Batchewana

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Position:                                    I Family Wellness Worker

 

Reports to:                                 I Child Welfare Lead

Supervises:                                I N/ A

 

General Accountability:

The Family Wellness Worker is responsible to provide support/advocacy with child welfare involved families seeking support by providing assistance to address clearly identified issues, increase awareness and access to internal and external resources, provide family counselling, support community wellness initiatives and collaborate to identify gaps in services. The focus of the program is to build a continuum of preventative services to promote healthier relationships and community inclusion. The Family Wellness Worker will meet with families, provide assistance and support to children and families to resolve child welfare crisis and co-operatively plan and carry out actions designed to divert future and/or similar crisis. The Family 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.

Requirements of Position

Basic/Mandatory Requirements

  • Preferred university degree in Human Services. Required college diploma in Human Services. Two (2) years direct service with children and families and groups, preferred. OR equivalent combinations of training and experience may be considered.
  • Life Skills Coaching Certification an asset. Required conflict resolution and mediation skills.
  • Required valid Ontario driver's license (Class "G") with access to a vehicle.
  • 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.

Knowledge Requirements

  • Will be thoroughly familiar with the relevant federal and provincial legislation, regulations and/or guidelines that are relevant to the funding and delivery of child and family 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 knowledgeable of the range of both contemporary and traditional methods of case management, support and wellness that are effective in promoting community, family and individual well-being.

Ability Requirements

  • 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, case note and evaluate plans of care with families, management and agencies.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

 

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

 

Attn: Family Wellness Worker Hiring Committee

236 Frontenac Street, Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 6Zl

 

Deadline for application: February 22, 2019@ 4:00pm (Full Job Description Available at Reception).

 

 

Position:

I Two (2) Combined In-home/Care Support Worker

Reporting/Supervisory Relationships

Reports to:

I Child Welfare Lead

Supervises:

I N/ A

General Accountability:

The Combined In-Home/Care Support Worker will work with the Team and families to provide in-home based support to:

 

  1. High-risk families to prevent the unnecessary dissolution of families in times of crisis where child protection concerns exist or where the family is considered to be at risk of family breakdowns. The program offers families including the extended family the option of working to preserve the family unit in support of the child(ren). The program also provides the opportunity for reunification of children with their families.
  2. Customary and alternative care families to establish a trust relationship with the child and to assist with and facilitate the child's growth and development while in-care. The In-Care Support Worker can also provide support in the development of the child's plan of care and support linkages with internal and external resources including schools, cultural supports and community based supports.

 

The Combined In-Home/Care Support 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.

Requirements of Position

Basic/Mandatory Requirements

  • Preferred university degree in Human Services, or college diploma in Human Services, with two (2) years direct service with children and families and groups, preferred. Or, Equivalent combinations of training and experience may be considered.
  • Required valid Ontario driver's license (Class "G") with access to a vehicle.

Knowledge Requirements

  • Will be thoroughly familiar with the relevant federal and provincial legislation, regulations and/or guidelines that are relevant to the funding and delivery of child and family 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 knowledgeable of the range of both contemporary and traditional methods of case management, support and wellness that are effective in promoting community, family and individual well-being.

Ability Requirements

  • 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, case note and evaluate plans of care with families, management and agencies.
  • Communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.

Please address your application identifying your qualifications and 3 references, marked CONFIDENTIAL: Attn: Combined In-home/Care Support Worker Hiring Committee

236 Frontenac Street, Batchewana First Nation, ON P6A 6Z1

 

Deadline for application: February 22, 2019@ 4:00pm (Full Job Description Available at Reception).

 

 

CHILD AND FAMILY ASSISTANT

(2 Openings; Goulais, and Obadjiwon)

 

B.  POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Child and Family Assistant works with children 0 to 6 years of age, parents/caregivers, extended families and community to foster early child development.  The Child and Family Assistant will support the delivery programs, supports and services to ensure they are culturally appropriate, integrated, possess a supportive holistic structure and strengthen capacity through awareness, outreach and access to a full range of services.

 

C.  DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Implement and help evaluate programs and services and ensure objectives are met 
  • Implement services and programs that encompass early learning, family supports, health promotion and culture
  • Collaborate with other department and programs to offer a circle of care
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and professionalism
  • Record, store and review documents and information appropriately 
  • Submit reports as directed
  • Present reports, workshops, seminars, presentations, and information to applicable parties
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, and training as directed and appropriate
  • Supervise Child and Family Worker

 

D.  WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

  • Scheduled hours but expected to work as required to meet critical deadlines and deal with unexpected organizational or community issues;
  • Work involves one on one contact and group leadership and direction;

 

E.  QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Diploma in Education, Social Work or Human Services plus one (1) year of direct service experience
     
    OR
     
  • Equivalent Education with three (3) years of direct service experience
  • Experience working with youth 

 

  • Experience working in an aboriginal organization or not-for-profit an asset

 

F.  KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES:

 

  • Compassionate, patient and understanding about youth and community needs
  • Exceptional interpersonal, relationship, communication, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively
  • 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 effectively implement strategic objectives;
  • Effective verbal, written and presentation communication skills;
  • High level of competency in computer software including Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation, and Batchewana First Nation’s requirements and guidelines

 

G.  CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

 

  • Security Clearance/Criminal Reference Check with vulnerable sector upon hire
  • Employee may be required to travel to multiple locations in a prompt and timely manner.
  • Employee is required to work flexible hours

 

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

 

Batchewana First Nation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.

 

Full job description available upon request.

 

Please forward your cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references in a sealed envelope, marked:

 

“Confidential”

Attention: Child and Family Program Manger 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, March 1st, 2018 AT 12:00PM.

Late submissions and facsimiles will not be accepted.  Only those granted interviews will be contacted.

 

 

 

One (1) Crisis Worker Positions – RELIEF

Function:  TO PROVIDE DIRECT SUPPORT TO THE CLIENTELE OF THE SHELTER AND TO THE COMMUNITY WITH KINDNESS AND WITHOUT JUDGEMENT.

CLIENT SUPPORT SERVICES:

  1.  Receive and admit clients according to designated intake procedures. 
  2. Maintain an effective communication tool and record of client activities to ensure effective service delivery by documenting information/observations which may affect client’s goals and/or health and safety. 
  3. Communicate effectively with clients including active listening and problem-solving around barriers and/or recommend to the appropriate community resources to address clients’ needs.
  4. Assist women in identifying their needs, exploring options and resources; educating women on the issue of abuse and providing support to make decisions and formulate plans.
  5. Provide in-house orientation with new residents and oversee communal living requirements as well as facilitate meetings to assist residents with conflict resolution and clarification of house guidelines. 
  6. Assesses and assists with clients’ primary and personal needs (medical attention, hygiene, food, clothing, etc.). 
  7. Offer clients emotional support and empathy while maintaining professional boundaries.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE:

  1. Performs security checks.
  2.  Clean all areas as assigned on a regular basis as well as upon client discharge.
  3. Assist with inventory control.
  4. Report any necessary maintenance.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned.

HEALTH AND SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1.  Report all health and safety concerns as required.
  2. Take every reasonable precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of clients.
  3. Work in a healthy and safe manner.  Provide First-Aid when needed.
  4. Practice self-care. 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  1.  Available to work scheduled 12.25 hour shifts which include day shifts from 7:45am to 8pm and night shifts 7:45pm to 8am throughout the week.  MUST BE WILLING TO PROVIDE COVERAGE ON SHORT NOTICE.
  2. Must be willing to undertake regular training and attend staff meetings.
     
     
     
    SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:
     
  1. Post Secondary Education in Social Work or related field and at least 2 years direct service experience, preferably with families and groups OR equivalent combinations of education and experience; as well as extensive knowledge of violence against women issues and working with abused women and children. 
  2. Ability to handle a crisis, work as part of a team, carry out independent decision making and handle several tasks simultaneously.
  3. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with residents, staff, community agencies and the public.
  4. Knowledge of various community service providers to effectively service clients.
  5. Willingness to learn and acquire new skills to maintain competency on the job, including skills related to office tasks, client care and professional development.
  6. Proficient verbal and written communication skills.  Proficient advocacy skills an asset.
  7. Possesses consistency and the ability to follow guidelines for documentation, such as those related to daily shift end reports, client notes and files.
  8. Previous experience with life skills such as cooking and cleaning is desirable.
  9. Knowledgeable about the culture and the significant characteristics of the social structure and relevant human services needs of Batchewana First Nation.
  10. 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.
  11. Familiar with common feminine health issues and is sensitive to cultural and ethnic teachings related to gender.  Awareness of men’s issues and their role in the family.
  12. Previous experience or willingness to learn to implement and deliver programming related to clients’ needs on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting.
  13. Understanding of what confidentiality is as it pertains to a small community.
  14. Required to possess and maintain a moderate level of physical fitness.
  15. Valid Class G driver’s license.
  16. Must be able to provide a favourable CPIC with vulnerable sector upon hire.
  17. Batchewana First Nation member, however ALL APPLICATIONS will be considered.

NOTE:  The successful applicant will be required to job shadow for a two week orientation period, at which time they will be provided with additional information and training regarding more detailed job duties with respect to client care, health and safety and employee standards. Contact the band office for a complete job description.

Please forward your cover letter and resume in a sealed envelope, marked:

                                “Confidential”

Attention: Crisis Worker Hiring Committee

Batchewana First Nation

236 Frontenac Street

Batchewana First Nation, P6A 6Z1

 

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY Friday, March 22, 2019 AT 4:30 PM.

Facsimiles will not be accepted.  Only those granted an interview will be contacted.