- This is a Temporary, full-time position, ending August 2022*
Be committed to an empowerment and strengths-based model of service delivery and understand healthy family structures and Tsleil-Waututh history. Must have a good understanding of the impacts of colonization on First Nations’ individuals, families and culture. Working in a team environment, the Family Program Coordinator will help develop and coordinate programs and services to meet the needs of Tsleil-Waututh families and individuals.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Work as an integral part of the Community Development team on strategic planning for programs and services that fit within the overall department and organizational work plans
- Plan and coordinate activities for individuals and families
- Document all program activities and report as needed
- Coordinate and participate in team meetings and case conferencing as required
- Coordinate workshops and training for community members and families
- Work with Director and Social Worker to assist with coordination of engagement with MCFD and any designated Aboriginal agencies with regard to family matters
- Have a strong understanding of programs and services that will support individuals and families in all areas including: Health, Wellness, Education, Income Assistance, Training & Employment, Justice, Housing and more
- Provide individual and family support, advocacy and making referrals to link members to appropriate services to best meet their needs
- Coordinating details for a variety of programming such as meals, set-up, bookings, forms, community notices, orientations, and arrangement of equipment and supplies and other details as needed to support the Community Development department in service and program delivery
- Work as a part of the Community Development team to apply for grants and record activities and expenses, to ensure accountable reporting, following internal and external policies
- Demonstrated commitment to strong team work and ongoing professional development in seminars, trainings, short courses etc. as directed by supervisor
- 1-2 years post-secondary education or demonstrated experience in program coordination, child and/or youth work, community support work, Aboriginal studies and/or cultural experience.
- Applicants should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the impact of residential schools, the 60’s scoop, and the overall impact of colonization on Aboriginal communities.
- Experience with group facilitation, training, workshop delivery and coordination is an asset
- Understand the dynamics related to working with individuals and families who have experienced or witnessed abuse, addiction, violence, etc.
- Criminal record check (mandatory)
- First Aid Certificate (asset)
- Class 5 Driver’s License and vehicle (mandatory)
- Class 4 Driver’s License (asset)
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Applicant should demonstrate strong organization and written communication skills
- Applicant should demonstrate reliability, maturity and healthy role modelling
- Respect and support families’ healthy goals
- Work collaboratively with clients, families, and other staff and resources
- Can communicate openly, honestly and professionally with staff, clients and colleagues
If this role interests you, please click the link below to directly apply.
We appreciate everyone’s interest in the role, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.