Michif Family Support Worker

Website Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family & Community Services Society (LMO)

Position Overview:

The Michif Family Support Workers will provide culturally safe, and trauma informed intensive one-to-one life skill development and support to Metis parents who are involved with the Child Welfare System. The Family Support Worker works alongside a delegated social worker to support families achieve their identified goals to keep children in the home and/or support reunification, which also includes reconnections to their family, natural supports, cultural identity, and community. The Michif Family Support Workers will conduct their duties in a manner that adheres to the LMO Michif Practice Model.


Primary Duties

·        In collaboration with a delegated social worker the Michif Family Support Worker gathers information relevant to the families needs through interviewing, observing behaviour, meeting with family members, service providers and other significant connections to the family by using a variety of strategies identified in the LMO Michif Practice Model.

·        Develops and implements issue-specific intervention plans within the LMO Michif Practice Model and in consultation with a delegated social worker.

·        Provides intensive, consistent one-to-one direct support services to teach and strengthen basic life skills such as maintaining a household, shopping within a limited budget, and cooking nutritious meals, securing identification documents, exploring employment and educational readiness programs and opportunities, managing emotions such as anger, problem solving, conflict resolution and developing healthy relationship with others.

·        Provides one-to-one direct support services to families who are involved in the child welfare system and are often victims of trauma by supporting regulation through moments of crisis including intention of self-harm, suicide, or substance use.

·        Supports families with parenting skills including parent-child interaction, child development, discipline and guidance, and behaviour management.

·        Supports families to identify hardships and develop plans to overcome them.

·        Participates in the development, modification, and evaluation of client plans inline with the Michif Practice Model in collaboration with a family’s natural support network and case management team. Regularly participates integrated case management meetings to report clients’ activities and progress.

·        Supports families strengthen their natural support network and reconnect with family, their cultural identity and community. Supports the involvement of identified supports within their plan.

·        In collaboration with a delegated social worker, the Michif Family Support Worker evaluates the effectiveness of the plans, reports on a families’ progress, and discusses related concerns with the delegated social worker to resolve identified problems and move towards defined goals and objectives.

·        Outlines services provided and in consultation with a delegated social worker provides information on and referral to other community service providers, resources and professionals as required.

·        Maintains regular records and provides reports to the delegated social worker and team leader as required.

·        Liaises with and/or promotes the interests of families with other community service providers, professionals as required.

·        Other duties as assigned or required


·        Diploma in the field of Human or Social Services or related field

·        2 years related experience working with peoples of Indigenous ancestry

·        Knowledge of Métis history, culture, and community


Working Conditions:

·        Travel in this position is required

·        Potential for violence in the workplace

·        Comfortable with supporting parents in their individual home settings

·        Ability to perform the requirements of the job which include working independently with Metis parents who may experience cognitive delays and/or challenges with substance misuse, mental health, or other trauma related behaviours

·        Supervision received – frequent consultation with direct supervisor with directive and regular review of the work preformed. Must comply with the expectations of the Michif Practice Model.

Conditions of Employment:
·        Must be able to obtain and maintain a Criminal Records Check

·        Must consent to a Prior Contact Check

·        Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid BC Driver’s License

·        As per Section 16 of the Federal Charter of Human Rights Act, preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.


Covid-19 Policies:

·        As per current PHO orders regarding CLBC funded service providers, all employees of Lii Michif Otipemisiwak Family & Community Services are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.



·        $29.17-33.49 per hour. Classification: Family Support Worker (Grid 12) of the BCGEU Indigenous Services Collective Agreement Wage Grids. Benefits following a successful 90-day probationary period.

·        BCGEU Indigenous Service Employees are entitled to receive a retention bonus at the end of each fiscal year (until expiration of current collective agreement).

·        LMO Employees receive an annual wellness stipend following a successful probation and have the ability to participate in an earned time off schedule!

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