MOMS Society is a newly delegated First Nation Child and Family Services authority servicing the communities within the Woodland Cree First Nation. Through the Society, the Woodland Cree First Nation is embarking on a journey to reclaim and redesign how child welfare (protection, family enhancement and prevention) plus required support services are delivered to Woodland Cree members. The Society is seeking to hire 2 Prevention Workers who are highly motivated, dedicated, and compassionate about the work they do. Experience in working with culturally appropriate service models for First Nation people is a definite asset. The successful applicant will be assigned roles such developing and implementing creative approaches to mitigate risk, while ensuring children are safe and able to remain in their home environment. The successful applicants will report to the Family Enhancement Coordinator.
- Provide alternative options for children and family units that support and promote the wellbeing of the family unit.
- Ensure programs and services meet the emotional, physical, cultural, and spiritual needs of the family unit, and are available in the community.
- Ensures regular contact is maintained with family units
- Ability to develop working relationships and network with community, agencies, professionals, service providers, and provide required referrals where needed.
- Ensures all necessary documentation is completed as per MOMS policies and procedures, and or the Child Youth Family Enhancement Act, and CICIO (Child Intervention Case Information Online)
- Ensures continuous communication is occurring, through case conferencing, family group conferencing, face to face consultation, and home visits.
- Prevention Workers are required to work in different service streams such as intake and on-call duties.
- Ensures regular facilitation of groups and or programming.
- Ability to assess strengths of the family unit and provide advocacy.
- Ability to provide recommendations for services and referral.
- Working knowledge of the Child Intervention Case Information Online data base (CICIO)
- Demonstrated computer skills and effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
Experience, Knowledge and Skills
Experience in working with culturally appropriate service models for First Nations people. Strong time management skills and ability to work under pressure. Ability to work as an integral member of a team and motivate others in a collaborative team environment. Excellent crisis intervention skills and experience working within an environment where skills have been used to meet expectations in responding children, youth, and family, and reliability and punctual. Criminal, Vulnerable Persons and CFS Intervention Record checks are required.
Education and Qualifications
Bachelors’ degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, or other Human Services discipline. A diploma in social work and three years of child and family services experience will be considered. Knowledge and experience in applying healing approaches with children, youth, and families.
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