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Join our team and make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families in BC!

Our head office is located in Burnaby, British Columbia, and we have several regional locations across the province. AFABC is an equal opportunity employer and a family-friendly and flexible place to work. Check out our work opportunities below!

A cover letter and resume can be emailed to hiring individuals on each profile.

Current openings

Adoption Key Worker - South Island Region
Project Coordinator - Young Adult Services

Adoption Key Worker - South Island Region

Job Description

This regular, part-time position working 21-24 hrs/week coordinates all AFABC family pre- and post-adoption support activities, as well as recruitment and community engagement activities and services within the South Island Region (Capital region and Duncan). Services are focused primarily on MCFD families. Regular activities may include liaising with MCFD staff, coordinating volunteers and overseeing the development and implementation of information, education, social and support programs as well as coordinating all incoming requests for information on the adoption process in BC and community events. Some travel within the region and to the Mainland will be required.

Responsibilities

  • Engage the adoption community network through a range of activities focused on information, education, and support for families and individuals touched by adoption.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement a variety of education, public awareness and recruitment programs and activities within the region as per the Service Plan.
  • Provide information, resources, phone, online and in-person support services to prospective and adoptive families in all stages of adoption, from pre-adoption through to parenting years.
  • Receive and follow up with clients from the AdoptBCKids Program and/or AFABC members.
  • Coordinate incoming requests for information on the adoption process in BC, as well as community events.
  • Act as a link between AFABC’s main office and communities and families throughout the province.
  • Effectively manage program reporting and evaluations in a timely manner using CiviCRM database.
  • Liaise with MCFD staff and other related agencies in the development and implementation of programs and services.
  • Assist with community needs assessments to identify prospective and adoptive families’ needs.
  • Develop and maintain a volunteer resource network in the region.
  • Coordinate AFABC or community panel speakers for outside requests from MCFD, agencies, related organizations and community organization and partners.
  • Coordinate community events for adoptive families such as picnics, potlucks, skating or swimming parties.
  • Promote and develop community partnerships and networks with community adoption workers, adoption agencies, government ministries, community service. agencies, public health, medical professionals, Indigenous, guardianship and other related groups and organizations.
  • Participate in organizational development activities such as accreditation, committee work, etc. as required.
  • Provide support to financial development as required.
  • Actively engage in professional development.
  • Other duties as directed.

Education & Experience

  • Diploma or degree in Social Services, Family Services, Community development or related field combined with 4 years related experience coordinating adoption, social service or related programs or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience with public speaking.
  • Experience with program development and event planning.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of types of peer support and demonstrated ability to facilitate groups as well as ability to provide one-to-one support.
  • Knowledge of adoption, child welfare, Indigenous cultures, child and adolescent development and issues facing children and families with special needs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion, sensitivity and mature judgment.
  • Knowledge of culturally competent practice reflective of the diversity of the population served.
  • Strong working knowledge of Office Suite.
  • Strong working knowledge of social networking tools and strategies.
  • Knowledge of volunteer development and cycle, as well as demonstrated ability to engage volunteers effectively.
  • Ability to travel and work flexible hours.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.
  • Home office facilities.

Criminal Record Check and current Basic First Aid Certification required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience no later than Friday, October 20th to hiringcommittee@bcadoption.com. Please address your cover letter to Taryn Danford – Manager, Regional Services.

For more information, call Taryn at 1-604-566-8126.

Thank you for your interest but please note that only qualified candidates considered for this position will be contacted.

Project Coordinator - Young Adult Services

Job Description

The Project Coordinator for the Young Adult Services website www.AgedOut.com is a part-time position working 20-24 hours/week.  The position will begin in September and is funded until June 30, 2018 with a strong likelihood of a long-term extension.

Responsibilities include daily website administration, marketing and promotion, and assisting the Project Lead with site ongoing development. You will assist the Project Lead with evaluation, reporting and financial activities. You will assist with developing and implementing a youth engagement model that ensures youth input, evaluation and decision making, encourages youth leadership both online and offline and extends involvement across the province.

  • Assist with youth engagement activities,
  • Coordinate the ongoing daily website administration including updating of the site’s content pages and coordinating quest updates,
  • Coordinate the ongoing processing of gift certificates for site users,
  • Provide timely response, support and guidance for all youth contact functions on the site such as email, chat, Facebook and phone,
  • Secure and coordinate all marketing outreach activities such as flyer distribution and presentations,
  • Assist the Project Lead with the development of new quests,
  • Assist with the coordination of reporting and budget activities,

Education & Experience:

  • High school with some post-secondary education
  • Minimum of 1 year’s experience working with websites, blogs.
  • Experience with Drupal (or similar content management system) is an asset
  • Minimum of 1 year of office experience.
  • Minimum of 1 year of demonstrated project coordination experience ideally in the information technology area.
  • Preference given to candidates with experience working with youth (ideally youth in or from care) 
  • Experience with volunteer management is an asset.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated administrative, financial management, record-keeping and reporting skills.
  • Excellent relationship building skills; demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong social media skills
  • Quick learner of new technologies.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to put together and give presentations to youth in the community.
  • Excellent computer knowledge and experience including Microsoft Office Suite and custom online learning planning & reporting tools.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to comply with policies and procedures regarding privacy, confidentiality etc.

Please send your Cover Letter and Resume, detailing your experience with website development and Youth to hiringcommittee@bcadoption.com on or before October 20th.  Please use the subject title ‘Project Coordinator – Young Adult Services’. Prior contact and criminal record checks are required.

We will be reviewing applications as they come in, so don't wait to apply.  We thank all candidates for your interest, but only those selected for a screening interview will be contacted.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Preference may be given to qualified candidates with lived ‘youth in care’ and aboriginal experience and/or with experience in adoption and/or fostering.  Aboriginal applicants are encouraged to apply.

 

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