Family Support Worker

Website NIȽTU,O Child and Family Services Society

Full Job Description
NIȽTU,O Child and Family Services Society supports commitments of Indigenous 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 communities.

NIȽTU,O provides a full health and dental benefits package, Public Service Pension Plan, and a company paid cell phone. If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to the life of Indigenous children, come join the NIȽTU,O family!

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

As a Family Support Worker (FSW), you will be part of a collaborative team, working alongside community designates, staff from the Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD), and Delegated Social Workers of NIȽ TU,O Child and Family Services Society. You will provide intensive support services to families referred by MCFD and will assist them in developing their skills and ability to safely care for their children. Some of your work will involve assisting families and / or youth to navigate the complex service network and to reduce barriers in accessing services, as well as building connections with culture and community. You will report to a Community Services Manager. The work primarily takes place in the Southern Vancouver Island geographic area.

* Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry. *

For more information about us, please visit: www.niltuo.ca

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

· Degree or Diploma in Social Services, or combination of education and experience

· Two years in a related field working with Indigenous children, youth, and parents in a human services capacity

 

REQUIREMENTS:

· Full vaccination as per the NIȽTU,O COVID-19 Policy

· Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook

· Ability to write detailed reports

· Basic knowledge of the CFCSA and the understanding of the criteria used to assess risk

· Experience working with First Nation communities, and knowledge and appreciation of the local First Nation community and culture

· Valid Driver’s license and a positive driving abstract. The position requires an outreach component and driving for work-related purposes and willingness to accommodate a flexible work schedule

· Must provide a clear Criminal Record check

· This position requires Union membership in the BCGEU

 

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.

 

Work remotely

  • No

 

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $24.16-$28.13 per hour

 

Schedule:

  • 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?

 

Licence/Certification:

  • driver’s license? (preferred)

 

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