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Lytton First Nation
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Child Protection Service Worker

Category:
Community and Social Services
Type:
Full Time
Location:
Lytton, BC     

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JOB SUMMARY:

Response to child protection reports, case management, implementation of service plans preparation of court documentation, preparing clients for court, preparing evidence for court, guardianship roles and responsibilities, and preparing youth for independence.  The objective of the Child Protection is to ensure the safety and well-being our children and to work towards the preservation of Lytton First Nation families.  The Child Projection provides a continuum of services, from preventive programs which support and maintain families, to services that ensure permanency for children in care.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under direction of the Band Administrator and in accordance with legislation and agency policy, provides services to children and families: assesses client challenge; formulates and implements casework plans; counsels families with goal of maintaining family unit; removes children when necessary; gives testimony in juvenile and family court; makes referrals to community resources, for temporary and permanent placements for children in and out of care; maintains case records; performs other duties as required.

CASE MANAGEMENT

  • Investigates complaints of child abuse/neglect
  • Formulates and implements service plan
  • Ensures ongoing management of cases
  • Prepares clients and documents for court
  • Prepares and presents evidence for Family Court

 

PARENTING AND GUARDIANSHIP ROLES

  • Provides service to each child in care
  • Fulfils responsibilities of legal guardian
  • Prepares youth for independence

QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW); or
  • Bachelor of Arts degree or a degree in a related human services field plus 3 years of related experience in child and family services

Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Good understanding of the Child, Family and Community Services Act.
  • Awareness of resources available to Aboriginal clients, and knowledge of the referral process.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with team members, other colleagues, and personnel of other agencies in the community.
  • Ability to work with clients in a respectful and cultural-sensitive manner.
  • Well developed interpersonal counseling and assessment skills.
  • Ability to investigate complex family situations and assess risk.
  • Aware of extended family practices with Aboriginal communities.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
  • Computer skills for Microsoft Word and Outlook.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Application deadline: Open till position filled - Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Apply with cover letter, résumé, and 3 recent employment references to:

Roy Spinks, Human Resource Manager, Lytton First Nation at the email provided here.


Posted: October 4, 2016
Closes:December 3, 2016
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Company Info
Size:
11-50 employees
Industry:
Health Care
Public Administration

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About Lytton First Nation

Lytton First Nation is located on 14,161 acres of land divided into 56 reserves. The reserves are located at the site of the Indian Village of Kumsheen, meaning, “where the Rivers Cross”. Commissio...

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