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Family Suppport Worker

Company: Algoma Public Health
Job Type: Permanent Full
Posting Closes: September 27, 2019
Start Date: As soon as possible

Position Summary

The Family Support Worker (FSW) is a member of the Healthy Growth and Development team which is responsible for the delivery of the Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program as mandated by the Ontario Public Health Program Standards 2018. Under the direction of leadership, and in collaboration with the Public Health Nurse, the FSW works with families to; support skill and knowledge development, assist individuals with accessing resources/services and strengthen identified family goals.


Ability, Experience, and Skills for this position include (but not limited to):

•Minimum grade 12 diploma

•Demonstrates knowledge of strategies that support families in developing positive parenting skills

•Experience working with families with young children, an asset

•Extensive knowledge and the ability to navigate and link clients to community resources and organizations

•Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with diverse individuals, families, health and social services professionals

•Ability to effectively work independently or as part of a multidisciplinary team

•Use of a reliable automobile, valid “G” Ontario Driver’s Licence and ability to travel is a requirement

•Strong computer skills and an ability to learn new computer programs are essential

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English required, French an asset

•Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills

•Must be prompt, reliable and maintain a good attendance record

•Ability to work outside regular business hours, including weekends and evenings, as required

•A current Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) with satisfactory clearance is a condition of employment, at own expense

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Algoma Public Health will provide accommodation for candidates with disabilities, upon request

Deadline for receipt of applications:

4:30pm, September 27, 2019

Submit applications to:
Algoma Public Health
c/o Human Resources
294 Willow Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 0A9


We would like to thank all candidates for responding; however, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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