Community Social Worker

Tsleil-Waututh Nation

With an emphasis on prevention and early intervention, the Community Social Worker utilizes a case management approach to provide strengths-based, healing-centered wraparound supports to facilitate improved social functioning, wellbeing, resilience and among Tsleil-Waututh individuals and families. The Community Social Worker works in a collaborative team environment under the direction of the Children, Youth and Family Services (CYFS) Manager.


Tsleil-Waututh Nation is in the process of re-asserting legal jurisdiction over the care of their children, youth and families. The incumbent must be committed to decolonizing social work, play a key role in supporting the transition and be part of these efforts towards reconciliation.


  • Build strong relationships Tsleil-Waututh community members to gain trust and understanding of their barriers, needs and strengths, in order to provide prevention and early intervention supports
  • Provide intake, case planning, and intervention for individuals and families at risk or experiencing social difficulties, working collaboratively with extended family and other care providers
  • Be TWN’s primary liaison with the Ministry of Children and Family Development and Indigenous Child and Family Service (ICFS) Agencies and advocate for community members and families
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments, provide brief solution-based therapy, mediation and other interventions as required
  • Provide and coordinate referrals to community resources (ie. counselling, treatment centres, BC Housing), including on-reserve and off-reserve supports
  • Coordinate and lead case management meetings, involving staff and external agencies as appropriate, to provide wraparound supports for individuals and families
  • Investigate, and take protective action when required in cases of child abuse and/or neglect, both alongside the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s process and based on Tsleil-Waututh’s own risk assessment
  • Act as an advocate for clients and perform court-related services as required, this may include travelling to support off-reserve members
  • Maintain accurate and detailed case notes and records of each visit, conversation and any other form of communication
  • Maintain good working relationships with internal and external partners, including the Integrated First Nations Unit
  • Assist with policy and procedural document writing and development, as directed by supervisor
  • Attend scheduled department staff meetings and in-service programs
  • Complete and maintain all documentation/ records and reporting as required
  • Develop and follow approved annual work plan.
  • Follow policies and procedures around privacy and confidentiality
  • Perform other related duties as required.

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