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: Gavin O’Toole
Gavin’s career spans 33-years working with families and youth from across Canada—now he’s ready for his next challenge as the VACFSS Residential Resources Manager.
Tell us about you background.
I grew up on a farm in the Ottawa Valley, meaning a lot of farm work and rural country living when I was younger. My heritage is Irish and English. I also come from...read more