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CHILD WELFARE WORKER : Cutler / Serpent River First Nation, Ontario

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Closing Date: 4/27/2018

Location: Cutler / Serpent River First Nation

Company: posted by Employment Solutions on behalf of the hiring employer

Job Type: Full Time - Temps plein

Rate: Yearly - annuellement

Job Description:
Reporting to the Team Supervisor, the Child Welfare Worker is responsible for a varied caseload including investigating and assessing matters pertaining to children in need of protection providing support services to families, children, Alternative Care Providers and kin care placements and supporting children in and out-of-home placements in accordance with the Child and Family Services Act, Ministry standards, child protection protocols, risk assessment tools, Agency policies and procedures and First Nation standards of practice.

Required Skills:
Bachelor of Social Work degree
Social Services or Native Child Welfare Worker diploma may be considered
Two (2) years’ direct experience in a social services agency
Knowledge of Nogdawindamin programs and services
Respect for, sensitivity towards as well as knowledge and understanding of Anishnawbek culture, traditions and the Seven Grandfather Teachings
Solid knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act, Eligibility Spectrum, Ontario Safety Assessment, Family Risk Assessment and Strengths and Needs Assessment
Knowledge of First Nation service delivery, customs and traditions in relation to child welfare
Knowledge of external services and service agencies
Thorough knowledge of the stages, process and milestones of normal development of children from birth to adolescence
Excellent interpersonal skills Excellent written and oral communication skills
Sound computer skills
Demonstrated capability in crisis intervention, conflict resolution, mediation and problem solving
Strong organizational and administrative skills
Proven ability to work with First Nation communities and people
Ability to work with and meet tight timelines
Ability to take initiative and work independently Ability to work within a team environment
Ability to meet deadlines and work flexible hours
Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information
Ability to understand and speak Anishnaabemowin is a definite asset
Must provide a clear Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
Must have a Class ‘G’ Ontario Driver’s Licence, access to a vehicle and the ability to travel
Must have $1M automobile insurance coverage

How To Apply:
Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services has been in operation for over 25 years. We are committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process.


Please submit a job related resume and cover letter along with three work related references by: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 4:00 pm

Hiring Committee
Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services
210B Gran Street, Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 0C4
FAX (705) 946-3717

Preference will be given to applicants of native ancestry.
Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted
We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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