BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Malahat Nation

110 Thunder Road | Mill Bay, BC| V0R 2P4
Tel: (250) 743-3231 | Fax (250) 743-3251
[email protected] |

Designated Band Representative

REPORTS TO: Director of Early Learning Child & Family Supports
START DATE: As Soon as Possible
COMPENSATION: $59,287.87 to $61,047.78 (NEE: B-24) - subject to education and / or experience or a combination of both.
STATUS: 1-full time permanent (30-hours per week)

Malahat Nation represents approximately 350+ members with two reserve lands located on the western shore of Saanich Inlet, south of the village of Mill Bay, about 40-kilometres north of Victoria, British Columbia. Malahat Nation is looking for the right candidate to join our Early Learning Child & Family Supports team! We are looking for fun, energetic, dependable and organized staff.
Our staff are offered a pension and benefits plan, and opportunities for professional growth and development.
PURPOSE: Reporting to the Director of Early Learning and Child & Family Supports, the Designated Band Representative will act as Malahat Nation’s representative for children and families who are working with Child and Family Service agencies. The Designated Band Representative will provide guidance, advocacy and support to Malahat Nation Member children, youth and families who are working with Delegated Aboriginal Agencies or the ministry of children and family development. This position is a FT permanent position that works in the office, with minimal local travel and potential for emergency call outs as required.


  • Participate in family meetings, case planning meetings and court related hearing, case conferences, contested hearings, mediations and trials primarily in the local registry jurisdiction
  • Participate on the behalf of the child and Malahat Nation in all areas of child welfare including: meetings, adoptions, child safety, guardianship, and foster care providing input and advocacy for youth in high risk situations
  • Participate in and support the decision-making process for permanency, adoption and aging-out for current children and youth in care
  • Participate in the development of cultural and youth programming
  • Receive service of court notices as legislated under the CFCSA service on behalf of Malahat Nation; participate in all relevant court hearings to ensure the cultural and foundational rights of the child/youth are protected and considered
  • As DBR, is a party to the court proceeding and can provide consent to the application in court if in the child/youth’s best interest assist the court to understand the importance of the child/youth to the community
  • Ensure the child/youth is connected to culture, family, and their rights are supported by the court plan of care
  • Ensure the Malahat teaching and rights of Malahat citizens are respected in all agency practices
  • Ensure that all information about children, staff, visitors and volunteers are strictly confidential
  • Develop and sustain working relationships with community partners
  • Provide community education presentations on topics related to child advocacy, children/ youth in care
  • Maintain current knowledge of the relevant laws and policies related to Child Welfare
  • Attend the Designated Representative training, court training and relevant trainings as available
  • Willingness to be on call for emergencies pertaining to child safety at Malahat Nation
  • Model appropriate behaviors and attitudes for children and families we provide service to
  • Adhere by COVID-19 policies while they apply
  • Other related duties as required


  • Post-Secondary Degree in Social Work, Social Science, Child & Youth Care or related field required
  • Minimum of 1-year experience working in Social Services or related field in an Indigenous community
  • CPR and standard first aid training
  • Criminal Record Check (CRC) including vulnerable sector search prior to employment is required
  • Valid BC driver license with Driver Abstract required
  • Effective December 3, 2021 full vaccination against COVID-19 is required to be eligible for employment at Malahat Nation. All individuals must show Proof of Vaccination as a mandatory condition of their employment


  • Strong knowledge of the CFCSA and Aboriginal Policy and Practice Framework in British Columbia
  • Strong communication skills, verbally and in writing, ability to work well and communicate well with children and families
  • Knowledge of the CFCS and completion of classes pertaining to Child Safety
  • Knowledge of the challenges and adversities of at-risk children and youth
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Programs such as Word, Excel etc. and / or zoom
  • Experience working independently and in partnership
  • Experience working with Indigenous peoples an asset
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering case notes, reporting requirements etc.
  • Ability to work in a high paced environment dealing with difficult emotional and critical issues
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent time management and strong organization skills; a multi-tasker
  • Demonstrated experience interacting sensitively with traumatized persons and handle crisis appropriately

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.
We thank all applicants in advance but only those selected will be contacted.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a current resume, a detailed cover letter and three references.
Please reference the ‘Job Title’ in the ‘Subject Line’.

Human Resources Department, Malahat Nation
In person, fax 250-743-3251 or via email
Email: [email protected]

Deadline: Recruitment Open Until Position is Filled

Organization: Malahat First Nation
Professional Categories: First Nations Relations, Health & Social Services
Posted: June 2, 2023, 1:58 pm
Expires: December 31, 2023, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 1 year to less than 2 years
Rate: $59,287.87 to $61,047.78 Year