Connection Worker

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) is seeking a qualified professional to serve as a Connection Worker with Usma Family and Child Services. This permanent, full-time position will work alongside Social Workers under a connections plan with the family and community to ensure the care, planning, and wellbeing of children and youth in care. Based out of Port Alberni, this position is supervised by the Usma Guardianship Team Leader.

Position Responsibilities

  • Receive referrals from social workers for Nuu-chah-nulth children and youth in care
  • Meet with the referring social worker to gather information about the child/youth to establish priorities for planning
  • Collaboratively creating a plan of action with the family, supports and Nation
  • Help facilitate family and community understanding on the various permanency options available
  • Collaborates with social workers, families and communities in the creation of meaningful and relevant cultural plans

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and familiarity to Nuu-chah-nulth cultural traditions and family systems
  • One to two years of post-secondary education, preferably in the field of Human Services
  • Understanding of the impact of child welfare practices on Indigenous families and communities
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Possess networking skills to create strong community connection, and understanding of the importance of working with First Nations protocols
  • 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 $49,000 - $68,000.




Port Alberni

Contact Info: 

To learn more about this social work opportunity contact Kelly Edgar, Usma F&CS Director by email:
Apply by November 8, 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