Child Protection Social Worker

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) Usma Family and Child Service (Usma F&CS) is seeking experienced, delegated Social Workers to fill three permanent, fulltime, Child Protection Social Worker positions. Based out of Port Alberni, these positions will have full C- 6 caseload responsibilities. These Social Workers will be placed on either the Intake Team or Family Service Team. Our Usma F&CS program specializes in providing professional, ethical, culturally sensitive and responsible social work services to Nuu-chah-nulth families and children.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Respond to and investigate any report about a child’s need for protection
  •  Evaluating vulnerability factors
  •  Collaboratively creating a plan of action with the family, supports and Nation
  •  Fulfilling court requirements
  •  Will consult with Nations with a focus on protection issues; prevention of child abuse and neglect, keeping children connected to family and community, and preserving cultural identity of Aboriginal children

Preferred Qualifications

  •  BSW, CYC or degree in a related field with several years of progressive social work caseload experience involving First Nation families
  •  C-6 Delegation required or eligible for full delegation
  •  Knowledge of related legislation and processing court documents and court process.
  •  Knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth governance, culture and traditions; or being a First Nations person will be considered an asset
  •  Must have a car and valid driver’s licence
  •  Provide references and an acceptable criminal record check

Competitive benefit package; and, salary based on qualifications and experience: salary range $69,500 - $80,000. To learn more about these social work opportunities contact Kelly Edgar, Usma F&CS Director by email:




Port Alberni

Contact Info: 

Apply by May 27, 2019 by sending your cover letter, resume and three references (available to contact) to:
Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
P.O. Box 1383
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M2
Attn.: Human Resource Manager
Fax: (250) 723-0463
(Please be advised that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted)