27 Dec Social Worker
Website Ulkatcho First Nation
The Ulkatcho First Nation is one of four communities making up the Dakelh or Southern Carrier tribal nation in central British Columbia. The other Dakelh communities are Lhoosk’us Dene, Nazko, and Lhtalo Dene (formerly Red Bluff).
We are an independent and inclusive community whose residents are working together for all generations and are connected by our diverse cultures and languages, our vibrant traditional territory, and our sustainable economy. Our mission is to offer transparent, respectful, and efficient services to the Citizens of Ulkatcho First Nation and to provide opportunities for physical, spiritual, mental, economic and social wellness within a supportive, safe and healthy community. Our values include:
- Respect – We have a special relationship with the land and water and all living things; a relationship based on a profound spiritual connection to the earth that empowers us to respect ourselves, respect each other, and respect the natural environment.
- Accountability – Each one of us is responsible for the social, economic and environmental consequences of our decisions and accountable for our actions.
- Transparency – We take seriously our responsibility of fiscal openness in our decision-making while fulfilling our fiduciary responsibility to all members of the Ulkatcho First Nation. Open and honest communication within our governance structure is essential to holding leaders accountable while eliminating corruption.
- Trust – We believe that accountable and transparent leadership will result in reliable, trustworthy and strong governance with respect to the management of our community affairs and traditional lands.
The Opportunity: A Day in the life of the Social Worker
Ulkatcho First Nation is currently looking permanent full-time Social Worker to join their team. In this role, you will provide comprehensive assessment, care planning and treatment coordination for designated clients and their families. As the Social Worker you will be responsible for providing and developing social work services to maintain or improve the health and social well-being and functioning of Ulkatcho First Nation members. While our preference is for this role to be based in the Community, we will consider remote applicants.
As the Social Worker you will:
- Working collaboratively with other health care providers and the internal team, provide direct psychosocial care, counseling, system navigation and advocacy, education and linkage to relevant specialized complex care resources while facilitating client self-management.
- Advocate social justice for families and clients at individual, family, organizational, and societal levels through their professional knowledge, values, ethics and skills.
- Practice with care and compassion, maintaining sensitivity to the challenges clients may have due to their heritage, socioeconomic situation, ethnicity and cultural background
- Work alongside other Ulkatcho First Nation departments to develop, implement and maintain resources within the community (i.e parenting, family wellbeing, trauma, addictions, poverty, special needs, etc.)
- Advocate on behalf of clients for service, equipment, navigation and funding including provincial services, Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and/or other services as required.
- Build and maintain strong working relationships with external partners as required.
- Ability to work within a predetermined budget
- Other duties as required
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work required
- Two to five (2-5) years’ experience in a healthcare setting working with medically complex clients with concurrent disorders, or a combination of education, training and experience.
- Current full registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
- Working knowledge of health and social services policies and programs
- Strong knowledge of other activities that will assist with social development
- Strong knowledge of budgets and program administration
- Strong organizing, planning and coordinating skills
- Able to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
- Ability to maintain and use computer databases including Excel, Word and presentation systems
- Demonstrated ability to successfully establish and maintain respectful, productive and cooperative working relationships
- Ability to work in a cross-cultural setting
- Strong ethics and knowledge of confidentiality
- Valid BC driver’s license and clean drivers abstract
- Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check
Applicants of Ulkatcho First Nation and/or Aboriginal ancestry are encouraged to apply. This position will remain open until filled. We thank all those who apply; however, only short-listed applicants with be contacted
NOTE: Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. Please accept our utmost appreciation for your interest. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, provincial and local laws and ordinances. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request. This Equal Employment Opportunity policy applies to all practices relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. While management is primarily responsible for seeing that equal employment opportunity policies are implemented, you share in the responsibility for assuring that, by your personal actions, the policies are effective.