Advocacy Planning Support Worker

Company Information
At The Family Counselling Centre we provide essential services that directly strengthen our community, promote individual well-being, and preserve family life. We are an established accredited agency, a member of Family Service Ontario, and proud to be a United Way Funded Partner. As a community based not-for-profit organization we deliver diverse programs in Lambton County. Our programs provide strategies to deal with life stresses and assist in developing interpersonal relationship skills. We believe in meaningful work with significant impact. We recognize everyday challenges and offer positive solutions to changes lives. The Family Counselling Centre is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive barrier free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. The Family Counselling Centre welcomes applications from qualified individuals including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, and members of visible minorities. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. This document is available in an alternate format, upon request, to accommodate individuals with a disability. FCC maintains a respectful and professional working environment and has implemented the following precautions during COVID-19; • Personal protective equipment provided or required • Social distancing guidelines in place • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
Job Title
Advocacy Planning Support Worker
Reports To
Program Manager
Position Type
Permanent, Part-Time
Hours of Work
17.5 hours per week
Temporary Work from Home
This posisition will temporarily work remotely due to COVID-19, as required.
Compensation & Benefits

Our Compensation & Benefits:

• Competitive Salary

• Excellent Vacation

• Free Parking

• Teamwork Environment

Position Information

The FCC APSW provides trustee services, advocacy and case management assistance to individuals

with a developmental disability living independently, based on an assessment of intellectual

functioning and level of independence determined by Developmental Services Ontario (DSO).

Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assess clients to determine financial, social, and emotional needs, to develop and implement individual plans of support and service to attain established goals and objectives.
  • On occasion, meet with, assess and/or interview clients in their place of residence, i.e. apartment, boarding house or shared accommodation.
  • Knowledgeable of services provided both FCC and by other community service providers.
  • Advocate for clients ensuring, within the scope of the Community Support Services’ authority and responsibility, that a client’s rights are acknowledged, and that a client benefits from adequate provision of services.
  • Determines the level of trusteeship required, and provide trusteeship services for clients.
  • Maintains up-to-date records and statistics in accordance with FCC procedures.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities as required to keep the clinical skills and therapeutic knowledge base as current as possible. This will be done within the financial restraint of FCC and in consultation with the Programs Manager.
  • Participates as an active member of the Community Support Services Team and in relevant community and agency committees as required.
  • To complete any additional duties, not outlined above, as deemed necessary by the Programs Manager.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience with developmentally disabled individuals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including a demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team as well as independently.
  • Knowledge of services provided by FCC and by other community service providers
  • Willingness to travel as required within the Lambton County area.
  • Exerts a professional and respectful etiquette at all times.
  • Familiar with MS Suite; proficient in Word, Excel, Adobe
  • Ability to provide services virtually
  • Maintains a remote confidential workspace (temporarily, due to COVID-19).
  • Bilingualism in both official languages of Canada is preferred, but not required
Minimum  Qualifications
Next Steps

Please send your resume to Human Resources by Monday March 8th 2021, at 9am. We appreciate all candidates for their interest, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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