Guardianship Social Worker

Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society

Reporting to the Guardianship Team Leader, the Guardianship Social Worker carries out guardianship responsibilities for children in continuing care of the Director of Child and Family Services and secures culturally appropriate, child specific, permanent or adoptive homes. The Guardianship Social Worker is responsible for the day-to-day care of the child throughout the child’s stay in care. The worker develops and supervises the comprehensive plan of care and deals with issues related to placement and permanency planning. The worker has delegated responsibility for ensuring that the child’s rights under the Child, Family and Community Service Act (CF&CS) are met, and for exercising the Director’s authority under the Act by providing services to children in care in accordance with legislation, guardianship standards and VACFSS policy.

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