Family Development Worker
Seabird Island Band
Agassiz, British Columbia
6d ago

The Seabird Island Band is a multi-faceted First Nations Band that includes government, business, service, and nonprofit services.

We work as an integrated team to improve the health, education, and economic opportunities for First Nations people to create thriving First Nations families and communities.

Position Summary

Multiple term contacts are available. The Family Development Worker’s primary goal is to support and connect families on their journey to wellness.

Support and connection are provided to families who are experiencing mental health and child welfare challenges through one-on-one coaching, individual, family, and community education and awareness activities, and referral to other health and social services agencies.

This position provides service to families.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Seabird Island Band is committed to the health and safety of its employees and community members. SIB has implemented measures to protect and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

SIB is mandated under provincial health care standards that all employees provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 unless otherwise deemed exempt under the Human Rights Code

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Degree in Human Services or relevant combination of education and experience.
  • Trauma-informed practice skills
  • Having knowledge of child protection issues and experience is an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills : written, verbal & listening.
  • Ability to develop and maintain trusting, supportive, caring relationships with children and families.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and to work under pressure.
  • Flexible and creative.
  • High professional and ethical standards.
  • Computer literacy on database, windows, Microsoft Word and other computer programs.
  • Ability to work independently yet possess a strong team spirit.
  • Knowledge of Sto : lo culture, traditions and language is an asset.
  • Knowledge of family dynamics, addictions and community resources.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and Internet
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to adhere to Oath of Confidentiality and Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedures
  • Knowledge, respect and understanding of Stó : lō culture, traditions and language is considered an asset
  • Experience working with First Nations community is considered an asset
  • Valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain confidentiality of professionally acquired information.
  • Provide service in a non-judgmental & culturally sensitive manner.
  • Provide services promptly and respectfully.
  • Provide services fairly, equitably, and unbiased, according to existing policies and procedures.
  • Is accessible, accountable and responsive to community members.
  • Presents themselves professionally in the workplace
  • Work as a team member of the Health Department, the Child and Family Services program and Chawathil health services team.
  • Receive referrals from Chawathil community / families / individuals and / or other health services workers
  • Completes initial assessments and refers clients to appropriate services and programs.
  • Assist clients to identify, develop and implement plans to improve wellness.
  • Facilitate regular case conferences with clients and families.
  • Maintain professional and accurate client service records.
  • Coordinate, plan, and implement workshops on relevant topics.
  • Maintain healthy professional boundaries with clients while promoting client independence.
  • Consults with supervisor on client work plans and services.
  • Identifies gaps in services and bring the information to the attention of the Chawathil leadership and / or Seabird Island Health Team.
  • Submit monthly narrative report on activities to the Supervisor, by the first Friday of every month for the previous month’s activities, and submit program schedules two months in advance to
  • supervisor and Chawathil leadership
  • Attend scheduled team meetings with the Health or Mental Health Team staff members, and other meetings as requested by your supervisor.
  • Be familiar with and adhere to the Seabird Island Band Personnel Policies and Procedures, as well as other protocols and agreements such as the Xyolhemeylh Child and Family Protocol
  • Agreement.
  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by your supervisor, Manager, Director, or the CAO
  • Core Competencies :

  • Client Focus
  • Team Work
  • Valuing Cultural Diversity
  • Work Ethic and Values
  • What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salaries
  • Excellent company-paid benefits package
  • Pension plan with employer contributions
  • 2 weeks’ annual vacation to start
  • Professional development and other training opportunities
  • Inclusive working environment
  • Casual attire
  • Benefits :

  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health benefits, vision care, dental care, life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
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    Seabird Island Band is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We thank you for your interest.

    Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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