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NARSF Programs Employment Postings

Employment postings will be updated as they become available. Please complete the employment application form, and send it along with your resume and cover letter by email or in writing to:

Director of Services, NARSF Programs LTD.
201-170 Wallace Street
Nanaimo BC
V9R 5B1
email: admin@narsf.org

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Feel free to apply anytime – we’re always looking for great people to join our team.  Please apply again if a new posting is listed and you would like your application to be considered at that time.

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  • Child, Youth and Family (Nanaimo)
  • Central Vancouver Island Harm Reduction Services

    Child, Youth and Family (Nanaimo)

    There are three postings in the Child, Youth and Family services.

    Clinical Supervisor (Part-time)

    Application deadline: December 15, 2019

    NARSF Programs has an opening for a part time (21 hrs/ week) Clinical Supervisor. Working with staff, stakeholders and the Agency leadership, this unique and challenging position is geared to a person with a calm disposition, a solid theoretical foundation who models a mutual trusting, respectful and shared learning approach.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume and wage expectation by November 25th when applying for this position. This position is subject to annualized funding being in place.  Resumes will be received in strict confidence so indicate your preferred contact information.  A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary and benefits.

    This position is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Nanaimo has a warm climate and easy access to mountain sports and water recreation. Less than two hours from Vancouver and Victoria, Nanaimo’s affordable housing, city amenities and parks make this community an attractive alternative to big city living (and traffic!).

    JOB SUMMARY

    Providing leadership, supervision and support to NARSF Clinical Services and other programs as arranged, the Clinical Supervisor (CS) has the latitude, delegation, accountability and responsibility to plan, develop, supervise and manage the delivery of clinical services. The CS works closely with Agency Leadership to support compliance with all delivery of services to the fiscal, ethical and legal standards held by NARSF, funders and CARF accreditation standards.

    The CS is directly accountable for the quality of service to clients accessing NARSF Programs and for ensuring staff practices are relevant, appropriate and within established service levels. The CS provides direction, leadership and support to staff within their team for professional and integrated service delivery. This position also has responsibility for providing a broad range of staff training.

    The position has direct supervisory responsibility for 8-12 staff, is part-time and may have an on-call component. On balance, 70% of the role is clinical and relationship focused while 30% is administrative.

    Primary Responsibilities 

    • Supervision\support to staff within program areas
    • Overall responsibility for the coordination and distribution of client files
    • Program liaison and committee responsibilities
    • Caseload consultation support
    • Quality assurance file audits and training plan development and implementation
    • Participation in the annual performance evaluations of supervised staff
    • As determined, on call support to Transition Care homes and staff
    • Budgetary items as delegated
    • Documentation and data management
    • Participation in strategic and long-range planning

    Other Functions

    • Providing leadership for inter-disciplinary and collaborative work with clients and community partners;
    • Ensuring clinical supervision is provided in specialized areas;
    • Planning, implementing and managing the delivery of the teams’ approach to programs and services in accordance with legislation and regulations, client centered practice, stakeholder input and NARSF policies and guidelines;
    • Ensuring regular clinical audits/reviews of team’s clinical records, and case reviews are performed pursuant to policy;
    • Identifying and delivering training initiatives to ensure staff and caregivers acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to work effectively with referred clients;
    • Coordinating administrative details re: hours of operation, work schedules, holiday times and other duties as assigned;
    • Participating in program planning and management by identifying trends, needs and issues, developing plans for initiatives to address areas for improvement;
    • Promoting public awareness and involvement in the programs’ service delivery through liaison with relevant community agencies, service providers and select groups as appropriate;
    • Establishing relationships with community partners and statutory agencies to enhance the delivery of services to children, youth, families and individuals served by NARSF;
    • Conducting public speaking engagements to promote the profile of NARSF within the community
    • Other duties as assigned by the Agency Director.

     

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    M.A., M.Ed. M.S.W.,

    Orientation to Family Systems Theory (FST) as a theoretical foundation and/or is willing to embrace FST through learning and clinical supervision.

    A minimum of three to five years experience providing direct clinical supervision to staff engaged in delivering services to children, youth and families within a therapeutic milieu that address and alleviate concerns with respect to intense emotional systems within families; previous clinical experience working with family systems to address presenting issues such as domestic violence, eating disorders, trauma resulting from sexual abuse, conflict in marital relationships, mental illness and drug and alcohol addiction.

    Affiliation with a recognized professional body (BCACC)

    A satisfactory criminal record check

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    Demonstrated range of clinical experience delivering therapeutic services to children, youth and families within intense emotional systems.

    Knowledgeable of therapeutic relationships, trauma informed practice, clinical interventions, community resources, cross cultural issues, relevant best practices and group process.

    Familiarity with community resources, and ability to work in an integrated capacity with referred families and complementary resources.

    Knowledge of the Child, Family and Community Services Act, BC Benefits Act, Infants Act, Mental Health Act, Young Offenders Act and other acts as they apply.

    CPR/First Aid certification

    HOURS

    21 hours weekly, as arranged, and on call services as negotiated with the Director.

     

    Youth and Family Navigator (part time)

    Application Deadline: January 6, 2020

    NARSF Programs has an opening for a part time (21 hours per week) Youth and Family Navigator in its Transitions Program. The ideal candidate has demonstrated ability to work constructively and cooperatively in a team setting with experience coordinating communication with multiple sources, screening and intake processes.  On-call coverage, use of a personal vehicle and a satisfactory criminal record check are requirements for the successful applicant. Relevant undergraduate degree with minimum 2 years’ experience working with high-risk youth and families in a counseling or other helping capacity along with experience working with substance abuse issues and addictions are required.  NARSF Programs welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. Funding for this program is provided through Island Health. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Reply in writing with a cover letter and resume by January 6, 2020 to the Director of Services, NARSF Programs, care of admin@narsf.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, however thank you in advance to all who apply.

    The Role 

    As Youth and Family Navigator you will be the first point of contact for youth, families and community partners as they inquire about withdrawal management and supportive residential program and skills-based day programming. Performing a combination of administrative functions including program promotion, program navigation, screening, intake, wait list management, tracking and evaluation.  You will assist youth and families, or referral agents navigate the intake process, triaging or supporting referrals based on their needs. Success in this position will require your ability to communicate effectively in person, on the phone and through email. You should be comfortable with your ability to engage with youth and adults regarding very personal information. Additionally, we would look for your contribution to ongoing improvements of internal processes based on your observations and feedback collected from colleagues, youth, referral agents and care home providers.


    Within the first 90 days you will be expected to:

    • Have a thorough understanding of the Transitions program
    • Be knowledgeable of the screening process, group structure, open group access and withdrawal management, supportive recovery care homes
    • Have fully mastered our IT and software system and can perform daily tasks
    • Be proficient in engaging youth and their family who inquire about our services
    • Be an established and contributing member of the Transitions Team

    Requirements 

    Your Profile

    You are good-natured person who connects easily with youth and referral agents in a “we can or we’ll figure it out together” approach. While you take the work seriously, you parlay your experience with nuance, dignity and humor. Because of your knowledge and experience working with youth and adults, you understand and appreciate the challenge of engaging complexity in the moment while holding the tension for further dialogue. You are capable of conducting consistently empathetic and non-judgmental communications as you guide people toward the path that is best for them at their given juncture in life. You enjoy learning and are patient and caring with great attention to detail. You do not require close management, but have no problems reaching out for direction when you need it. Your excellent interpersonal skills and amazing work ethic make you an integral part of our team. You enjoy administrative work and appreciate the value of technology to assist with maintaining structure and organization.  You have the ability to be flexible and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast paced and consistently changing environment.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Facilitating and communicating program information to youth, families and referral agents in an empathetic and detailed manner.
    • Developing a strong working knowledge of program content; responsive to youth, family and referral agent questions and concerns.
    • Ability to remain calm and neutral when presented with multiple demands and highly stressed individuals. 
    • Maintaining contact and engaging in timely response to inquiries and referrals
    • Tracking referrals, group schedules, admission details and monitoring wait lists
    • Coordinating intake paperwork and timelines for program admission
    • Utilizing technology to actively promote program availability in community

    Required

    • Social Work, Child and Youth Care or related degree or a combination of skills and education will be considered. 
    • Minimum 2 years experience working with high-risk youth and families in a counseling or other helping capacity
    • Ability to prioritize and multi-task with high efficiency, accuracy and timeliness.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with a positive attitude toward difficulties
    • Comprehensive understanding of motivational interviewing, harm reduction, strength-based approach, client-centred care, trauma informed practice and evidence-based treatment
    • Ability to maintain standards of confidentiality and ethics.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Internet/Intranet, social medial, database platforms and other modes of technology
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Conscientious approach to note taking and data collection
    • Passion for helping others
    • A valid BC driver’s license and use of reliable vehicle
    • A criminal record check that passes the Criminal Records Review Act is mandatory

    Bonus

    • Adaptable in the pursuit of a common good
    • A sense of humor

     

    Youth Outreach Worker

    (full time maternity leave replacement)

    Application Deadline: January 6, 2020

    NARSF Programs has an opening for a temporary full time Youth Outreach Worker in its Youth Service Program. The ideal candidate has demonstrated ability to engage youth, presents a calm, nonreactive approach in practice while staying neutral in emotionally intense systems and working constructively and cooperatively in a team setting.  Use of a personal vehicle and a satisfactory criminal record check are required.  Relevant undergraduate degree with minimum 2 years’ experience working with high-risk youth and families in a counseling or other helping capacity.  NARSF Programs welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. Funding for this program is provided through MCFD.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Reply in writing with a cover letter and resume by January 6, 2020 to the Director of Services, NARSF Programs, care of admin@narsf.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, however thank you in advance to all who apply.

    The Role 

    This position provides outreach, support, liaison, harm reduction and advocacy for youth referred by MCFD Youth Team. Interventions will be designed to stabilize a youths’ connection to family, care providers and healthy community resources.  The Youth Outreach Worker will establish supportive and trusting relationships that reduce risk, promote positive choices for a healthier lifestyle, and support youths’ connection, stability and attachment to family, caregivers and community.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide interventions for referred youth, and their family/caregivers as relevant, related to the youths’ presenting needs and circumstances.
    • Prioritize needs of referred youth and plan interventions as appropriate such as;
        • youth outreach
        • assessment and case intervention
        • case planning and coordination
        • harm reduction supports
        • advocacy
        • youth support and crisis intervention
        • referral
        • placement support for youth to reside safely and independently
    • Assist youth to access and utilize the services which meet their needs while supporting youth to overcome personal barriers that reduce access to service or supports.
    • Liaise with and advocate for youth’s best interest with other involved professionals and programs.
    • Establish and maintain coordinated working relationships with other service providers and professionals.
    • Provide effective verbal and written reports as required.
    • Maintain accurate records and statistics as required.

    Required

    • Completion of a Social Work, Child and Youth Care or related degree.
    • Minimum 2 years experience working with high-risk youth and families in a counseling or other helping capacity.
    • Knowledge of adolescent development and street-related issues involving sexual exploitation, trauma, problematic substance use and mental health, ability to competently assess suicide risk and self-harm behaviours and to act prudently when these concerns arise.
    • Ability to engage youth where they are at in a non-judgmental, caring and supportive manner while maintaining and upholding the NARSF code of conduct and adhering to safety and working alone policy and practices.
    • Familiarity with community resources, and ability to work in an integrated capacity with youth and identified resources.
    • Knowledge of the Child, Family and Community Services Act, BC Benefits Act, Young Offenders Act and other acts as they apply to the Youth Service Program.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • A valid BC driver’s license and use of reliable vehicle.
    • A criminal record check that passes the Criminal Records Review Act is mandatory

    Bonus

    • Adaptable in the pursuit of a common good
    • A sense of humor

    Benefits 

    NARSF offers a competitive salary and benefits package reflective of applicant experience and training.

     

     

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