Resources Social Worker

Website Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society

Resources is responsible for the administration and management of foster homes for VACFSS. This responsibility involves recruiting, training, supporting and monitoring Indigenous foster caregivers as well as non-Indigenous caregivers who have a connection to the Indigenous community. The mission of the Resources Program is to provide safe alternative care for Indigenous children in care that promotes and respects their cultural identity. Resources facilitates a Cultural Education Program, Caregiver Education Program, specialized caregiver training, caregiver self-help, and in home support services.

The Resources Social Worker (RSW) reports to a Resources Team Leader and works in partnership with VACFSS’s Child Protection and Guardianship programs. The RSW is responsible for maintaining a caseload of foster homes, recruiting, developing and maintaining a range of resources for when it is necessary that a child lives outside of their home. The goal of this service is to provide the most appropriate placement to meet the needs of the child.

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