Indigenous supportive access
To provide a safe and cultural relevant space for the purpose of visitation. The Supported Access Worker (AW) works with an inter-agency team and the family to reduce the trauma of separation of the child by facilitating positive visits between family members to maintaining significant relationships in the child’s life. The staff supports the child’s safe connections to family (and other significant family members), as well as provides practical parenting support and education for parents.
Indigenous Resource Navigator
This position is part of the holistic team working to reduce homelessness and the contributing factors in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge area. FRIS provides services and programs to Urban Frist Nation, Metis, and Inuit individuals and families. The Resource Navigator is a great communicator with the ability to negotiate with landlords, advocate for clients, and develop and maintain diplomatic relations with funders and other stakeholders. This position relies heavily on an empathic understanding of persons struggling with homelessness and requires intensive case management organization. The position engages with community through the planning and facilitation of life skills and cultural teachings.