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Child Welfare Team Lead

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Health Director, Chief Executive Officer and ultimately accountable to Chief and Council. The Child Welfare Team Lead is responsible for directly supervising front line child welfare/band rep workers and support staff. The Team Lead is responsible for providing direction, coaching, guidance, debriefing supervision to staff on all matters relating to child welfare services delivery while ensuring their efforts are in alignment with the Batchewana First Nation strategic planning, policies and procedures as well as legal framework of the Child and Family Services Act and Batchewana’s Standard of Practice


Minimum Education

  •   Bachelor of Social Work OR

  •   Social Worker College Diploma

    Minimum Experience

  •   Five years direct experience working with children and families involved in child welfare protection.

  •   Three years direct management and administration experience in a child welfare protection or social service


    Knowledge Requirements

    •   Knowledge of Batchewana First Nation and Nog da win da min programs and services.

    •   Respect for, sensitivity towards as well as knowledge and understanding of Anishinabek culture, traditions, and

      Seven Grandfather Teachings.

    •   Knowledge of Batchewana First Nation services delivery, customs and traditions in responding to child welfare.

    •   Knowledge of external services and service agencies.

    •   Knowledge of all relevant legislation including Child and Family Services Act, Employment Standards Act, Ontario

      Human Rights Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act and other relevant legislation, design and operation of various services delivery models.

      Special Skills

    •   Strong leadership and management skills.

    •   Excellent human resources management skills.

    •   Strong professional ethics.

    •   Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

    •   Strong organizational and administrative skills.

    •   Excellent time management skills.

    •   Excellent computer skills.

    •   Demonstrated capability in conflict resolution, mediation, and problem solving.

    •   Demonstrated ability to lead and coach others utilizing a collaborative and strength-based approach.

    •   Proven ability to work with First Nations communities and people.

    •   Ability to take initiative and work independently.

    •   Ability to facilitate strong inter-departmental relationships.

    •   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations and develop strong, effective teams.

    •   Ability to work within a team environment.

      Full job description available upon request.

      Based on the current COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions please forward your cover letter and resume to email:

      SUBJECT LINE: Child Welfare Team Lead
      ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY July 17, 2020 AT 12:00 PM (Noon)

      The Batchewana First Nation is an equal employment organization.

      Facsimiles will not be accepted, only those granted interviews would be contacted

      Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted



Position Title:                     Site Supervisor, Bow Lake 

Location:                              Sault St. Marie, Ontario

Position Closes:                  July 2, 2020

About BluEarth

BluEarth is a private company focused upon commercial-scale renewable energy development and operations. As an independent renewable power producer, our goal is to build, own, and operate sustainable wind, water, and solar generation projects. At BluEarth, we are developing and operating a portfolio of energy projects that optimizes people, planet, and profits. We bring together extraordinary people with the power to change the futureÔ.

Our Core Values

  • Be Passionate. We have an inner fire to do great work and leave the world a better place.
  • Be Agile. We keep pace with the now and next and adapting to change runs through our veins.
  • Be Proud. We go the extra mile because we are proud of our business and a job well done.
  • Be Humble. We believe putting our ego aside and working together builds community and forges strong relationships.
  • Be Persistent. We never give up and thrive on challenges that would unnerve others.

Job Overview 

Reporting to the Director, Wind Operations, the Site Supervisor, Bow Lake is accountable for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the Bow Lake Wind Farm in Ontario. Working with the Director, Wind Operations to ensure safety, environmental, production and annual budget targets are achieved.  

Key Accountabilities and Duties

The Site Supervisor provides day-to-day supervision at site, including scheduling of all work activities, supervision of all employees at the site, internal and external reporting, and maintaining written and verbal communications between the site and the Director, Wind Operations, customers, key vendors, and local stakeholders.  At this site, the Site Supervisor is also responsible to work as a wind turbine technician, actively participating as a member of the maintenance team in completing wind turbine preventative maintenance and repairs as needed.   

Operational and Leadership Duties:

  • Monitor, assess and improve the performance of the Bow Lake Wind facility, through annual operating reviews, including production, corrective and preventative maintenance programs.
  • Establish and maintain a working environment conducive to teamwork, creativity, and positive morale, actively promoting BluEarth’s culture and values.
  • Develop and maintain annual operating and maintenance budgets to plan, manage and control plant project costs.
  • Develop and execute work planning and staffing schedules, including annual preventative maintenance cycles.
  • Implement all aspects of health & safety policies, practices and programs designed to motivate employees to reduce or eliminate occupational accidents, injuries and other hazards related to company's operations;
  • Maintain close working and harmonious relationships with all external stakeholders on behalf of BluEarth and the owners;
  • Ensure all environmental responsibilities are adhered to at the Bow Lake Wind Facility on a proactive basis by working closely with landowners and all applicable government agencies, as required by the site-specific approvals, using the BluEarth Regulatory group to support you in this;
  • Submit reports (weekly, monthly, annually) on the performance and progress of the Bow Lake Wind Facility in respect to HS&E, budget, production, availability, and other performance measures currently in place and to be developed;
  • Hiring, training, mentoring and evaluating technicians;
  • Responsible for creating and tracking project schedules;
  • Responsible for leading and directing the work of others, including selecting, directing, and supervising others (both staff and contractors);
  • Responsible for verifying accuracy of reports and documents related to plant performance and equipment, following-up with suppliers and service providers when required, and preparing reports or notifications as required;
  • Interact with BluEarth’s project teams (Regulatory, Development, Operations, Accounting), management, and trade contractors to provide technical interpretation of issues, activities and risks, and to ensure the on-site execution of key initiatives, policies or processes;
  • Upholds all aspects of BluEarth Environmental, Health, & Safety policies, practices, and programs; and
  • Uphold the company’s core values.

Key Success Factors

  • Operate the facility while maintaining zero environmental, health and safety incidents and/or occurrences. 
  • Operate the facility to achieve greater than 98% availability and maximizing project return while respecting approved budgets.
  • Develop a culture of teamwork, pride and ownership at the Bow Lake facility.
  • Maintaining key relationships with landowners, stakeholders and agencies.


  • Wind Turbine Technician certificate, Technical Diploma or Trade Certificate in Mechanical or Electrical.
  • Other equivalent combinations of directly related post-secondary education and directly related experience may be considered.


  • Minimum five years of wind power experience.
  • Minimum two years of supervisory experience at a wind power facility.
  • Demonstrated competency in a leadership role.
  • Strong technical knowledge of wind farm operations and turbines, including functionality, design and components.
  • Experience working around high, medium, and low voltage equipment.  
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety regulations, and operations, service and other procedural manuals.
  • Ability to read and understand electrical and hydraulic schematics.
  • Familiarity and competency with industry standard SCADA systems and software.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills for both electrical and mechanical systems.

Personal Characteristics & Skills

  • Proven management and leadership skills, including conflict resolution.  
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to prioritize and reschedule priorities as needed.
  • Highly flexible and able to quickly adapt to changing priorities.
  • Solid understanding of budgeting and ability to develop and use financial and non-financial metrics and targets to assist in managing the facility.
  • Possess an action-oriented approach with a strong work ethic and high integrity.
  • Strategic thinker – able to understand and evaluate technical issues in relation to the overall business.
  • Able to exercise independent judgement and discretion, as well as act in a professional manner when representing the company. 
  • Committed to excellence in personal and professional conduct and performance.


Job Requirements

  • Valid class 5 driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel within Canada and internationally. 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office product such as Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Physically capable of working in various plant and field conditions, including working at heights in excess of 300 feet, and working in variable and adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to work a varying schedule including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays, in addition to being on-call. 
  • Negative results of a pre-employment Urine Drug Screen and / or Breath Alcohol test.
  • Completion of a satisfactory pre-employment medical assessment.
  • Completion of satisfactory references.
  • Receipt of an acceptable Driver’s Summary – “Driver’s Abstract” and minimum 3-year insurance experience report.

Additional Information

  • Only candidates who are legally permitted to work in Canada will be considered

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send you resume to with “Site Supervisor, Bow Lake” in the subject line.

Please Note:  only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.