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Merritt Family Support Worker- Casual


Interior Community Services – Merritt is looking to hire a casual, on call Family Support Worker for back fill coverage in our Supervised and Supportive Visitation, Teen Centre and CYSN Programs.

This casual position will provide back fill coverage for vacation and sick time and provide additional support in these programs when required.

The Supervised and Supportive Visitation program offers families an opportunity to spend time together in a safe, supportive environment. The Family Support Worker assists parents in strengthening their parental knowledge, abilities and communication skills. Frequent travel is required.

The Teen Centre is an all-inclusive drop in space for Youth between the ages of 13-18.This Program offers a safe and supported space to connect with other youth and engage in pro-social activities. The Teen Centre is open Thursday and Fridays evenings.

The Children and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN) Program provides support to children and youth with special needs both one on one and in groups to enable them to reach their maximum potential. Group programming includes leisure, sports, arts and crafts and other pro-social activities.


  • Degree (preferred) or Diploma in Human/Social Service field and related experience supporting youth and families in a social service setting.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license, safe driving record and own reliable vehicle insured with business use and 3 million liability insurance
  • Current CPR level C certification
  • Suicide Intervention (safeTALK), Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) and Naloxone training are provided internally.


  • Knowledge and experience in coaching and modeling appropriate parenting and healthy relationships
  • Strong communication, documentation and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate good time management
  • Knowledge of issues related to grief and loss, family violence, child abuse and neglect, substance abuse, mental health and developmental issues, and cultural diversity
  • Demonstrated skills in therapeutic methods and interventions related to individuals/families
  • Ability to assess and identifying family, strengths, risks and challenges and intervene appropriately
  • Strong ability to provide crisis management when required
  • Ability to work collaboratively with social workers and community professionals
  • Demonstrated professionalism, ethical decision making and accountability
  • Strong conflict management skills and ability to facilitate conversations between parents and children
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to adhere to the Code of Ethics, confidentiality, policies and values of ICS
  • Must be able to travel and work a flexible schedule including evenings to meet client needs


Pay starts at $22.02/hr as per our collective agreement. Casuals are paid 9.8% on each pay in lieu of benefits and stats. Successful candidates must provide satisfactory supervisory references, criminal record checks (both RCMP and Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Vulnerable sector) and a safe driving record (abstract).

Please submit resume and cover letter to