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 protection and prevention are delivered within the Woodland Cree First Nation.
The Prevention Coordinator provides innovative programs and services that enrich the well-being, health and safety of children and families. MOMS CFS will provide programs and services to support the family units of Woodland Cree First Nation. The Prevention Coordinator will organize a variety of programs and services in such areas as self-esteem, personal growth, parenting, anger management, suicide intervention, healthy relationships, and life skills. Based on these services, we are seeking an energetic, engaging, and dynamic individual that can use a collaborative and creative approach to engage with Woodland Cree First Nation children and families. The coordinator will incorporate appropriate cultural and traditional practices into all community activities and programs while ensuring proper protocols are fulfilled. As part of a team, participate in strategic planning and implementing programs, services, and supports for the vulnerable. The Prevention Coordinator reports to the Executive and Administrative Director.
- Provides leadership in developing and delivering services that promote inclusion, participation, creativity, and empowerment to build a vibrant community where safety and wellbeing are supported.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates programs and services, which are relevant to the needs of the client base.
- Manages and supervises Family Enhancement Workers and program
- Required to work directly with children, youth, and families in the community
- Creates programming designed to promote Cree culture, tradition, language, and values
- Provides effective crisis prevention, intervention, and counseling using harm reduction principles to respond to the crisis in ways that support individual and community well-being and uses available resources appropriately
- Provides effective community engagement, conflict resolution, facilitation, and crisis intervention skills in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team context
- Required to collaborate with other community professionals
- Required to provide referrals to existing agencies
- Other duties as assigned in the job description
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. Willingness to work from Monday to Friday and availability to work weekends as required. Ability to work as an integral member of a team and motivate others in a collaborative team environment. Criminal, Vulnerable Persons and CFS Intervention Record checks are required. A full job description is available upon request.
Education and Qualifications
- Preferred Bachelor/Diploma of Social Work, with 2-3 years of related experience. Equivalences will be considered based on related Diploma/Degree in the Humanities.
- Experience in Child Youth, Family Enhancement Act Legislation, and Policies and Procedures
- Knowledge of First Nations services and community resources.
- Knowledge of a Cree language or culture an asset.
- Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
To Be Discussed
Please provide cover letter and resume to
Yvette Dennehy and Irene Belcourt
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