MÉTIS COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY OF BC Family Preservation Worker
The Métis Community Services Society of BC (MCSBC) has a mandate from the Métis citizens to provide integrated, holistic, family centered, wraparound services to all those who need assistance, with special emphasis on Aboriginal populations, specifically Métis populations. We are responsible for the development and implementation of a full complement of child services from preventative to Child Protection, via a unique relationship where co-located MCFD social workers are in our office working closely with the team and management.
MCSBC is currently seeking a qualified full time Family Preservation Worker. The Family Preservation Program promotes culturally appropriate services that focus on the safety and the preservation of family unity where children’s safety can be supported. The Family Preservation Worker advocates on behalf of Metis children and families, ensuring families are supported and connected with appropriate services individually or in groups. Support is also provided during the Family Court process and at meetings with other professionals in the community.
Qualifications& Key Duties
Family support experience and extensive experience with child and family service in a Métis context is essential.
Bachelor of Social Work Degree or equivalent (individuals with equivalent combination of training and work experience may be considered).
Applicants should have familiarity of the Child Family and Community Services Act.
Knowledge of Métis culture and history.
Providing information and referrals to other community service providers, resources and professionals as deemed necessary.
To work with a professional team and liaise with colleagues and other professionals.
Accompany parents and extended families to: Ministry case conferences, court case conferences, mediations, Family Group Conferences, Family Court, meetings with other professionals eg. School staff, Medical professionals, Lawyers and other community professionals when requested by family
Responsible for contacting Social Workers assigned to the family and ensures that all
relevant information concerning risk and safety concerns involving client and family are
Interested applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume and cover letter, including three references via EMAIL to:
#201 – 2949 Pandosy St.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1W1
Attn: Kelly L’Hirondelle
Deadline for Applications: July 19th, 2013 at 4:00pm.
MCSBC is exempt and allowed to give preference in hiring Métis applicants under Section 16 of Federal Charter of Human Rights Act