Lasting Impressions – Family Mentor

Submitted on Thursday, 09/15/2022 - 12:13 pm

Hull Services has an organizational commitment to pursuing truth and reconciliation, decolonization and anti-oppression.

 

About Us:

Hull Services has long had a reputation for providing leading edge child, youth, and family mental health services. We work with children, youth and families who have experienced mental health struggles, behavioural problems, developmental delay, neglect, abuse and trauma. Hull offers them an opportunity to seek well-being and happiness, with a focus on mental health. Hull’s vision is for resilient young people and families to thrive within communities that support their mental health and well-being. Hull’s programs and services include prevention and early intervention, family-based treatment, school-based services, community group care, campus-based care, adult services and education and training. Located in Calgary, we have been serving Alberta’s young people and families for 60 years, and support over 7,000 young people and families each year.

For more information about Hull Services, please visit our website: www.hullservices.ca

 

The Program:

The Lasting Impressions Program has a half time, Family Mentor position available. This position is based on a flexible, non-structured work week including evenings and some weekend work when necessary. The program has an on-call service for families which is shared across a number of other in-home programs and you would be required to be a part of this on-call rotation.

The Family Mentor carries a caseload of families and supports the families in their home and community. A Family Mentor provides a variety of services to families where one or both parents are dealing with mental health challenges. The in-home services are designed to improve personal and family wellness and to prevent family breakdown. The program also facilitates Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) groups for parents and offers monthly community activities to our families. Additionally, the program runs family network events once a month and staff are expected to alternate supporting these events.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide home-based treatment and support for at least three families at a time
  • Engage, assess and develop therapeutic relationships with family members to arrive at treatment goals, treatment rationales and implementation plans
  • Develop and implement effective treatment interventions to improve family functioning by providing individual and family-oriented education, counselling and skills training
  • Advocate for families and children in schools, communities, courts, mental health and social service agencies as needed
  • If appropriate, stay with a family in crisis until other arrangements are made
  • Assist each family, as appropriate, in meeting their basic needs for housing, food, transportation, employment, day care, social support networks, etc.
  • Work closely and cooperatively with the family’s caseworker and other relevant professionals involved in intake, adjunctive services and follow up
  • Participate in the evaluation processes and procedures and actively promote quality standards for the profession
  • Provide services to families in accordance with the policies and procedures of Hull Services to ensure humane, individualized treatment is planned, sensitive to cultural differences and designed to foster strengths in the family
  • Participate in a close consultation relationship with the Program Coordinator and work within the policies and procedures outlined for the program
  • Keep thorough and up-to-date person’s served records, develop individualized treatment plans, professionally document treatment and termination reports
  • In general, behave in ways that promote cooperation and harmony and foster a positive, optimistic environment for children, families, colleagues and consumers

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in Human Services or Social Sciences
  • Relevant experience in working with youths and their families and knowledge of crisis intervention, communication skills and family education
  • Relevant experience in working with the mental health, hospital systems and other relevant systems is preferred
  • Perceived ability to model appropriate behaviours and exercise good clinical judgment in working with distressed individuals and families
  • Clear Police Check including Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Intervention Record Check.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and adequate automobile liability insurance

 

Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with children/families and experience providing services to families in their homes.

 

How to Apply:

  • If interested, please direct your cover letter, and resume to careers@hullservices.ca
  • Indicate “Your Full Name – LI Family Mentor” in the subject line of your email

 

The application deadline is Wednesday, September 29, 2022

 

Note: We personally review every application received through careers@hullservices.ca and our team will give your application due consideration. It may take up to two weeks to review all applications. If your qualifications and experience match our requirements we will contact you directly.

 

At Hull, one of our core values is Inclusion and we seek to understand people’s lived experience, holding a deep respect for their unique backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, cultures and identities. It is our desire to humbly build trust and mutual respect with the people we serve who have often been marginalized and oppressed for their differences. To achieve this, Hull seeks open, self-aware individuals who reflect the diversity of those we serve and can help us build a safe, healthy, inclusive culture. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, family status, or sexual orientation.