Recruiting Home Support & Supervised Access Workers
NICCSS is always recruiting new staff as Home Support Workers and Supervised Access Workers. This work is interesting, flexible and multi-faceted. We offer a comprehensive training program as well as on the job mentoring.
This line of work is well suited to:
- Students looking for front line social service experience
- Homemakers interested in returning to work in the social service sector
- Individuals making the transition from pre-employment training programs and,
- ESL speakers working towards improving English writing and verbal communication skills within a professional context
Employment with NICCSS is not well suited to those workers needing a regular, full-time, predictable workload as the cases are assigned by contract only.
NICCSS offers a generous benefit package for part-time work, car remuneration, cell phone compensation, in-service training with Certificate, and the opportunity to experience many aspects of working in the field of child protection.
The responsibilities of a Supervised Access/Home Support Worker can include some or all of the below:
- Provide transport in own vehicle for children under the care of VACFSS.*
- Facilitate visits between children and their parents in a safe, child-centered, neutral manner.
- Communicate and keep track of intricate details.
- Complete tasks in the homes of VACFSS clients which may include light housekeeping, childcare, and/or teaching homemaking.
- Write observations of visits or work completed in a timely manner.
- Attend monthly team meetings.
- Stay current with agency policy and procedures.
* Transportation services for children under the care of VACFSS will resume when Provincial COVID-19 health orders have been lifted.
Skills & Aptitudes
- An aptitude for working with children and their families.
- A willingness to undergo a Criminal Record Check and some medical clearance.
- A capacity to write clearly and/or willingness to learn how to write professionally.
- Some computer literacy with respect to simple word processing, emails, and file storage.
- A fully functional cell phone with voice mail.
- A driver’s license and insurable motor vehicle (optional).
- An ability to respond in a timely and calm manner during stressful or crisis situations.
- An understanding of healthy boundaries and the willingness to consult as much as necessary to do the job well.
- Respect for other cultures; speaking other languages is an asset.
- Strong time management skills with the capacity for managing an irregular workload.
- A willingness to work evenings and weekends.
- A team centered approach along with the capacity to work independently.
- The desire to take part in service training.