Protection and Family Support Liason

Protection and Family Support Liason

Website Huu ay aht

Huu-ay-aht First Nations is committed to “‘bring our children home’ and to take definitive steps to improve outcomes for Huuayaht children and families, so that Huu-ay-aht children can grow up healthy, happy and connected to Huu-ay-aht culture and community” and to ensure that Huu-ay-aht children are “safe, secure and connected.” Huu-ay-aht Social Services Project

Key Accountabilities

  • Promoting child and family welfare through advocacy, direct support, group programs and activities
  • Support parents, extended families and the community in protecting children from abuse and neglect
  • Build supportive caring arrangements that draw on several family members and community members where necessary
  • Provides immediate and consistent nation involvement when working with protection services
  • Supports crisis management and safety planning with families by ensuring that safety and advance plans are executed in advance of a crisis
  • Engage in proactive and early planning with families; plan and work with families and youth in advance of crisis in order to prevent crisis
  • Providing home and community-based support and prevention services to Huu-ay-aht First Nation’s children and families
  • Actively identify Huu-ay-aht supports
  • Navigating and coordinating proactive outreach services for Huu-ay-aht citizens throughout the lifecycle
  • Work in partnership with other Huu-ay-aht services and external resources to provide wrap around, life cycle care for Huu-ay=aht citizens
  • Build family specific supports with strength-based and solution-focused practice
  • Focus on healing from intergenerational trauma
  • Promotes healthy lifestyles and relationships with clients and protective services representatives
  • Facilitates groups and individual support programs
  • Develops and facilitates parent education opportunities
  • Supports clients with strength based and solution focused practice
  • Attends family planning and case management meetings
  • Work effectively and productively within the Huu-ay-aht organization during evolution of and transition to strengthened service provision to Huu-ay-aht families
  • Provides after-hours and weekend child protection support on a rotation
  • Maintains client files and all other required forms of documentation in a thorough, clear and concise manner
  • Performs regular reporting of activities and program statistics, as required
  • Other duties, as designed

Operational Requirements

  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Some travel, including overnight and or weekends.
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime, including evenings and weekends
  • Successful background checks, employment verification, criminal records checks including Vulnerable Persons, reference checks, and education/credential verification

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care or Bachelor of Social Work
  • Experience working with First Nations people, knowledge of issues unique to First Nations people and demonstrated cultural sensitivity
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience using Microsoft Programs including Word, Excel and Teams
  • Experience with on-line platforms
  • Ability to work in a performance-focused, fast-paced environment in alignment with the HFN’s values, culture and business goals

Vision – The Huu-ay-aht envision a strong, self-governing, and self-reliant Nation. Iisaak will guide us as we work together to foster a safe, healthy, and sustainable community; where our culture, language, spirituality, and economy flourish for all.

Mission – As a leader among First Nations, the Huu-ay-aht First Nations will create certainty for its community, generate wealth for financial independence, provide economic opportunities, deliver social, cultural and recreational programs for all Huu-ay-aht.

Huu-ay-aht First Nations Values


  • Ethics – be prepared, on time and ready to work
  • Ethics – be responsible for the success of your work and others
  • Lead by example
  • Respect – for confidentiality, yourself, and co-workers
  • Work / Life Balance
  • Work Smarter – Share your expertise and your successes
  • Take pride in your work


  • Golden Rule – Treat others how you want to be treated
  • Listen actively and attentively to what people are saying and clarify
  • Accept people for who they are and do not judge
  • Basic Etiquette – remember the common courtesies, kindness & compassion
  • Iisaak
  • Observe protocol and ceremony


  • A healthy body, mind and soul through proper diet, sleep, and exercise
  • Avoid burning out with a proper work / life balance
  • Be positive – always remember to smile and laugh
  • Care about each other, ask questions and follow up
  • Be appreciative of one another and the work we do

Effective Communication

  • Think twice, speak once
  • Make sure your body language is sending the correct message
  • Provide responses in a timely manner; acknowledge request and provide timeline
  • Listen attentively and clarify


  • Walk the talk – be honest, no gossiping
  • Believe the good in everyone not the bad
  • Voice your concerns, do not harbor them – clear the air
  • Spend more time focusing on what you are supposed to be doing, and less time on what others are or are not doing
  • Be happy and enjoy your work life


  • Be available to help and ask for help when needed
  • Advocate and help one another
  • Provide constructive criticism, not just criticism
  • Do not gossip; stop gossip when it occurs
  • Clarify and seek feedback from each other

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