Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Integrated Services Manager – Social Worker

Job No: 76350
Location: Vancouver, BC

  • Use your child welfare policy expertise to make a lasting difference in Vancouver’s Aboriginal community!
  • Receive an attractive salary of $83,000 PLUS a comprehensive benefits package!
  • Take on a challenging role that provides membership in the Public Service Pension Plan!

About the Organization

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) is a non-profit society providing service to urban Aboriginal children and families living in the Greater Vancouver area.

With a mission to provide holistic service delivery that culturally and spiritually strengthens Aboriginal families, VACFSS has been contributing to the balance and harmony of the Aboriginal community since its formation in 1992.

VACFSS works to strengthen the community through its collaborative nature, often partnering with other service providers and members of the community. The Society aims to honour the traditions of Aboriginal people in BC, and continues to focus on improving the outcomes for the children and families it serves.

About the Opportunity 

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society (VACFSS) has an excellent opportunity for a professional with a Masters of Social Work or MA of Clinical Psychology to join our team in the vital role of Integrated Services Manager.

Services consist of two Family Preservation teams, a number of In Home Support Services, cultural education programs, and culturally grounded Group Family Support/Strengthening programs. Family Preservation Counsellors provide intensive family preservation and reunification interventions that support the VACFSS Child Protection and Guardianship teams through client engagement, assistance with concrete needs, and strengthening parenting capacity through individual and group counselling.

Reporting to the Director of Programs, you will be responsible for providing vision, direction, guidance and leadership of Integrated Services which consist of Family Preservation and Reunification intervention, as well as in home support services for VACFSS families and children and youth in care.

You will also be accountable for managing the program including and coordinating the development, implementation, and evaluation of the services offered, as well as ensuring integration and collaboration with the other VACFSS program areas.

Specific responsibilities will also include: 

  • Performing a range of supporting, monitoring and quality assurance functions with respect to the delivery of support services and integrating culturally sound practices to our diverse Aboriginal children and families
  • Providing ongoing evaluation, policy development, implementation and training of staff to ensure that it is congruent with a trauma informed approach to healing for children, youth and families within the VACFSS child and family service system
  • Managing the Integrated Services strategic priorities including program planning, accountability to agency standards and policies, budget tracking and management, staffing and partnership with the community with the goal of securing accessibility to services.

As our ideal candidate, you hold a Masters of Social Work (MSW) or MA in Clinical Psychology. Your 10 years of experience in child welfare includes expertise in child and family services including child protection. A minimum of 5 years of clinical supervisor experience is essential, and management experience is preferred. Membership (or eligibility to become a member) with BCACC as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) or membership with BCCSW as a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW) would be ideal.

In order to be successful, you will need to have knowledge of:

  • Canada’s Aboriginal people
  • Child, Family and Community Services Act and related legislation, policies, provincial and government systems
  • Developing operating and capital budgets.

You are also experienced working in not-for-profit organizations and working in an Aboriginal agency. Experience working in human resources management in a Unionized environment is preferred. 

Proficiency with MS Office is required, as are a valid BC driver's licence, access to a reliable vehicle, and the ability to provide a Criminal Reference Check. Strong analytical, organizational, communication, and problem solving skills are essential, as is the ability to have flexible working hours during time-sensitive periods. Lastly, you thrive on leading and managing a diverse group of people.

Preference will be given to candidates of Aboriginal ancestry or candidates with demonstrated skills and experience working with Aboriginal people and communities.

If you think you have what it takes, please read on to see what we have to offer you!

About the Benefits

In exchange for your contributions to VACFSS, you will receive a generous salary of $83,000 and a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical, extended health, and dental
  • Group life
  • 100% employer-paid premiums
  • 4 weeks of vacation
  • Eligible for the VACFSS flex program  after passing probation
  • Membership in the Public Service Pension Plan

That’s not all! VACFSS offers a variety of wellness opportunities to staff to assist you in maintaining a healthy work-life balance. There are also numerous opportunities for career advancement for employees who excel with VACFSS.

If you're looking for a new career challenge where you will be welcomed into a supportive and friendly team culture, Apply Now!

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