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Batchewana First Nation

Children and Family Services Manager

Batchewana First Nation
Social Services
POSTED: 2 weeks ago
Batchewana First Nation
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Closing Date:
December 01, 2023
Job Description:
Children and Family Services Manager
Batchewana First Nation
Salary Range: $87,939- $98,133

Who We Are
The Ojibways of Batchewana First Nation (BFN) are a progressive and vibrant Indigenous community situated on the north-eastern shore of Lake Superior adjacent to the City of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. The First Nation Is comprised of four land bases: Rankin, Goulais Bay, Obadjiwon, and Whitefish Island.
Batchewana First Nation has the charm of small-town life with access to urban areas and proximity to the international bridge. As part of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians and signatories to the Robinson Huron Treaty, Batchewana First Nation assert their sovereignty, jurisdiction, and expressions of nationhood through a multitude of approaches each and every day.

Summary of Position
The Children and Family Services Manager is responsible for the overall strategic direction, development and delivery of the Family Wellness department that focusses on a wide range of prevention services including support programs for youth and families involved in the Child Welfare system, in home support and advocacy services and programs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Overall supervision of support staff and Team Lead, holding individual supervision meetings weekly, holding formal program meetings weekly, conducting performance evaluations, and creating and maintaining all associated documentation for employee supervision files
- Write and/or revises the program policies, procedures, practice standards and processes and ensures staff are adhering
- Make recommendations about how to best provide support for youth and their families byensuring services are evidence based and culturally appropriate and meeting the needs.
- Maintain ongoing communication with internal and external clients and groups to ensure a highlevel of service to be provided to membership
- Manage team budget and develop team work plans in accordance with the Batchewana FirstNation services philosophy and vision in collaboration with the Director, COO and CFO.
- Oversee the quality and completion of all related paperwork including reporting to fundingagencies.
- Meet monthly with the Finance Department staff (or as necessary)
- Participate in grant writing, grant reporting, and funding compliance requirements
- Oversee all child welfare prevention outreach programs and engage the community throughCommunity Consultations regarding community needs.
- Ensures reporting is completed on time and at a high quality
- Using statistics, watching trends and other information to understand future needs for additionalstaff or expansion of programs/services
- Meets with Team Lead regularly to ensure accountability of service provision
- Meets regularly with other appropriate department managers that provide children and family services (Mental Wellness, Children's Programming, Education)
- Meet and consult with Legal Counsel for advice and required direction on regular basis collectively
- Support the development and implementation of First Nation-based jurisdiction including governance and jurisdiction discussions, or developing a law that includes child and family safety and well-being, as well as structures, processes, and services to support full and proper jurisdictional implementation.
- Other duties as required

Why BFN?
Developing diverse and unique partnerships, Batchewana is an ambitious First Nation with an entrepreneurial spirit. BFN is seeking employees that can compliment their thriving professional landscape while continuing to promote Indigenous culture and their long history of
protecting and upholding Treaty rights.

Guided by the 7 Grandfather Teachings, Batchewana First Nation is seeking driven individuals who can work together to uphold self-determination efforts of the Anishinaabe Peoples and communities. Keeping in mind the wisdom of our Elders, and the future for our youth, BFN encourages employees to continue to create a path forward in building our Nations as strong, healthy Peoples respectful of ourselves, each other, and all creation.

How We Operate
Batchewana First Nation is Governed by an elected Chief and Council and operates under a Senior Management team comprised of Program Directors and the Chief Executive Officer. Both Political and Administrative leadership value the efforts and hard work of the BFN workforce and foster an environment of collaboration and respect.

Required Skills:
Qualifications and Experience
- Social Sciences Field or related field
- 5 -8 Years or more years of experience working in human services as a manager within an Indigenous organization

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Comprehensive working knowledge and skillful applications of relevant departmental policies in particularly; AIAI, Nogdawindamin Mental Health, Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services, Provincial Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and Federal Health Canada guidelines.
- Familiar with Anishawbek culture, traditions, values, and the Seven Grandfather teachings.
- Knowledge of BFN services delivery, customs, and traditions in responding to Child Welfare.
- Knowledge of relevant legislation and/or guidelines relating to the funding and delivery of child welfare prevention programs and services.
- Ability to complete multiple tasks at once.
- Exceptional interpersonal, relationship, and leadership skills.
- Exception verbal and written communication skills.
- Superior time management and prioritization skills.
- Strong user level competency in computer software including Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Strong managerial and financial management skills.
- Strong negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
- Maintain accurate and concise documents. Perform required reporting practices.
- Ability to work in team environment.
- Ability to manage sensitive information, practice, and respect confidentiality.
- Exceptional planning, organizational, and time management skills.
- Possess bicultural competencies and knowledge of traditional health practices, ceremonies, teachings, and protocols as it related to fostering community wellness.
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How to Apply:
Please forward your cover letter and resume to email: [email protected]
Subject Line: Children & Family Services Manager

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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