Delegated Service Request Social Worker
Regular Full time position- Chilliwack
Salary - $55,391.68 to $75,133.98 per annum (35 hrs per week)
Xyolhemeylh - Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society - is a fully delegated Aboriginal Agency providing culturally appropriate and holistic services through various programs to Aboriginal children and families residing on and off reserve in the Fraser Valley. You can learn more about us at .
We are pleased to offer employer paid Extended Health benefits and enjoy participating in our attractive pension program with the Public Service Pension Plan.
This position requires union membership.POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to a Delegated Team Leader, Service Request Social Workers will work within the FVACFSS service area to provide culturally appropriate, and responsive, community-based services. Services will fall within the parameters provided by the BC Child, Family and Community Services Act and the Aboriginal Operational and Practice Standards and Indicators (AOPSI). Services will support communities in building preventative programming that strengthens the capacity and involvement of the community in protecting, supporting, and planning for its children. The Social Worker will be the first point of contact for any requests for support services, and will work in partnership with families, community members, Band Designates, identified Elders, and other identified supports, in all case planning and service delivery decisions. The Service Request Social Worker will become knowledgeable of, and competent in the practice of Community Protocols, and will participate in important community events and ceremonies.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelors of Social Work, or Masters in Social Work, or Bachelors of Art in Child and Youth Care, or Masters in Educational Counselling/Masters Clinical Psychology
- 3 years experience in the human services field is an asset;
- Preference may be given to applicants with the Child Welfare Specialization from an accredited British Columbia university and who have completed their practicum in a child welfare setting.
- Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal Communities, Families, Children & Youth in a human services and/or Community Development Capacity;
- Must be delegated or eligible for delegation in the province of BC;
- Ability to comply with practice standards set out in the Child Protection Response Policy (Chapter 3), B.C. Child, Family and Community Services Act, and the Aboriginal Operational and Practice Standards and Indicators (AOPSI) Manual;
- Demonstrated knowledge of the generational impacts of colonization, the Residential School System, and historical child welfare policies, on Aboriginal people and their families; as well as the findings of the TRCC and recommendations;
- Knowledge of the traditions and practices of Aboriginal people;
- Demonstrated interpersonal & communication skills, and ability to work collaboratively to provide coordinated service.
Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.
This position is open to internal and external candidates.
If you are interested in a career like this with a great organization, please submit your resume annd cover letter referencing Service request SW - Feb 2020 to our recruitment site ,
by closing date Tuesday February 25, 2020 by 4:30pm.