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 of $43,758.82 to $49,357.30per year PLUS a comprehensive benefits package!
- Take on a challenging role that provides membership in the Public Service Pension Plan!
Reporting to the Supervisor of Administrative Services, the role of the Child Protection Administrative Assistant is to provide a variety of confidential and professional administrative support services to the Program and teams.
This position will assist by maintaining client files, preparing documentations, correspondence, reports and other information as required utilizing various computer applications; and providing switchboard duties as needed. Some other administrative duties include ordering/requesting applicable forms, booklets, or program supplies, completing large volume mail outs using mail merge and completing computer entry to the client case management system. These functions and all other duties will be performed in a courteous, professional manner and require working collaboratively in a team environment. Successful candidates will be task orientated and willing to demonstrate effective teamwork, initiative, organization, and interpersonal skills. This role is a frontline position where you will be the first contact with our clients, partner agencies/organizations and other professional colleagues.
Please note that the Child Protection Office is relocating from 471 East Broadway, Vancouver BC to 2020 Yukon Street on July 26, 2021.
A complete job description will be provided to candidates to review during the interview process.
- Relational Engagement
- Collaborative Planning and Decision Making
- Emotional Competency
- Cultural, Spiritual Expression
Education, Training and Experience:
- A certificate in an administrative program; and
- Five years’ experience working in an office setting.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Knowledge of various filling systems and maintenance.
- Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
- Ability to prioritize and handle multiple competing priorities
- Criminal Record Check for Working with Vulnerable Children or Adults
- This position requires Union membership.
- Applications will be accepted from applicants of all genders.
- Preference may be given to qualified Indigenous candidates as per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.
- This position requires the incumbent to be available in the office and follow COVID-19 safety guidelines and protocols. Remote work is unavailable.
- 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
- Participation in the Accumulated Time Off Program after passing probation
Applicants may apply by completing the Application on the Employment Opportunities webpage www.vacfss.com or by using the following link: https://www.vacfss.com/join-us/apply-for-a-job/. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference may be given to qualified Indigenous candidates as per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.
We’re committed to providing safe and healthy workspaces in all our office locations to protect our employees, clients including children, youth, and families, caregivers as well as community partners. Due to the nature of our Agency’s work in providing essential services, VACFSS will require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required as of this date for staff and will apply to new employees to the Agency. VACFSS will consider its obligations to accommodate those staff who are unable to be vaccinated.
This interim mandatory employee policy is intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our employees, clients, and the public.
Situated on the unceded and occupied territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and Stó:lō nations.