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Metis Family Services Delegated Social Worker with focus on Intake Full Time in Surrey, BC

Metis Family Services

Branch Surrey BC CA

Position:
Delegated Social Worker with focus on Intake
Location:
Surrey, BC

Bachelors of Social Work or Masters in Social Work, or Bachelors of Art in Child and Youth Care, or Masters in Educational Counseling/Masters Clinical…

Job Summary:
The Intake Worker is accountable to the Intake Supervisor and reports directly to this person. The Intake Worker is generally the first contact for the community and families in accessing child protections services.
The Intake Worker is required to assume case responsibilities as directed by his supervisor or designate for other worker’s cases as directed, within the same work classification.
Reporting to : Child Protection Team Leader
Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To obtain/have knowledge of the Child, Family, and Community Service Act, child protection inter-agency protocols, and the structured decision making for child protection in BC
  • To have/obtain demonstrated understanding of the agency’s mission, standards, procedures and practice
  • To have/obtain a thorough knowledge of the legal system as it relates to C.F.C.S.A.
  • To have/obtain knowledge of the Criminal Code of Canada as it relates to crimes against children
  • To have/obtain understanding of the Decision-Making tools and applicability in case management
  • To respond and provide service in the best interest of the child and in the least intrusive manner to all referrals/complaints on cases assigned
  • To work with children and families in a goal-directed manner, which may include assessment, counseling and co-ordination of service delivery from agency and community programs
  • To receive incoming child welfare incidents and provide the initial response to new or re-opened cases. (e.g. crisis intervention and referral)
  • To thoroughly investigate allegations of child abuse or neglect on assigned cases in accordance with agency mission, standards, procedures and practices, child protection inter-agency protocols, and the structured decision-making model in BC.
  • To perform assessments to determine whether on-going agency protection services are required in accordance with agency mission, standards, procedures and practices, child protection inter-agency protocols, and the structured decision-making Model for Child Protection in BC
  • To assess risk in consultation with the supervisor or designate and in accordance with the structured decision-making Model for Child Protection in BC
  • To consult with supervisor or designated at key decision points and in accordance with agency mission, standards, procedures and practices, child protection inter-agency protocols, and the structured decision-making model for Child Protection in BC
  • To document and present cases of emergency apprehension or planned apprehension to Program Manager, and CEO.
  • To participate in the commencement and carriage of protection and status review applications by completing all necessary Request Forms, Plans of Care; assisting agency counsel in the drafting of affidavits; deposing affidavits and serving parties as required in keeping with the Family Court Rules
  • To initiate Family Court intervention where it is determined that the child may be in need of protection and cannot be protected by less disruptive alternative
  • To ensure Family Court Orders are duly carried out, assure all subsequent court intervention is properly documented and clients served in accordance with court report forms and court orders.
  • To attend Court as required
  • To complete Temporary Care by Agreement contracts with families where appropriate, and in accordance with agency mission, standards, procedures and practices, child protection inter-agency protocols, and the structured decision-making model for Child Protection in BC
  • To facilitate any requests for records disclosure pursuant to Par. VIII of the C.F.C.S.A.
  • To obtain necessary assessments, reports and court documentation for the file and to maintain the file in accordance with professional standards of confidentiality and competence and in accordance with agency mission, standards, procedures and practices, child protection inter-agency protocols, and the structured decision-making model for Child Protection in BC
  • To maintain contemporaneous case notes within 24 hours of any contact on all assigned cases
  • To complete formal case documentation within time frames set out and in accordance with agency mission, standards, procedures and practices, child protection inter-agency protocols, and the structured decision-making model for Child Protection in BC
  • To participate in the quality of service (service planning) and improve service delivery by making suggestions and recommendations to management and by way of team meetings, staff meetings, and committee meetings
  • To work professionally and constructively both within the agency and with all community professional and clients
  • To apply sound clinical skills in decision making
  • To apply critical thinking skills in all areas of Child Protection
  • To communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • To demonstrate the ability to effectively organize and manage time
  • To work overtime or flexible hours to meet the various needs of the clients
  • To performs duties in a manner that ensures the safety of self and others at all times
  • To have/obtain the necessary computer skills
  • To perform other related duties as required.

Work experience through the completion of a practicum in family and child welfare. Opportunity to work with families facing challenges which may occasionally involve exposure to unpleasant dealings with angry, abusive, or abused clients; exposure to hazards from frequently working around volatile parents and/or children in crisis. Team orientated.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors of Social Work or Masters in Social Work, or Bachelors of Art in Child and Youth Care, or Masters in Educational Counseling/Masters Clinical Psychology, or equivalent. Provincial Delegation training.
  • Child welfare specialization, have worked in child welfare and/or at an Aboriginal agency for one year is an asset
  • MCFD Knowledge & appreciation of Metis/Aboriginal cultures and how these impact the development of individuals and communities
  • Practical knowledge of Provincial Aboriginal Operational Practice Standards and Indicators

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a Criminal Record Check completed by and satisfactory to Métis Family Services.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License; Driver’s Abstract and a reliable and safe vehicle.

Rate of pay : SPO24 $32.55 to $37.17per hour (with Provincial Delegation)
SPO Growth $28.12 to $30.67 per hour (Delegation Training)

Start date: As soon as possible.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $32.55 /year

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • child welfare: 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Drivers License (Class 5)

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Surrey, BC, CA
Posted on: 2016-11-02
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