Position: Family Preservation and Reunification Clinical Supervisor
Status: Regular full-time
Hours of Work: 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday
Closing: Open until filled
Salary: $77,971.00 – $89,102.00 (effective April 1, 2020)
Classification: Delegated Program Supervisor Grid 30
Location: 745 Clark Drive, Vancouver BC
- Use your Registered Clinical Counselling and experience in child and family services to make a lasting difference in Vancouver’s Indigenous community!
- Receive competitive salary of $77,971.00 – $89,102.00 PLUS a comprehensive benefits package!
At VACFSS, we ensure that the rights, safety, well-being and spirit of Aboriginal children and families are upheld, honoured and protected. We strive to eliminate oppression, discrimination and marginalization within our community. We acknowledge and honour 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 Aboriginal programs and services in collaboration with members of our community and other agencies.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Reporting to the Program Manager, the position oversees a team of Family Preservation and Reunification Program staff and is responsible for directing staff assignments to ensure that the goals and objectives of the program are met. The Clinical Supervisor provides clinical supervision, planning, coordination and administration of the program and is responsible for coordination and administration of volunteer mentoring, in-home services and self-help mutual aid groups.
Directly supervises Family Preservation Counselors who provide intensive in-home family support, therapeutic interventions and preservation services to families facing possible out-of-home placement of one or more children.
The role provides clinical supervision with an emphasis on enhancing therapeutic interventions for families under the care of VACFSS. This involves guiding and advising Counsellors in how to work with individuals and groups to improve mental health and encourage clients to discuss emotions and experiences. The Supervisor provides direction in assisting clients in examining issues including substance abuse, bullying, anger management, careers, depression, relationships, self-image and stress. The role ensures services provided are reflective of integrated case management/wraparound service approach by:
- Ensuring that services are strength-based and build on the family’s capacity to take care of their own children as well as directing their own service plans
- Ensuring that program standards, guidelines as well as policies and procedures of the agency are maintained
- Facilitating and participating in weekly case management team meetings
- Overseeing referral, intake and discharge planning
- Reviewing follow-up cases to ensure maximum quality of client care
- Provide clinical consultation with respect to:
- Assessment and integrated services planning
- Services to address concrete needs
- Individual parent training and education
- Therapeutic interventions with individuals, couples and families
- Linkages to formal and informal supports
The work of the Family Preservation and Reunification Clinical Supervisor is guided by the values of belonging, respect, strengths-based practice, integrity and humility. It is conducted in accordance with practice standards, delegation, legislation, and VACFSS’s philosophy of service delivery, in pursuit of a balanced and harmonious Aboriginal community. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate Core Cultural Competencies of Relational Engagement, Indigenous Leadership, Collaborative Problem Solving/Decision Making, Emotional Intelligence, Resilience and Cultural Expression.
The Supervisor ensures that services are delivered in accordance with VACFSS’ restorative approach to child welfare as outlined in the VACFSS Program policies and procedures which includes:
- Client and community engagement is carried out in a culturally appropriate manner and ensures client and family work include specific cultural components.
- Ensuring that workers attend and integrate cultural training and awareness into everyday practice.
- Modeling cultural behavior
- Utilizing the Restorative Case Management Supervision Model to ensure that delivery of services are provided within the framework of Restorative Practice and with the ultimate goal of “keeping our children safe”.
- Identifying ongoing training needs with individual staff to ensure Family Preservation team members acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to work effectively.
- Integrating core training into practice and providing mandatory training to team members on a monthly basis in the areas of VACFSS Policies and Procedures, Occupational Safety and Health procedures and practice.
A complete position profile will be made available to candidates during the interview process.
- A Masters of Social Work (MSW) or Master of Arts (MA) Clinical Psychology; with
- Five years in child and family services of which 3 years involve providing family support/counseling and at least two years are post Master experience in family therapy and/or crisis intervention
- Supervisory training
- Mastery of Parent Effectiveness Training, Behavior Modification, Bargaining and Negotiating Techniques and Assertiveness Training
- Preference will be given to candidates with C6 and or C3 delegation. Obtaining C6 delegation will be a requirement for this position.
- Member of BCACC as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) or member of BCCSW as a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW)
- Applicants that are eligible for the RCC or RCSW may be considered provide requirements are met
Job Skills and Abilities:
- Cultural competency in working with a variety of First Nations families
- Knowledge and understanding of the history of Aboriginal people in Canada, residential school, colonialism, and historical child welfare practices
- Ability to obtain and foster confidence of children and families
- Ability to respond to crisis situations
- Knowledge of existing community services and resources
- Strong skills for report writing as well as use of Microsoft Office
- Valid class 5 driver’s license and reliable vehicle
ABOUT THE BENEFITS:
In exchange for your contributions to VACFSS, you will receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:
- Medical, extended health, and dental
- Group life – 100% employer-paid premiums
- 3 weeks of vacation
- VACFSS Flex Program
- Membership in the Public Service Pension Plan
Interested applicants may apply by using the following link: https://www.vacfss.com/join-us/apply-for-a-job/.
Preference may be given to qualified Aboriginal candidates per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.