Family Support Worker – ʔaq’am (Cranbrook, BC)

Family Support Worker – ʔaq’am (Cranbrook, BC)

Full Time – Permanent

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/HR 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.