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Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services: Alternative Care Worker – Beausoleil First Nation, On

Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services

This is a Contract position in Quebec, QC posted February 22, 2021.

Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services is a multi-service Indigenous wellbeing agency.

We provide a stable foundation for children, youth, and families, through wraparound services that are culturally based, and family focused.Reporting to the Supervisor, the Alternative Care Worker is responsible for screening, assessing, supporting and evaluating alternative care, customary care, kin care, kin service, placement, recruitment, training and adoption resources for children who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect and/or are unable to live with their parents/caregivers.

You may also be assigned a specialization focusing on the areas noted within the job description.

POSITION REQUIREMENTSEducation and Experience Requirements:Bachelor of Social Work Degree, or BSW equivalency; ORMaster’s Degree in a Human Services related field, and a minimum of three (3) years relevant experience working with children and families; ORBachelor’s Degree in a Human Services related field, and a minimum of three (3) years relevant experience working with children and families; OROther educational achievements and relevant experiences which, in the opinion of the Executive Director and Director of Services is an equivalency for the purposes of this position.Experience working within Child Welfare and/or Indigenous Child-Wellbeing setting would be considered an asset.

Knowledge Requirements:A good working knowledge of child welfare legislation and Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services policies and procedures, including the Regional Protocol.Knowledge of and a high level of clinical skill with respect to child development, family dynamics, child abuse and neglect.Good knowledge of Alternative and Customary Care and Adoption practices and philosophy, analytical skills to resolve problems, identify and meet program requirements.Knowledge of Indigenous culture and values including awareness of the First Nation, Inuit and Métis Communities we serve.A solid understanding of and sensitivity to the experiences of First Nations and Indigenous peoples in Canada, and the impact of the legacy of Residential Schools and the Sixties Scoop upon them is essential.

Ability Requirements:Strong interpersonal and interviewing skills and a demonstrated ability to form effective working relationships with Alternative and Customary Care and Adoptive parents and Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services staff.Excellent written and verbal communication skills to share information in a clear, concise and accurate manner.Competence in assuming an advocacy role on behalf of Alternative and Customary Care parents when required.Well-developed problem-solving skills and mediation skills.Good organizational skills.Good computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and adaptability to new systems.Ability to develop and present training material in both a small and large group format.The ability to allocate and develop Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services’ resources.Excellent case management skills including the ability to know how and when to appropriately use authority.

Mandatory Requirements:Must be willing to work flexible hours including weekends, evenings and holidays as required.Provide an acceptable Canadian Police Information Centre Check (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS).Able to provide a safe vehicle for use on the job, an acceptable Driver’s Abstract, evidence of a valid Ontario Driver’s License and of Personal Liability & Property Damage insurance coverage for at least $2,000,000.00.

ACCOUNTABILITIESThe employee is required to have a good working knowledge of all laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures, as well as the Regional Protocol which impact on the employee’s specific responsibilities.We undertake to make decisions, as required, which are consistent with these and then to act in a manner which provides quality services to children, youth, families and communities.

WORKING CONDITIONSYou will be provided a working location within your region by the Organization.Travel within the catchment area will be required.SALARY RANGE
·$ 64,840.24 – $78,148.96, depending on qualifications and experience.To Apply:Please email an Application for Employment (available at www.Binnoojiiyag.Ca) to careersbinnoojiiyag.caPlease indicate preferred location in your applicationCover letter and Resume (include 3 work related references)Incomplete Applications will not be considered.As an Indigenous Child Wellbeing Agency, we give priority to applicants who identify as First Nations, Inuit, Métis and those with close affiliations.