Wraparound Facilitator

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
YouthLink
  • Case Management
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Scarborough
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-05-092019-05-22
File #1072

JOB POSTING                 File #1072

 

Based in Scarborough, YouthLink provides a range of mental health services proven to build resiliency & improve life outcomes for youth at risk.

 

Last year we reached out to more than 8,700 young people and their families, helping youth to build connections with caring adults, develop their strengths, build new skills and pursue their goals for a more promising future. With the right support, guidance and opportunities, we believe that all youth can achieve their potential to succeed.

 

Visit our website www.youthlink.ca for more information

 

DATE:

 

May 9, 2019

POSITION:

 

Wraparound Facilitator

Permanent Full-time

Bargaining Unit Position

 

LOCATION:

 

636 Kennedy Road

Scarborough ON, M1K 2B3

 

REPORTS TO:

 

Senior Manager, Clinical Services

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

 

This position is responsible for providing Wraparound Services for youth 12-16 years’ old who are referred by Child Welfare due to being at risk of going into care or who are currently in care and require support to return home. This position is also responsible for guiding the family through a process of Wraparound stages, i.e. identifying and coordinating crisis/safety plans, identifying supports to build a Wraparound team, identifying family goals, providing ongoing guidance and coordination of services, advocacy, referrals and facilitating the specific needs of the family.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

·         Facilitates youth/family home meetings to address crisis, assess strengths, needs, culture, values, beliefs, and coping strategies. Identifies life domain areas to support the family’s vision/goals.  

·         Liaises, advocates, coordinates, mediates meetings with external resources i.e. schools, counselling, health and parental supports, etc.     

·         Collaborates intensively and actively with child welfare, often at child welfare offices, including spending significant time in briefing, updating, liaising and engaging child welfare staff and management and conducting client and administrative tasks at child welfare offices.                 

·         Completes client and administrative reports, case notes, and statistics in accordance with organizational guidelines.                                                      

·         Responds to referrals, consults with child welfare to  determine eligibility.

·         Promotes and orients youth/family to Wraparound; Assists family in identifying and developing a team of formal/informal supports. Contacts potential team members, explains the process, secures commitment and coordinates meetings.

·         Assesses need for crisis/safety plan and implements immediately if needed.

·         Develops, monitors, and revises the Wraparound Plan. Records and distributes plans.                               

·         Participates in individual supervision, peer support, child welfare meetings, Wraparound Canada, Wraparound Ontario and relevant training opportunities.                                                                                                             ·         Actively contributes to the Agency’s Strategic Plan by participating in initiatives and committees to support the overall Plan.

·         Takes all reasonable and necessary precautions to protect his or her own health and safety and that of co-workers by complying and demonstrating knowledge of the policies, procedures and safe practices established by YouthLink.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

·         Undergraduate Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Degree / Diploma in Child & Youth Worker related field.

·         Specialized training in de-escalation, conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation skills.

 

EXPERIENCE:

·         Two (2) years’ experience working with youth and families, parenting groups, strength-based work, team-building and working with high need youth and families.

·         Good understanding of issues faced by diverse populations.

·         Knowledge of Mental Health Diagnosis and potential behaviours exhibited by youth

·         Wraparound facilitator training an asset.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

 

·         Strong youth and family engagement skills.

·         Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships with community service partners.

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

·         The position requires evening hours of two (2) evenings per week. Some local travelling required.

 

HOURS OF WORK:

 

35 hours per week

SALARY:

 

$ 45,613 – 51,675

 

APPLY IN WRITING TO:

counsellingposting@youthlink.ca Please quote File #1072.

 

CLOSING DATE:

 

 May 22, 2019

 

YouthLink values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to equity and inclusion.  As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our communities. If you have a disability and require accessibility accommodations with the application process, please contact accessibility@youthlink.ca.

 

 

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