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Family First Navigator – 1 Position

Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation is seeking a one highly motivated dynamic individual to fulfill the responsibility of a Family First Navigator.

Term

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation Family First Navigator will be hired for a term contract position with possibility to extend employment beyond March 2021 based on funding renewal and performance. The Family First Navigator will be governed and will adhere to the community policies.

Description 

The Position of Family First Navigator will work to assist clients, families, youth and children to navigate services internally and externally to increase access to health, social, education related and justice appointments or referrals in a safe and trusting manner.  

Position Overview

  • This position will report to the Social Director.
  • Work collaboratively with program partners as identified by the four main departments in the First Nations who will be making referrals to the Social Director and Navigator who in turn will engage with and provide hands-on support to clients through the sometimes challenging network of services in their time of need.
  • Acquire sound understanding of community resources and the pathways of social, health and justice services which require navigation by families, children and youth.
  • Establish networks with Kenora to facilitate access to services when assisting clients navigate through social, health and justice systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in multi-disciplinary case conference to determine client needs.
  • Create a care plan based on direction from referring department/program and meeting with family to determine what services you will be supporting the family to access.
  • Confirm appointments and escort the family as appropriate to services and supports (Navigate the system).
  • Advocate for additional supports internally or in broader community as required to your Director.
  • Keep accurate, timely client records in accordance with program requirements.
  • Maintain ongoing good communication with colleagues in programs within the relevant departments identified above.
  • Develop networks and partnerships with the broader service community i.e. Kenora and Winnipeg as required.
  • Maintain mapping exercise to define and address gaps in system.
  • Gain relevant training, (if not already have it) on legislation regarding safety of the child.
  • Help establish and strengthen family support systems.
  • Report to the Social Director and provide guidance and advice as required including briefing notes, reporting and such.
  • Perform additional functions as required.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Grade twelve (12) or equivalent required.
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Ability to write case notes (SOAP note training will be provided)
  • Experience working with and ability to relate well with Indigenous families, children and youth.
  • Ability to work in a team setting and a multidisciplinary group setting.
  • Strong understanding of social service systems in Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation and the surrounding areas.
  • Trauma informed and some culturally competency is required in order to build trust with families.
  • Experience with wrap around service delivery is preferred.
  • Post-Secondary diploma/degree in health/social sciences or Child Welfare Authorities would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of some sections of the First Nation Child Welfare and the Child and Family Services Act is preferred and otherwise training will be mandatory.

Other

  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and Insurable
  • Insurable vehicle is required
  • Willing to travel when required.
  • Satisfactory criminal reference check with vulnerable sector search upon request

Salary

$43,000 – $50,000 dependent upon experience

Applications must include

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current resume
  3. Provide 3 professional references to be contacted by management upon successful screening.

Closing Date:            May 15, 2020 12:00 noon

Interview Date:          May 19, 2020

Start Date:                 June 1, 2020 (negotiable)

Please submit to the attention of:

Shona Wapioke – Human Resources Manager

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation

Kejick Post Office, Box 1

Kejick, Ontario P0X 1E0

Email: swapioke@iifn39.caFax: (807) 733-3106

Miigwetch to all who apply.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Child & Family Advocates – 2 Positions

Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation is seeking a two highly motivated dynamic individuals to fulfill the responsibility of a Child & Family Advocate.

Term

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation Child & Family Advocates will be hired for a term contract position with possibility to extend employment beyond March 2021.  The Child & Family Advocate will be governed and will adhere to the community policies.

Description

The Position of Child & Family Advocate will work to keep our children unified with their families and community to reduce the number of children in care.

As an advocate “Your job is to be the voice of the child” who you are representing.

The priority of the leadership and First Nation is to ensure that children who are members of their community, whether in the city of Winnipeg, surrounding towns, or on the First Nation are re-unified with family members in a loving safe home.  Your role is to find them and, where possible, bring our children home.  Otherwise, ensure they are in a safe home, preferably with extended family members in the locale where they have settled.

There are two roles of the Child & Family Advocates in order to accomplish this goal. One role will be focused on providing family support services, the other role will be focused on responding to court cases as required.  Both workers will be trained on each role and will share the cases as per intake.  Caseloads will be reviewed monthly to ensure the workers have balanced workload.  Cross training of court work and family support is important with the two workers for peer support and shared duties.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Grade twelve (12) or equivalent required.
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Ability to write case notes (SOAP note training will be provided)
  • Relate well with Indigenous children and youth.
  • Trauma informed and some culturally competency is required
  • Experience with wrap around service delivery is preferred.
  • Post-Secondary diploma/degree in health/social sciences or Child Welfare Authorities would be an asset.
  • Knowledge and understanding the Independent First Nations and their needs/concerns is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the First Nation Child Welfare and the Child and Family Services Act is preferred and otherwise training will be mandatory otherwise.       

Other

  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and Insurable.
  • CPIC upon request

Salary

$50,000 – $60,000 dependent upon experience

Applications must include

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current resume
  3. Provide 3 professional references to be contacted by management if successful screening.

Closing Date:            March 24, 2020 12:00 noon

Interview Date:          March 27, 2020, 20202

Start Date:                  April 2, 2020 (negotiable)

Please submit to the attention of:

Shona Wapioke – Human Resources Manager

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation

Kejick Post Office, Box 1

Kejick, Ontario P0X 1E0

Email: swapioke@iifn39.ca Fax: (807) 733-3106

Miigwetch to all who apply.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Coordinator of Cultural Services

Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation is seeking a highly motivated dynamic individual to fulfill the responsibility of a Coordinator of Cultural Services for the Family Advocate Program.

Term

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation Coordinator of Cultural Services will be hired for a term contract position with the possibility to extend employment beyond March 2021.  The Coordinator of Cultural Services will be governed and will adhere to the community policies.

Description

Reporting to the Social Director, the Position of Coordinator of Cultural Services will work in a team environment with the Family Advocate Program Model and hold a planning role to increase cultural services provided to our children and youth and nurture their Anishinaabe identity and belonging. The Coordinator of Cultural Services will provide assistance to Program staff and the children and families we serve.

The Coordinator of Cultural Services will:

  • Increase culturally-appropriate service delivery in the areas of family transition and children-in-care supports
  • Undertake planning and coordination for cultural  and ceremonials services for children and families i.e. book knowledge keeper; book facility; order catering; present tobacco; be present with the knowledge keeper during session.
  • This will be important when connecting children-in-care with their traditions, ceremonies, kin-networks, and land through land-based teachings and gatherings that are inter-generational
  • Coordinate with staff members in other departments, i.e. Land base Coordinators to determine what activities are upcoming and ensure they are advertised to community or across programs.
  • This position is not the Elder or Knowledge Keeper but coordinates the services as required.

Education and Experience

  • Warm and approachable individual with an engaging personality.
  • Positive role model
  • Possess good oral communication skills
  • Good computer skills are required
  • Experience in coordinating events and activities. 
  • Experience coordinating cultural events (feasts, pow-wows) and ceremonies (welcoming ceremonies, sweats) an asset.
  • Collaboration and contributing to professional working environment as this individual will be coordinating with all departments and working with leadership as they plan their events.
  • Certificate, Diploma
  • Mentorship opportunity.

Other

  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and Insurable
  • CPIC upon request

Salary

$35,000 – $52,000 dependent upon experience

Applications must include

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current resume
  3. Provide 3 professional references to be contacted by management if successful screening

Closing Date:            March 24, 2020 12:00 noon

Interview Date:          March 26, 2020

Start Date:                  April 2, 2020 (negotiable)

Please submit to the attention of:

Shona Wapioke – Human Resources Manager

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation

Kejick Post Office, Box 1

Kejick, Ontario P0X 1E0

Email: swapioke@iifn39.ca Fax: (807) 733-3106

Miigwetch to all who apply.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cultural Coordinator – Repost

Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation is seeking a highly motivated dynamic individual to fulfill the responsibility of a Cultural Coordinator for the Family Advocate Program.

Term

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation Cultural Coordinator will be hired for a term contract position with possibility to extend employment beyond March 2021.  The Cultural Coordinator will be governed and will adhere to the community policies.

Description

The Position of Cultural Coordinator will work in a team environment with the Family Advocate Program Model and ensure that that all services provided to our children and youth are culturally-appropriate and nurture their Anishinaabe identity and belonging. The Cultural Coordinator will provide assistance to Program staff and the children and families we serve.

The Cultural Coordinator will:

  • Nurture the Anishinaabe spirit in our children
  • Increase culturally-appropriate service delivery in the areas of family transition and children-in-care supports
  • Connect children-in-care with their traditions, ceremonies, kin-networks, and land through land-based teachings and gatherings that are inter-generational
  • Instill a sense of belonging in our children-in-care to strengthen their resiliency for the future
  • Help bring our traditions to life in the everyday work of the Program
  • Coordinate cultural and ceremonial activities for children, families, community, and staff

Education and Experience

  • Highly trustworthy and knowledgeable in the delivery of the programs and services on the values and spiritual teachings of Iskatewizaagegan No.39 Independent First Nation
  • Unique ability to inspire others to adopt those values and practices within their families within the community
  • Successful individual will possess team building and communication skills
  • Collaboration and contributing to professional working environment
  • Good computer skills are required
  • Experience in leading cultural teachings
  • Certification, Diploma, Experience and/or in Native Child and Family Studies or equivalent

Other

→        Valid Ontario Driver’s License and Insurable.

→        CPIC upon request

Salary

Depending on experience

Applications must include

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current resume
  3. Two (2) written letters of reference
  4. Must provide copies of driver’s license and educational diplomas and certificates

Closing Date:            January 10, 2020 12.:00 noon

Interview Date:          January 14, 2020

Start Date:                  January 15, 2020

Please submit to the attention of:

Shona Wapioke – Human Resources Manager

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation

Kejick Post Office, Box 1

Kejick, Ontario P0X 1E0

Email: swapioke@iifn39.ca Fax: (807) 733-3106

Miigwetch to all who apply.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Child & Family Advocates – 2 Positions – Repost

Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation is seeking a highly motivated dynamic individual to fulfill the responsibility of a Child & Family Advocate.

Term

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation Child & Family Advocates will be hired for a term contract position with possibility to extend employment beyond March 2021.  The Child & Family Advocate will be governed and will adhere to the community policies.

Description

The Position of Child & Family Advocate will work to keep our children unified with their families and community to reduce the number of children in care.

The roles of the Child & Family Advocates will be distinct but with some overlap. One advocate will be focused on providing family support services, the other will be focused on responding to Court cases, and there will be some shared duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

The work done by the Court-Focused Child & Family Advocate will include:

          Providing alternative dispute resolution

●          Provide knowledge, awareness and promotion of the First Nations’ interests to courts and    Children’s Aid Societies (“CAS’s”)

●          Represent the First Nation in court (with or without the assistance of a lawyer)

●          Liaise between the First Nation and the CAS

●          Represent the First Nation whenever children from the community who have been apprehended, are being adopted, or are in care

●          Assist with the development of protocols with CAS’s

●          Participate in Case Conferences, Plans of Care, and other meetings with CAS’s

The work done by the Family Support-Focused Child & Family Advocate will include:

●          Assisting families to access resources and collaborate with other supports for prevention

●          Provide family support services

●          Liaise between families and CAS’s

●          Help establish and strengthen family support systems

●          Conduct home visits to support families keeping children in the home or when a family is transitioning to returning a child to the home

The shared duties between the two Child & Family Advocates include:

●          Help find community placements for children (e.g. customary care arrangements)

●          Help maintain the connection of children to their community

●          Working toward the repatriation of children residing in care in other jurisdictions

●          Conduct community consultations on the Program and its efficacy

●          Be on call for emergency response services regarding child welfare

●          Conduct data collection (ie:on the number of children in care, the services provided to families, etc.

●          Develop partnerships within the community

●          Develop an understanding of the First Nation program and service delivery methodology.

●          Develop a community capacity work plan pertaining to enhancing the lives of children and families

●          Assist with mapping exercise to define and address gaps in services.

●          Maintain ongoing communication with community leadership and department manager including the community at large as required to track progress and activities and outcomes.

●          Gain thorough knowledge of relevant acts, such as Child and Family Services Act.

●          Maintain confidential documents to ensure trust is established when dealing with clients and community.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

→        Grade twelve (12) or equivalent required.

→        Post-Secondary diploma/degree in health/social sciences, business or Child Welfare Authorities would be an asset.

→        Experience in First Nation Child Welfare and the Child and Family Services Act Review

→        Demonstrated three (3) years working experience in Social Services and experience reporting to various Ministries and meeting deadlines.

→        Knowledge and understanding the Independent First Nations and their needs/concerns.

Other

→        Valid Ontario Driver’s License and Insurable.

→        CPIC upon request

Salary

Depending on experience

Applications must include

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current resume
  3. Two (2) written letters of reference
  4. Must provide copies of driver’s license and educational diplomas and certificates

Closing Date:            January 10, 2020 12.:00 noon

Interview Date:          January 14, 2020

Start Date:                  January 15, 2020

Please submit to the attention of:

Shona Wapioke – Human Resources Manager

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation

Kejick Post Office, Box 1

Kejick, Ontario P0X 1E0

Email: swapioke@iifn39.ca Fax: (807) 733-3106

Miigwetch to all who apply.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Child & Youth Strategy Worker

Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation is seeking a highly motivated dynamic individual to fulfill the responsibility of a Child and Youth Strategy Worker.

Term

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation Child & Youth Strategy Worker will be hired for a term contract position with possibility to extend employment beyond March 2020.  The First Nation and Youth Strategy Worker will be governed and will adhere to the community policies.

Description

This position will provide effective prevention and awareness programming and services through the Child and Youth Strategy as determined by the Social Director.

Position Overview

●          Acquiring sound knowledge on community resources and cultivating community relations.

●          Establish and enhance existing community based programming within the appropriate departments

●          Work alongside the IFN Child and Youth Policy Advisor to enhance the communities service delivery

●          Communicate with Children, Youth, Families, Community and Departments. collecting, analyzing, and presenting verbal and written information appropriately.

Duties and Responsibilities

●          Develop an understanding of the First Nation program and service delivery methodology.

●          Develop a community capacity work plan pertaining to enhancing the lives of children and youth.

●          Develop and implement prevention and awareness programming to enhance the lives of community members.

●          Assist with mapping exercise to define and address gaps in services.

●          Maintain ongoing communication with community leadership and departments.  Manage/Directors, including the community at large as required to track progress and activities and outcomes.

●          Provide advice to Chiefs and Council and department Managers/Directors on compatibility of effective program and service delivery to Children & Youth and their families in the community.

●          Gain thorough knowledge of relevant acts, such as Child and Family Services Act.

●          Maintain confidential documents to ensure trust is established when dealing with clients and community.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

→        Grade twelve (12) or equivalent required.

→        Post-Secondary diploma/degree in health/social sciences, business or Child Welfare Authorities would be an asset.

→        Experience in First Nation Child Welfare and the Child and Family Services Act Review

→        Demonstrated three (3) years working experience in Social Services and experience reporting to various Ministries and meeting deadlines.

→        Knowledge and understanding the Independent First Nations and their needs/concerns.

Other

→        Valid Ontario Driver’s License and Insurable.

→        CPIC upon request

Salary

Depending on experience

Applications must include

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current resume
  3. Two (2) written letters of reference
  4. Must provide copies of driver’s license and educational diplomas and certificates

Closing Date:            November 28, 2019 12.:00 noon

Interview Date:          November 29, 2019

Start Date:                  December 2, 2019

Please submit to the attention of:

Shona Wapioke – Human Resources Manager

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation

Kejick Post Office, Box 1

Kejick, Ontario P0X 1E0

Email: swapioke@iifn39.ca Fax: (807) 733-3106

Miigwetch to all who apply.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Family-Well Being Worker – Term Position

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic person to be a Family Well-Being Worker in the community with a Masters in Social Work MSW). The Family Well-Being Worker will provide a key role in delivering supports for families.  In collaboration with the Health Director, the Family Well-Being Worker will outreach to community members to support program implantation and uptake.  They will use social work knowledge, skills, intervention and strategies in a strength based manner to support children, youth, women and families whose lives have disrupted by violence.

This will include developing and implement culturally appropriate community-based programming, and to support strong, happy and healthy families in Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation.

OVERVIEW

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation’s Minweyaanigoziwin Family Well-Being program is a community based program with front-line services and safe places where children, youth and families can access and receive culturally responsive supports that address the root causes of family violence and over-representation of indigenous children in care.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

●             This work will include (but not limited to): working with children, youth, mothers and family members who feel at-risk of violence in their homes; Family Wellness Planning to provide family support including counselling; system navigation, care coordination, advocacy, family action circles; Peer Support groups and healing circles; community information and engagement; To identify and implement “safe places” in the community for children and families who feel at-risk of violence in their homes; monthly case management with identified team members.         

●             Maintain strict confidentiality and promote an atmosphere in which parents/guardians are provided   encouragement and support in meeting the needs of their children.

●             Support families in developing partnerships with professionals, which promotes children’s learning and development.

●             Facilitate family and group culture-based workshops and life skills development

●             Actively collaborate with co-workers in other areas of Health and Social Services, based on community need.

●             Assist and support the planning and delivery of programming for children in Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation (i.e. After School Program)

●             Provide activity reports

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

●             Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree and OCSWSSW (Registered Social Worker).

●             Additional training specific to First Nation clients considered an asset

●             Training in facilitating group work and First Nation cultural or land based activities is considered an asset.

●             Trained as a counsellor

●             Current driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

●             Understanding of the needs of and experience working with First Nation clients and families.

●             Facilitate, design and deliver educational groups to clients.

●             Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.

●             Willingness to be mentored by experienced members of Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation Health Cate team and partner service providers.

PLACE OF WORK:

Isobel Pinesse Memorial Health Centre, Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation

SALARY RANGE:   $62,000 – $70,000

Closing Date:        November 28, 2019 12:00 noon

Interview Date:   November 29, 2019

Start Date:            December 2, 2019

The successful applicant will need to provide a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

Please submit resume, cover letter along with two (2) written references to the attention of:

Shona Wapioke – Human Resources Manager

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation

Kejick Post Office, Box 1

Kejick, Ontario P0X 1E0

Email: swapioke@iifn39.ca Fax: (807) 733-3106

Miigwetch to all who apply.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employment Opportunity

Economic Development Officer

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation is seeking a highly motivated individual to fulfill the responsibilities of an Economic Development Officer.  In collaboration with the Chief and Council the EDO is responsible for establishing and overseeing all economic development opportunities for Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation. 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate community and economic development programs
  • Manage all aspects of First Nation sponsored ventures
  • Identify and foster community and economic development opportunities, projects and initiatives
  • Develop partnerships within the community to develop and promote opportunities
  • Assist with the development of job creation projects
  • Research private and public sector economic development funding opportunities
  • Prepare proposals for funding to support community economic development
  • Assist with work plan development and mentor staff as needed

Essential Skills and Competencies

The EDO must have proficient knowledge in following areas:

  • Knowledge of First Nation funding programs and financial assistance initiatives.
  • Ability to form appropriate partnerships and seeking venture capital and cooperative investments.
  • Financial management and analysis.
  • Ability to work effectively with stakeholders, business owners, executives and elected officials.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated through the ability to facilitate, network lead, research, negotiate, analyze and resolve issues.
  • Possess a strong sense of personal integrity and uphold ethical practice.
  • Stress management and time management skills.

Education and Experience

  • A post-secondary or diploma in marketing, communications, business administration, commerce or public administration or an acceptable combination of post-secondary education and experience

(applicant must clearly demonstrate how experience meets requirement)

  • Comprehensive computer software knowledge including word processing, spreadsheet and power point presentations.
  • Knowledge of First Nation governments
  • Sound analytical and business skills
  • Knowledge of First Nation culture and knowledge of Ojibway Language would be an asset
  • Driver’s license and vehicle and ability to travel

Salary Range                      Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Closing Date:                      November 28, 2019  12:00 noon

Interviews:                         December 2, 2019

Start Date:                          December 9, 2019

Please submit your resume and cover letter along with two (2) written references to:

Shona Wapioke – Human Resources Manager

Iskatewizaagegan N0. 39 Independent First Nation

Kejick Post Office Box 1

Kejick, Ontario, P0X 1E0

Email: swapioke@iifn39.ca or Fax : (807)733-3106

Miigwetch to all who apply.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employment Opportunity – Shoal Lake Landing Part Time Clerk

Qualifications:

●          Must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills

●          Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative

●          Must be able to work a flexible schedule of days, evenings. Weekend and holidays

Description:

●          Provide customers and friendly service

●          Operating POS system

●          Maintaining overall and appearance and cleanliness in the store

●          Restocking shelves

●          Other duties as assigned

●          Training will be provided

Closing date:           November 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Interviews:               November 14, 2019

Start Date:                November 15, 2018

Please submit your resume with cover letter to:

Shoal Lake Landing Part Time Clerk

Shona Wapioke – Human Resources Manager

Iskatewizaagegan No. 39 Independent First Nation

Kejick Post Office Box 1

Kejick, Ontario

P0X 1E0

Email: swapioke@iifn39.ca Fax: (807) 733-3106

Miigwetch to all who apply.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.