NIȽ TU,O Child and Family Services Society
Employment Opportunity FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
Full-Time / Permanent Position
NIȽ TU,O is a Delegated Aboriginal Agency with a goal to ensure the well-being of our children by working together with First Nations to maintain the traditional cultures and values of our communities. NIȽ TU,O provides C-3 Residential Resources, C-4 Guardianship, and a wide array of non-delegated prevention services to First Nations children, youth, and families living within the South Vancouver Island Geographic Service Area. This position requires Union membership and is open to male and female candidates.
FSW Duties and Responsibilities
NIȽ TU,O Family Support Worker (FSW) provides intensive support to families, caregivers, children and youth through individual supports or coordinated group situations. Duties and responsibilities of the FSW include the following:
- Support families to understand and participate in meetings with the delegated Social Worker to provide input regarding the family and children’s strengths and needs as part of the safety planning process.
- Work directly with Families to address child safety concerns identified by a Child Protection Social Worker.
- Act as a single point of contact to support the family, to navigate and access services that include: schools and education, health services, social services, financial resources, recreation, transportation, etc
- Support families to implement reunification plans for children in care, or in Out of Care arrangements.
- Assist youth with Youth Agreements & Independent Living Agreements to develop the necessary skills that will enable them to successfully transition to adulthood. Support youth to address identified emotional, social, or behavioural issues.
- Support caregivers, where placement disruption is likely, to stabilize the placement or support transition of children in their care. Support activities to bring caregivers and family together for discussion and planning regarding the care of a child.
- Assist with coordination of access visits and provide opportunities for families to build parental capacity during access visits.
- Provide regular written and verbal updates to delegated social workers regarding the implementation and progress of case plans and maintain all necessary client file documents and electronic file management requirements.