Foster Parent Recruitment, Retention and Support Regional Coordinator

Community Bridge
Published
March 7, 2024
Location
Fort St. John
Category
Job Type
Experience
Must have relevant experience
Hours
35
Education
College Diploma or Certificate
Country
Canada
Province
British Columbia

Description

  • Works in collaboration with MCFD to recruit, train, support and retain Foster Parents in Fort St John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Fort Nelson and Aboriginal Communities.
  • Will provide training for foster parents or arrange for training, plan recruitment and retention activities in conjunction with MCFD staff.
  • Will support Foster Parents in any investigative proceeding according to established protocols.
  • Must update and maintain the website for Foster Parents and produce a quarterly Newsletter.

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week - Is on call 24/7 for emergencies only (note - this may change and not be required)

Hourly Rate: Grid level 16 as per Collective Agreement $38.93-$44.69. Plus on call pay. This position is open to male and female applicants and requires union membership.

Closing Date: Until Position is filled

Start date: March 25, 2024

This is a unionized position with the BCGEU.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social work or related human/social service field.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in foster care, or such as that of a resource worker, family preservation worker, family counselor or foster parent.
  • Relevant experience and education may be consider
  • Must have excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal communities is preferred.
  • Ability to operate a PC and related software
  • Must be comfortable with training groups of Foster Parents, giving presentations etc. and using the necessary software and technology to achieve this.
  • Must be prepared to have flexible hours to accommodate travel, evening meetings and emergency calls.
  • Regular travel to the communities is required.

Vehicle Use: This position requires that you use your personal vehicle for travel in the region as needed. Mileage to be reimbursed. Travel will be frequent with quarterly trips to Fort Nelson, bi monthly to Dawson Creek and Chetwynd (some are virtual and travel is easier during summer months). You must have a valid driver's license.

How to Apply

Submit Applications To:

Executive Director, Community Bridge, 10142 - 101 Ave. Fort St. John, BC V1J 2B3

Email to: ed@communitybridge.ca

For information about Community Bridge go to communitybridge.ca. For information about the Community of Fort St. John go to www.fortstjohn.ca

We thank you for your interest and only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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