Job Posting 77863

Team Leader, Resources Recruitment
Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 11 days (Fri, 10 Dec)
full time  •  $79,530.36 to $90,884.16 per year

Reporting to the Resources Manager, the Team Leader is responsible for supervising the day-to-day activities of the Resources Recruitment team, providing leadership and coordination to team activities. The Supervisor has responsibility to plan, develop, manage, coordinate, and evaluate the delivery of services within the context of a Resources Recruitment team. The Team Leader is directly accountable for the quality of service to clients and for setting and monitoring standards in a manner that is culturally sensitive to Indigenous people.  Provides direct Restorative Supervision and coaching to workers in the Resources Recruitment team.  Provides vision, direction, guidance and leadership to his/her direct reports and others.  This Team Leader is responsible for Intake, overseeing of effective placement of children and youth for emergency, short-term, long-term, respite and child-specific placements.   This position may be reassigned to a Case Management Resources Team Leader position based on operational needs of the program.

Exhibits good working knowledge of Child, Family and Community Services Act, related legislation, policies, provincial and government systems including a clear understanding of risk factors relating to the protection of children in all environments.  Demonstrates a practical working knowledge of related theories, principles, techniques, and practice directions relating to recruitment of new resources, including family homes, contracted care givers, specialized placement, and respite/relief providers. Demonstrates a strong knowledge of Indigenous cultural practices, ceremonies, values and beliefs.  A thorough understanding of Inclusive Foster Care and Restorative Child Welfare practice framework.

As a member of the larger Resources team, as well as the VACFSS Leadership team, the Team Leader contributes to team activities, shares ideas/information and experience with team members, and demonstrates commitment to team decisions and goals.

The Team Leader will:

  • Model the values of belonging, respect, strengths-based practice, integrity, and humility
  • Hold a high capacity of VACFSS’ Indigenous Core Cultural Competencies: Relational Engagement, Leadership, Collaborative Practice and Decision Making, Emotional Competency, Resilience, and Cultural and Spiritual Expression.
  • Practice in accordance with standards, delegation, legislation, and VACFSS’s philosophy of service delivery, in pursuit of a balanced and harmonious Indigenous community.
  • Possess a technical knowledge base and background.
  • Have position specific knowledge.
  • Display interpersonal skills and teamwork.
  • Hold knowledge of and have an ability to interface with Indigenous Community.
  • Have flexibility in attending events some evenings and weekends.
  • Have experience presenting orientation sessions.
  • Be able to recognize signs of safety of Indigenous families.
  • Demonstrate ability for flexibility and adaptability and change around the tenants and principles of the Federal Legislation, Bill C-92 as it relates to the recruitment, support and retention of Indigenous foster caregivers.

A complete position profile will be made available to candidates at the time of the interview.


Education, Experience Training:

  • A Master of Social Worker; or
  • A Bachelor of Social Work (BSW); plus a minimum of 2-5 years direct experience in child and family services, including child protection; or
  • A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree or a degree in a related human services field, five years of direct experience in child and family services.
  • Supervisory training.
  • C3 delegation. C6 to be provided.


  • This position requires Union membership.
  • This position is open to applicants of all genders.
  • For this competition, applications will only be accepted from qualified Indigenous candidates only as per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.
  • This position requires the incumbent to be available in the office and follow COVID-19 safety guidelines and protocols.  Participation of the in-office rotational schedule is required.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for staff after November 22, 2021.  VACFSS will consider its obligations to accommodate those staff who are unable to be vaccinated.


  • Extended health and dental
  • Group life and AD&D
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • 100% employer-paid premiums
  • 3 weeks of vacation
  • Public Service Pension Plan
  • Access to VACFSS’ Staff Cultural Clinical Counselor, Elder
  • Access to Indigenous Cultural Teachings as coordinated by the Agency
  • Eligible for the VACFSS flex program after passing probation

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