PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION IN NORTH VANCOUVER
CLOSES: Open Until Filled
Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present-day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory. Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.
As an organization, we provide support to the greater Squamish Nation Community through service. With 12 departments with individual areas of expertise, we ensure Community Members have access to necessary programs and services.
Working as an integral part of the Ayás Mén̓men Child and Family Services Department, this position reports directly to the Delegated Manager, Early Intervention. The Social Worker Assistant position provides case management assistance and assumes limited delegated authority under the Child Family and Community Service Act. Working under the direction of a delegated Social Worker provides support for a range of clients in such areas as daily living, resources, programs, and transportation. Helps ensure that services provided are meeting the client’s needs. The position requires strong knowledge of federal and provincial Child & Family Service policies, practices, and protocols, including knowledge of delegated authority from the provincial Ministry of Child & Family Development. The incumbent is required to have a good understanding of the professional staff’s requirements, court processes, case management techniques, and community resources. The incumbent is responsible for adhering to relevant policies and procedures, carrying out their work activities professionally and responsibly, and keeping clients safe and well at all times. The position has a high level of people interaction, requiring tact, and diplomacy.
High level of emotional intelligence, patience and integrity.
Maintains composure in high-pressure situations.
Able to disseminate complex information to stakeholders in a meaningful way.
Resourceful and organized with excellent time management abilities.
Able to deliver negative information tactfully and diplomatically when needed. Acts ethically and handles sensitive information with confidentiality.
Team-oriented with a positive, approachable attitude.
Salary: Compensation based on the Ministry of Child and Family Development, plus comprehensive benefits.
As a dynamic community organization, we understand the importance of employing enthusiastic and talented people to work together. We know that our future strength and growth is very much dependent on our key resources – our people. With a variety of programs and services, we offer career paths that fit many areas of expertise, backgrounds, and interests. Along with competitive compensation and benefits, we offer excellent training and development opportunities within an environment that values diversity through the respect and appreciation of each person for their individual attributes.
*Please note selected candidates will be required to complete background checks. If you have concerns regarding any incidents that will be reported on your Criminal Record Check, please let us know in advance to ensure we can work together on a plan that works for the nation and you as the applicant*