Case Social Worker

Job No: SN129
Location: North Vancouver

ON CALL/TEMPORARY/PART-TIME/TERM/PERMANENT POSITIONS IN NORTH VANCOUVER, BC

ONGOING RECRUITMENT. POSITIONS FILLED BASED ON THE NEEDS OF THE AYAS MEN MEN CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

  • Great opportunity to help make a difference to the Squamish Nation community!
  • Join a dynamic and progressive First Nations government.
  • Enjoy a competitive salary, plus comprehensive benefits and pension plan.

ABOUT THE SQUAMISH NATION

Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory.  Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Case Social Worker to join our team in North Vancouver.

As per the tripartite Agreement signed by Chiefs & Council, the Province of BC and Canada, this is delegated (C4) social worker position which has the responsibility to act, on behalf of the Superintendent of CSFS, as the delegated legal guardian of Squamish children who have been taken into care (including off-reserve children). As an intermediate Social Worker position, the incumbent will be responsible for a caseload/semi-advanced caseload, for assisting in investigating MCFD Child Protection cases of child abuse or neglect and for making referrals, via Manager, to appropriate resource as necessary. Additionally, performs guardianship, resource and family support service functions. This position advocates for the families associated with Children in Care.  Incumbent must have proven demonstrated proven previous work experience with case social work caseload at the intermediate level..

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Intakes new cases, including off-reserve cases.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary case management.
  • Maintains caseload and paperwork for straightforward and complex cases, controls localized budgets, authorizes payments including relief/respite, maintenance, etc.
  • Undertakes guardianship role and responsibilities.
  • Performs court-related services.
  • Acts as a duty officer for the Case Management division.
  • Participates in case conferences and consults with other stakeholders.
  • Builds relationships, promotes program awareness and represents department.
  • Provides and coordinates ongoing support and training for foster families with children in care.
  • Conducts initial home visits, ongoing assessments and reviews overall health and well being of the caregivers.
  • Participates in the coordination of permanent or temporary residential care for children that have been brought into care via Removal, Voluntary Care Agreements or Special needs Agreement.
  • Adheres to workplace health & safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
  • Participates as member of the Case Management and Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services Teams.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

Will also demonstrate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or relevant/related discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Designated C4/Level 13 Social Worker or must obtain within a set timeframe.
  • Plus 3-7 years of directly-related experience in the majority of duties listed in the job description, including, social work, resource work, caseload management, counselling, Squamish Nation cultural knowledge, First Nation child welfare, etc.
  • Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers or must obtain within a set timeframe.
  • Experience as an intermediate level user of MS Office, the Internet, etc.
  • Working experience with Best Practices is preferred or must be willing to learn.
  • Working experience with a large scale computerized database system. Experience with JD Edwards is an asset.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations Community (particularly Squamish) is preferred
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s License Class 4 or 5. Class 7N may be considered.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle and current auto insurance.
  • Must be willing to travel to the Squamish Valley 4-6 times per month.
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Must successfully complete Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search as per Squamish Nation Policy.
  • May be willing to consider Master’s Degree in Social Work or relevant/related field plus 3-5 years of directly-related work experience.

As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to child care, court testimony, life planning and analyzing problems, etc.

The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation. 

ABOUT THE REWARDS

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary plus a great host of benefits for yourself and your family. Above all, you will have the opportunity to contribute at an exciting time of growth within the community, and play a part in employee initiatives, environmental protection activities, and community building. 

If you're looking for a new opportunity to use your experience, consider joining Squamish Nation. Apply online today! 

Please note that candidates must apply online.

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