DO you have skills and experience in child welfare or child and youth work to make a difference in the lives of children and youth in need of a permanent family. If this describes you, please consider talking to us about a position with SNAPP (Supports & Networking for Adoption & Permanency Planning)!
SNAPP (Supports & Networking for Adoption & Permanency Planning) is a program of KCR Community Resources. The position serves the South Fraser and is under contract with MCFD (Ministry of Children and Family Development). There is travel involved in working in the South Fraser regions as well as in conducting home visits.
35 hours/week Monday to Friday with the flexibility to work an occasional evening or weekend to meet participant needs. This is an 18 month contract.
The SNAPP worker is part of a team that works together with child(ren)’s planning teams to assist in permanency planning and transition planning for children in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development. A key deliverable for this position is providing a clear understanding of their history, and supporting the preparation of their Lifebook. The SNAPP worker also prepares for the adoption or other permanent placement of their participants, and provides post placement support.
Reports to the SNAPP Team Leader
- Communicates the organization’s mission, vision and values to external participants.
- Arranges and facilitates the presentation of adoption/permanency preparation information for families and professionals as identified by the Ministry of Children and Families.
- Assists the child's caseworker in his/her assessment of the child's readiness for adoption/permanency consideration and placement.
- Develops an inventory of the child’s needs for adoption/permanency placement; Provides input in selection of potential parents
- Educates, trains and supports adoptive/permanency parents, foster parents and other professionals around the preparation and support needed for children and families to be successful in their adoption/permanency journey
- Actively participates as part of a team to develop a transition plan and regularly evaluates and modifies the plan as needed.
- Creates a pre-placement visiting schedule; Introduces child to the adoptive/permanent family; Facilitates the transition plan
- Provides support for the child throughout the pre-placement and placement phase
- Provides emotional support to the child before, during and after transition process
- Maintains ongoing communication, education, and support with participants and their families.
- Regularly updates members of the planning team on child’s work with the program
- Gathers and collates historical information, photographs and anecdotal stories for Lifebook's. Contacts and interviews birth family members as required
- Engages and guides the child through their journey increasing his/her understanding of their history and prepares Lifebook
- Stores all participant documents, information, and data in a confidential manner as per program requirements.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Post-secondary education in humanistic field; preference given to degree
- Previous extensive experience working with children in areas to include developmental stages, attachment issues, trauma, loss and grief, and special needs
- Knowledge of custody and permanency placement processes regarding children in the care of the Ministry of Children and Families
- Cultural sensitivity and knowledge including First Nations culture and history
- Previous experience in education and facilitation an asset
- Communicates effectively by adapting to the target audience’s language, cultural background and level of understanding.
- Strategic thinking skills, flexibility and creativity in problem solving
- Good organization and reliable follow-through skills
- Participant focused service delivery and advocacy
- Provide a vulnerable sectors criminal record check
- A reliable vehicle (with business insurance) that can be used for work
- Group benefits including extended health, dental, paramedical
KCR Community Resources has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
We will strive to provide reasonable accommodations, accessible formats and communication support upon request to all candidates in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.
If you require accommodation as part of the application process, please contact the Director of Services at our main office on 250 763 8008.
About KCR Community Resources
KCR is a not for profit agency fostering diversity, collaboration and resourcefulness by tailoring services to meet community, family and individual needs. We believe in a community where individuals and families are supported in leading healthy, productive and fulfilling lives.
We value inclusion and relationships built on mutual trust, recognizing each other's contributions, expertise, and opinion. We strive to create a safe and welcoming work environment where collaboration and valuing people's strengths is at the core of our day to day interactions.
Valid proof of COVID19 vaccination will be required for all employees at all KCR Community Resources’ worksites and locations.
Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 18 months
Salary: From $23.00 per hour
- Company pension
- Dental care
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Paid time off
- Vision care
- Wellness program
- Do you have double vaccination to Covid19?