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Band Designated Representative

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):

  • Perform assessments, implement goal plans and collect data and charting on progress
  • Develop community programming based on demonstrated need as outlined in community plans and individual goal plans
  • Provide advocacy for individuals and families as required to ensure their rights and the holistic best interests of the child(ren) are upheld

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Have a working knowledge and understanding of the Carrier language and cultural governance structure and belief systems
  • Able to interpret legal documents
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Willing to work flexible hours and travel with minimal notice
  • Socio-economic prevention strategies
  • Community resource knowledge and networking abilities
  • Knowledge of Jordan's Principal, CSFS life cycle model, parenting education, child development, health, wellness and healing, addictions, family violence, abuse, self-esteem, disabilities, management and knowledge or willingness to learn the Carrier language


  • Minimum, Post-Secondary education, or Social Work Diploma and/or Legal Services Diploma
  • Social Services working experience with a First Nation's community is an asset
  • Experience working with First Nations people
  • Experience working with Children and Families
  • Valid driver's license and own transportation

Company Name: Stellat'en First Nation
Contact Person: Admin Assistant
Address: Stellat'en First Nation
Email: adminassistant@stellaten.ca
Employment: Full-time
End Date: Jan 31, 2022
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