Transition Support Workers provide specialized support work services to youth in the care of SECFS aged 15-21 years. The support worker is responsible for providing culturally appropriate care, supports, and resources to youth preparing for independence.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
- Conduct life skill assessments to inform SMART goal setting with youth transitioning from CFS care
- Pick up and drop off youth for all meetings and activities
- Engage youth in community resources and programming to meet their mental, emotional, spiritual and physical needs
- Teach youth basic life skills to support successful transitions to independent living
- Support youth to identify and build their Circle of Care by connecting youth to social supports in the community
- Engage youth in ceremony and culturally appropriate activities; ability to share Indigenous skills, teachings, songs, etc. a definite asset
- Help youth aging out to secure housing, income, household items, etc.
- Assist youth living independently to maintain their housing by providing tenancy education, mediation, and advocacy as needed
- Refer youth to appropriate resources
- Participate in case planning meetings with social workers, foster parents, and other youth supports as required
- Maintain file logs and complete quarterly reports
- Provide emotional support and guidance to youth; act as a positive role model
- Training in social services field considered an asset; combination of work, education and lived experience will be considered.
- Knowledge of the CFS system required; knowledge of the experiences of youth aging out of care a definite asset.
- Excellent knowledge of community resources
- Possesses a strong knowledge of the Anishinaabe culture and issues affecting our children, families and communities; obtained prior cultural awareness and/or sensitivity training.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to engage in active listening and build strong working relationships with youth
- Ability to handle conflict or crises in a calm and responsive manner
- Satisfactory criminal record including vulnerable sector search, child and adult abuse registry, and prior contact checks.
- Drivers license and access to a vehicle is required.