(2) Permanent Family Support Worker Positions


(2) Permanent Family Support Worker Positions


Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan – QBOW Protection Office and Beardy's & Okemasis Cree Nation, QBOW Beardy’s Sub-Office

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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Manager of Family Services, the Family Support Worker will be a highly motivated individual who will work with the family to meet their care plan goals and achieve a satisfactory level of wellness and family functioning. They will be required to work with aligning departments such as Protection and Prevention ensuring services are delivered, in accordance with legislation, regulations, policies and accepted practice standards. The ideal person lives a good, and healthy lifestyle, and role models wellness. They are connected to their own culture and are committed to working in a culturally safe way. Finally, the ideal person will be knowledgeable in conflict resolution; has excellent communication skills; and works well under pressure with an understanding that this role enhances opportunities for families to grow and change.

Why QBOW CFS Inc.:

  • Opportunity to work alongside cultural knowledge keepers & Elders
    • Holistic, culturally safe, approaches to serving our clients and community
    • Freedom to share and observe own cultural practices (i.e. smudging in the office)
    • Paid Annual and Sick leave days;
    • 3 Offices located in Southern and Northern Saskatchewan;
    • Mental Health and Employee and Family Assistance Programs that utilized Equine Therapy.
  • Focuses on the Reunification of families.

Program goals include:

  • Promote strong parenting skills, life skills and holistic well-being.
    • Promote the social and emotional health of families;
    • Help families access and navigate key supports and services;
    • Increase understanding of the best ways to support families;
    • Find gaps in the system and find solutions to the problems families often face.


  • Assessment & Intake: the Family Support Worker will complete an intake and develop short term goals with the family client unit to support community integration and achieve stabilization.
  • Advocacy: The Family Support Worker will facilitate access to and networking with specialized support services for parents & their children. Examples of child focused services include, but are not limited to, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and Indigenous supported child development. Examples of services targeting parents include addictions counselling, victim services support, & advocacy (Sask Health, Mental Health Association).
  • Co-facilitate or facilitate programming such as behavior management, independent living skills, parenting skills, household management, anger management and pregnancy/pre-natal care etc.
  • Community Liaison support including advocacy for local, provincial, or federal services where available; Making appropriate referrals to other organizations or professionals, as necessary, and provide accompaniment in initial stages.
  • Connect individuals with income support, health supports, education registration, and other Provincial, Federal or Municipal services that would improve the families functioning & connections. This may include booking & accompaniment to appointments.
  • Crisis Supports: Provide crisis intervention & support to families in transition to obtain services, connect to housing supports, or to address barriers to necessary.
  • General Case Planning & Management including intake, goal setting, client file notes, records management, statistical reporting, referrals, and closure.
  • Attend and participate in all staff and program meetings and family goal planning with family;
  • Actively cooperate with other departments in decision making regarding program operations;
  • Resolve conflict appropriately and professionally adhering to respectful workplace policies
  • Maintain confidentiality of the client, and the organization.
  • Other related duties as requested and required

Required Qualifications, Skills & Abilities:

  • Diploma in Indigenous Social Work/Social Work
  • 3 Years experience working with Indigenous Families in crisis with demonstrated facilitation experience.
  • Must have valid Class 5 driver’s license
  • Successful candidate will be required to submit a current criminal record check and vulnerable persons check.
  • Familiarity with services and support in Saskatchewan, both in the Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 areas.
  • Knowledge of First Nation policies and legislations, Saskatchewan Child and Family Services Act, the FSIN Child Welfare and Family Support Act, Policy and Procedures Manual for Family Centered Services (MSS), and other legislation;
  • Knowledge of various First Nations culture and practices.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of the principles and techniques of interviewing, case management, and crisis intervention;
  • Able to work efficiently as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Good organization, time management and prioritizing skills.
  • High level of sound and independent judgement, reasoning and discretion.
  • Strong morals and ethics, along with a commitment to confidentiality.

 How To Apply:

Email your cover letter & resume along with 3 references to: Natasha Gladue, Human Resources at ngladue@qbow.ca

We thank all that apply, but only those selected for interview will be contacted.

*****Pursuant to Subsection 16 (10) of the SK Human Rights code, preference may be given to Indigenous Applicants.

“We are committed to the National Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. QBOW is engaged primarily in promoting or serving the interests of Indigenous peoples, QBOW prioritizes employment to Indigenous peoples. Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants, unless that preference or employment would constitute a discriminatory practice under the Canadian Human Rights Act.”