Shawanaga First Nation Healing Centre
Shawanaga First Nation Healing Centre
CHILD & FAMILY WORKER – Full-Time Position
The position of the Child & Family Worker will be directly responsible to the Executive Director for providing a
support function to front line staff with respect to families, children, or youth in care or customary care. Child &
Family Workers provide a variety of services in support of case management duties assigned to a worker including
but not limited to, monitors court ordered access visits for children/youth and their biological parents upon
request of the worker as assigned, provides assistance to families involved with child welfare services and/or
child/youth in care clients which is supportive, educational, and empowering; undertakes a variety of social service
support responsibilities complementary to the role of the worker.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Ensuring the safety and well-being of the child/youth while under his/her care; providing support for the
child/youth under his/her care during community outings.
• Assisting in carrying out the plan for the child, youth, or the family as directed by the Supervisor or designate.
• Documenting clear and detailed case notes.
• Modeling appropriate behaviours and language.
• Providing transportation for the child, youth and/or family as directed by the Supervisor or designate.
• Encouraging positive communication with the child, youth, and family.
• Empowering the child, youth, and family to feel worthwhile and valued.
• Supervising access visits. Experience and competence in a variety of interventions – individual, couple, group,
and family counselling.
• Reporting immediately to the appropriate person, any child/youth who may need protection or are at risk.
Education and Experience:
• A BA in a social work-related field OR a Child and Youth Worker Diploma combined with a minimum of two
years’ experience working with children and families in a similar position.
A solid understanding of and sensitivity to the experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada, and the impact of the
legacy of Residential Schools and the “Sixties Scoop” upon them is essential.
• Preference shall be given for persons of Indigenous heritage who meet the educational requirements, or who
have alternate, equivalent education, and experience in the opinion of the Executive Director;
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a) Knowledge of services that would directly benefit this program;
b) Knowledge of family socio-economic issues in First Nation communities;
c) Must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
d) Experience in implementing or supervising child and youth and/or family support programs;
e) Knowledge of community services, programs, customs and traditions;
f) Affiliated child well-being prevention and protection agencies practices;
g) Ojibway language will be an asset;
h) Demonstrated ability to write clear concise reports and be able to meet deadlines.
i) Knowledge of child development and behavior management;
j) Knowledge of Jordan’s Principle;
k) Demonstrate organizational skills and ability to use time effectively;
l) Must be proficient in computer software programs MS Word, Outlook and Power-point, knowledge of
other software related to child welfare sector is considered an asset.
m) Demonstrated commitment to own personal healing;
n) Available to travel extensively and subject to irregular hours;
o) Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director;
p) Confidentiality is a key asset
I. Provide Shawanaga First Nation with evidence of your valid Ontario Driver’s License
II. Vehicle should be equipped for the use of child car seats;
III. Provide an acceptable Driver’s Abstract.
IV. Provide an acceptable CPIC with VPSS.
Open until filled:
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
• Only those selected will be contact for an interview.
Preference may be given to Aboriginal candidates with relevant on reserve employment experience and/ or those
with knowledge and understanding of Shawanaga First Nation history and community. Only those applicants
selected for an interview will be contacted. We wish to thank everyone for their applications.
Please submit a resume with a cover letter and 3 references,
Attn: Lisa Geroux, Executive Director
Shawanaga First Nation 2 Village Rd., Nobel, Ontario POG 1GO
By: October 22nd, 2021@ 5pm
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