Hours of Work:
35 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 4:30
Anticipated Start date:
As soon as possible
This position has two key components:
- Assist SNAPP Workers in an administrative Capacity including but not limited to assisting with organizing work and resource spaces, ordering supplies, reporting support, scheduling support and assistance with Lifebook compilation.
- Manage a caseload of no more than 8 children
The goal of
Reports to Family Services SNAPP Coordinator
Listening to others and communicating in an effective manner that fosters relationship building and teamwork
- Communicates effectively; Adapts content, style, tone and medium of communication to suit the target audience’s language, cultural background and level of understanding
- Engages child, listens to their words, validates their personal story and creates a safe space
- Maintains ongoing communication with participants and their families
- Acts as a member of a multi-function team, appreciates the value of diversity and uses effective communication skills
- Provides support and education to the foster family throughout the process
- Regularly updates members of the planning team on child’s work with the program
- Communicates the organization’s mission, vision and values to external participants
- Provides administrative and other supports to team members as directed by the SNAPP Coordinator
Support SNAPP Workers in administrative duties to maximize efficiency and effectiveness for the best impact
- Assists in maintenance of files according to CARF goals and standards.
- Collates outcome measures for reporting purposes.
- Maintains inventory of resources and organization of resources.
- Orders supplies as directed by the SNAPP Coordinator
- Assists in compilation of Lifebooks
Researching and defining steps to achieving a successful permanency placement
- Actively participates as part of a team to develop a transition plan and regularly evaluates and modifies the plan as needed
- Gathers and collates historical information, photographs and anecdotal stories for Lifebooks. Contacts and interviews birth family members as required
- Seeks to understand the child’s needs and interests so that effective planning and delivery of session work can be implemented
- Assists the child’s caseworker in his/her assessment of the child’s readiness for adoption consideration and placement.
- Develops an inventory of the child’s needs for adoption placement; Provides input in selection of potential adoptive parents
Fostering the development of others while providing participant-centered services
- Fosters a client focused culture; Anticipates and adapts to client needs
- Provides intensive emotional support to the child before, during and after transition process
- Engages and guides the child through their journey increasing his/her understanding of their history and prepares Lifebook
- Creates a pre-placement visiting schedule; Introduces child to the adoptive family; Facilitates the transition plan
- Educates, trains and supports adoptive parents, foster parents and other professionals around the preparation and support needed for children and families to be successful in their adoption journey
- Provides support for the child throughout the pre-placement and placement phase
- Arranges and facilitates the presentation of adoption preparation information for families and professionals as identified by the Ministry of Children and Families.
- Assumes personal responsibility and follows up to meet commitments to others
Collecting, storing and compiling program and evaluation data effectively in order to identify program impact
- Stores all participant documents and information in a confidential manner
- Tracks and reports data for the SNAPP program to maintain CARF and SharePoint standards and requirements
- Evaluates program Effectiveness, Efficiencies, Stakeholders Satisfaction and Program Accessibility and outlined in the Annual Performance Measurement Report. All annual recommendations are acted upon.
- Post-secondary education in humanistic field; preference given to degree
- 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 an asset
- Excellent communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively within a team
- Strategic thinking skills, flexibility and creativity in problem-solving
- Good organization and reliable follow-through skills
- Participant-focused service delivery and advocacy
- The ability to teach others about SNAPP work when called upon
- Clear Criminal Record check
- A reliable vehicle (with business insurance) that can be used for work
- KCR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all with the passion, skill and knowledge to apply
Email resumes and cover letters to Nancy Kilbrei, SNAPP Coordinator at ac.rcknull@ycnan.
This position will be posted until a successful candidate is found.