The Social Policy/Research Analyst will be tasked with overseeing development of the Child Protection law, policies, and procedure development, as well as developing assessments and practices. The Social Policy/Research Analyst will ensure their employment requirements, regulations, policies and procedures and the mission, beliefs, and vision of Child Protection at Seabird Island contributes to establishment of a Child Protection Law.
The Social Policy/Research Analyst will connect the dream and goals of Child Protection with meaningful development of laws that are inclusive of our culture, traditions, kinship, practices, and our service delivery approach.
This is a full-time term position until March 31, 2024 with a possibility of extension.
About Child Protection Jurisdiction:
The objective of the Child Protection Jurisdiction Program is to ensure the safety and well-being of children and to work towards the preservation of families through the development and implementation of a Child Protection Law ensuring that the rights, safety, well-being and spirit of Indigenous children and families are upheld, honoured, and protected. We strive to eliminate oppression, discrimination, and marginalization of Indigenous children and families.
We acknowledge and honour the inherent wisdom, capacity, and resourcefulness of our families, parents, and community in designing programs and services to care for our own children. Accordingly, we are dedicated to planning, developing, and implementing creative and innovative Child Protection Law and services in collaboration with members of our community and other agencies.
Our approach is situated in a model of the child in the center of their circle of support, surrounded by family and community. The Child Protection Jurisdiction team focuses on developing holistic plans, policies, and protocols with an emphasis on connection to family, culture, and community.
We are looking for individuals who have an interest in policy development and research in the following areas:
- Child protection and social policy,
- practice and innovation,
- jurisdiction and Indigenous law,
- operations and administration,
- honouring culture,
- trauma informed service delivery,
- partnerships, and
- substantive equality.
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.
- Effective Communicator: Demonstrates open, honest, and respectful written and verbal communication.
- Analysis of Data: The job deals with many details. It requires that details, data, and facts are analyzed and challenged prior to making decisions. And that important decision-making data is maintained accurately for repeated examination as required.
- Policies and Planning: Knowledge of how and why policy is important and the ability to effectively communicate business values and culture through policies and planning.
- Seeing Potential Problems: the ability to structure current situations in an ongoing scenario and identify developments that could cause problems in the future.
- Systems Judgment: the ability to be balanced in getting things accomplished within the external system of people and things within which you work; your affinity for schematic thinking.
- Human Awareness: the ability to be conscious of the feelings and opinions of others; to value others as people instead of just their organizational role or value.
- Strategic Thinker: Views events and possibilities from multiple perspectives. Understands the bigger picture and the interdependencies and effects of other systems.
- Data Management: Capacity to use data to improve processes and operations while analyzing results and presenting findings to others.
- Cultural Integrator: ensures policy, programs, and service delivery reflect, and are appropriate to, the needs of Indigenous peoples.
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
- Research social policy related to child welfare, including all required legal documentation related to Child Protection Jurisdiction.
- Consult with programs and services found within Seabird Island regarding informational needs, including collaborating with Policy Analysts and Policy Writers.
- Support evidence informed practice integration in Seabird Island programs and functions.
- Analyzes and identifies issues associated with program objectives, assesses competing and/or conflicting priorities, identifies risks and issues, and recommends strategic policy alternatives or significant changes to program operation.
- Supports the development of policy frameworks for the translation of priorities into viable policy options.
- Develop evaluations for the effectiveness of programs or systems implemented and the level of staff utilization.
- Develop processes, procedures, reports, databases, and roles necessary to implement jurisdiction.
- Conducts issues management by identifying emerging issues of major significance and advising and preparing recommendations for response.
- Provides advice and recommendations in support of ongoing community development.
- Collaborate on creating briefing documents, reports, and presentations.
- Collaborate with the Policy Analysts, Policy Writers, and external agencies to develop Child Protection Laws.
- Co-host events to explain verbiage for shared understanding.
- Assist with the preparation and delivery of communication plans to educate staff regarding Child Protection Jurisdiction and to promote evaluation initiatives.
- Participate in working groups and committees.
- Ability to work independently.
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.
- Ensure effective and professional communications with all internal and external service providers, committees, and workgroups.
Duties and Accountabilities
- Develop and deliver various workshops based on the needs of the program, jurisdiction, and law development.
- Alert the Child Protection Jurisdiction Team Lead 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 t;he image of Seabird Island Band at all times.
- Must be available for varied shifts, including some evenings and weekends.
- Excellent verbal, written, and listening skills.
- Valid BC Driver’s License.
- Computer literacy on Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and other computer programs as required.
- Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by your Supervisor, Manager, Director, or the ED.
WHAT YOU BRING
Degree in social work, public administration, business administration, law, economics, social sciences, or equivalent.
- Three years of experience working in Indigenous child and family services organization, or on social or child welfare policy.
- Experience in conceptualizing, analyzing, investigating, and reporting on a wide variety of issues.
- Experience in the development of legislation, regulation, and policy preferred.
- Experience conducting research preferred
Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the Stó:lō culture, traditions, and language including comprehensive understanding of Indigenous history as it relates to child welfare.
- Knowledge of child welfare programs and services.
- Applied knowledge in business analysis, statistics, research design, program implementation, and evaluation.
- Knowledge of quality assurance and quality improvement.
- Demonstrated critical thinking, analytical, decision making, problem solving, planning, and priority-setting skills.
- Demonstrated interpersonal and collaboration skills to coordinate effectively with a broad variety of agency departments/staff, management, and community collaterals.
- Ability to maintain the appropriate safeguards for the confidentiality.
- Familiarity with Child Protection Jurisdiction or Indigenous Law development preferred.
REPORTS TO: Child Protection Jurisdiction Project Team Lead
- 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.