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Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre: Looking to Hire - Aboriginal Family Support Worker and a Poverty Law Advocate.

Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre is looking to hire!

 

Check out these two opportunities available now. 

 

 

145A-8950 GRANVILLE ST       

PO BOX 2041       

PORT HARDY, BC          

V0N 2P0       
 

Program Director: Tracy Hamilton

 email: pdswfc@telus.net

Ph: 250-902-0552

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY :  Poverty Law Advocate

Hours: 35/week Salary: Commensurate with experience plus benefits Start date: April 1, 2019

 

This position provides comprehensive advocacy services to marginalized individuals and families for income assistance, disability assistance; to maintain tenancy, Canada Pension Plan Disability, Employment and Insurance, debt, and other income support related programs.  Provides assistance and representation through administration hearing processes.

 

Duties:  

  • Maintain a caseload of a maximum of 5 clients per week

  • Assist clients with completing and submitting applications to appropriate services ie, CPP, Disability, E.I, etc.

  • Assist clients with obtaining and completing rental agreements, addressing tenant/landlord complications, evictions, appeals, arbitration, and tribunals when needed

  • Provide education to groups regarding their rights, their eligibility to additional supports such as financial assistance, supplements, disability, employment standards, and insurance

  • Research, develop and deliver resources to the public

  • Work in one on one and/or group settings to support client with capacity and strength building

  • Act as a liaison between clients and other agencies when necessary

  • Develops and maintains working relationships with the Ministry of Social Development, other government agencies, other service agencies and the community

  • Work as part of Sacred Wolf team to coordinate larger community events

  • Develop reports and maintain statistics on client case load and other programs for the year

  • Maintain client files

  • Attend training as required- some travel can be expected or may be required

 

Qualifications/skills:

  • Minimum two years post-secondary education

  • Two years of experience in tenant, disability and income support programs advocacy an asset, an ability to read, interpret and understand legislation, an analytical ability and the ability to negotiate and mediate on behalf of clients with landlords and government agencies etc. necessary

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written skills, team oriented and exercises good judgment

  • Self-motivated with well-developed case management and planning skills; organization, time management, problem solving and decision making skills essential

  • Knowledge of local community resources and an awareness and understanding of poverty related issues

  • May be required to work the occasional weekend or evening

 

Benefits:
100% employer paid coverage for extended health and dental
Generous paid time off, starting at 3 weeks
Closing Date: March 8, 2019

 

Please submit resume and cover letter with three references in person or via email to Tracy Hamilton at 145A 8950 Granville Street or at pdswfc@telus.net

 

 

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY :  

Permanent Full-time Aboriginal Family Support Worker

 

 

Hours: 35/week Salary: Commensurate with experience plus benefits Start date: As soon as possible

Under the supervision of the programs director, the Family Support Worker will work along side social workers and parents to have children returned home. This job requires strong interpersonal communication skills and sensitivity to and knowledge of the local aboriginal culture.  

 

Duties:  

  • Maintain a caseload of a maximum of 15 clients/families

  • Work along side and in collaboration with a team of support workers to meet the needs of Client-Family

  • Provide transportation as per client service plans

  • Attend home visits, Coordinate meetings to develop plans and set goals with families

  • Work in one on one and/or group settings to support client with capacity and strength building

  • Act as a liaison between families and other agencies when necessary (Social Workers, Legal Aide, Probation, Doctors/Specialists, Counsellors, etc).

  • Work as part of Sacred Wolf team to coordinate larger community events

  • Develop reports and maintain statistics on client case load and other programs for the year

  • Attend training as required- some travel can be expected or may be required

  • Adhere to Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre Policy and Procedures

 

Qualifications/skills:

Undergraduate degree in related field or an equivalent experience with a diploma or certificate in social work or social science field

Class 5 drivers’ licence, Own transportation

Familiarity with Microsoft Office: word, excel and publisher

Strong ability to develop service plans (with client participation) and work plans

Abundance of experience working with aboriginal families and aboriginal communities and Ministry of Children and Family Development

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Willing to complete a criminal records check through the Ministry of Justice

 

Please submit resume and cover letter with three references in person or via email to Tracy Hamilton at 145A 8950 Granville Street or at pdswfc@telus.net

 

 

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