Delegated Social Worker

Website NIȽTU,O Child and Family Services Society

Full Job Description

NIȽTU,O Child and Family Services Society supports commitments of Coast Salish families in self-determination and decision-making processes over their own families and children. Our staff are committed to ensuring the safety of children, strengthening family relations, and enhancing the well-being of members of the South Vancouver Island First Nations.

NIȽTU,O offers competitive wage, public service pension plan, extended health benefits and employee supports for mental health wellness including an EAP and cultural supports. If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to the life of Coast Salish children and families, come join the NIȽTU,O family!


Position Summary:

As a Delegated Social Worker, you will ensure the safety and well-being of children in care by developing and supervising a comprehensive plan of care, inform caregivers of their responsibilities, monitor the placement of children, and provide guidance regarding children’s behavior. There is potential for this position to include work on Resources/Recruitment and Retention including but not limited to recruiting and screening potential caregivers and ensuring that children and youth in care are receiving placement resources that meet their unique individual needs. You will be part of a collaborative team, working alongside the community designate and the Ministry for Children and Family Development to contribute to NIȽTU,O’s mission across the entire social work service delivery spectrum.

We are looking for a social worker who is able to practice in Family Services, Voluntary Services, Guardianship, Resources and Recruitment and Retention. NIȽTU, O will work with you to obtain your delegation training. You will be working in a variety of situations, from individual sessions, integrated case management meetings and Community Practice Circles; with children, youth and parents, to extended families, peer- support groups and information/educational settings. This position will report to a Community Services Manager and work in the Southern Vancouver Island geographic area.

This is a unionized position with BCGEU. * Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to qualified applicants of indigenous ancestry. * An eligibility list may be established and are often used to fill future vacancies.

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Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. If you do not hear from us about this position, please accept our sincere appreciation for your interest in working at NIȽTU,O!


Education Requirements:

· Bachelors of Social Work or BA Child and Youth Care; or M.Ed. counseling/MA clinical Psychology.

· Candidates must either have or be eligible to immediately attain C3/C4 delegation

· Previous practicum in child and family welfare would be considered a strong asset


Technical Experience Requirements:

· In depth knowledge of AOPSI and agency’s policies, procedures, and practice manuals

· In-depth knowledge of CFCS Act and other related legislation

· Knowledge and appreciation of Coast Salish culture and history

· Experience in working with First Nation communities and aboriginal organizations mandated to provide health, counselling and child and family services

· the intergenerational trauma that occurs as a result of colonization, including the impacts of the Indian Act, Residential Schools Sixties Scoop, and other oppressive systems and structures.


Technical Skill Requirements:

· Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both written and oral

· Computer proficiency in MS Office and ability to write detailed reports.

· Knowledge of the CFCSA and the understanding of the criteria used to assess risk.

· Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with a variety of individuals and group including families, communities, staff and other community and government professionals.

· Ability to work as a collaborative member of a team to provide coordinated service to families.



· Clean criminal record

· Valid driver’s license and positive driver’s abstract

· Willingness to accommodate a flexible work schedule to meet the needs of families/clients

· Full vaccination required as per NIȽTU,O COVID-19 policy


Application Deadline:

· Open Until Filled – Submit your Cover Letter and Resume as one document

· Please include “self-identified” if you are voluntarily self identify as Indigenous.


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $36.45-$44.11 per hour



  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Paid time off



  • Monday to Friday


Application question(s):

  • Describe any work or lived experience you have with Indigenous populations?
  • Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
  • Have you submitted a cover letter along with your application?



  • Driver’s License (required)


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