Out of Care Resource Social Workers (x2)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Surrounded by Cedar Child & Family Services

Who We Are:  Located on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen People, Surrounded by Cedar Child & Family Services’ (SCCFS) vision is to support the empowerment of the urban Indigenous community to continue the reclamation of traditional systems of caring for and protecting children so no child or youth will be placed into care. As an urban Delegated Indigenous Agency, SCCFS is committed to providing child and family services strongly rooted in Indigenous cultural values and world views while ensuring urban Indigenous children and youth grow up connected to family, community, and culture.

Surrounded by Cedar receives its delegation through the Provincial Director of Child Welfare, who gives the agency the authority to undertake administration of parts of the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA).  Under its current delegation agreement, Surrounded by Cedar administers C3 (Family Services) & C4 services (Guardianship).

SCCFS strives to be a culturally safe employer, with a keen focus on Indigenous recruitment and retention.  While working at the agency, employees will be involved in various cultural knowledge sharing opportunities, activities, and ceremonies, while being actively engaged in urban Indigenous community events.

The Opportunity:  Join a team that values your contributions and allows you to grow your career while utilizing your unique skills, creativity, and passion for making a meaningful difference in the lives of urban Indigenous children, youth, and families. In the role as an Out of Care Resources Worker, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Assess prospective Out of Care care-providers, ensuring they can provide safe and stable care.
  • Use a holistic and collaborative approach to ensure the out of care living arrangement meets the unique needs of the child/youth placed in the home, including the child/youth’s cultural needs.
  • Deliver child welfare services strongly rooted in Indigenous cultural values and beliefs while supporting the Out of Care care-providers to nurture and care for the child/youth placed in their home.
  • Advocate on behalf of the care provider to ensure their unique needs are met and that they have adequate support and the resources needed to provide care.

What You Will Bring to the Role: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Child & Youth Care, or a related discipline.
  • Current C4 delegation in British Columbia (or have been delegated within the last 2 years is considered an asset and will be given preference.
  • Experience working within the urban Indigenous community or with urban Indigenous children, youth and families is preferred.
  • Availability Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Willingness to travel and work some evenings and weekends.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license, a safe and reliable vehicle, and a favourable driver’s abstract.
  • Clear criminal records check.

What We Have to Offer:

  • Competitive wages, comprehensive benefits and a matched RRSP contribution plan
  • A healthy working environment rooted in Indigenous ways of knowing and being.
  • Flexible work schedules and leave opportunities that promote work/life/family balance.
  • Physical wellness funds to support your overall well-being.
  • Professional development and learning opportunities to enhance your skills.

Apply Now!  Visit www.surroundedbycedar.com for more information about this position, the agency and to view the full job description.

Wage:  $63,446.31 – $78,814.47 annually, depending on experience.  

Preference will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit as per Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code.

Deadline to Apply:  Friday, March 24 2023, at 11:59pm

Along with your resume, please submit a cover letter outlining why you are interested in this opportunity, what specific skills and experience you will bring, and how your qualifications will make you successful in this role.

Apply online, or submit your resume and cover letter by email to:
Maren Gray, Executive Assistant
Email: Maren@sccfs.com

We thank you for your interest in this position.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. An eligibility list may be established.

To apply for this job please visit surroundedbycedar.com.