Family Preservation Support Worker

Saulteau First Nations is currently recruiting for:
Family Preservation Support Worker

Under the guidance of the Family Support Worker, the Family Preservation Worker develops initiatives for and support services to Saulteau First Nations (SFN) community members who have been referred by the Ministry for Children and Family Development, or to families who are providing care to children living out of care.  This role contributes to the betterment and well-being of SFN members through these programs. 

Saulteau First Nations Mission

We strive to be the Best Governed Nation, one that is proud, culturally strong and self-sufficient.  As stewards of the land we will ensure that the best sustainable practices are followed, now and in the future.  We remain proudly determined. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Program Administration

  • Works closely with the Family Support Worker and the Ministry for Children and Family Development to monitor and support all out of care options
  • Maintains accurate case notes on every file and or client in an accurate filing system
  • Acts upon client files in a timely manner to mitigate any child apprehension by the MCFD, provide support to families during court proceedings as needed. 
  • Gathers information on and assesses the family dynamics, needs, and risks by interviewing, meeting with caregivers, and relevant service providers. Then based on assessment, develops, and implements an intervention plan within the program guidelines
  • Keeping all files and notes confidential secured location
  • Provides in home support including parenting and behavioral strategies for effective care provision
  • Provides links to community resources and existing service delivery programs to enhance family growth development
  • Offering continuum of care for clients transitioning out of the Linda and Krystina Safe House
  • Liaise with community service providers and programs; refers clients as necessary
  • Promotion of and engagement in community programs
  • Provides parenting skill building, emotional support, and educational tools as required 
  • Provides referrals, support, and guidance to clients to address issues related to strengthening families

Other Related Duties

  • Coordinates and delivers lunch program for families every 2 weeks ensuring healthy and nutritional options
  • Plans, organizes, and facilitates monthly Women’s Group focused on wellness and community
  • Collaborates with other members of the Family Support Work and FSD Team to coordinate, participate, and assist with family related activities within the community
  • Participates actively as a SFN representative in collaborative partner networks and related community activities


Qualifications and Skills

  • Post-Secondary education Social work or Human services
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with MCFD and High-Risk Families
  • Knowledge and understanding of First Nations issues, culture, and traditions
  • Awareness and understanding around the impact from trauma and inter-generational trauma resulting from colonial policies
  • Ability to respond to problematic behavior using an understanding of the behavior’s context and function
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills including MS word, Internet
  • Superior conflict resolution skills and ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders as well as community members
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Must practice and display a high standard of work ethic specifically maintaining confidentiality
  • Strong community engagement skills and the ability to build partnerships.
  • Functions independently and frequently under pressure while performing multiple concurrent projects and deadlines
  • Valid BC Driver’s License
  • Ability to pass a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Check
  • Oath of Confidentiality


Work Conditions

  • Part-time employment, generally 6 hours per day, Thursday through Sunday
  • Work schedule is subject to change dependant on programming and outreach needs
  • On-call, carrying a cell phone may be required
  • Evening and weekend work will be necessary
  • Any overtime hours need to be pre-approved by your immediate supervisor
  • Travel may be required within SFN community and surrounding areas, program vehicle supplied


If interested send your resume to
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Position will be considered open until suitable candidate is selected.

The requirements and responsibilities contained in this job posting do not create a contract of employment and are not meant to be all-inclusive.  They may be changed at the discretion of the employer. Preference will be given to persons of Aboriginal ancestry in the event of equal qualifications.


Additional Info

  • Application Cut Off Date: Monday, 31 May 2021
  • Position Start Date: Monday, 07 June 2021
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Expected Hours: Part Time
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