Job Posting 84243

Recruitment Team Leader, Resources
Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 5 days (Thu, 30 Jun)
full time  •  $79,530.36 to $90,884.16 per year

Position:                              Recruitment Team Leader, Resources

Status:                                 Regular full-time

Department:                        Resources

Location:                             3284 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC 

Classification:                    Supervisor – Delegated Programs Grid 30 BCGEU

Salary:                                 $3,048.39 to $3,483.58 bi-weekly

  • Engage in restorative child welfare practice with Vancouver's Indigenous community!
  • Receive a competitive salary of $79,530.36 to $90,884.16 per year PLUS a comprehensive benefits package!
  • Take on a challenging role that provides membership in the Public Service Pension Plan!

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.



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 and have position specific knowledge.
  • Have experience with supervision of staff including the use of restorative supervision.
  • Have advanced knowledge and experience in assessment of indigenous caregivers.
  • Display interpersonal skills, collaborative communication, engagement, and teamwork.
  • Demonstrate leadership, initiative, and innovation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to interface with Indigenous Communities in BC and Canada
  • Knowledge and familiarity with respect to Indigenous Governing bodies and liaison for reunification.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with venues and events in the lower mainland where indigenous foster caregivers may be recruited.
  • Have flexibility in attending events some evenings and weekends.
  • Have experience presenting to the community including conducting 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.
  • Have organizational skills including familiarity with use of Microsoft Excel and electronic tracking systems.

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




Education, Experience Training:

  • Masters of Social Work; or a Bachelor of Social Work; or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) plus;
  • Minimum of 5 years of Child Welfare experience including 3 years of Resources (delegated)  experience.
  • Supervisory training.
  • C3 delegation. C6 to be provided.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous cultural competencies


Key Competencies:

  • Relational Engagement
  • Leadership
  • Collaborative Planning and Decision Making
  • Emotional Competency
  • Resilience
  • Cultural, Spiritual Expression


  • This position requires Union membership.
  • This position is open to applicants of all genders.
  • Preference may be given to Indigenous candidates with lived experience. 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 is required for staff. VACFSS will consider its obligations to accommodate those staff who are unable to be vaccinated.





In exchange for your contributions to VACFSS, you will receive a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical, extended health, and dental
  • Group life
  • 100% employer-paid premiums
  • 3 weeks of vacation
  • Eligible for the VACFSS flex program after passing probation
  • Membership in the Public Service Pension Plan
  • Access to VACFSS’ Staff Cultural Clinical Counselor, Elder
  • Access to Indigenous Cultural Teachings as coordinated by the Agency



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