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.
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
● 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.
● 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: email@example.com Fax: (807) 733-3106
Miigwetch to all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.