Current Employment Opportunities

NEW Job Posting #2017-049 Child and Youth with Special Needs/Child and Youth Care Worker – Fort St. James 

JOB SUMMARY  – CYC/CYSN Worker provides services directly to children and youth, who have been removed or are at risk of being removed from their families; or children who have a mental health disorder or who are at risk of developing a mental health disorder. Services are also provided to children and youth who have developmental disabilities. Referrals will be initiated by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). The service will provide short term, intensive and outcome-focused interventions/services that promote growth and improve family functioning. This program will focus on developing the personal, social and familial competencies in children and youth. Worker will deliver services in the community of Fort St. James. Travel required for this position.
DEPARTMENT LOCATION – Fort St. James
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE
A diploma in the human services or related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
• Two (2) years recent related experience
• Must demonstrate an understanding of theory, principles and practices in the field
• Knowledge of common childhood disorders and effective treatment methods
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
• Must possess basic computer skills and good written and verbal communication
• Class 5 driver’s license free of restrictions and acceptable driving abstract
• Satisfactory Criminal Record Clearance
SALARY $18.66 – 21.73 as per Grid 11 on the Community Living Services Collective
HOURS OF WORK 30 hours per week
VACANCIES 1 Vacancies
POSTING DATE December 8, 2017
CLOSING DATE December 20, 2017
START DATE As soon as possible.
Full Job Description: 2017-049 Child and Youth with Special Needs and CYC Worker – FSJ

Job Posting #2017-046 Early Years & Support Services Program Manager
JOB SUMMARY
The Early Years & Support Services Program Manager provides supervision to frontline staff who work in NVCSS’ early years’ programs like the Infant Development Program, the Community Action Program for Children, Children and Youth with Special Needs and Transport & Supervised Visits. Duties include: performance management; personnel administration; assisting with or direct responsibility for operational planning; liaising with funders and/or attending Board meetings. The Early Years & Support Services Program Manager is further responsible to ensure all programs are meeting desired outcomes and budgetary goals. Locates and proposes potential programs by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities. Enhances agency’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to the agency and community. It is anticipated that the manager will split their time equally between Vanderhoof and Fort St. James.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops, implements, coordinates and evaluates plans and programs designed to ensure that clients’ needs are met. Ensures that program standards, guidelines and policies of the organization are maintained, that necessary facilities and equipment are in place and that all licensing and accreditation requirements are met.
  • Remains current on latest funding trends, policies, and innovations for social services that align with the organization’s current and expanding core business
  • Works in consultation with the senior management team to formulate program policies and procedures, and in evaluating programs.
  • Adheres to agency values and principles and promotes them within the agency and the community. Works to position the agency as a leader in service provision in the community.
  • Participates in the recruitment and selection of program staff by screening applicants, participating on interview panels and making hiring decisions.
  • Orients, determines the need for and provides training to program staff and, where applicable, practicum students.
  • Ensures that appropriate systems are in place to support and maintain programs.
  • Supervises expenditures within the existing budget allowance and makes budget recommendations.
  • Represents NVCSS to an array of external clients and stakeholders, such as partner agencies, donors, consultants, and potential key personnel. Maintains an effective relationship with government officials and community agencies/groups. Maintains liaison with other community organizations to coordinate provision of services, resolve program delivery, exchange program information, or provide instruction on the operation and use of the assigned programs. Represents the organization and programs at external events.
  • Ensures effective communication with staff and caregivers and encourages their feedback and participation in the continuous quality improvement of the agency.
  • Promotes public awareness of and support for the program by performing duties such as producing promotional materials and attending community events.
  • Conducts special studies, makes presentations; maintains a current awareness of developments in assigned field and within the agency.

DEPARTMENT LOCATION
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor degree in a human/social service field or the equivalent in education and experience
• At least 5 years’ previous direct program delivery experience in the social service sector
• At least 2 years’ previous supervisory/program management experience is required, preferably within the social services sector. Supervisory and project management experience; Knowledge of logical frameworks or other project design concepts; previous project design experience strongly preferred;
• Excellent oral, written, facilitation and interpersonal communication skills
• Demonstrated teamwork, leadership, supervisory skills and a strong commitment to principles of collaboration
• Ability to work effectively with program staff, funders, and other agencies and organizations
• Exceptional time management skills
• Ability to be flexible in the phase of changing priorities and maintain a sense of humor
SALARY $26.57 – $28./77
HOURS OF WORK Full-Time Monday – Friday, 36 hours per week
VACANCIES 1 Vacancies
POSTING DATE November 16, 2017
CLOSING DATE December 15, 2017
START DATE As soon as possible.
Full Job Description: 2017-046 Early Years and Support Services Program Manager

Job Posting #2017-043 Family Preservation Clinician – Fort St. James    
JOB SUMMARY
The Family Preservation clinician provides short term, intensive, in-home counselling  and skill based work to assist families in reducing risk factors and threats to family and individual well-being. When appropriate, service will also be delivered as group work.
This program provides services for Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) referred families who have been identified as medium to high risk of out of home placement for their child/children. Typically, referred families have come to the attention of MCFD as a result of child protection issues.
DEPARTMENT LOCATION – Fort St. James
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

  • A degree in social work, counselling or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least one year of experience in a similar environment is required for this
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of theory, principles and practices in the field including a knowledge of family systems and evidence based therapeutic interventions
  • Must have knowledge of child development and age appropriate behaviors
  • Must possess basic computer skills

SALARY $25.74-29.98 hr as per CSSEA & CSSBA Collective Agreement (Para-professional Grid Level 14)
HOURS OF WORK  Part Time, 16 hours per week
VACANCIES 1 Vacancies
POSTING DATE November 2, 2017
CLOSING DATE Until Filled
START DATE As soon as possible.
Full Job Description: 2017-043 Family Preservation Clinician – Fort St. James

Job Posting #2017-042 Victim Services Worker – Fort St. James
JOB SUMMARY In the Victim Services role, the worker provides victims of all ages with information, practical assistance and emotional support needed to participate in the justice system.  Service is delivered on a flexible basis to respond to urgent situations and provide timely follow up and support.  Duties include on scene attendance with RCMP, assistance with injury compensation claims and impact statements, facilitation of court attendance and referrals to appropriate resources.
DEPARTMENT LOCATION – Fort St. James
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

  • A diploma in Health and Human Services related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 2 years recent related experience
  • A working knowledge of the provincial and federal criminal justice system
  • Must possess an understanding of theory, principles and practices in the field
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and adhere to program guidelines and standards
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with teams, coordinating multifaceted service
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license free or restrictions with clean abstract
  • Must reside within the Fort St. James township
  • Travel to remote communities required

SALARY  As per CSSEA grid levels.  Victim Service Worker ($18.66-21.73/ hr.)  Competitive benefits and compensation
HOURS OF WORKPart Time , 21  hours per week on a flexible schedule.  Some evening and weekend work required.
VACANCIES 1 Vacancies
POSTING DATE November 2, 2017
CLOSING DATE Until filled
START DATE As soon as possible.
Full Job Description:2017-042 Victim Services Worker

Job Posting #2017-037 Client Transport/Supervised Visit Worker – Fort St. James
JOB SUMMARY: The Transport and Supervised Visit services are intended to ensure safe, appropriate and documented visits take place between parents and their children when supervision orders are in effect. The primary purpose of the program is to provide continued connection between parents and children by ensuring well-being and safety during each visit.
Services will be provided on a flexible schedule that responds to the family’s needs and conditions of each supervision order. This position will require some evening and weekend supervisions.
REPORTS TO: Program Manager
WAGE: $17.47-20.34/hr as per grid level 10 of the CSSEA Collective Agreement with benefits
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Safely transports clients/children between designated areas
• Documents and reports interactions during visits
• Observes interaction between parents and children to ensure guidelines of visitation are adhered to.
• May accompany families on recreational and social outings, following guidelines established in the supervision order.
• Maintains required records and documentation
• Performs other related duties as required
REQUIREMENTS:
• Minimum Grade 12
• One year recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Class 5 driver’s license and acceptable driving abstract
• Satisfactory Criminal Record Clearance
• Must demonstrate an understanding of theory, principles and practices in the field
• Must possess basic computer skills and excellent written and verbal communication
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
Additional Information:
This position requires work outside of the normal office hours. A moderate level of physical fitness is required. Worker must have valid driver’s licence, clean drivers abstract, adequate insurance and a satisfactory criminal record check.
START DATE: As soon as Possible
POSTING DATE: September 19, 2017
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
Please send a cover letter of interest and current resume outlining your skills and qualifications for the position and include the job posting number:
Via email: info@nvcss.ca
Fax 250-567-3939
Full Job Description: 2017-037 Transport and Supervised Visits