education, or human resources management) is preferred.
  • Certified Career Development Practitioner designation preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting and interpreting needs assessments and coaching and mentoring processes.
  • Experience with working with individuals with complex social barriers, disabilities, and from a broad range of cultural backgrounds.
  • Solid knowledge of the local labour market, community resources, and available government programs.
  • Experience in interviews/assessments, professional resume writing, vocational counseling, and individualized goal-setting and planning.
  • Experience with the Ministry and other online tools such as ICM are preferred.
  • Team player with the ability to work effectively with all types of people.
  • Strong digital literacy skills including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency in English and French is preferred.
  • A valid British Columbia driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.
  • Able to clear a vulnerable sector’s criminal record check.

Benefits:

  • 3 weeks vacation
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Group benefits include extended health, dental, paramedical
  • Health spending account
  • Pension contribution

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to ac.rcknull@sreerac.

KCR Community Resources has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

We will strive to provide reasonable accommodations, accessible formats, and communication support upon request to all candidates in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

If you require accommodation as part of the application process, please contact the Director of Services at our main office on 250.763.8008.

About KCR Community Resources

KCR is a not-for-profit agency fostering diversity, collaboration, and resourcefulness by tailoring services to meet the community, family, and individual needs. We believe in a community where individuals and families are supported in leading healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives.

We value inclusion and relationships built on mutual trust, recognizing each other’s contributions, expertise, and opinion. We strive to create a safe and welcoming work environment where collaboration and valuing people’s strengths are at the core of our day-to-day interactions.

COVID19 Policy

Valid proof of COVID19 vaccination will be required for all employees at all KCR Community Resources’ worksites and locations.

Contract length: 15 months

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Closing Date
Friday, January 28, 2022

SNAPP Worker (Supports & Networking for Adoption & Permanency Planning)

Job Descripion

SNAPP (Supports & Networking for Adoption & Permanency Planning) is a program of KCR Community Resources. The position serves the South and Central Okanagan regions and is under contract with MCFD (Ministry of Children and Family Development). There is travel involved in working in between the two regions as well as in conducting home visits.

Position Hours

28 hours/week Monday to Friday with the flexibility to work an occasional evening or weekend to meet participant needs. The contract end date is currently March 31, 2024.

Position Summary:

The SNAPP worker is part of a team that works together with child(ren)’s planning teams to assist in permanency planning and transition planning for children in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development. A key deliverable for this position is providing a clear understanding of their history, and supporting the preparation of their Lifebook. The SNAPP worker also prepares for the adoption or other permanent placement of their participants and provides post-placement support.

Reporting Structure:

Reports to the SNAPP Team Leader

Prime Functions:

  • Communicates the organization’s mission, vision, and values to external participants.
  • Arranges and facilitates the presentation of adoption/permanency preparation information for families and professionals as identified by the Ministry of Children and Families.
  • Assists the child’s caseworker in his/her assessment of the child’s readiness for adoption/permanency consideration and placement.
  • Develops an inventory of the child’s needs for adoption/permanency placement; Provides input in the selection of potential parents
  • Educates, trains and supports adoptive/permanency parents, foster parents, and other professionals around the preparation and support needed for children and families to be successful in their adoption/permanency journey
  • Actively participates as part of a team to develop a transition plan and regularly evaluates and modifies the plan as needed.
  • Creates a pre-placement visiting schedule; Introduces child to the adoptive/permanent family; Facilitates the transition plan
  • Provides support for the child throughout the pre-placement and placement phase
  • Provides emotional support to the child before, during, and after the transition process
  • Maintains ongoing communication, education, and support with participants and their families.
  • Regularly updates members of the planning team on child’s work with the program
  • Gathers and collates historical information, photographs, and anecdotal stories for Lifebook’s. Contacts and interviews birth family members as required
  • Engages and guides the child through their journey increasing his/her understanding of their history and preparing Lifebook
  • Stores all participant documents, information, and data in a confidential manner as per program requirements.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Post-secondary education in the humanistic field; preference is given to degree’s
  • Previous extensive experience working with children in areas to include developmental stages, attachment issues, trauma, loss and grief, and special needs
  • Knowledge of custody and permanency placement processes regarding children in the care of the Ministry of Children and Families
  • Cultural sensitivity and knowledge including First Nations culture and history
  • Previous experience in education and facilitation is an asset
  • Communicates effectively by adapting to the target audience’s language, cultural background, and level of understanding.
  • Strategic thinking skills, flexibility, and creativity in problem-solving
  • Good organization and reliable follow-through skills
  • Participant focused service delivery and advocacy
  • Provide a vulnerable sectors criminal record check
  • A reliable vehicle (with business insurance) that can be used for work

Benefits:

  • 3 weeks vacation
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Group benefits include extended health, dental, paramedical
  • Health spending account
  • Pension contribution

Application Process:

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to ac.rcknull@sreerac.

KCR Community Resources has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

We will strive to provide reasonable accommodations, accessible formats, and communication support upon request to all candidates in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

If you require accommodation as part of the application process, please contact the Director of Services at our main office on 250.763.8008.

About KCR Community Resources

KCR is a not-for-profit agency fostering diversity, collaboration, and resourcefulness by tailoring services to meet the community, family, and individual needs. We believe in a community where individuals and families are supported in leading healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives.

We value inclusion and relationships built on mutual trust, recognizing each other’s contributions, expertise, and opinion. We strive to create a safe and welcoming work environment where collaboration and valuing people’s strengths are at the core of our day-to-day interactions.

COVID19 Policy

Valid proof of COVID19 vaccination will be required for all employees at all KCR Community Resources’ worksites and locations.

Contract length: 24 months

Part-time hours: 28 per week

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Salary: From $23.00 per hour

 

Volunteer with KCR

Community Services – Workshop Facilitator

We have teams of people who regularly deliver curriculum about board boot camps, fund development, grant writing, and volunteer management. If you have experience in another field of interest to non-profits please let us know. We can explore working together.

Contact: Dorothee, 250.763.8008 ext 254, or ac.rcknull@eehtorod.

 

Family Services – Crisis Line Worker

  • Offer emotional support to callers who are experiencing relational, personal, and mental health problems
  • Empower callers to explore their options and solve their problems
  • Supply callers with referrals and resources as required
  • Activate emergency crisis intervention when needed

Contact: Michelle, 250.763.8008 ext 112, or ac.rcknull@enilsisirc.

 

Family Services – Family Friend

This program matches volunteers as competent companions/support person to single parents who are feeling alone due to the stresses of parenting young children. Family Friends provide mentorship/friendship, practical and emotional support, and mutually agreed upon activities.

Contact: Kara, 250.763.8008 ext 136, or ac.rcknull@arak.

 

Family Services – Central Okanagan Family Hub

Playtime: Help support families, children, and parents who visit the Hub. Help families to feel comfortable to engage in play with their children, and to ask questions, seek out community resources they may need.

Interest Session: Is there a particular skill or interest that could be shared with parents and children that could be of benefit. (ie. Wellness, yoga, etc.)

Baby Blankets: Organizing or accessing a knitting group that may be interested in donating blankets to families with young children, or for use at the Hub and then take home with them.

Lending Library: Find and introduce new toys to the HUB, keeping it fun and interesting for families.

Clean Toys: Assisting with the cleaning schedule of the Hub to ensure toys are sanitized and safe for all ages.

Set Up: Bringing fun and creative ideas to set up play spaces within the HUB that assist with age-appropriate child development, safety, and various play activates. (ie. reading, eating, tummy play, etc.)

Contact: Ruba, 250.826.6264, or ac.hfocnull@ofni.

 

Immigrant Services – Employment Mentorship Program

Offer one-on-one support to internationally trained newcomers on their journey to finding meaningful employment in Canada. As a mentor you will provide insight into Canadian workplace culture, resume & interview guidance, how to build professional networks, and encouragement along the way. We need mentors from all professional backgrounds.

Contact: Jane, 250.763.8008 ext 139, or ac.rcknull@enaj.

 

Immigrant Services – Settlement Mentorship Program

As a Settlement Mentor you will have the opportunity to impact the lives of newcomers while they transition to life in Canada. A volunteer mentor provides friendship, encouragement and support to their mentee, helping them learn more about the community, practice English conversation and meet new people.

Contact: Jane, 250.763.8008 ext 139, or ac.rcknull@enaj.

 

 

Still looking for a volunteer opportunity? Check out the Okanagan VolunteerConnector!

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