Rapid Response Worker-Chilliwack (TERM)-1215 Job at Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society – Chilliwack, BC

“What we do together…our H.E.A.R.T is our difference.”

Do you have a genuine passion in promoting the values of Indigenous culture working with and for Indigenous children, youth, and families (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) while respecting their cultural diversity?

If so, consider joining our Xyólheméylh work family. We are a fully delegated Aboriginal Agency providing programs and services to Indigenous children, youth, and families on and off reserve within Stó:lō Territory in the Fraser Valley between Yale First Nation and Surrey BC.

Our programs and services are created and delivered with the support of our Elders Advisory Council with special attention on strengthening culture and identity, while honoring the strength of families.

We strive to work in a holistic way to keep families together and reintegrate children back with their families and extended families.

Our service delivery is done with an open heart and an open mind focusing on the best interest of the family while keeping children at the center.

We work to ensure children are connected to their family, and community while striving to ensure their inherent rights to heritage and identity are upheld in all we do.

Rapid Response Worker-1215

6 Month Term (or upon return of the incumbent)-Chilliwack

Family Strengthening Team 1

Salary- $44,707.82 to $52,086.08 per annum (35 hrs per week)

Rapid Response Workers are situated within an integrated team, and provide immediate, short-term, intensive support to families, children & youth, during the intake and early assessment phase of Child Protection Response. They provide a cultural and community perspective in relation to risk and safety assessment. The goal of service is to address immediate health and safety concerns and reduce identified risks to avoid placement of the child outside of the family home. Services are designed to help families learn new problem-solving and coping skills, appropriate parent-child interaction, discipline, and behavior management, address practical and concrete issues impacting family well-being, as well as support families to identify longer term natural social supports with the goal of avoiding future crisis.

Xyólheméylh is proud to have an Elders Advisory Council to ensure that culture is embedded throughout the agency ensuring the goals, missions and values are upheld in a good way. This position is expected to work in Létsé mót té sqwálewel – “With a good mind, a good heart, and good feelings.”

A degree with an emphasis on Social Services, or a Diploma with an emphasis on Social Services; however significant cultural knowledge and a demonstrated ability to develop respectable relationships, with On-Reserve Aboriginal communities, and equivalent personal experience may be accepted.

Experience related field working with Aboriginal children and parents in a human services capacity is an asset.

A sound understanding of child management techniques and effective parenting techniques.

A basic knowledge of the Child, Family & Community Services Act, and of child protection proceedings.

Knowledge and appreciation of the full range of Aboriginal culture, how culture and historical impacts affect development of individuals and communities.

Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to establish trusting relationships to engage families in attaining established goals.

Ability to work collaboratively to provide service to the family with time and goal-oriented methodologies.

Ability to work from a solution-focused, strengths-based, perspective, Family Systems Theory, and Trauma Informed Practice

Knowledge and appreciation of Stó:lō Nation’s history, culture, governance, and language is an asset.

Provides services in a manner that supports and reflects positive cultural practices.

Effective written communication skills to meet recording and administrative requirements.

Maintain an attitude of caring, respect and optimism for their clients.

Effective group leadership and facilitation skills.

Ability to effectively manage conflict.

Maintain a clear differentiation between the professional and personal self.

Computer literacy on Microsoft Word, Excel, and other computer software applications.

Valid BC Driver’s License; reliable transportation with adequate vehicle insurance.

Criminal Records Check required.

Required to work flexible hours.

  • Preference may be given to Indigenous candidates as per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.

FVACFSS employees are expected to be familiar with and must comply with the expectations of confidentiality as outlined in the Agency’s Human Resources Policy Manual and other policies and operational manuals, AOPSI and the B.C. Child, Family and Community Services Act.

You can learn more about us at www.fvacfss.ca.

This is a Union Membership position.

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 is open to internal and external candidates at this time.

Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm PST on

Friday, June 24th, 2022.

COVID-19 Precautions

The health and safety or our employees, their families, and the communities that we serve is of utmost importance to us. In keeping with BC Ministry of Health Guidelines and Orders we are practicing physical and social distancing, regularly sanitizing high touch areas, masking as mandated, and working remotely where possible.

Because the health of our employees and candidates is a top priority, we will be conducting our hiring process virtually. We will provide candidates selected for interviews with all the required instructions. All new hires will be trained in our COVID-19 Safety Plans, will have virtual orientations, and will work remotely where possible.

Current employees of FVACFSS must apply for this position using the Internal Job Posting portal in ADP, with Xyolhemeylh login credentials.

If you are a current employee and have not yet registered for the ADP Self Service Platform, you can connect by using the following link and entering your registration code provided in the “welcome to ADP” email you received in January 2021;

Self Service Registration (adp.com)

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Company: Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society –

Company Location:  Chilliwack, BC

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