Wolastoqiyik Family Services was founded on one simple idea: By giving Indigenous youth-in-care a better quality of service, we could do our part in helping Indigenous communities thrive. In just under four years this idea has turned Wolastoqiyik Family Services into a leader in our field with currently over 100 like-minded individuals on our team doing work for nearly every First Nation community in New Brunswick. Our only measurement for success is the difference our team makes in the lives of the youth we work with. Our Values If you’re looking for a company that is constantly striving to be on the leading edge in our field, is driven by being innovative and improving, and that utilizes a collaborative approach… you’ve come to the right place. We want people who are solution-based thinkers, with a curiosity and diversity of thought suited to achieve and/or exceed our goals. This is a challenging field, so we need people who are passionate about what they do and the success of our team. In return, we’ll provide challenging work, professional development, and competitive compensation.
- Foster growth and positive life choices, while promoting individuals in becoming connected to their community and First Nation traditions.
- Maintain a social and emotional climate within the alternative home that is therapeutically oriented and follows the clients’ treatment goals to include communicating with the client in a respectful and professional manner exhibiting empathy and understanding.
- Assist youth/child in identifying attainable short and long-term goals, strategies for meeting these goals, and an action plan for implementation.
- Address serious behavior, mental health, emotional, and addiction struggles through counselling, implementing special covenant, defusing/managing critical incidents, supportive relationships, and referrals to your supervisor to aid in other programs and or community service providers.
- Exercise good judgment in making quick decisions if required to act in a crisis.
Degree or Diploma in any of the following:
- Human Services
- Child and Youth
- Early Childhood Education
- A Bachelors Degree
Demonstrated experience working with individuals with any of the following: autism, mental illness, learning disabilities, behavioral issues, special needs, etc.
- Communication and Active Listening
- Collaboration: Being able to work well in a team setting
- Rapport: Being able to build and maintain positive relationships with individuals
- Sensitivity and Patience
- Attention to detail: Being thorough in day-to-day tasks
- Criminal Record check with vulnerable sector screening, Social Development Check and drivers abstract.
- Valid driver's license
- Training in First Aid, Suicide intervention, non-violent crisis intervention etc. will be considered an asset.
- Drivers License (preferred)
- Criminal Record & Vulnerable Sector Check (preferred)
- Casual dress
- Company events
- Dental care
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Flexible schedule
- Life insurance
- RRSP match
- Vision care
- Wellness program