Careers Current Opportunities

Aboriginal Family Support Worker

Boundary Family Services (BFS) is inviting applications for the position of Aboriginal Family Support Worker.  This is a 29 hour per week position that must be worked within a flexible schedule that may include some evening and weekend work.  The purpose of this position is to promote healthy family functioning and to work with Aboriginal families to reduce risk to children through support to children, youth and families.

Applicants must have a vehicle in good working order and be able to travel within the Boundary area, from Christina Lake to Beaverdell, as a part of the position.  Criminal record check and driver’s abstract will be required. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct service to families on an individual, family or group basis by providing support, advocacy, guidance, education and connection to culture
  • Work in collaboration with other service partners such as Social Workers, Support Workers, School Staff and Counsellors
  • Work with the direction of a Clinical Supervisor
  • Collaborate with the Aboriginal Community and other partners that are involved with Aboriginal cultural support and development
  • Promote a strong, positive self image for Aboriginal families by acting as a role model

Job Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to recognize and support the unique cultural and social issues associated with Aboriginal people
  • Knowledge and experience with group process and facilitation techniques within both the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal culture
  • Demonstrate ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Well developed oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Good computer skills along with report writing and documentation skills
  • Demonstrated advocacy and support for all participants with the ability to work in a diverse environment within family and within the community
  • Commitment to quality improvement to maintain accreditation standards
  • Demonstrated commitment to a forthright and affirmative approach to human rights

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in a Human Services field or Diploma and equivalent related experience
  • Two years of recent related experience
  • Experience with Aboriginal programs that strengthen the family an asset

Please forward resume to info@bfiss.org

Resumes will be reviewed as they are received.  We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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West Boundary CAPC

The CAPC program provides group-based parent support to parents and families with children 0-6 years of age.  In addition, the CAPC Worker is involved in activities that promote community capacity in relation to families with young children.

Education, Training and Experience:

  • A diploma in a Human Services or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous experience working successfully with parents with young children or expectant mothers.
  • Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Must be willing to be trained in First Aid with CPR if not holding a current certificate
  • Must be willing to be trained in Food Safe if not holding a current certificate

Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Good written and verbal reporting skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and work effectively with others in both group and one to one setting with strong facilitation skills.
  • Good organization, time and general management skills.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills and team work skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural awareness and competency.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment, including the community at large.

Please forward resume to info@bfiss.org 

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Better at Home West Boundary Service Coordinator

Under the direction of the Better At Home Program Coordinator, the Service Coordinator manages the day-to-day operation of the program including coordinating services and volunteers as well as working collaboratively with the Program Coordinator on program tasks. 

Up to 10 hours per week on a flexible schedule
$22.50 per hour

Tasks include but are not limited to interviewing senior's to determine their need and suitability for the program, interview and coordinate volunteers, maintain records and documentation, plan and attend community events to help promote the program.

How to Apply:
Please forward resume to info@bfiss.org 

Resumes will be reviewed as they are received.  We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Family Support Worker: Boundary Family Services

Job Description:
Boundary Family Services (BFS) is looking for a Family Support Worker to implement intervention plans within program guidelines and provides referrals, support, guidance and problem solving to participants to address issues related to family functioning. Applicant must be willing to work a flexible schedule that could include work outside office and normal working hours and work involving travel to the West Boundary.

Job Type: Part-time
Hours: 0-40/week
Salary: $24.00/hour
Schedule: Flexible

What You Should Bring to the Team:

  • Minimum of Diploma in related human resources field.
  • Two (2) years recent related experience
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Class 5 Driver’s License and a vehicle in good working condition

What You Will Love About Us:

  • Fun and friendly team
  • Casual dress code
  • Benefits
  • Training Opportunities

Benefits Include:

  • Extended health care plan
  • Dental plan
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term Disability
    * Benefits begin after a probationary period

How to Apply:
Please forward resume to info@bfiss.org 

Resumes will be reviewed as they are received.  We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


 

Shelter Support Worker: Safe Stay Shelter

Job Description:  
Boundary Family Services (BFS) is looking for a Shelter Support Worker who will provide direct support to the clientele of the Safe Stay Shelter. Applicant must be willing to work a flexible schedule that could include night shifts and weekend work. A criminal record check will be required.

Job Type: Part-time, Full-time, and Causal
Hours: 0-40/week
Salary: $21.30/hour
Schedule: Rotating schedule, days, nights, and weekends

Key Duties:

  • Receive and admit clients.
  • Assess and assist with client personal needs.
  • Communicate effectively with clients through active listening and problem-solving.
  • Recommend appropriate community resources.
  • Monitor client activities and provide effective intervention in crisis situations.
  • Prepare and serve meals as required.
  • Clean all areas as assigned on a regular basis.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of clients.
  • Support a harm reduction model in the community.

What You Should Bring to the Team:

  • Strong communication skills specifically in conflict resolution and nonviolent crisis intervention
  • Experience working in a shelter environment.
  • Experience with life skills such as cooking, and cleaning.
  • Knowledge of harm reduction, community service agencies and the homeless population.
  • Ability to use sound judgement, perform job duties with minimal supervision and problem solve.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with residents, staff, community agencies and the public.

What You Will Love About Us:

  • Fun and friendly team
  • Casual dress code
  • Benefits
  • Training Opportunities

Benefits Include:

  • Extended health care plan
  • Dental plan
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term Disability

* Benefits begin after a probationary period

How to Apply:

Please forward your resume to info@bfiss.org

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 


 

Volunteer Cook Helper - Baby's Best Chance

Are you interested in meeting others in the community and love healthy meals? Our Baby’s Best Chance and Parents of Young Children groups are looking for some volunteers to assist our cook with lunch preparation on Thursdays. Hours would be 9:30 – 12:30. No experience needed as our cook will guide you and a free healthy lunch will be yours. A FOODSAFE certificate is helpful but not necessary. Call Cynthia 250-442-2267 (40223) for more information.


 

Volunteer Program Assistant - Baby's Best Chance 

Are you interested in supporting parents and young children in your community? Boundary Family Services Baby’s Best Chance and Parents of Young Children groups are looking for volunteers to support program delivery to parents of children aged 0 to 6 years old. Call Cynthia 250-442-2267 (40223) for more information.


 

Child Minder Assistant

The job is to provide safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate care and guidance to young children while their parents participate in educational groups provided by BFS.

This is a casual/on call position with the possibility of becoming permanent part time employment.

Qualifications:

  • Must be 19 or older
  • Must have well-developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Must have the ability to work in a team environment
  • Early Childhood Education training is preferred but not required
  • Must be willing to participate in childcare related workshops, trainings and/or have experience in the childcare field
  • A criminal record check must be completed upon hiring

For more information please call Boundary Family Services at 250-442-2267 or email resume to info@bfiss.org


 

Our Programs & Services

Boundary Family Services is committed to maintaining the health and safety of our participants through our Communicable Diseases Plan:

 - Please do not attend the centre or outdoor groups if you are not feeling well

Physical distancing with staff and other participants is encouraged

- Practice healthy hand hygiene by washing your hands or using the provided hand sanitizer when entering the centre or attending an outdoor group

- Enhanced cleaning measures are in place in all areas

- Masks are no longer mandatory in indoor spaces

‚ÄčThank you for your cooperation in helping to keep our community safe and healthy.

 

 

Boundary Family Services provides a wide variety of programs to meet the interests and needs of children, youth and families throughout the Boundary.

A Boundary Family Centre is located in each Elementary School from Christina Lake to Beaverdell with the main hub being the Glanville Family Centre in Grand Forks. Some programs require an appointment while other programs are open for drop in. Accessing most programs just requires that you contact us for an intake appointment or drop in time but some programs have specific guidelines and require a referral.

Please call or email us to discuss interest and eligibility.

 

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