compensation: $40,215.13 to $46,844.60 per annum employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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Family Enhancement Worker
PVC FEW- Family Strengthening FS Basket
Regular Full-Time Position – Chilliwack/ Mission
Salary - $40,215.13 to $46,844.60 per annum
Xyolhemeylh – Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society – is a fully delegated Aboriginal Agency providing culturally appropriate and holistic services through various programs to Aboriginal children and families residing on and off reserve in the Fraser Valley. You can learn more about us at www.fvacfss.ca.
We are pleased to offer employer paid Extended Health benefits and enjoy participating in our attractive pension program with the Public Service Pension Plan.
This position requires union membership.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Family Strengthening Team Leader, Family Enhancement Workers provide services to families on and off reserve. The focus is on the facilitation of family growth and development, providing assistance in parental skill development and delivering support and family education programs as identified by a referral/assessment of the needs of the family.
The position of FEW has a variable work schedule, as there will be evening and weekend visits, which is a 35-hour week with up to 7 hours in a day.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Completion of a two year (or longer) post-secondary program in a human services field or four years of related education and experience
• Demonstrated ability to develop strong relationships with children, parents, Aboriginal communities and community partners that are mandated to provide health, counselling and child and family services
• Knowledge and appreciation of Aboriginal culture – including Métis and Sto: lo cultural history – and experience applying that knowledge of how culture impact the development of individuals and communities
• Experience helping others work through cross-cultural issues with a particular focus on children in care, foster parents/care-givers, biological parents and communities of origin
• Excellent communication skills – both oral and written – for multiple audiences
• Computer skills beyond Word and Outlook
• Demonstrable energy and drive in competencies like planning and organizing, relating to others, effective communication and creativity
• Criminal Records check is required
• Valid BC driver’s license required – no restrictions.
Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.
This position is open to all internal and external candidates at this time.