Delegated Service Assistant

Website Surrounded by Cedar Child & Family Services

*This position covers an 18-month maternity/parental leave* 

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 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 Delegated Services Assistant, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage with children and youth in care, birth family members and caregivers
  • Provide case management assistance to delegated workers who maintain case management responsibility for service delivery
  • Build relationships with Indigenous communities across Canada
  • Support young people with their independence
  • Assist with the development of meaningful and fulsome Care Plans

What You Will Bring to the Role: 

  • Grade 12 education and at least 2 years’ certification/diploma or post-secondary education in a related discipline such as Social Work, Child & Youth Care, or other human service equivalent.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with children, youth and young adults who experience multiple barriers (multiple placements, homelessness, poverty, mental health, addiction, trauma, etc.).
  • Experience working within the urban Indigenous community or with urban Indigenous children, youth and families is preferred.
  • Current B.C. Class 5 Driver’s license, satisfactory driver’s abstract, adequate vehicle insurance including business coverage and access to a safe reliable vehicle.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

What We Have to Offer:

  • A healthy working environment rooted in Indigenous ways of knowing and being
  • Flexible work schedules and leave opportunities that promote work/life/family balance
  • 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:  $48,770.29 – $55,150.43 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: Thursday December 01, 2022, 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.

To apply for this job please visit surroundedbycedar.com.