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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.