- Use your child welfare, collaboration, mediation, and facilitation skills to make a lasting difference with Vancouver’s Indigenous community!
- Receive a competitive salary $48,770.29 to $55,150.43 annually PLUS a comprehensive benefits package!
- Take on a challenging role that provides membership in the Public Service Pension Plan!
At Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS), we ensure that the rights, safety, well-being and spirit of Indigenous 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.
Reporting to the Team Leader, the Social Work Assistant (SWA) supports Social Workers by assisting with some of the day to day casework activities. The delegated Social Worker and /or Team Leader retain full decision making responsibility. Duties include direct assistance to Social Workers, support to youth in care, interaction with children in care, youth and foster parents, supervision of access visits, transportation of clients, and administrative coordination.
The Social Worker Assistant provides direct assistance to social workers by identifying sources of information that will be of assistance in the development and implementation of case management plans and the preparation of reports. The SWA provides support to youth in care by arranging for services with provincial ministries (e.g. Ministry of Housing and Social Development; Ministry of Education), supports case manager and service providers in developing youth’s independent living plan. The SWA will interact with children in care, youth and foster parents, provide transportation assistance, coordinate administrative aspects of client case management as well as interact and maintain contact with children-in-care, foster parents and families.
A complete position profile will be provided to candidates at the time of interview.
Education and Experience
- BSW or;
- BA in a related human service field plus basic training, and Two (2) years experience working with children and youth in a directly related field.
- A valid Class 5 Driver’s License and a reliable vehicle with business class insurance are required to perform the duties of this position.
- This position requires Union membership.
- Applications will be accepted from applicants of all genders.
- Applications will be accepted from Indigenous candidates only 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.
ABOUT THE BENEFITS:
In exchange for your contributions, you will receive a competitive salary benefits package, including:
- Medical, extended health, and dental
- Group life
- 100% employer-paid premiums
- 3 weeks of vacation
- Eligible for the VACFSS flex program after passing probation
- Membership in the Public Service Pension Plan
- Access to VACFSS’ Staff Cultural Clinical Counselor, Elder
- Access to Indigenous Cultural Teachings as coordinated by the Agency
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.