Community Advocate

Website Nezul Be Hunuyeh Child & Family Services Society

Following the path of our ancestors

Nezul Be Hunuyeh is a Delegated Aboriginal Agency serving the communities of Nak’azdli Whut’en, Binche Whut’en, and Tl’azt’en Nation. We recognize that Nezul Be Hunuyeh head office is located on the shores of Nak’al Bun (Stuart Lake) on the Nak’azdli Territorial lands of the Dakelh peoples. Our Agency offers inclusivity, opportunities for growth, and opportunities for Cultural learning.

We are offering an opportunity to become part of the Nezul Be Hunuyeh team as a Community Advocate. Under the supervision of the Child and Family Services (CFS) Manager, the Community Advocate will work out of the Prince George satellite office to serve Members of our member communities residing in the Prince George area.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Attend with Ministry of Children & Family Development (MCFD) workers for callouts, meetings, and home visits in the area to provide support, information, and advocacy
  • Assist in the developments of Child Safety Plans and/or Family Service Plans in collaboration with the family, MCFD, and the Band
  • Assist community members involved in the Family Court System to secure legal representation
  • Attend family court to provide information, support, and advocacy
  • Maintain contact with community Band Reps for consultation, planning, and to receive direction regarding Family Court matters
  • Maintain contact with all parties involved including MCFD, Nezul Be Hunuyeh Child & Family Services (NBHCFS), the Bands, and the families for consultation, planning, and to coordinate services
  • Collaborate with MCFD and the NBHCFS Family Service Worker for joint planning to facilitate the transfer of files to the NBHCFS Family Service Worker
  • In collaboration with NBHCFS staff, co-facilitate group programing as required
  • Participate at NBHCFS meetings, events, and activities and provide assistance as required
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity, understanding of Dakelh history, the impact on Dakelh families and communities, and deliver culturally appropriate and strength-based services to families
  • Maintain all required documentation as directed by the C&FS Manager

The Successful applicant will:

  • Have a minimum of a certificate/diploma in Social Services
  • Have previous experience working with Indigenous families, knowledge of Dakelh Culture, and knowledge of the communities served by NBHCFS
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and as part of the NBHCFS team
  • Be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Software and the CFS Best Practice Program

Applicant must agree to a Criminal Record Check and have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
Indigenous ancestry is an asset.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
NEZUL BE HUNUYEH CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
PO BOX 1180 – 700 STUART DRIVE WEST
FORT ST. JAMES, BC, V0J 1P0
TEL: 250.561.0790 FAX: 250.561.1591
EMAIL: hiring@nbh.ca
Closing Date: August 19, 2022, at 4:00pm

To apply for this job email your details to hiring@nbh.ca.