Under the direction of the Health and Social Development Director, the Family Development Supervisor will operate efficiently in accordance with the philosophies, policies, and objectives established by Management. The Family Development Supervisor will manage referrals to the Family Development team in close coordination with the Program Manager of Supported Stabilization and the Quality Assurance team.
The Family Development Supervisor will assign Family Development Workers to referred clients and ensure all clients have access to services. As a supervisor, the position will be responsible for providing ongoing support and performance management of the Family Development team. The Family Development Supervisor will ensure strong cultural values, and programming that builds family bonds and resilience as well as a grounding in culture and community supports. The Family Development Supervisor will monitor the weekly and monthly budgets.
What does it take to be successful working at Seabird Island? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.
- Interpersonally Effective: Creates and sustains positive working relationships.
- Organized: Ability to process and organize electronic and paper documentation and information.
- Personable: A collaborative attitude, participating in the planning, developing, extending services, and promoting effective strategies to encourage a positive Family Home environment
- Effective Communicator: Demonstrates open, honest, and respectful written and verbal language.
- Multitasker: The ability to balance competing priorities, meet deadlines, and to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
As part of our commitment to finding the best candidates, we utilize online assessments to gain insights into your aptitude, motivations, interests, and personality to assess your compatibility with our team. These assessments consist of short online exercises tailored to evaluate how your traits align with the job you are applying for.
To apply for this job, please follow the instructions below:
- Submit your resume and complete our Prevue Assessment simultaneously. The assessment is an integral part of our evaluation process.
- Allow yourself a minimum of 35-40 minutes to complete the assessment.
- Should you have any questions or encounter technical difficulties, please reach out to our Recruiting team at [email protected] or call 604-796-2177 for assistance.
Follow this link to complete the assessment: https://seabirdisland.prevuehub.com/selfregistration?url=n5%7CKL
Once you have completed the assessment, we will carefully review your application and results. Qualified candidates will be contacted for further steps in the hiring process. Please be assured that all assessment results will be treated confidentially and used solely for the purpose of evaluating your candidacy.
Please note that failure to complete the assessment may result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
WORK THAT MATTERS
Do you enjoy working as part of a team and are able to deliver individual results. You thrive in an environment, which allows you to make a high impact towards the future of a First Nations Community.
We are located 1 kilometer from Agassiz, BC on the beautiful Fraser River, 120 km east of Vancouver.
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BENEFITS & PERKS
Benefits vary by job type, apply after a successful probationary period and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process.
- Extended health and dental benefits,
- Accrued vacation and sick time,
- Pension plan with matching employer contributions,
- Access to internal training programs, professional development and skill enhancement,
- Collaboration with an interdisciplinary team,
- Equitable hourly rates
- Casual dress code
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Supervision and leadership:
- Provide overall supervision of the Family Development team.
- Supervision of direct reports which includes:
- ensure adequate staffing for family needs, with qualified employees, to meet program and policy requirements.
- work planning, scheduling, payroll processing and assessment of staffing needs;
- hiring/promotion, staff development, coaching/mentoring and assisting with performance management reviews.
- monitor and ensure teams are charting and reporting on clients;
- ensure that all staff within the applicable programs have the appropriate training, credentials, oath of confidentiality, criminal record checks, and other documentation as required by SIB or relevant licensing bodies.
- conflict resolution, and assisting with discipline, and termination recommendations.
- organize debriefings with the team;
- authorizing leaves of absence;
- evaluating the work of staff and volunteers to ensure that programs are of appropriate quality and that resources are used effectively; and
- promote shared team goals and collaboration among members;
- Assist with preparing annual operating and capital budgets pertaining to division in consultation with the Program Manager.
- Monitor overall performance of division against the program plan.
- Administer/monitor the approved annual budget including authorization of expenditures.
- Prepare and assist in the preparation of reports and recommendations for the Program Manager and stakeholders.
- Attend Committee, community and other public meetings and events as required.
- Make presentations and provide advice/guidance on division related issues and strategies, new/pending legislation, and regulatory guidelines.
- Initiate actions and coordinate and monitor assigned tasks emerging from meetings as directed by the Program Manager
- Accountable to ensure staff are knowledgeable of applicable health and safety legislation, are trained to act appropriately in emergency situations, practice safe program delivery, and operate equipment and materials safely utilizing safe work practices.
- Ensure that documented procedural information is available and that necessary reports/follow-up to near misses and incidents are completed in a timely manner and reported accordingly.
- Plan, execute and promote Family Development and division hosted events.
- Develop new programming to maximize the use of facilities and resources for community groups and the public to meet needs and maximize potential usage of the facility.
- Work in partnership with other departments and stakeholders to market and promote Seabird Island and its events.
- Overseeing division events at Seabird Island including programming, scheduling, and documentation.
- Ensure that all program staff are always up-to-date and familiar with all applicable governing and funding policies, including the Seabird HR Policy.
- Make referrals to various programs and services based on family needs,
Relationship and team building.
- Work respectfully, positively, professionally, and collaboratively with team members and all levels of Seabird Island.
- Demonstrate behaviors, actions and attitudes that are consistent with Seabird Island’s vision, mission, culture, and values.
- Provide opportunities for the enhancement and development of positive cultural identities of the staff and clients.
- Ensure effective and professional communications with all internal and external service providers, committees, and workgroups.
Duties and Accountabilities
- Cultivate professionalism, diligence and dedication in staff, ensuring quality program delivery at all times;
- Compile and submit monthly reports to the Health and Social Development Director, containing both narrative and statistical information.
- Participate in case conferences related to family development/child protection issues.
- Develop and deliver various workshops based on the needs of the families in the programs;
- Advocate on behalf of families;
- Alert the Health and Social Development Director of any concerns.
- Participate in community activities and functions as required by SIB and Chief and Council, including but not limited to Seabird Island Festival, and the Seabird Island Open House
- Act as an ambassador to other communities and the province at large, representing the image of Seabird Island Band at all times.
- Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by your Director, or the ED.
WHAT YOU BRING
- Post-secondary education in social work, counselling or other related field;
- Valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5 & clean Driver’s Abstract
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector - CRRP
- Three to five years’ supervisory experience of multi-disciplinary staff; Directly related supervisory experience in a First Nations Child and Family Services position;
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience in applied social work or child and family services;
- A detailed and professional understanding of family dynamics, intergenerational trauma, healthy parenting models;
- Experience in training and developing staff;
- Knowledge, respect, and understanding of Stó: lō culture, history, traditions, and language is considered an asset
- Experience working with First Nations community is considered an asset
Skills and abilities
- Understanding of the family structure and systems to solve complex family and relationship issues
- Ability to direct activity and programming that support family members in building self-worth, resilience and boundaries;
- An understanding of the standard expectations of the counselling profession;
- An ability to ensure kind, caring, compassionate care to clients while ensuring the best decisions are being made;
- Ability to maintain a high level of respect and confidence from clients and the community; Sign and adhere to the Oath of Confidentiality;
- Ability to build strong positive relationships with families in need of support, with staff, the Director, and with community members;
- Strong cultural values and grounding and the ability to nurture this in others;
- Ability to lead by example;
- Ability to balance competing priorities, multitask, and to work under pressure;
- Able to demonstrate flexibility and creativity when called upon;
- Must be available for varied shifts, including some evenings and weekends;
Knowledge of the Stó:lō Nation culture, traditions, and language
- Participate in community activities and functions as required by SIB and Chief and Council, including but not limited to Seabird Island Festival, and the Seabird Island Open House.
- Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to adhere to an Oath of Confidentiality agreement, Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedures
REPORTS TO: Manager of Supported Stabilization Home.
- Employment is conditional upon completing pre-employment screening to ensure a safe and secure work environment in which staff, members, families, community, as well as resources, and assets are protected. All background checks, reference checks and criminal record checks are performed in accordance with SIB HR Policy, protecting the integrity and confidentiality of information gathered during the evaluation.
- SIB has implemented measures to protect and prevent the spread of COVID-19. SIB is mandated under provincial health care standards that all employees provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 unless otherwise deemed exempt under the Human Rights Code
Seabird Island is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Pursuant to S. 41 of the BC Human Rights code, preference may be given to Applicants of Indigenous, Métis, or Inuit heritage. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in Canada; however, we are not able to sponsor visas.
We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.