FAMILY SUPPORT/LIFE SKILLS WORKER (ʔakisq̓nuk, B.C.)

FAMILY SUPPORT/LIFE SKILLS WORKER (ʔakisq̓nuk, B.C.)

Full Time – Permanent

Who We Are:  Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child & Family Services (KKCFSS) is a non-profit Delegated Aboriginal Agency governed by the Ktunaxa Nation Council Social Sector Board. KKCFSS is available to Ktunaxa citizens, First Nations, Métis and Inuit living on and off-reserve in the Ktunaxa Traditional Territory.

KKCFSS believes in a holistic approach to providing services with some fundamental beliefs:

  • Healthy communities make healthy children.
  • Children are the future of our, and all, nations.
  • Children have the right to a safe, secure and culturally appropriate family and community experience.
  • Children have the right to grow up connected to their family, community and culture.
  • Families have the right to culturally relevant services.

The Opportunity: The role of the Family Support Worker is to provide hands-on support to families and youth, promoting community connections, health and wellness.

In the Role as Family Support Worker, You Will:

  • Provide 1 to 1 youth support and facilitate youth group activities with a focus of preserving the connection to family, community and culture
  • Conduct needs assessments of an individual or family
  • Assist with the development of individual or family support plans
  • Implement strategies to address goals established in the Family Support Plan
  • Follow case management procedures
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with community child and family services, health professionals and outside agencies
  • Make referrals for other identified services
  • Advocate for families
  • Complete home visits with clients, throughout the Ktunaxa Nation territory
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of a variety of workshops, events and gatherings
  • Update and maintain confidential client files
  • Attend staff meetings as requested
  • Attend workshops and training as required
  • Provide reports as needed

What You Will Bring to the Role:

  • Two-year diploma in Human Service Work, Early Childhood Education or a Certificate in Social Work
  • Two to Three years of related experience
  • Working knowledge of Child Development
  • Experience working with families at risk
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Sound knowledge of aboriginal issues both historical and current in British Columbia and Canada
  • A commitment to confidentiality
  • A valid drivers’ license and reliable vehicle available at work
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-direction, flexibility and creativity
  • Ability to work modified work schedule
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

Our Commitment to You:

  • Excellent compensation package
  • Generous and flexible time off options unique to KKCFSS, promoting work life family balance
  • Education and professional development opportunities

Apply Now!  Visit  https://kkcfss.org/ for more information about this the Agency, and https://foundrybc.ca/eastkootenay/ to learn more about the East Kootenay Foundry

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:
Tasha Olderness, Executive Assistant
Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child and Family Services Society
7472 Mission Road
Cranbrook, BC  V1C 7E5
kkcfss-hr@ktunaxa.org

Preference will be given to candidates of Ktunaxa or other Indigenous ancestry.  If you are a Ktunaxa citizen who is interested in this opportunity but do not feel you have the necessary qualifications, please contact the Ktunaxa Nation Council Education and Employment Sector.

We thank those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.