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.

To apply for this job email your details to human.resource@lmofcs.ca.