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Closing Date: 5/29/2018

Location: Other - See Job Description

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

Job Type: Full Time - Temps plein

Salary From: $87,985.00 To: $108,076.00

Rate: Yearly - annuellement

Job Description:
Salary Range: $87,985.00 - $108,076.00

Overview of Responsibilities
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Manager of Legal Services is the liaison between Agency Front Line Staff and External Legal Counsel when a case work decision is made that involves court specific services. The Manager of Legal Services is responsible for ensuring that legal services are in alignment with the Agency’s strategic planning, policies and procedures as well as within the legal framework of the Child and Family Services Act and First Nation standards of practice.

Required Skills:

Education and Experience Requirements
Honors Bachelor of Social Work (HBSW) degree
Five (5) years’ direct experience working with children and families involved in child welfare protection
Three (3) years’ direct management and administration experience in a child welfare protection agency
Practice background relating to child maltreatment, child development, attachment theories, addictions, domestic violence and strength-based family empowerment practices

Knowledge Requirements
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
Superior knowledge of relevant legislative framework and polices reflecting current child welfare practice
Knowledge of First Nation service delivery, customs and traditions in responding to child welfare concerns
Knowledge of external service and service agencies

Special Skills & Abilities
Strong leadership and management skills
Strong comfort level when dealing with court authority
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Strong professional ethics
Demonstrated excellence in conflict resolution, mediation and problem solving
Strong organizational and administrative skills
Excellent time management skills
Excellent computer skills
Proven ability to work with First Nation communities and people
Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects or programs
High level of initiative and self-direction
Ability to work independently
Ability to facilitate strong inter-departmental relationships
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to develop strong effective teams
Demonstrated ability to lead and coach others utilizing a collaborative and strengths-based approach
Ability to work within a team environment
Ability to meet deadlines and work flexible hours
Ability to translate relevant legislation into Agency based language
Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information
Ability to understand and speak Anishnaabemowin is a definite asset

Other Requirements
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: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 4:00 p.m.

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.
A full job description is located on our website at

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