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Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation

Family Support Worker

Social Services
POSTED: 4 weeks ago
Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation
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Closing Date:
September 20, 2023
Full Time
Job Description:
Job Summary:
Family Support Workers work closely with Sagamok Anishnawbek families to empower them to make choices that will keep their children safe and strengthen family functioning. The Family Support Worker is responsible for engaging and partnering with families to strengthen the parents' confidence and competence. Staff work to get to know the families' strengths and challenges to connect families to relevant services, tools, supports and skill building opportunities.

In addition to these responsibilities, Family Support Workers play a role in supporting families through child protection matters, ranging from advocacy efforts on behalf of the family, to providing support to the family during investigations.

The Family Support Worker works out of the Child and Family Advocacy Unit and reports directly to the Child and Family Advocacy Unit Manager for their daily job duties. The Family Support Worker is expected to conduct their responsibilities in a way that promotes the culture and aspirations of Sagamok Anishnawbek.

Required Skills:
1. Preference for university degree in human services.
2. Minimum of 2 years' experience providing direct services to children and families.
3. Knowledge of effective strategies, programs, and services for strengthening family functioning.
4. Understanding of the CYFSA, and processes and guidelines for protection investigations.
5. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet, and electronic email.
6. Life Skills Coaching Certificate will be considered an asset.
7. Ability to understand and speak Ojibwe will be considered a definite asset.
8. Local knowledge and understanding of Sagamok Anishnawbek's services will be considered an asset.
9. Preference will be given to a member or resident of Sagamok Anishnawbek.
10. Hold or willing to secure, CPR and First Aid Certificate.
11. Valid driver's license and vehicle for on-the-job use.
12. Able to travel on short notice.
13. Able to work flexible hours on short notice and including afterhours.
14. Sign and comply with an annual Oath of Confidentiality.
15. Must provide a Criminal Records Check prior to commencing employment.
16. Incumbent is subject to six months' probation.
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How to Apply:
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) to:

Attn: Human Resources
Sagamok Anishnawbek, P.O. Box 2230, Sagamok, Ontario, P0P 2L0
Fax: (705) 865-3307
Email: [email protected]
By: Wednesday September 20, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. We appreciate your interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Preference will be given to Aboriginal people.
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