Full time Family Preservation Coordinator (Full Time)


Haida Child & Family Services Society



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Job Description
LOCATION:  Haida Gwaii

WAGE:  Grid level – 15P – As per Aboriginal Services Collective Agreement.

Position Summary:

Oversees the daily operations of the Family Preservation Program including directing staff assignments to ensure that the goals and objectives of the program are met. The Coordinator provides supervision, planning, coordination and administration of the program.


Directly supervises Family Preservation Workers who provide intensive in-home family support, Family Group Conferencing, Parenting facilitation and training and other preservation services to families facing possible out-of-home placement of one or more children.


This position is responsible for the general operation and accountability of a Family Preservation service at the community level. It ensures the program focus strengthens and preserves families.


Qualifications and Experience:

Education, Training and Experience:

·         A Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or related field

·         Prior supervisory and management experience is essential

·         Training and Experience in Parent Effectiveness Training, Behavior Modification, Bargaining and Negotiating techniques and assertiveness training an asset

·         Knowledge of Aboriginal culture in general, in particular Haida culture and history, and the impacts. Knowledge of traditional language is a definite asset.

·         Understanding of cross-cultural issues as they affect children in care, foster parents, biological parents and communities of origin, and develop strong working relationships with them and other resources on Haida Gwaii.

·         Excellent communication skills both oral and written.

·         Computer literacy for Microsoft Word, Excel and other computer software.

·         Ability to balance competing priorities and to work under pressure.

·         Successful completion of a Criminal Records Check.

·         Must have a class 5 driver’s license, in good standing.


How to Apply

“Pursuant to Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.”

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Please submit:

Resume with Cover Letter and 3 professional references to:

E-mail:  Karen.Wainwright@hcfss.bc.ca

Questions – please call:  (250) 626-5257