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The Youth and Family Advocate is a member of the leadership team for the child and family services team that operates from Tla’amin Health. The position is integral to providing family-centered, proactive, culturally-grounded, and strength-based supports to children, youth, and their families.

Job Title: Youth & Family Advocate, Child and Family Services
Work site: Tla’amin Health
Status: Permanent Full-Time
Start date: Open Until Filled
Salary: $31.16/hour – 7 hours per day
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays
Reference: #24-05-2022-YFA

Duties and responsibilities in three key areas:

  1. Family preservation and reunification:
    • Actively engaging and working directly with families. Lead a well-rounded understanding of existing services and build relationships with service providers to facilitate a positive experience for families. Effectively navigate EMR with a focus on managing reports, meetings, and advocacy.
  2. Children and Youth with Special Needs – Complex behaviour key worker:
    • Understand existing programs, policies, and services; supporting families in accessing services; advocacy; building relationships among parents and service providers; sharing information in an accessible way with community; relationship-building; EMR and report writing.
  3. Teamwork:
    • Communicating regularly with the Case Manager/Navigator and the Child and Family Support team operating out of Tla’amin Health; ensuring ease of experience for families who need support from multiple team members to avoid gaps and/or replication of services; and keeping clear and up-to-date records.

    Qualifications & Skills
    • Degree in Social Work or Child and Youth Care and related work experience
    • Leadership training and/or experience
    • Extensive working knowledge of Tla’amin First Nation resources and culture
    • Knowledge of Tla’amin language is an asset
    • Knowledge and awareness of health priorities for First Nations
    • Must be computer literate with Microsoft programs
    • Above average written and verbal skills
    • Ability to organize and manage multiple resources, groups and community data
    • Ability to be independent, motivated and innovative
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary service partners and stakeholders
    • Understanding of mental and emotional wellness, and cultural safety
    • Driver’s license an asset

    Working conditions
    This position has a designated office space at Tla’amin Health. Work will be completed both on and off-site as required. The successful applicant will be required to work in accordance with the BCGEU Collective Agreement as well as the policies and benefits therein, in addition to all relevant Tla’amin Health policies and procedures. The successful applicant will be in good physical health. This position is open to male and female applicants and requires union membership.

    Submit a resume accompanied with a cover letter, by email or fax to:
    Marlane Christensen – Health Director
    Email: marlane.christensen@tn-bc.ca
    Fax: 604-483-2466
    Reference: #24-05-2022 – YFA

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