Delegated (C4) Kinship/Out of Care Social Worker

Website Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family & Community Services Society

Position Overview:

The Kinship/Out of Care Social Worker will provide one-to-one outreach, support, and programming for families providing permanent care to their relative’s children.  Key responsibilities of the Kinship/Out of Care Social Worker will include:

  • Work in partnership with Kinship Caregivers, Elders, and other members of a care team to develop support plans to promote a child’s spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, and cultural wellbeing, lifelong relationship with siblings, parents, and other extended family members, reduce barriers and promote the overall successful permanency plan for a child.
  • Serve as the case manager for all Kinship Care files, prepare, and facilitate Kinship Caregiver meetings, and complete and monitor Kinship Caregiver Support Plans per the LMO Michif Practice Model.
  • Provide in-home support services as needed and respond to and support other identified needs as they arise.
  • Serve as a liaison for Kinship Caregivers and assist with navigating the various community and professional services.
  • Serve as the primary contact for Kinship Caregivers to respond to questions, needs, and situations as they arise.
  • Organize honouring celebrations to recognize milestones and accomplishments.
  • Support and promote practice that emphasizes the importance of cultural connections.
  • Develop, facilitate, and evaluate culturally safe and trauma-informed programming that will benefit Kinship Caregivers.
  • Complete documentation and reports in accordance with practice guidelines and reporting requirements.
  • Works as a positive and supportive member of our Michif Team.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interviewing and needs assessment skills; including administrative duties
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to use integrated case management
  • Strong Case Management ability
  • Ability to interpret and apply provincial legislation relevant to child and family services
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs for word processing, spreadsheets, email, and the internet to the intermediate level (capable of using a large number of functions and feel confident using the program)
  • Strong oral and written, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of child development, impacts of intergenerational trauma and the principles of reconciliation as it relates to child and family services
  • Recognizes and respects cultural diversity and has knowledge of Métis culture

Education & Experience:

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in the field of Social Work, Child and Youth Care or related field.
    Preference will be given to those applicants with a letter of delegation, or previous letter of delegation
  • Applicants without a letter of delegation must be prepared to attend delegation training through the Indigenous Perspective Society.
  • A minimum of two years related work experience
  • Experience in delivering delegated child welfare services within the Indigenous Community is strongly recommended.

Working Conditions

  • Travel in this position is required
  • Potential for violence in the workplace
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the job which include lifting of children
  • Supervision received – frequent consultation with direct supervisor with directive and regular review of the work preformed

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Criminal Records Check
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid BC Driver’s License
  • Must provide a vehicle in good condition and appropriate vehicle insurance to meet program requirements and access to a company vehicle is provided and requires a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain delegation
  • Must consent to a Prior Contact Check
  • Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family and Community Services is exempt and allowed to give preference in hiring Indigenous People, under Section 15(2) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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