Employment

Community Services is an equal opportunity employer.  Successful applicants will be informed and accepting of cultural diversity, and have the ability to work and support all people with dignity and respect. 

The following postions are now available:
Service Area: Aboriginal Services
Program: Anishnaabé
Position: Community Support Worker
Location: Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows
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Nature of Position
The Community Support Worker will be expected to work with groups of Aboriginal families. The goal of the groups is to provide Aboriginal culture to families and children.


Qualifications (education and experience)
Community Support Worker Diploma or child and Youth Social Services Degree/Diploma, current First Aid/CPR certificate, Food Safe Certificate, positive work references and a clean criminal record.


Required Skills (knowledge and skills)
Knowledge and experience with Aboriginal culture, good communication skills, ability to participate in various activities, knowledge of community resources and the ability to work independently as well as with in a collaborative team model. The position requires the employee to use their own personal vehicle for work purposes. Strong cultural knowledge and teachings an asset. (Aboriginal peoples are encouraged to apply as identifies as a bona-fide hiring requirement)


Other Information:
This position requires use of personal vehicle
This position requires Union membership


Shift/Schedule/Hours per week: Flexible work schedule – Evening work required – 18 hours per week
Expected Start Date: ASAP
Wage/Salary: starting at $19.73/hour
Grid Level: 11
Application Deadline: March 13, 2019
Submit Applications to: kmiklausic@comservice.bc.ca 


Service Area: Children, Youth and Family Services
Program: Aboriginal Out of Care Options
Position: Out of Care Options Counsellor
Location: Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows
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Nature of Position
A 28 hour/week positon for an Out of Care Options Counsellor. The Counsellor will provide support to ensure the stability of children in “Out of Care” Options, with individuals/families who are identified by the Ministry of Children and Family Development to care for the children outside of the family home, in a cultural sensitive manner. Working from a strength-based perspective, the worker will meet with caregivers and facilitate the placement to ensure its stability, strength and ongoing nature. The Out of Care Options Counsellor will liaise with social workers through Integrated Case Management meetings, and will provide interventions including: accessing community resources, parent education and child care, coaching in the development of communication skills, mediation and conflict resolution strategies. Duties include: responsibility for written documentation, liaising with the supervisor, Ministry of Children and Families social workers and other community professionals as required.

Qualifications (education and experience)
A bachelor’s degree in Social Work or another human service field and at least three years direct program delivery experience in family and children’s services. Aboriginal knowledge and Experience
Current First Aid/CRP certificate, positive work references and a clean Criminal Record Check also required.


Required Skills (knowledge and skills)
The ideal candidate is a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills.  Must have strong Aboriginal knowledge. Must possess strong goal planning and evaluation skills along with demonstrated case management abilities. Must have experience working with children, youth and families and be a collaborative team player.  A strong knowledge of community resources and service is essential.  Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience and knowledge of accreditation, Integrated Case Management and familiarity with client administration data base are preferred. This position required the employee to use his/her own personal vehicle for work purposes.


Other Information:
This position requires use of personal vehicle
This position requires Union membership


Shift/Schedule/Hours per week: 28 hours/week flexible schedule- temporary for one year
Expected Start Date: April 1, 2019
Wage/Salary: starting at $27.22/hour
Grid Level: 14
Application Deadline: March 13, 2019
Submit Applications to: kmiklausic@comservice.bc.ca