Position: Child Protection Social Worker
Status: Permanent full-time (5)
Hours of Work: 8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday
Closing: Open until positions are filled
Union Position: Delegated Social Program Officer, Grid 19 – 25, BCGEU
Salary: $56,504.21 to $76,650.62
Location: 471 East Broadway, Vancouver BC
At VACFSS, we ensure that the rights, safety, well-being and spirit of Indigenous children and families are upheld, honoured and protected. We strive to eliminate oppression, discrimination and marginalization within our community. We acknowledge and honour the inherent wisdom, capacity and resourcefulness of our community in designing programs and services to care for our own children and families. Accordingly, we are dedicated to planning, developing, and implementing creative and innovative Indigenous programs and services in collaboration with members of our community and other agencies.
The objective of the Child Protection Program is to ensure the safety and well-being of children and to work towards the preservation of families. The Child Protection Program provides a continuum of services, from preventive programs which support and maintain families, to services that ensure permanency for children in care.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Child Protection Social Worker (CPSW) is responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of children through least intrusive, trauma-informed and restorative child welfare practices. This is enacted by the Social Worker working in partnership with the child’s family, extended family, community, Band or Nation to: (1) Gathering the child’s Circle; (2) Listen, assess and find solutions; (3) Create security, belonging and well-being; and (4) Keep the Circle strong.
The work of the CPSW is guided by the values of belonging, respect, strengths-based practice, integrity and humility. It is conducted in accordance with practice standards, legislation, and VACFSS’s philosophy of service delivery, in pursuit of a balanced and harmonious Indigenous community.
A comprehensive position profile will be available at the time of interview.
Education, Training and Experience:
Applications will be accepted from Indigenous candidates with the above qualifications or from candidates that have delegated experience with MCFD or a Delegated Aboriginal Agency.
Job Skills and Abilities:
ABOUT THE BENEFITS:
In exchange for your contributions to VACFSS, you will receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:
Preference may be given to Indigenous candidates as per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.
Eligibility list may be created
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