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FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

Job Posting

FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

Deadline April 15 2022

Contract end date: March 31, 2023

(pending funding)


Missanabie Cree First Nation is looking for a Family Support Worker. This position will provide fair, equitable, respectful, and culturally relevant prevention services to Missanabie Cree First Nations children and families, consistent with the vision, mission, and values of Kunuwanimano and Missanabie Cree First Nation. All duties must be performed in compliance with the Child and Family Service Act, Ministerial Guidelines, and agency policies and procedures.


Qualifications:

· College/University in Social Work and/or Human Services diploma; Bachelor of Social Work would be preferred

· A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in social work and in working with/for a First Nation community and/or Indigenous people; other relevant training certificates and/or courses

· Must have good communication skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as maintaining confidentiality

· Knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act with an emphasis on Part IV

· Knowledge of local support services and agencies that focus on children and youth

· Skilled in program development and implementation

· Experience in case management, file maintenance and statistical reporting

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team

· Must have computer skills, knowledge of computer programs and other online communication platforms

· Class G Driver’s License

· CPIC & VULNERABLE PERSONS CHECK REQUIRED (required upon job offer)


Duties/Requirements:

· Conduct intake and assessment procedures to ensure the community members needs are directed to the proper channel.

· Intervenes in Child Welfare crisis situations where risk to children exists and initiates timely response to ensure the safety of the child.

· Provide supports and advocacy to Missanabie Cree families involved with any child welfare agency.

· Be available with planning meeting and child welfare matters.

· Ensure the Family Services Supervisor and Band Representative are aware of all on-going cases.

· Ensure all documents are continuously up to date. (i.e. client files, case notes, and other pertinent documents);

· Complete monthly stats and reporting for Kunuwanimano;

· Participates with relevant communities to explore service options and strategies to address issues affecting First Nations children and families.

· Provide ongoing prevention services to children and their families to an assigned caseload of both voluntary and non-voluntary clients

· Develop database of Missanabie Cree community members with children.

· Deliver awareness/prevention programs that are geared to the needs of the community(ies);

· Develop prevention focused programs and support groups for families of children living with different disorder spectrums.

· Collaborate program delivery with agency resources such as: Community Living Algoma, Autism Foundation, Children’s Rehab Centre.

· Create educational sessions for parents and/or guardians that focus on circle of security parenting and developmental milestone of children.

· Develop sport activities and healthy living programs for children 0-6 years of age.

· Attend work related training sessions, workshops, and meetings as requested by the Family Services Supervisor.

· Perform other duties as required


To apply for this position, please email your cover letter, resume to June Markie at: jmarkie@missanabiecree.com