Job Posting 94129

Foster Parent Support Worker
Archway Community Services
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
closes in 3 days (Sun, 4 Jun)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $26.00 per hour

JOB POSTING # 2023-66-02

Caregiver Support Program

Foster Parent Support Worker

Wage: $26.00 per hour

Part Time: 18 hrs/wk

Temporary until April 01, 2024


Liaise with Caregivers to Support, Strengthen and Sustain Foster Placements

for Long-Term Success

Join Our Team at Archway

Come Help Us Help People


Location:  Abbotsford, BC

On Site

Job Summary:

The Foster Parent Support Worker works with Caregivers in their homes and community to sustain successful foster placements and reduce problems leading to moves.  This position assesses the needs and strengths of Caregiver families and accesses community resources, as necessary.  The Caregiver Support Worker actively collaboratives in Care Team Meetings with Caregivers, Social Workers, and other professionals in a wrap-around care model.

 Your Role:

Archway’s Foster Parent Support Worker with the Caregiver Support Program contributes by:

  • Working with a caseload of Caregivers in their homes and community with the goal of sustaining successful placements and reducing challenges leading to moves.
  • Providing one-on-one and group support to Caregivers aimed at reducing conflict and increasing the ability to manage challenging behaviours.
  • Creating trainings and facilitating to support Caregivers’ professional development and learning.
  • Assisting Caregiver families in making successful transitions with children/youth entering or leaving their home.
  • Assessing strengths and needs of Caregiver families and accessing appropriate community resources for both.
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with clients, co-workers, and other professionals.
  • Maintaining files and completing notes and reports in a timely and professional manner.
  • Working with Resource Social Workers and other professionals within the Care Team.
  • De-escalating and providing support to Caregivers in contentious or heightened situations.


Our Offer:

  • Wage: $26.00 per hour
  • A part-time position – 18 hours per week.
  • Temporary until April 01, 2024.
  • Benefits include:
    • Three weeks’ pro-rated vacation in your first year; four weeks in your second year.
    • A great benefits plan including extended health and dental, you choose your plan.
    • Great in-house training opportunities.
    • Rewarding work in a positive and supportive environment.

Getting An Interview – You will be considered if you have:

  • A degree in social services or a related field. Equivalent education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience working with families and youth in a social services setting.
  • Experience related to or working with foster placements, and youth and children who for a variety of reasons cannot live with their original families.
  • Experience training, supporting and debriefing foster parents and/or caregivers.
  • Experience conducting group facilitation and teaching skills to various groups.
  • Experience navigating the BC Foster Care System.
  • Working knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice and supporting research (e.g., Karen Purvis, Bruce Perry) and familiarity and competence in their application.
  • Strong facilitation, conflict resolution, and informal counselling skills.
  • Working knowledge of Child Development, family meeting formats, FASD, and autism spectrum disorder.
  • Genuine empathy, patience, and skill in working with diverse clients, youth, and children.
  • Working knowledge of Attachment Theory, the dynamics of broken trust, and Trust-Based Parenting Strategies.

The Job Requires you to have:

  • A valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License and use of your own vehicle.
  • The ability to work in multiple capacities: independently, as a collaborative team member, and in a leadership role.
  • Working evenings to facilitate training for caregivers.
  • A flexible schedule.
  • A satisfactory criminal record check is a condition of employment.
  • Certification in Emergency First Aid may be required.

Closing date is June 4, 2023



No phone calls please. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Your resume may also be forwarded to other Programs for their consideration for their job vacancies.  If you do not wish for your application to be shared with other Programs, please send an e-mail to with DO NOT FORWARD TO OTHER PROGRAMS, in the subject line of the e-mail and the job reference number to which you applied, in the body of the e-mail.

Archway's goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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