Hulitan Family & Community Services Society: Family Services Reunification Worker
Hulitan Family and Community Services Society is a unique Indigenous non-profit located in the Westshore Community of Southern Vancouver Island. Our mission is to preserve, unify and advocate for Indigenous families by supporting healing and fostering resilience through culturally rooted programs, services, and collaboration with community partners. Hulitan empowers Indigenous families and future generations, walking alongside them and using the cultural principles of Respect, Connectedness, Humility, and Integrity.
We are seeking a compassionate individual with a willingness to engage in reflective, culturally-rooted, and trauma-responsive practice to join our family as a Family Preservation Reunification Worker (FPRW) within our Family Preservation Reunification Program (FPRP). Practicing with an Indigenous worldview, the FPRW will work intensively with Indigenous families who are involved with MCFD or Indigenous Child and Family Services Agencies to address child protection concerns. The program consists of three stages – stabilization, integration, and maintenance. Throughout all stages of the program the FPRW works collaboratively with the family and the child protection social worker to identify and work on agreed upon service plan goals. Services are provided through 1:1 sessions, in-home sessions, outreach, and referrals to appropriate community resources. The FPRP includes the implementation of a curriculum as well as caregiver-child observation time with the purpose of supporting families to create a safe and healthy home environment. Outcomes of the program include having children returned to their family home, avoiding removal of children from the home, and/or building and maintaining positive family and community connections to support the long-term wellness of Indigenous children and families.