Child & Youth Worker

Squamish First Nation

Squamish First Nation
Child & Youth Worker – Culture, Youth & Family Support

Permanent Part-time Position
Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services Department, North Vancouver, BC
Posted: May 9, 2018 Posting Closes: May 31, 2018

This senior level position manages the responsibility of overlooking a case load of children and youth that are particularly at risk and in care, building strong relationships of trust and providing moral, emotional and cultural support much the same as a “big brother/sister” would. This position is responsible for program development connecting culture and spirituality to appropriate age groups that reflect the life cycle of Squamish people. S/he assist the children in many ways as they mature towards the age of majority, helping with everything from creating a “Life Book” to taking groups of children and youth on cultural outings and spiritual quests depending on the needs of the individual. S/he also protects the child in potentially frightening situations (e.g. supervised visits with natural parents or court/probation officer appearances). The incumbent is responsible for wellness assessments on children and youth and making recommendations for a “case plans” to be designed by case social workers and other members of the interdisciplinary case management team. S/he must keep detailed records and utilize their expertise to make recommendations and referrals for the unique needs of special cases. This incumbent must understand the community and its challenges and be able to provide ongoing effective family support for families, children and youth.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Receives information and referrals on new case assignments.
  • Assesses and makes referrals for special case files. Supports children and youth at risk.
  • Coordinates and facilitates “supervised visits”. Follows procedure and maintains case records.
  • Participates in coordination of annual Summer Program.
  • Coordinates cultural programs for toddlers and young children in the community (including those from families at risk or children in care).
  • Provides cultural support for families, children & youth. Supports and learns Squamish Nation Culture.
  • Performs shifts at the Youth Centre and instructs activities as required.
  • Attends conferences and promotes awareness of division.
  • Adheres to workplace health & safety policies, safe work practices and procedures.
  • Participates as a member of the Child, Youth & Community Awareness and Ayas Men Men Child & Family Services Teams.
Education, Level of Experience & Hiring Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Education or relevant field from a recognized post-secondary institution. May consider up-to-date training courses from the Justice Institute that specialize in child and youth development or child abuse and neglect as substitute for Bachelor’s degree.
  • Plus 3-5 years of directly-related experience in the majority of specialties listed in the job description including youth mentorship, life skills, caseload management, counselling, anger management and Squamish Nation culture.
  • As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to area of specialty such as counselling in anger management, grief and loss issues, motivation, youth mentoring, life skills, self-parenting through the medicine wheel, fetal alcohol syndrome, life planning and problem analysis. Will need to maintain CYCCB competencies, training, etc as required for the position.
  • As career progresses, incumbent will be required to complete the Justice Institute Child Abuse and Neglect Support Worker Certificate including the four core courses: Understanding and Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect, The Impact of Child Abuse and Neglect: Child Development and Resiliency, Supporting Children Who Have Been Abused and Neglected, and, Safety and Risk: Support Worker Self-Care.
  • Strong knowledge of Squamish Nation culture, language, traditions and heritage is a definite asset.
  • Requires comprehensive knowledge of, and ability to demonstrate, and carry out the positions CYCCB competencies.
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations Community (particularly Squamish) is preferred.
  • Experience as an intermediate level user of MS Office, the Internet, etc.
  • Working experience with a large scale computerized database system. Experience with JD Edwards is an asset.
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s License Class 4 or 5; Class 7N may be considered.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle and current auto insurance.
  • Must be able to travel as required. Must be willing t o work a flexible work schedule. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Must successfully complete Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search as per Squamish Nation Policy.
May be willing to consider Diploma in a relevant/related field, plus minimum of 9 years of relevant/related work experience.

The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting & are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation.

Salary: As per Squamish Nation Performance & Compensation Strategy.

All applications must be completed using
on-line application, link for all postings, at:

Application MUST Include:
  • Cover Letter & Resume
As per policy, successful applicant will need to provide:
  • References from direct supervisors, and
  • Official copies of school records

Chen Chen Stway Human Resources 336 West 4th Street North Vancouver, BC V7M 1J1 604-985-8335

Location: North Vancouver, BC.

Region: Lower Mainland

Professional Category(s): Social Services.

Posted: May 9, 2018, 11:04 am

Expires: May 31, 2018, 4:30 pm

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