Family Preservation Parenting Support
West Vancouver, BC
PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION IN WEST VANCOUVER
CLOSES: March 5, 2020
- Help make a difference to the Squamish First Nations community
- Enjoy a competitive salary, plus comprehensive benefits and pension plan
About the Squamish Nation
Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory. Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.
About the Opportunity
We have a great opportunity for a Family Preservation Parenting Support to join our dynamic and progressive First Nations government in West Vancouver.
This position provides intensive one-to-one support to the family by providing teaching, mentoring, and resources to assist them to manage effectively the challenges they are facing and prevent escalation of them. The incumbent will assess family’s progress at meeting goals, identify strengths and limitations of the family, and work collaboratively with the referring social worker on planning for the family in home and/or office. The incumbent will ensure that the family understands the issues identified by the referring social worker and will explain the process to deal with these issues. The incumbent will ensure that a support system is in place for families and children deemed to be “at risk” in a culturally sensitive manner. The position will offer in home crisis-oriented support to families, assess and evaluate family functioning, make referrals to community resources, and report concerns to the referring social worker as required. The incumbent must have an ability to diffuse difficult situations where an extreme emergency is in progress. This position functions under the mandate of the Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services.
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
- Provision of direct service to clients including parent support, coaching and counseling.
- Provides intensive support to families whose children may be, or have been diagnosed with complex behavior disorders.
- Develops an analysis and plan of action.
- Participates in interdisciplinary case management.
- Participates in case conferences and consults with other stakeholders.
- Maintains caseload and paperwork including a range of straightforward and complex cases.
- Coordinates the development of service plans for families on caseload.
- Adheres to workplace Health & Safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
- Participates as a member of Case Management and Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services Teams.
The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will have:
- Master’s degree in Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Psychology, Education, Health or relevant/related discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution.
- 2 – 3 years of directly-related experience in the majority of specialties listed in the job description including counselling, high-risk families, family support services, case management, intervention, and in-depth knowledge of First Nation social, familial, and cultural issues (knowledge of Squamish Nation is preferred).
- As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to caseload management, crisis management, counseling, parenting and coaching etc.
- Experience as an intermediate user of MS Office, the internet, etc.
- Working experience with a large scale computerized database system. Experience with JD Edwards is an asset.
- Previous experience working in a First Nations Community (particularly Squamish) is preferred.
- Must have a valid BC Driver’s License Class 4 or 5. Class 7N may be considered.
- Must have a reliable vehicle and current auto insurance.
- Must be able to travel as required.
- Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required.
- Must successfully complete Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search as per Squamish Nation Policy.
- May be willing to consider a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 5 years of relevant/related education and experience.
The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation.
Salary: $69,683 to $77,216 annually, plus a comprehensive benefits package.