Residential Resources Recruitment and Child Placement Team Leader
Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society
Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS)
Residential Resources Recruitment and Child Placement Team Leader
- Use your Recruitment and Social Work experience to make a significant and lasting difference to Vancouver’s Aboriginal community
- Receive an attractive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package
- Challenging and rewarding role with membership in the Public Service Pension Plan
About the Organization
Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) is a non-profit society providing service to urban Aboriginal children and families living in the Greater Vancouver area.
At VACFSS, our vision is a balanced and harmonious Aboriginal community and our mission is to provide holistic service delivery that culturally and spiritually strengthens Aboriginal families.
VACFSS works to strengthen the community through its collaborative nature, often partnering with other service providers and members of the community. The Society aims to honour the traditions of Aboriginal people in BC, and continues to focus on improving the outcomes for the children and families it serves.
To learn more about VACFSS, please visit www.vacfss.com
About the Opportunity
VACFSS has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Residential Resources Recruitment and Child Placement Team Leader to join our team in Vancouver, BC.
Reporting to the Residential Resources Manager, you will be responsible for supervising the day-to-day activities of the Resources Recruitment team.
Specifically, you will be responsible for planning, developing, managing, coordinating and evaluating the delivery of services. You will be directly accountable for the quality of service to clients and for setting and monitoring standards in a manner that is culturally sensitive to Aboriginal people.
Finally, you will provide direct supervision and coaching to all workers in the Resources Recruitment team including vision, direction, guidance and leadership.
Key duties and responsibilities include:
- Facilitating the establishment of goals and objectives for the Resources Recruitment Team in the recruitment of new caregiver homes and retention of caregiver homes
- Creating and implementing a written Recruitment Strategy and Recruitment Plan using best practice in the field of recruitment and VACFSS Inclusive Foster Care policy
- Developing a marketing strategy involving public speaking engagements particularly within the Aboriginal Community, utilizing existing foster parents and community events
- Planning, monitoring and controlling the local budget and identifying and reporting expected budget variances providing explanations and proposed resolutions
- Assigning team members in accordance with Program objectives, safety considerations, labour relations guidelines, personnel compatibility and delivery of care projections
- Ensuring that cases are assigned to team members in an equitable manner giving consideration to worker experience and case complexity
- Ensuring AOPSI guidelines and VACFSS Policies and Procedures are adhered to when managing caseloads of team members
- Providing a crucial role in performance management by providing positive feedback to team members by reinforcing effective behaviour and providing corrective feedback for ineffective behaviour
- Identifying performance standards for team members, monitoring individuals’ performance, providing and soliciting feedback and assisting members in eliminating gaps in performance
- Ensuring that client complaints are dealt with as outlined in the VACFSS Policies and Procedures within timeframe and communication requirements
- Identifying ongoing training needs with individual staff to ensure they acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to work effectively
- Providing one-to-one training in the office
- Ensuring that services are delivered in accordance with VACFSS restorative approach to child welfare as outlined in the VACFSS Program Policies and Procedures
- Providing Restorative Supervision to Resources Social Workers to ensure that delivery of services are provided effectively within the framework of Restorative Practice
- Providing ongoing professional supervision and consultation with staff
- Overseeing the delegation process for new Social Workers as outlined in the VACFSS Policies and Procedures and AOPSI
- Other duties as required
For this role, you will have a Master of Social Work (MSW) or a Master’s degree in a related human services field or a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or a Bachelor of Arts in a related human services field, combined with combined with 5 years recent related experience in a delegated position. The successful candidate will also be required to possess a minimum C3 delegation. The successful candidate will be required to take C6 delegation training.
Please note, the ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays for special recruitment events in the community will be required for this role.
In addition, the ideal candidate will also demonstrate:
- Solid understanding of the Child, Family and Community Services Act
- Awareness of resources available to Aboriginal clients, and knowledge of the referral process
- Demonstrates the ability to maintain controlled emotional involvement in dealing with self and with others.
- Ability to form therapeutic relationships.
- Demonstrated ability to work from a trauma informed practice.
- Valid Class 5 driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
- Computer skills for Microsoft Word and Outlook.
This role is well suited to a highly organized team player who possesses very strong interpersonal and communications skills.
You must be someone who has the ability to apply the process of traditional problem solving, utilizing collaboration and consensus in analyzing and developing appropriate solutions to problems, evaluating a course of action, reaching decisions and modifying decisions based on changing circumstances or information.
Preference may be given to qualified Aboriginal applicants as per Section 41 of the Human Rights Code.
About the Benefits
In exchange for your contributions to VACFSS, you will receive a competitive salary based on experience and a comprehensive benefits package, including:
- Extended health and dental benefits
- Group life benefits
- 100% employer-paid premiums
- Three (3) weeks' annual vacat30
- Eligibility for the VACFSS Accumulated Time Off Program (after probation period)
- Membership to the Public Service Pension Plan
That’s not all. We also offer in-house workshops on time management, personal finance, and conflict resolution. VACFSS also offers a variety of wellness opportunities to staff to assist you in maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
If you're looking for a new career challenge where you will be welcomed into a supportive and friendly team culture, Apply Now!