Woodland Cree First Nation

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August 31, 2022, or until a qualified applicant is recruited

Full Time

FOSTER CARE/KINSHIP WORKER

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 a qualified Foster Care/Kinship recruiter who is 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 as recruitment, retention of placement resources. The successful applicant must uphold the vision and constitution of the Society through culturally supportive interventions, diversity, and commitment to advancing reconciliation.

Responsibilities

1. Recruit Foster Homes and Kinship placements within the community of Woodland Cree First Nation
2. Develop working relationships and network with community and agencies to recruit placement resources
3. Arrange for placement resources to obtain required training
4. Maintain regular contact with placement resources
5. Ensures all necessary documentation is completed on placement resource files, and reflective in CICIO database (Child Intervention Case Information Online)
6. Responsible to ensure Home Studies are completed within timelines
7. Develop and implement an active recruitment strategy to meet the needs of the agency
8. Required to attend case conferences and home visits
9. Required to work in multiple or different service streams such as intake and on-call duties
10. Provide services in compliance with relevant legislation, Provincial regulations and standards, and agency policies and procedures.
11. Collaborate with other departments, agencies, and professionals in the provision of advocacy and supports for placement resources
12. Demonstrated computer skills and effective communication skills, both orally and in writing
13. Working knowledge of the Child Intervention Case Information Online data base

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.

Additional Requirements

To request a copy of the Job description email reception@moms-cfs.net

Please Submit

Please send cover letter and resume to Irene Belcourt and Yvette Dennehy irenebelcourt@moms-cfs.net and yvettedennehy@moms-cfs.net