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.
PUROSE OF THE POSITION:
Reporting to the Resources Program Manager, the Specialized Placement Resources Consultant (SPRC) will assist with advancing the required knowledge and resources needed to support the complex needs of children and youth in VACFSS care. This includes requirements for additional planning and support within their caregiver placements, accessing direct relief and professional support for the caregiver, the development and monitoring of a child specific placement, assessment and/or focused intervention until stabilization is achieved. Planning and coordination of support to caregivers must be child and youth focused with a view toward providing available support and resources to engage a child and youth in a therapeutic process, prevent placement breakdown, achieve stabilization and/or to identify appropriate long term care placement within a home and community setting. The position will work collaboratively with other programs via integrated case management planning and the VACFSS Child Placement Review Committee.
The SPRC will track research and wise practices within the field of Indigenous child welfare to ensure that quality and current training is available to caregivers via the VACFSS Residential Resource Program, and the caregiver support contracted resources accessed by VACFSS. The successful candidate will assist in the development of in-house training for social workers and provide consultation for strengthening resource support to strengthen and enhance care for children and youth in care.
A complete job description will be provided to candidates at the time of interview.
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ABOUT THE BENEFITS:
In exchange for your contributions to VACFSS, you will receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:
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