The Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society is a leader in restorative child welfare. Our practices and policies are grounded in culture, guided by research and delivered collaboratively with Elders and teamwork between departments.
As one of the largest delegated Aboriginal Agencies in Canada, we have four programs (Child Protection, Guardianship, Residential Resources and Family Preservation and Reunification) to service the urban Indigenous population in Vancouver. We work in partnership with Indigenous communities from across Canada and a child’s family and extended community to ensure care plans are strengths based and incorporate cultural and identity.
We are dedicated to supporting our employees to feel a sense of belonging, valued for their contributions and the perspectives that they bring. We encourage Indigenous applicants but welcome qualified applicants from all backgrounds. We practice differently at VACFSS, and some of our benefits for eligible employees include:
- Competitive pension and benefits
- Flexible schedule and accumulated time off
- In-house Counsellor/Elder support
- In-house massage and yoga
- Teachings in cultural practice
- Training and growth opportunities
- Opportunity to participate in ceremony
Please visit our current opportunities.
Staff Spotlight: Jessica Knutson, Child & Youth Engagement Worker
Jessica helps coordinate VACFSS’ cultural and youth programming. It is a unique position as it is the only one of its kind within the organization and rare within child welfare agencies.
Tell us about your background.
I grew up in a small community in the Okanagan on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan People. My paternal gra...read more