At 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 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 $48,770.29 to $55,150.43 per year PLUS a comprehensive benefits package!
- Take on a challenging role that provides membership in the Public Service Pension Plan!
The objective of the Child Protection Program is to ensure the safety and well-being of children and to work towards the preservation of families. The Child Protection Program provides a continuum of services, from preventive programs which support and maintain families, to services that ensure permanency for children in care.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
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.
- Relational Engagement
- Collaborative Planning and Decision Making
- Emotional Competency
- Cultural, Spiritual Expression
Education, Training and Experience:
- BSW or;
- BA in a related human service field; or two-year diploma in Child and Youth Care, Social Work, or Child Care with 2 years experience working with children and youth or;
- Completion of 2 years of a 4-year degree in Social Work or Child and Youth Care with 2 years of experience working with children and youth
- This position requires Union membership.
- Applications will be accepted from applicants of all genders.
- Applicants are required to have a reliable working vehicle and a valid class 5 driver’s license.
- Applications will be accepted from Indigenous candidates as per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code at this time.
- This position requires the incumbent to be available in the office and follow COVID-19 safety guidelines and protocols. Participation of the in-office rotational schedule is required.
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
- 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
Interested applicants may apply at www.vacfss.com or by using the following link: https://www.vacfss.com/join-us/apply-for-a-job/. Applications will be accepted from Indigenous candidates as per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code at this time.
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 requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required 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.