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
Advocacy Planning Support Worker
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
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
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.