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Mamalilikulla First Nation
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This position requires the incumbent to advocate/represent registered/affiliated with Mamalilikulla First Nation members that are involved with any/all Child Welfare Agencies throughout Canada.


The object of this position is to ensure that any notification from any/all Child Welfare Agencies are responded to within its mandated time. To ensure that all the members of the Mamalilikulla First Nation have a Designated Band representative present or available when dealing with all Child Welfare Agencies in British Columbia and notification from other Provinces.




Under the direction of Chief and Council, the Band Representative is a highly motivated individual with exceptional advocacy skills, possessing critical knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act. The Designated Band Representative acts on behalf of Mamalilikulla First Nation as a party in court proceedings involving the First Nation’s Children under the Child and Family Services Act.  The role of the Designated Band Representative is to protect the collective best interest of Mamalilikulla First Nation children and to ensure a culturally appropriate disposition of the case.


General Activities

Depending on the case, the Designated Band Representative may undertake the following activities, as provided for by the Child and Family Services Act (BC):

To liaise with other First Nation Band Representatives, Agencies and Legal Counsel
Accompany Children’s Aid Service workers during investigations
Ensure that Mamalilikulla band members are fully aware of their rights
Support family members in their working relationships with MCFD
Advocate for children and families; or acts as a mediator to have their concerns addressed
Attend court as required to support the child/ren and or family members; cannot make any decisions; can only make recommendations for the child/ren
Communicate with Chief & Council regarding children living off reserve
Required to travel up and down Vancouver Island based on where the child/ren are living.
Band Representation:

Represent the First Nation at Court as a Party to Child Welfare proceedings
Prepare plans of Care, including recommendations for placement of children
Prepare, respond to, and process legal documents as required by the BC Court rules
Case Evaluation/Development

Compilation of all relevant case-related information and documentation
Liaison with community service, including, but not limited to; Addiction and Mental Health Programs and visiting professionals to assess client(s) progress and suggest alternative plans if appropriate
Coordinate Case Management Conferences with all community services involved to monitor Client’s plan of care and progress
Legal Responsibilities

Prepare, serve and file additions or amendments to the Client’s Plan of Care
Gather evidence, prepare arguments, produce and prepare witnesses and prepare draft orders
Prepare for and attend settlement conferences as set out by the new Court Rules
Oral and written presentations in court, as required

Ensure client files are maintained and updated on a regular basis
Report to the Chief and Council as directed
Data collection, and submission of reports
Application deadline is: Friday, February 15th, 2019



To commence with the Mamalilikulla First Nation salary and job classification scale. Currently the MFN does not subscribe to a group benefit program.


On behalf of Chief and Council, please submit cover letter, resume and three current reference letters as well as copies of all diplomas and/or degrees to:


Sonia Roberts

Band Administrator

Mamalilikulla First Nation

1441 B 16th Avenue

Campbell River, BC

V9W 2E4



Mandatory Requirements:

A minimum, Post-Secondary Social Work Diploma or equivalent and/or Legal Services Diploma
A minimum of two years Social Services working experience with a First Nation’s Community
Must possess a valid driver’s license and own vehicle
Must provide a Criminal Reference Check
Be willing to work out of the MFN Band office in Campbell River
Additional Requirements

Able to interpret legislation and legal documents
Knowledge of Case Management techniques
Strong written and verbal skills
Strong demonstration of negotiation skills, techniques and advocacy
Willing to work flexible hours and travel with minimal notice
Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential subject matter
Strong Computer skills with experience using word processing software
Experience working with First Nation people
Fully understand Customary Care
Knowledge of our community and its practices
Experience developing detailed plans and critical path timelines as well as managing deadlines and completing priorities
Be able to meet all timelines as needed to meet legislation that governs our families
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently
Ability to manage time well and complete administrative tasks in a timely manner
Must have the ability to develop a Plan of Care with Form 33 applications in the court system
Must have the ability to coordinate time management to work with numerous families at one time
Must have the ability to provide documentation to Chief and Council when requested.

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In Person/ By Mail:
1441 B, 16th Ave
Campbell Rive, BC
VW 2E4