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Family Social Worker – Permanent, Full-Time

February 8, 2021| INTERNAL / EXTERNAL JOB POSTING

COMPETITION NO. 21-013
Position:         Family Social Worker

Location:         Parksville, Vancouver Island, B.C.

Hours:             35 hrs per week – Permanent, Full-Time

Salary:             Grid 16-P         $36.92 – $43.05

Job Summary

We are looking for a Family Social Worker (FSW) to join our Sources Oceanside team! This position delivers a brief, multi-component intervention designed to prevent child out-of-home placement, assist families in reunification following out-of-home placement, and reduce the risk for child maltreatment by assisting families to change behaviours and increase their skills. The FSW also works with parents and children and the local school district to support success and positive engagement in the school setting.  Behaviour management strategies are developed to assist children and youth to experience positive educational outcomes. Working collaboratively with families, the FSW assesses needs, develops and implements strategies that will facilitate positive change for families.

Services are intensive and primarily home-based, with a focus on family strengths and involving families in case planning. This position may involve evening and weekend hours.

About Sources
Sources is a community-based non-profit organization that provides help, encouragement, and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, Prince George and Parksville, B.C. We serve 40,000 individuals yearly and that is all owing to our dedicated team. We provide services such as food banks, counselling, advocacy services, and community living programs. At Sources we value respect and collaboration as we are all striving to promote the same mission—social wellness for our community.

Sources Oceanside
Sources Oceanside is a multi-service organization, serving communities in the Oceanside corridor.  With locations in Parksville and Qualicum Beach offering a well-established Child Development Centre as well as a wide range of Mental Health and Social Services.  Our vision is that all children, youth and families live in a healthy environment.

Qualifications / Education / Training:

  • ·         Master’s Degree in Social Services disciplines – MSw, MA Counselling Psychology or related discipline.
  • ·         Knowledge of child development and advanced parenting techniques.
  • ·         Knowledge of Oceanside community resources, an asset.
  • ·         Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with families at moderate to high risk of abuse and neglect with a focus on child protection.
  • ·         Demonstrated skill in applying a family-centered strength-based approach when working with families of children and youth.
  • ·         Demonstrated ability to use a culturally safe frameworks,  keeping in focus the diversity of families.
  • ·         Demonstrated ability to flexibly accommodate the communication, learning styles, and ethno cultural, and socio-economic circumstances of all families.
  • ·         Excellence in communication – oral, written, public speaking, and computer.
  • ·         Clear Criminal Record Check.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Benefits:

  • ·         100% employer paid coverage for extended health and dental
  • ·         Long term disability, life insurance, critical illness insurance, accidental death & dismemberment coverage
  • ·         Employee & Family Assistance plan
  • ·         Pension plan
  • ·         Generous paid time off

Closing Date: February 16, 2021.

How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Jane Allen, jallen@sourcesbc.ca.