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    Stz’uminus First Nation is seeking: Social Worker (FTE)

    STZ’UMINUS FIRST NATION

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    The Social Worker assists in the coordination and facilitation of family circles and traditional decision-making processes designed to engage and wrap around supports for families with children at risk or coming into care.

    The Social Worker enhances and stabilizes children in the care of their extended family by helping coordinate and implement Cultural Caregiver support services to those providing temporary or permanent care to children in their family or community.

    Purpose:

    The key goal of the Social Worker is to reduce the number of children coming into care by linking families to available resources, programs and services and engaging and supporting Cultural Caregivers for those children who are unable to reside in their parental home through the following means:

    • Reduce the utilization of family court in favour of traditional decision-making processes including the Family Circle
    • Eliminate barriers that prevent families from providing safe, caring and enriching family environments for children placed in their home.
    • Identify Cultural Caregivers to provide temporary and long-term care for children at risk of coming into care.
    • Act as the Band Designate for Child, Family and Community Service Act requirements
    • Provide direct assessment and outreach services to support the successful transition and ongoing stability of children with Cultural Caregivers who are residing in their home communities and those residing outside of their reserves/bands.

      Position Summary:

      Provide social services and support to families and children and assist them in finding the resources and skills needed to increase family and children well-being. Investigate complaints of child neglect and identify client needs and problems.

      Hours:

      This position is full time. The social worker will work 37.5 hours per week, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. They may be required to work evenings and weekends on an as-needed basis.

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    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Provide guidance and advice to individuals, families and communities to aid them in overcoming their social and personal problems.
    • Interview and assess clients individually, in families and in groups to assess their situation and determine what types of resources are needed.
    • Maintain client files and prepare reports.
    • Work with DAA and the Ministry of Children & Family Development to ensure the best possible plan

      and outcomes for Stz’uminus families.

    • Refer clients to organizations that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing and medical treatment.
    • The successful candidate will facilitate programs such as safe talk, suicide awareness and other programs related to supporting and building families capacity.
    • Able to do ASERT Training and Mental Health seminarsEducation and Experience:
    • Child & Youth Care Certification with a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree preferred
    • Emergency First Aid Level I
    • Minimum 5 years of experience as a Social Worker or Family Support Child Youth Worker
    • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of the Child, Family and Community Services Act
    • Awareness of Aboriginal Child Welfare and DAA’s
    • Able to maintain confidentiality regarding client files
    • Awareness of Stz’uminus First Nation culture and traditions
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Active Listening Skills
    • Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel)
    • Valid Driver’s License and reliable access to a vehicle

    STZ’UMINUS FIRST NATION

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    Application:

    Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

    Human Resources AdvisorStz’uminus First Nation
    12611A Trans Canada Hwy Ladysmith, B.C., V9G 1M5 Email: resumes@stzuminus.com

    No phone inquiries please.

    Closing date for Applications:

    Thursday November 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm