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Job Number:  58191
Indigenous Outreach Family Preservation Worker
Job Posted: Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Closing Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Westcoast Family Centres
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Maple Ridge Salary: Grid Level 14-P, step 1, $30.68 per hour

Job Opportunity:                    Indigenous Outreach Family Preservation Worker

Location:                                 Ridge Meadows- Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie

Available Opportunity:          1 Permanent, 35 hours/week


Does This Sound Like You?

  • Have a background in parent-education and family interventions?
  • Passionate about supporting and counselling at-risk families with young children?
  • Like the thought of servicing diverse clients in their home setting, with the ability to provide individualized support?


We are looking for a full-time permanent Indigenous Outreach Family Preservation Worker for the Ridge Meadows area. You must be able to travel to families’ homes and within their community to provide a variety of parenting education and supportive interventions that promote healthier family functioning, reduce risk factors, maintain safety and increase well-being. The Indigenous Outreach Family Preservation Worker provides support to families in goal planning and utilizes a range of strategies, community resources, and support network to help address risks identified. We encourage First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Peoples to apply.


Reporting to the Family Preservation Team Leader, the Indigenous Outreach Family Preservation Worker will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Conducting and completing detailed assessments for clients referred from multiple agency streams
  • Assessing, screening, referring and linking individuals to internal and community resources as needed
  • Compiling and gathering collateral information
  • Participating in integrative case management meetings as needed to determine outcomes for individuals referred to the Agency
  • Consulting with the Ministry for Children and Family development to co-ordinate and deliver services
  • Communicating and coordinating relevant client information with agency staff across departments
  • Attend as-needed weekly meetings for the intake, transition and discharge of quick response clients
  • Provide interventions and brief therapeutic supports to individuals experiencing crisis
  • Provide a quick response to urgent situations that arise for clients
  • Linking individuals with urgent needs to immediate resources (i.e. securing food resources, financial assistance, and housing) 
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends when required

What you Bring:

  • Relevant M.A. degree (i.e. Social Services, Counselling Psychology) with 3 years’ experience or relevant B.A. with 5 years’ experience in family preservation/reunification preferred
  • Understanding and knowledge of familial and social issues affecting Indigenous families, including but not limited to intergenerational trauma, colonialism and residential schools, traditional wellness and healing practices and culture as therapy.
  • Experience working with families who may present multiple service needs related to poverty, addictions, violence, child abuse or neglect, and mental health issues.
  • Strong counselling, program planning, and communication skills.
  • An understanding of integrated case management.
  • Computer proficiency – MS Office, ERP/CRM software systems (e.g. Sohema)
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR & AED Level C certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License with satisfactory driving record, and use of own vehicle.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in the Family Preservation Program, and work experience with Indigenous families.


  • Competitive wages and extended health and dental benefits package
  • Professional development and growth opportunities
  • Education and training allowance, plus frequent in-house training (e.g. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training)
  • Enrollment in the Municipal Pension Plan when eligible
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Why Work for WFC:

Be part of a grass roots community-based agency committed to developing and strengthening our community together. As a WFC employee, you will benefit from:

  • Making a difference in your local community
  • A chance to do meaningful work with a committed team of professionals

About Westcoast Family Centres

Westcoast Family Centres Society (WFCS) is a multi-service community-based non-profit organization delivering child-centered, evidence-based programs and services to children and families in the Lower Mainland. Our mission is to strengthen and develop healthy relationships between children, their families, and their communities. Our programs and services aim to address the unique and varied challenges faced by vulnerable families. Joining the WFC team is an opportunity to be a part of a team where your skills and knowledge will make a positive impact in the lives of children and families.


How to Apply:

Apply directly through our WFC website or email your resumes to 

Subject Heading: Indigenous Outreach Family Preservation Worker – Vancouver – 2019-100


Position is open to all gender identities. Applications must be legally eligible to work in Canada; only selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.



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Subject Heading: Indigenous Outreach Family Preservation Worker Vancouver: 2019-100
Contact Details
Westcoast Family Centres
101 - 2780 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5M 1Y8

Tel: 6042545457
www:   www.westcoastfamily.org

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