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.