Family Development Worker

Lower Mainland Purpose Society

Position: Family Development Worker

35 hours per week


Job Description:

To assist families experiencing significant levels of stress or conflict; where the development of parenting strategies, a better understanding of child development, behaviour management skills and life coping skills will have an effect on reducing stress and promoting stability.

  • Teach behaviour management techniques to families struggling to manage their children’s behaviour or having identified child protection concerns.
  • Teach parenting skill building to assist in managing child’s behaviour and to assist the child to develop skills to manage their own behaviour
  • Enhance a family’s ability to avoid family breakdown.
  • Assist the family to manage or deal with a situational or emerging crisis and reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect.
  • Participate in integrated case management, including monitoring and reviewing progress toward specified service goals and outcomes.
  • Provide resources and services to stabilize families in crisis.
  • Provide goal focused, brief intervention.
  • Assess strengths and needs of the families.
  • Work with at-risk and marginalized families within the community.
  • Work with families from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Maintain files in accordance with the accreditation standards.
  • Work collaboratively with the funder and other community partners.


  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related area (e.g. social work, child and youth care, psychology) and 2-years experience in the field of family and children services, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of child development, positive parenting and family dynamics.
  • Knowledge of behaviour management techniques.
  • Knowledge of behavioral and neurological disorders.
  • Experience working with at-risk children and families.
  • Maintain current First-Aid and Non-Violent crisis intervention certificate.
  • Vehicle required and flexibility to work evenings.
  • Bilingual or Multilingual an asset.

Apply in confidence to:

Lynda Fletcher-Gordon, Program Director

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