Batchewana

Job Postings

Child and Youth Program Worker(s)

                              (2 part-time positions available – evenings/weekends)

 

Reporting/Supervisory Relationships

 

Reports to:           Child and Youth Program Coordinator

 

“Applying for Part-time Employment”

 

Batchewana First Nation Members are hereby encouraged to apply for the above part-time position as Child and Youth Program Worker.

 

General Accountability

The Child and Youth Worker, in conjunction with and in cooperation with the Child and Youth Program Coordinator, is responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of Child and Youth prevention services in the Health and Social Services area; and for the planning and evaluation of these services. As one of a number of Human Services workers providing secondary prevention services, the Child and Youth Program Worker, in conjunction with and in cooperation with the Child and Youth Program Coordinator, is required to plan, deliver and evaluate services in consultation and cooperation with other members of the team for the Shkiniijigamig Youth Centre – youth projects to ensure affective expenditure of available resources.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities (Detailed Job Description available at Receptionist- Batchewana First Nation Administration Office)

 

Requirements of Position

Basic/Mandatory Requirements

The successful applicant:

•     will have a university degree or a community college diploma in a health and/or social  services field, OR equivalent combinations of education and experience;

  • 2 years direct service/program experience, preferably with Aboriginal families;
  • Will be a member of Batchewana First Nation in preference to other applicants;
  • Will have a valid class “G” driver’s license and a vehicle;
  • Will possess strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours;
  • Must provide a CPIC (Criminal records Check)
     
    Forward resume and cover letter in sealed envelope marked “Confidential”:
     
    Child and Youth Program Worker
    236 Frontenac Street
    Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 6Z1
     
     
    Deadline for applications: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

 

Position Title Community Wellness Manager

 

 

 

Program:                               Mental Health, Crisis and Addictions

Service:                                  Management

Accountable to:                   Director of Human Services

Supervises:                            Mental Health, Crisis and Addictions Team

 

Purpose and Summary:

The Community Wellness Manager is expected to effectively develop and deliver mental health and addictions programming and crisis response coordination services within Batchewana First Nation. The Community Wellness Manager will ensure programs, supports and services for individuals, families and communities are culturally appropriate, are integrated, possess a supportive holistic structure and care pathway with internal and external providers across a continuum of care. This will include case management, client follow-up and after-care; the on-going development, implementation and monitoring of a community crisis management plan which incorporates intervention and prevention programs, supports and services with the goal of fostering overall community wellness and is consistent with the philosophy and goals established by the Non Dway Gamig Batchewana Health Centre.  As part of the Non Dway Gamig Batchewana Health Team providing primary prevention and secondary intervention services, the Community Wellness Manager is required to lead, plan, deliver and evaluate services in consultation and cooperation with other members of the Human Services Team in order to develop a consensus on needs and priorities, avoid duplication/overlap and maximize the effectiveness of expenditure of available resources. The Community Wellness Manager is responsible for assisting in meeting Departmental responsibilities for overall program planning and reporting, maintaining effective relationships with other community based and external agencies/programs and funders. The Community Wellness Manager will work as part of an integrated Management Team directed by the Director of Human Services

 

Basic/Mandatory Requirements

The successful applicant:

  • Will preferably have a Masters, preferably in Social Work, or other human service graduate degree and registered with a professional association;
  • A BSW or BA with five or more years direct service in a relevant health, mental health and addictions and/or social services field, and preferably with individuals, families and/or groups OR equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered;
  • 3-5 years of supervisory/management level experience in Mental Health and Addictions, Crisis Management is preferred;
  • Program planning, curriculum development, and project management experience an asset;
  • Financial and Budget experience required;
  • Aboriginal preference in hiring;
  • Clear CPIC and/or Vulnerable Sector
  • Will have a valid Class “G” driver’s license, insurance and a vehicle.
     
    Knowledge Requirements
    The successful applicant:
  • Will be thoroughly familiar with the relevant federal and provincial legislation, regulations and/or guidelines that are relevant to the funding and delivery of mental health, addictions and community support services;
  • Will be knowledgeable about the culture and the significant characteristics of the social structure and relevant human services needs of Batchewana First Nation;
  • Will be thoroughly familiar with, and work in compliance with Batchewana First Nation and federal legislative requirements as they relate to safety and health in the work place.
     
     
    Indigenous Knowledge and Worldview Requirements
    The successful applicant:
  • Will be expected to possess and role model an Indigenous Knowledge and Worldview perspective that encompasses Anishinaabe values, beliefs and principles.
  • Will possess bi-cultural competencies and knowledge of traditional health practices, ceremonies, teachings and protocols as they relate to fostering community wellness.
  • Will be knowledgeable of the range of both contemporary and traditional methods of intervention, support and healing that are effective in promoting community, family and individual well-being;
  • Will have prior work experience with Indigenous practices, approaches and methods integral to the design of Social Work practices and principles and Anishinaabe based methods that will help individuals, families and communities achieve a healthier lifestyle and safe well-being.
     
    Ability Requirements
    The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to:
  • Relate effectively to program management and colleagues as a diplomatic and flexible team player;
  • Work effectively with the management and staff of other programs/agencies both Native and non-Native;
  • Relate effectively to community members generally and to families and individuals seeking assistance;
  • Effectively plan, implement, monitor and evaluate community programming, group work and interventions with community, families and individuals;
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally;
  • Work flexible hours and be available as the 24 hours community crisis response lead.
     
     

Please address your application identifying your qualifications, 3 references and CPIC, marked CONFIDENTIAL:

 

Community Wellness Manager Hiring Committee

236 Frontenac Street, Rankin Reserve

Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 6Z1  

 

OR   Email: Humanresources@batchewana.ca  late applications will not be accepted.

 

Deadline for application: May 18, 2018 @12:00 pm (Noon)

 

Aboriginal preference in hiring.  For a complete job description, please contact the Administration Office at 705-759-0914.  Only those granted an interview will be contacted.  We thank all applicants

 

    

 

Position Title: Youth Wellness Worker

 

Program:  Community Wellness
Department:  Health - Mental Health, Addictions, Crisis Response
Accountable to:  Community Wellness Manager
Supervises:  Students and volunteers - as applicable

Purpose and Summary:
The Youth Wellness Worker will work within the Community Wellness Team and link with the Family Wellness Team and Nogdawindamin Children and Youth Mental Health Services to develop appropriate individual wellness plans and set goals with youth aged 13 to 19 who may be experiencing or at-risk of mental health and addictions; and on occasion will provide service to youth as young as 11 and as old as 25 years of age - depending on the individual need. The focus of the program is to encourage healthy development by providing wellness supports to help youth achieve their full potential and emotional well-being through wholistic culturally­ grounded supports that instill a sense of belonging, purpose, meaning and hope in the context of their communities. This will be facilitated by small group sessional programming, one-to-one supportive counselling and the coordination of community events related to fostering cultural revitalization and Anishinaabe health promotion. The Youth Wellness Worker will be a resource to the Health Centre in its development and enhancement of bi-cultural service practice. The Youth Wellness Worker will collaborate with similar resources in order to facilitate consistent, culturally relevant service delivery that focuses on the personal, social cultural and educational development of youth to promote the good life.

The Youth Wellness Worker functions within legislative requirements, regulations, policies and procedures and the Mission, Beliefs and Vision of the Batchewana First Nation and contributes to the accomplishment of the strategic priorities.

Basic/Mandatory Requirements
• BA degree in Child and Youth Care, or a comparable BA human services degree with a minimum of three
(3) years’ experience in service delivery.
• Two (2) years direct service with youth, mental health/addictions and groups, preferred.
• Equivalent combinations of certificate, training and experience may be considered.
• Anishinaabe ancestry with understanding, practice and sharing of Anishinaabe history, culture, traditions, ceremonies, principles and values is essential.
• Fluency in Anishinabemowin language and ability to communicate with diverse cultural and educational backgrounds is an asset.
• General knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act, and knowledge of the Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy - Youth Suicide Prevention and Indigenous Children and Youth Strategy.
• Required valid Ontario driver's license (Class "G'') and have access to an automobile for the performance of his/her duties, and carry a minimum of $1 million in liability insurance.
• Required excellent computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
• Required, of critical importance, is a sensitivity, respect and knowledge of the Anishnawbek culture, in keeping with the Anishnawbek values, present and display a conduct that represents the teaching of the seven Grandfathers.

Indigenous Knowledge and Worldview Requirements
The successful applicant will be expected to possess:
• And role model an Indigenous Knowledge and Worldview perspective that encompasses Anishinaabe values, beliefs and principles.
• Bi-cultural competencies and knowledge of traditional health practices, ceremonies, teachings and protocols as they relate to fostering community wellness.
• Will be knowledgeable of the range of both contemporary and traditional methods of intervention, support and healing that are effective in promoting community, family and individual well-being;

• Will have prior work experience with Indigenous practices, approaches and methods integral to the design of Social Work practices and principles and Anishinaabe based methods that will help individuals, families and communities achieve a healthier lifestyle and safe well-being.

Ability Requirements
The successful applicant will have the ability to:
• Collaborate with other resource persons and to facilitate inter-organizational planning and action among others.
• Deal effectively with difficult clients and conflicting situations.
• Use good judgment in assessing difficult situations.
• Consistently display a positive/helpful attitude.
• Willingness to accept changes in work practices and technology.
• Work effectively with limited supervision and under stress of deadlines and accountability.
• Demonstrate desire and capacity to learn newly assigned tasks.
• Work independently, and/or lead a team and work collaboratively as a member of a team.
• Required excellent organizational, time management skills, Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written.
• Consistently report for work as scheduled and to attend at work regularly.
• Work flexible hours including unplanned overtime and to travel if necessary out of town.
• Must have a clear criminal record check upon employment and vulnerable sector.

 

Please address your application identifying your qualifications, 3 references and CPIC, marked CONFIDENTIAL:

Youth Wellness Worker Hiring Committee
236 Frontenac Street, Rankin Reserve
Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 6Z1  

OR   Email: Humanresources@batchewana.ca  late applications will not be accepted.

Deadline for application: May 18, 2018 @12:00 pm (Noon)

Aboriginal preference in hiring.  For a complete job description, please contact the Administration Office at 705-759-0914.  Only those granted an interview will be contacted.  We thank all applicants

 

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISES

 

B.  POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Director of Business & Enterprises plans and directs the businesses and enterprises of Batchewana First Nation(BFN) in order to ensure continued and encourage economic growth for BFN. 

 

Responsible to provide professional expertise, program direction, and operational implementation for the short and long-term strategies of the business and enterprise Department for BFN.  Responsible for the development of annual budgets, negotiation, and oversees and directs unit staff.  Works in collaboration with the senior management team in the effective management of BFN reserve businesses and enterprises within the traditional territory. 

 

C.  DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Develop and implement a process for evaluating the department’s programs and services
  • Foster and encourage an environment which promotes a team approach
  • Design, implement and maintain appropriate management controls
  • Provide leadership and advice to unit staff
  • Direct and manage the preparation of program/project financial reporting to funders
  • Direct the marketing for existing and/or new businesses and enterprises
  • Directs the development of feasibility studies/business plans
  • In-depth program statistical analysis
  • Conduct ongoing program evaluation
  • Assess and recommend mitigation measures for potential economic, social and political impacts to BFN;
  • Direct and assist in the submission of funding proposals.
  • Review, edit and recommend for approval department policies and procedures.
  • Liaise with federal, provincial, and regional and local service agencies
  • Prepare a five-year business and strategic plan for the Business and Enterprises Departments and provide annual updates to the plan.
  • Direct, oversee and review the preparation of annual budgets;
  • Responsible for and directs the development of applications for grant and funding programs;
  • Directs and manages the staff of the department
  • Evaluates staff performance
  • Provides leadership and motivation in establishing quality standards
  • Ensures adherence to occupational health and safety standards

 

D.  WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

  • Normal office setting; regular scheduled hours but expected to work as required to meet critical deadlines and deal with unexpected organizational or community issues;
  • Work has a high public profile, extensive public contact and subject to deadlines and interruptions;
  • Work involves one on one contact and group leadership and direction;
  • Work is subject to unusual and unscheduled hours;
  • Multiple evolving demands and shifting priorities with frequent critical deadlines.
  • May involve travel including but not limited to; training, conferences and/or development

 

E.  QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing or a related field plus 2-3 years in business development, program design, delivery and evaluation; policy development, business and strategic planning and implementation

OR

  • Equivalent Education combined with a minimum of 8 years experience at a senior management level

 

  • Applied experience working in a First Nation or not-for-profit organization is an asset

 

F.  KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES:

 

  • Exceptional interpersonal, relationship, communication, and leadership skills
  • Ability to coach, mentor, manage, and pioneer change
  • Effective negotiation and mediation, conflict resolution, advisory, and consultation skills;
  • Ability to demonstrate integrity, empathy, trust, respect, and understanding by always acting with a high degree of professionalism
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic insights and operate proactively in response to the dynamic demands of First Nations
  • Ability to develop and analyse risk/benefits of business plans
  • Ability to effectively promote economic opportunities through various media channels;
  • Experience in preparing and administering budgets;
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and implement strategic objectives;
  • Effective verbal, written and presentation communication skills;
  • High level of competency in computer software including Microsoft Office.

 

G.  CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

  • Security Clearance/Criminal Reference Check
  • Valid Class G Ontario Drivers License
  • Must be bondable
     

First Nation preference in hiring, please indicate in your cover letter.

 

Full job description available upon request.

 

Please forward your cover letter, resume, current CPIC and at least (3) professional reference letters in a sealed envelope, marked:

 

“Confidential”

Attention: Director Business and Enterprise Hiring Committee

Batchewana First Nation

236 Frontenac Street

Batchewana First Nation, ON

P6A 6Z1

 

Or email at humanresources@batchewana.ca

 

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST AT 12:00PM.

Facsimiles will not be accepted.  Only those granted interviews will be contacted.

 

 

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

 

B.  POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Director of Finance is responsible for the overall financial management of Batchewana First Nation (BFN), including budgeting, financial management, preparation of financial reports and all aspects of financial administration and oversight.  The Director of Finance is responsible for ensuring that the policies and procedures established by Council are carried out and that the financial records are kept up to date in an orderly and neat manner and all financial obligations are met.  The Director of Finance is also responsible for the security/confidentiality of financial data and the proper storage and transfer of any financial information privy to Batchewana First Nation.

 

C.  DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Implementation of GAAP/IFRS insuring that all budgets, financial management, records and reports meet these principles and that BFN adheres to Federal and Provincial Government Legislation, regulations and procedures.
  • Provide advice to the Council, CEO, Directors and other department staff regarding financial requirements, priorities, best practices and policies as required.
  • Cash flow management in coordination with contribution agreements and other sources.
  • Manages investment strategies, directs financial resources and managers company assets
  • Assist CEO and other Directors/staff in the development of budgets for their work plans that are in compliance with the BFN financial income on a yearly basis or as required.
  • Prepare interim budget forecasts on a quarterly or as required basis throughout the year for departments.
  • Ensure that all financial functions; payroll, accounts receivable/payable, bank reconciliation, cheque and travel requisitions, purchase orders, check runs, general ledger and others as required, are carried out and reconciled.
  • Prepare information and working with the auditor to finalize the audit as required
  • Establishing, maintaining and analyzing statistical data as required for forecasting expenditures for departments.
  • Ensure preparation of tax rebates, Receiver General payments, staff benefits, GST, BFN insurance renewals, WSIB, Property Tax reconciliation and other financial reports, records and claims are managed in a timely and coordinated manner.
  • Liaise with federal, provincial, and regional and local service agencies; represents, coordinates, and facilitates BFN’s relations with those agencies on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer;
  • Direct, oversee and review all required reports as directed by Policy
  • Directs, manage and supervise Finance Department staff;

 

D.  WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

  • Normal office setting; regular scheduled hours but expected to work as required to meet critical deadlines and deal with unexpected organizational or community issues;
  • Work has a high public profile, extensive public contact and subject to deadlines and interruptions;
  • Work involves one on one contact and group leadership and direction;
  • Work is subject to unusual and unscheduled hours;
  • Multiple evolving demands and shifting priorities with frequent critical deadlines.
  • May involve travel including but not limited to; training, conferences and/or development

 

E.  QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

 

Bachelor degree in Business, Commerce, (CPA designation preferred) and 8 years’ experience at a senior management level

OR

Equivalent education combined with 8 years’ experience at a senior management level

 

Progressive experience in a First Nation, Aboriginal organization or the not for profit sector an asset

 

F.  KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES:

 

  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP and its practices;
  • Ability to coach, mentor, manage, and pioneer change
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant legislation regulations and acts regarding financial service delivery;
  • Strong knowledge of principles and practices of budgeting and accounting in the not for profit sector;
  • Sound knowledge of automated financial accounting, reporting and control systems (Sage Accpac);
  • Sound knowledge of GAAP and its practices;
  • Ability to interpret and monitor compliance with financial policies and procedures;
  • Ability to effectively plan, organize and implement strategic objectives;
  • Effective verbal, written and presentation communication skills;
  • High level of competency in computer software including Microsoft Office

 

G.  CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

  • Security Clearance/Criminal Reference Check
  • Valid Class G Ontario Drivers License
  • Must be bondable
     

First Nation preference in hiring, please indicate in your cover letter.

 

Full job description available upon request.

 

Please forward your cover letter, resume, current CPIC and at least (3) professional reference letters in a sealed envelope, marked:

 

“Confidential”

Attention: Director of Finance Hiring Committee

Batchewana First Nation

236 Frontenac Street

Batchewana First Nation, ON

P6A 6Z1

 

Or email at humanresources@batchewana.ca

 

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST AT 12:00PM.

Facsimiles will not be accepted.  Only those granted interviews will be contacted.