SASAMANS SOCIETY JOB POSTING Aboriginal Family & Youth Navigator

Sasamans Society is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual who enjoys working with families and youth. This position is based out of the Wachiay Friendship Centre in Courtenay, B.C., 5 days (35 hrs) per week. The Aboriginal Family & Youth Navigator program aims to provide support and guidance to Indigenous families and youth involved with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). Duties include but are not limited to the provision of support, guidance and information to Indigenous families on the child welfare process; family court process; liaising with child protection workers and service providers while strengthening Indigenous family units. Additional services for Indigenous youth include youth transition planning, youth on probation and support during and after aging out of government care.

 Must have sound knowledge of the child welfare system and the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA) or the ability to develop an understanding of this legislation quickly;
 Sound knowledge of, and experience working with MCFD/Delegated Aboriginal Agencies and Aboriginal Service Organizations is an asset;
 Preference given to individual with a BSW, Child & Youth Care degree or recognized diploma and/or recognized human service diploma and demonstrated related working experience;
 Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture (Indigenous ways of knowing & being) and the impact of colonization on Indigenous families and communities;
 Ability to develop strong working relationships with Indigenous youth, families and communities;
 Experience working with Indigenous families, children & youth at risk is an asset;
 Ability to develop strong collaborative relationships with community service providers;
 Strong facilitation skills is an asset, with the ability to facilitate and lead group processes;
 Ability to work independently is essential, with the ability to develop cohesive working relationship with colleagues;
 Must demonstrate clear professional boundaries and appropriate accountability measures including file/records management;
 Demonstrated experience in conflict resolution;
 Applicant must have own vehicle and a valid driver’s licence;
 Applicant must successfully undergo a Criminal Record Check;

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Please send Cover Letter and Resume to:
Lori Bull, Executive Director
680 Head Start Crescent, Campbell River, B.C. V9H 1P9
Or email
Deadline to apply: Friday, April 26th, 2019 – 12 Noon
Only those shortlisted will be contacted