Family & Youth Support Worker (Contract)

Website Shuswap Band

Support and advocate for Shuswap families and children in collaboration with the Shuswap
health and social services team.

Who Are You?
You have played a key role in guiding youth. You know how to provide fun and mentorship and
have facilitated programs in a safe and caring environment.

What Will You Do?
You will partner with Shuswap community members and mentors to embed culture and life skills
into programs and identify what resources are needed to create a space for ongoing Indigenous

Key Responsibilities
• Engaging youth to discuss relevant issues and concerns while developing a youth
council to support at community events.
• Develop skills for facilitating a meeting, including taking minutes, following up with Chief
and Council on topics of interest, and involvement with community events.
• Promote and faciliate the delivery of community resources and services as outlined by
individuals, families, and social worker.
• Maintain clear, concise, and accurate client documentation in Mustimuhw electronic
reporting system.
• Use sound professional judgement and act in accordance with all policies, procedures,
and standards of practice.
• Report accurate information back to the social worker on client progress and follow up
on completion of tasks as outlined in care plans.
• Creation and implementation of a youth club that will run two nights per week. With one
night per week focusing on meal preparation and take-home meals for family.
• Actively facilitate and participate in program groups, evaluation, and quality
• Maintain professional competence and knowledge by participating in professional
development and on-going research.

Qualifications and Terms
• 1-2 years in a Child, Youth and Family employment setting. Human Resource or Early
Childhood education certification is recommended for this position however other work
experience will be given consideration for this position.
• Experience working in a First Nation community.
• Working knowledge and understanding of child development and parenting/family
• Knowledge of other community resources, treatment centers, social services networks,
and organizations.
• Proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications.
• Able to provide a cleared RCMP Criminal Record Check.
• Possess a Drivers License with a clean drivers abstract.
• Must be able to work onsite, in Invermere, BC.

Personal Attributes
• Proven ability to communicate clearly and professionally both orally and in writing.
• Proven ability to manage multiple tasks with consideration to timelines and directives.
• Attention to detail. Able to use critical thinking skills to be able to troubleshoot challenges
and find solutions including excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work
• Understand general practice of maintaining confidentiality.
• Collaborate effectively with community members, band staff, and external partners.
• Understanding of the Shuswap Band community, culture, and Secwepemc values.
• Understanding of trauma informed practices and willingness to on-going educational
• Professional group facilitation skills and ability to bring in speakers for a variety of topics
as outlined by interests of the youth and families.

Schedule. Compensation. Conditions of work
You will work 32.5 hours a week. The role requires availability to work on evenings and
weekend. Hourly rate is $25.00/hour. Position renewal is based on meeting annual funding and
program deliverables.

We offer a wide variety of perks including:
• 2 weeks paid holiday over Christmas in addition to annual vacation
• Employer matched pension plan after 3 months
• Extensive health and benefits package
• Bi-weekly healthy food box
• Dynamic work environment

How to Apply
We value diversity and welcome all qualified candidates to apply. Employment and promotion of
an Indigenous person or Shuswap Band members will be administered in a fair and reasonable
manner and is consistent with the Canadian Human Rights Commission Policy on “Aboriginal
Employment Preference.”

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