Posted: Jan 11, 2022 Closing Date: Jan 31, 2022
Category: Health / Social Services
The primary objective of the Band Designate Representative (BDR) practice is to address the needs of community members, achieving a pathway towards restorative policy and practice that supports and honors Carrier Sekani peoples' cultural systems of caring and resiliency. This also includes the development of prevention and educational programs, one on one support, and home visits to ensure families have opportunities to increase their ability to effectively care for their children and develop or maintain healthy family dynamics that promote resilience. The BDR agrees to uphold the Child, Family, and Community Services Act, and the child's interest will be of paramount consideration. The band designate represents the Nation's interest in child protection proceedings, or hearings, involving one of its children; and therefore, will have dual accountability to CSFS and your Nation. The BDR must meet the desires and needs of community members, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and other child and family professionals. In addition, the band designate will hold additional responsibilities in supporting the CSFS Family Preservation Team and will act as a part of the CSFS Community Wellness Team.
Depending on the case, the Band Designated Representative may undertake the following activities, as provided for by the Child and Family Services Act (BC):
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: