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JOB POSTING - Delegated Social Worker

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Our Vision for NIȽ TU,O Child and Family Services Society is to rebuild healthy families, communities and Nations that is based on who we are as NEW (people).

Our Mission

  1. NIȽ TU,O Child & Family Services Society is to provide programs and services that are built on a foundation of our SNEPENEK (teachings) of our SULKWAN (Elders).
  2. Our trained staff will support children and families in a culturally safe manner, with confidentiality and professionalism. 
  3. Our families will assume their roles and responsibilities within their extended family and community. 
  4. Our Board of Directors are our voice and commitment to each of the seven (7) member communities that we serve. 
  5. Our programs and services are coming from the perspective of NUTSAMAUT SKWALAWAN (working together as one).


As a Social Worker you will work in the community by completing assessments and developing plans that strengthen and assist parents/caregivers in developing their skills and ability to safely care for their children. You will be part of a collaborative team, working alongside the community designate and the Ministry for Children and Family Development. Part of your duties will be Family Services, Voluntary Services, Guardianship and approving and supporting foster homes.

You will be working in a variety of situations, from individual sessions, integrated case management meetings and Community Practice Circles; with children, youth and parents, to extended families, peer-support groups and information/educational settings. This position will report to a Community Services Manager and work in the Southern Vancouver Island geographic area.

We seek candidates with ability to provide Child Protection Services.


Community Notice - Counselling Available

Starting Tuesday the 27th of September, a FNHA approved counsellor, Sarah Flynn MREM, MA, RCC will hold counselling sessions on the hour between 9am and 4pm at the South Island Wellness office at 992 Sunset Ln in Pauquachin.

Sarah is FNHA approved and her costs can be covered for those who are status, or have been to residential school or have relatives who have (http://irsss.ca/resources/counselling/).

Depending on the circumstances, Sarah can see individuals, families, and couples. Among other things, she specializes in trauma (including CPTSD) and addictions.

Please call 1-888-316-0819 or 250-885-3158 for more information or to make an appointment. If you prefer, you can email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Would You Like to Become a Foster Parent?

Application to Provide Care

Are you interested in becoming a Foster Parent?  Please complete and return this form to the NIȽ TU,O office to begin the application process. 


Upcoming Community Programs for 2016


NIL TU,O program posters for winter 2016. These are the program posters for Winter 2016.

Three programs have been booked: 

  • Tsartlip Nation: Aboriginal Developmental Assets Cultural Building Thursdays, dinner served at 5pm and program will take place afterwards
  • Tsawout Nation: Nurturing Relationships Tsawout Band Office Tuesdays, dinner served at 4:30pm and program will take place afterwards
  • Beecher Bay Nation: Aboriginal Developmental Assets Beecher Bay Day Care Building Mondays, dinner served at 5pm and program will take place afterwards

Upcoming Community Programs for 2016

Tsartlip FN Poster


Tsawout FN Poster


Beecher Bay Poster


Young Women's Group

young-womens-groupNIL TU, O Child and Family Services Society's Young Women's Group -"Strengthening Ourselves Together"

Please join us for a creative, nurturing time to focus on you, wellness, and building healthy relationships!

To Register call: 250-544-1400.

Weekly groups every Thursday at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the NIL TU,O office:

1-2475 Mt. Newton Cross Rd.
Saanichton BC.

Snacks are provided.

With Group Facilitator Norma Hoeppner, MSW, RSW

New VYCN Website

VYCNThere is a new Victoria's Youth in Care Network website www.victoriayouthincare.com where youth can find up to date information on our network, events and meetings. In the past year, VYCN have done several events for youth in or from care between the ages 14-24. Some of our events include a Bowling Night, Wild Play, a Beach Party, Christmas Celebrations and the next one coming up on Oct 24th - The Festival of Fear!

Birth Registration and Certificates

Province of BCIf you require information on birth registration, birth registration services, or birth certificates visit the BC Vital Statistics Agency Online Services. You can now order your certificate on-line using their secure, easy to use, electronic application service.


Registration of Child

government of canada smallPeople who wish to register a child under the Indian Act can find more information, as well as download and complete the Application for Registration here.

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