Caregiver Support Program (Job #9500 – 1001)
Full Time Term Position (10 months) (Grid 23)
PCRS is a long-standing, award-winning not-for-profit that serves the most vulnerable people in the Province of B.C. We believe that helping the most marginalized individuals and families will raise the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities, and our mission is to inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. We value advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being. In fact, we care about well-being so much that we were the recipient of the 2016 Surrey Board of Trade’s Surrey Child & Family Friendly Workplace Award. This means we have been recognized for placing high value on work-life balance, laughter and joy in the workplace, exercise and nutrition, and self-care. Also, our Employee Family Assistance Program has a full preventative health program including nutrition awareness, stress reduction, and tools to assist our staff with maintaining work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve.
PCRS requires a full time Social Worker to provide in-home and group support for approximately 20 foster homes in Surrey, Delta and Langley, BC.
This position requires a client-centered individual who has a full understanding of MCFD foster home policies and procedures, the various responsibilities of fostering families, parenting strategies, child and youth development, attachment issues and special needs. The successful candidate will assist caregivers in managing stress and promote self- care, provide training that will build caregivers skills in working with often challenging children and youth, helping caregivers to raise their professional voices to advocate for the children and their care, themselves and their families. In addition, he/she will be familiar with the Ministry of Children and Families system and be expert in organizing and managing reports and communicating with other professionals. He/she will regularly liaise with a wide range of professionals in the child in care system and attend case management meetings with caregivers as their support and advocate. The individual will be well organized and have the ability to work on their own.
Additional Duties & Skills:
- Maintain reports and data collection
- Contribute as a member of the larger PCRS team
- Parenting skills development
- Group training
- Organize and facilitate up to five (5) groups with monthly meetings that include:
- Groups for new caregivers who are required to attend the 1st year of their fostering
- Groups for caregivers who have children with Reactive attachment
- Groups for grandparents who have children who are ‘Out of Care’.
- Groups for the caregivers on current
- Cultural competency in working with Indigenous youth and families.
The caregiver support worker is expected to meet the unique needs of this population group and to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
Academic and Job Experience Required:
MSW, BSW, or B.A. and five years of experience preferably including work with families, or the equivalent.
- Criminal Record Check including the vulnerable sector
- Driver’s license with business insurance use
- Use of own vehicle required (mileage is paid)
James Musgrave, Manager, Surrey Youth Services – South
Salary Range: $30.86/hour – 35.35/hour with benefits
“PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”