Family Preservation Resources Program Assistant

Website Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society

Position:              Family Preservation Resources Program Assistant

Status:                  Regular full-time

Department:      Family Preservation & Reunification Program
Location:             745 Clark Drive

Classification:   Grid 15

Salary:                $ 2,196.17 to $2,483.98 bi-weekly


At VACFSS, we ensure that the rights, safety, well-being and spirit of Indigenous children and families are upheld, honored and protected. We strive to eliminate oppression, discrimination and marginalization within our community. We acknowledge and honor the inherent wisdom, capacity and resourcefulness of our community in designing programs and services to care for our own children and families. Accordingly, we are dedicated to planning, developing, and implementing creative and innovative Indigenous programs and services in collaboration with members of our community and other agencies.

  • Join an Agency that strives to provide services to strengthen Indigenous families culturally and spiritually!
  • Receive a competitive salary $57,296.54 to $64,805.30 per year PLUS a comprehensive benefits package!
  • Take on a challenging role that provides membership in the Public Service Pension Plan!


Job Summary:

Reporting to the Manager of Family Preservation and Reunification, the Family Preservation Program Resources Assistant (FPRA) works closely with Family Preservation and Reunification Program staff, across agency programs, with community professionals and the Indigenous community to provide a high level of service to children, youth and families served by VACFSS.  The position is guided the Program Policy of Family Preservation and Reunification, Standing with Families and the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CFCSA).

The FPRA will provide functional resource support and assistance to the Family Preservation Program including Counsellors, In-Home Support and Strengthening Families Programs.  Areas of support will include:

  1. Assists the Program with maintaining a registry for basic needs required for families such as housing, food banks, health, and wellness community programs.
  2. Transportation assistance for clients to the Strengthening Father and Families Programs and or visitation.
  3. Temporary processing assistance for In-Home Support referrals as needed.


The position provides a variety of administrative, clerical, organizational and coordination responsibilities for resource supports to the Family Preservation Program which may also be shared across internal programs.

The position may assist with coordinating and organizing training events, informational sessions, community meetings/events and other supporting duties as required.  Other duties may be assigned to this position related to the classification considering education and experience.

A complete position profile will be made available upon request as well as at the time of the interview.


Education and Experience:

  • BSW or;
  • BA in a related human service field; or two-year diploma in Child and Youth Care, Social Work, or Child Care with two years’ experience working with children, youth and families in a related field or;
  • Completion of two years of a four-year degree in Social Work or Child and Youth Care with two years’ experience working with children, youth and families in a related field.


Key Competencies:

  • Relational Engagement
  • Leadership
  • Collaborative Planning and Decision Making
  • Emotional Competency
  • Resilience
  • Cultural, Spiritual Expression



  • This position requires Union membership.
  • Applications will be accepted from applicants of all genders
  • Applicants are required to have a reliable working vehicle and a valid class 5 driver’s license. A Class 4 driver’s license is strongly preferred.
  • This position requires the incumbent to be available in the office



  • Extended health and dental
  • Group life and AD&D
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • 100% employer-paid premiums
  • 3 weeks of vacation
  • Public Service Pension Plan
  • Access to VACFSS’ Staff Cultural Clinical Counselor, Elder
  • Access to Indigenous Cultural Teachings as coordinated by the Agency
  • Eligible for the VACFSS flex program after passing probation



Interested applicants may apply at or by using the following link:  Applications will be accepted from candidates with the above qualifications or from candidates that have delegated experience with MCFD or a Delegated Aboriginal Agency. An eligibility list may be created. Preference may be given to Indigenous candidates as per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.

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