Family Support Worker

Website canoecreekband Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation

The Family Support Worker is responsible for working with families, youth and children.  This worker will encourage social strategies for families and liaises with agencies regarding family concerns and will coordinate family care plans utilizing the resources of these organizations.  The Family Support Worker’s goal is to safeguard children’s wellbeing and to develop safe environments for their growth and development by supporting the children and their families.


  • One to three years’ social work or counselling experience with an in-depth knowledge of child advocacy, prevention, detection, assessment, treatment and aftercare strategies for families
  • At least one year administrative or coordination experience
  • Recognizes and respect all cultural diversity and has an understanding of First Nation’s Culture

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to make referrals for education and family counselling services
  • Proficiency in the use of computer programs for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, email and the internet, to the intermediate level (capable of using a large number of functions and feel confident using the program)
  • Must have strong administrative, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to self-regulate, meet deadlines, have attention to detail
  • Recognizes and respects all cultural diversity and has an understanding of Aboriginal Superior interviewing, assessment, counselling and crisis intervention skills
  • Strong case planning and case conferencing skills
  • Knowledge of: child advocacy procedures; the Ministry of Social Services’ investigation, assessment, and intervention procedures; relevant family and child services, and Family Relations Acts; criminal court proceedings and the Young Offenders Act, Child Welfare Act and child welfare transfer process
  • Ability to work independently and build effective interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to self-regulate, meet deadlines, have attention to detail, and respect confidentiality

Working Conditions:

  • Travel to other related organization locations will be required
  • May be required to work some non-standard hours

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Criminal Records Check
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s Licence, ability to obtain Class 4 will be an asset
  • Must provide a vehicle in good operating condition and appropriate vehicle insurance to meet program requirements OR access to company vehicle is provided and requires a valid Driver’s Licence

To Apply:        Interested Applicants may apply by submitting a cover letter outlining how their skills and experience fit the position along with their resume to:

ATTENTION: Band Administrator

Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation

General Delivery, Dog Creek, BC

Or Fax:  250-440-5679

Or email:


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Friday August 30, 2019

We thank all those who apply however, only those selected for an Interview will be contacted.

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