We are hiring - Guardianship C4 Social Worker

POSTED: November 2, 2022       CLOSES: November 17, 2022

POSITION:                        Guardianship C4 Social Worker

SALARY RANGE:               Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience as per the NCFS Wage Grid

SUPERVISOR:                   Team Lead, Nisga’a Child and Family Services

HOURS:                             35 hours per week TERM: Full Time – Permanent      LOCATIONS: New Aiyansh

JOB SUMMARY: The Guardianship Social Worker (GSW) is part of a team responsible for Children in Continuing Care of the Nisga’a Child and Family Services (NCFS) department of Nisga’a Lisims Government.


  • Under the direction of the supervisor and in accordance with applicable legislation and policy, the GSW will provide guardianship responsibilities to children in Continuing Care and Voluntary Services of NCFS;
  • The GSW is an advocate for the child’s needs and ensures that all aspects of the child’s life are planned for and met to ensure their safety and well-being;
  • The worker develops and supervises the comprehensive and culturally appropriate plan of care for each child and deals with issues related to placement and permanency planning;
  • The Worker will provide support services to Nisga’a families that required Voluntary services;
  • Through ongoing case work, the worker develops meaningful relationships with the child, caregivers, family and liaises with village/community and other administration to ensure the required support services are in place for clients.
  • Support youth accessing the Youth Agreements (YAG) program and young adults accessing the Agreements with Young Adults (AYA) program
  • Build trusting relationships with the child/youth’s circle, including family members, community members, Indigenous communities, and other organizations



  • A Master’s degree in a related human service field or a Bachelor of Social Work Degree (BSW), or a degree in a related human services field plus one year of related experience is preferred in a social work, child safety environment. A recognized diploma in the human services field, plus 3 years’ experience in a social work, child safety environment may be considered. Preference may be given to candidates who possess a BSW or related degree with work related experience. Preference will be given to candidates with C3 or C4 Delegation obtained within the past two years. Candidates without C4 Delegation will be required to obtain.
  • Related degree includes, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, Early Childhood Education, Theology, Indigenous Studies, Education, or Nursing. Other combinations of education may be considered.



  • Working knowledge of Guardianship Standards and Foster Care Standards is required as is detailed knowledge of the Adoption Act, Regulations, Adoption Standards and related Policy;
  • Knowledge of service needs of neglected, abused and exploited children is essential as is the ability to manage risk to children;
  • Awareness of principles of child development and family planning is required as is knowledge of Case Planning and Assessments;
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues who work in other disciplines or services is required;
  • Ability to work effectively with foster and adoptive parents and be culturally sensitive to clients served is required;
  • Strong written and communication skills and the ability to resolve conflict is essential;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills are required;
  • The ability to facilitate meetings and set goals is essential.
  • Knowledge of all areas of child development, family dysfunction, the origin and effects of child abuse and neglect in the Indigenous Community.
  • Recognizes and respects all cultural diversity and has knowledge of Indigenous culture, preferably Nisga’a culture



  • 3 recent work related references will be required;
  • Valid BC Class 5 Drivers License with current abstract is essential as travel will be required;
  • Successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check.
  • Preference will be given to applicant who has or has held C4 delegation.

Applicants are required to submit resume with cover letter describing their qualifications and experience prior to 5:00 pm November 17, 2022. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted. Please be advised social media checks are part of the recruiting process.


ALL RESUME PACKAGES MAY BE DIRECTED TO:            Nisga’a Lisims Government

Attention: Human Resource Department

P.O. BOX 231, New Aiyansh, B.C., V0J 1A0

Email: hr@nisgaa.net



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