Child Protection Worker

Job Information
Author jmccullough
Date March 16, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Ministry of Children and Family Development
Salary $50,371.66 - $66,652.94 - Annual
Location Agassiz
Category Social Services
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BC Public Service

Ministry of Children and Family Development

Agassiz

Child Protection Worker

Make a positive difference in the lives of children and families

Salary $50,371.66 – $66,652.94

Our dedicated ministry social workers make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of children and families in British Columbia. Each year, ministry services reach about 155,000 children and families, representing approximately 17 per cent of all B.C. children and youth.

Under direction of the Aboriginal Services Team Leader and in accordance with legislation and policy, this position provides multi-disciplinary services to Aboriginal children and families involving child protection, family development, residential resource support to Aboriginal children and families and community development services to Aboriginal communities.

The Child Protection Worker role will include interviewing children, family, community to establish and evaluate risk indicators and family strengths; validate concerns; determine plan of action; assist family in identifying needs and issues; establish specific long and short terms goals in conjunction with family, elders and community; record service plan; monitor and evaluate progress; co-ordinate services; provide consultation, education services; attend court; present testimony; participate in family group conferencing, elder council meetings and mediation; provide parenting/guardianship role for children in care. You will identify, develop and support community institutions that would be appropriate in assisting the community in planning for children and families, and increase awareness within the communities of the issues of child maltreatment.
Qualifications for this role include:

  • Bachelors of Social Work, or Masters in Social Work, or Bachelors of Art in Child and Youth Care, or Masters in Educational Counselling/Masters Clinical Psychology with completion of a practicum in family and child welfare. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with previous recent work experience (within last 5 years) in Child Protection.

This is a great opportunity for the ideal candidate to work with the Seabird Island Band as a generalist social worker working in conjunction with the Seabird Island Wellness Team with a large focus on family preservation and prevention based Social Work. The MCFD team on Seabird consists of a team leader who is based in Agassiz, a Social Worker that sits currently on reserve in co-location with the Wellness team.

 

For more information and to apply by April 5, 2017, please go to:

https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=39457

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