compensation: $56,030.88 to $65,271.96 per annum (35 hrs per week) employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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Family Strengthening: Family Preservation Counsellor
(1) Full time position –Chilliwack
Full-time – $56,030.88 to $65,271.96 per annum (35 hrs per week)
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 communities in the Fraser Valley. You can learn more about us at www.fvacfss.ca.
Family Preservation Counsellors (Family Counsellors) work within an integrated team environment to support and strengthen families that are involved in child protection services.
The goal of the program is to reduce the risk of harm to the child instead of placing the child in an out of home placement. Services are designed to help families learn new problem-solving and coping skills, appropriate parent-child interaction, discipline and behaviour management, as well as develop longer term natural social supports with the goal of avoiding future crisis.
The Family Counsellor provides an intensive in-home and community-based family preservation treatment program. The Family Preservation Counsellor delivers services in the family’s natural environment and when they are most receptive to learning. Family members, community and other supports are enlisted as partners in assessment, goal setting, and treatment planning.
Family Counselors are expected to work flexible hours – in a 35 hour work week, including evenings and weekends – to best meet the needs of the children, youth and families they serve.
This position requires union membership.
Requirements and Qualifications:
• Undergraduate Degree with focus on human services or related field, plus minimum 3 years experience working with Aboriginal children and parents in a human services capacity within an Aboriginal community or urban Aboriginal community setting
• Working knowledge of the Child, Family & Community Services Act, and of child protection proceedings
• Demonstrated knowledge of the generational impacts of colonization, and historical child welfare practice on Aboriginal people and their families, as well as the finding of the TRCC and recommendations
• Knowledge and ability in practices and traditions of aboriginal people
• A sound understanding of child management techniques and effective parenting techniques
• Excellent computer and keyboarding skills
• Excellent communication skills – both oral and written – for multiple audiences
• Proof of a valid driver’s license - no restrictions
• Criminal records check is a requirement.
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 internal and external candidates.
If you are interested in career like this with a great organization, please submit your resume and cover letter referencing FPC Chilliwack – Nov 2019 to https://careers.xyolhemeylh.bc.ca/AvantiCareerConnector/ no later than 4:30pm on Monday, November 4th , 2019.
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