This is for 1 Temporary Full-time position (35 hours per week) until approximately June 30, 2020
In response to the Strathcona County Social Framework, the Solutions Navigator assists participants, including youth, adults and seniors, to explore everyday social challenges with a focus on empowering people to find solutions that work for them, through outreach and office meetings. The position develops, implements and evaluates capacity building approaches including psycho-educational, skill-building sessions, workshops and practice sessions with a focus on prevention and early intervention. The Solution Navigator also identifies and develops solutions to reduce barriers to service delivery within the County and with partnering social serving organizations. Project work and committee work, as well as mentoring students and volunteers are opportunities within this position.
- Provide comprehensive front-line service delivery using a strength-based, action-oriented approach, assess needs, strengths, risks, and complete safety plans; adhere to program principles, practice standards and guidelines; develop, deliver and evaluate skill building, psycho-educational and practice sessions
- Lead participants through action-oriented solution processes and interventions, support individuals experiencing distress, promote capacity building and independence, enable informed choice, and promote social inclusion
- Support a coordinated, flexible and one-stop philosophy; invest in relationships with key community partner to enhance service delivery; identify service barriers and solutions for change to achieve seamless service delivery across social serving organizations
- Provide leadership in project and committee work and support volunteers and practicum students
Skills and Abilities
- Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with a teamwork orientation
- Strong facilitation, verbal and written communication skills with an openness to others’ ideas
- Initiative, adaptability and accountability
- Ability to gather information and apply critical thinking within a changing environment
- Ability to independently and proficiently apply knowledge and skills to practice
- Bachelor’s degree in social science or a related field with three years of relevant experience or a diploma and five years’ experience, with a preference for those fields with regulated practice
- A minimum of two years of experience working with people in distress and overwhelming situations using a strength-based, solution oriented approach
- A minimum of two years of experience with project and committee work and developing and delivering skill-building, psycho-educational sessions
Conditions of Employment
- Satisfactory Criminal Records, Vulnerable Sector and Child Intervention check is required upon hire
- Willingness to work a variety of shifts: days, evenings and weekends
- Must have a reliable vehicle and ability to get to various locations within Strathcona County and surrounding area
- Current Class 5 driver’s license; driver’s abstract with less than 7 demerits is required
Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide proof of educational and professional credentials as noted in the resume.
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.
Competition #228-2019-EXT-FCS closes August 7, 2019
Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.
A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.