Employment Opportunities

Band Designate

Atikameg, AB T0G 0C0, Canada

About the Role

Band Designate
Whitefish Lake First Nation #459
Child and Family Services Society

Reporting to the Director of WFLFN#459 Child & Family Services Society.
We are seeking a Full-Time dedicated individual to join the WFLFN #459 Child and Family Services Society team in serving children, youth and families within the community of Whitefish Lake First Nation #459. The Band Designate reports to the Director of WFLFN Child and Services with functional reporting to Board of Directors. The role of the First Nation Band Designate in achieving successful outcomes for First Nation Children and Families through collaborative approach between Whitefish Lake First Nation Child & Family Services Society (WFLFNCFSS), Alberta Children Services (ACS) and Indigenous Services Canada. Hours of work will be Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Salary will be based on Qualifications and Experience.

Duties & Responsibilities

1. Establish and develop an active working relationship with all Child and Family Services and of DFNA’s (Delegated First Nation Agencies) throughout Alberta.

2. Develop and negotiate Plans of Care and Service Plans with all Intervention Service Agencies.

3. Attend training sessions and become familiar with resources in Whitefish Lake First Nation.

4. Provide caseworker with information regarding appropriate prospective placements with extended family.

5. Ensure that Kinship Care is practiced with all Band Members before any court system is looked at.

6. Take part in all Service plans, Plan of care or Service development for our Band members.

7. Assist caseworkers in developing child’s cultural plan and finding resources.

8. Meet with caseworkers on a regular basis for band consults.

9. Participate in Family Group Conferences.

10. When required, act as key contact for other jurisdictions in and outside the province of Alberta.

11. Make recommendations to the caseworker regarding the child’s planning.

12. Ensure Chief & Council and/or Director has access to child’s permanency plan.

13. Have access to the child & foster home, and perform home visits.

Requirements

Knowledge and Skills:
The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of: The Child, Youth, and Family Enhancement Act, Supervisory Experience, Signs of Safety, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong critical thinking skills, organizational skills and experience in dealing with multiple social issues; he/she must be persisting through adversity and proficient in the use of Microsoft applications; additionally, you will be required to demonstrate the skills, knowledge, abilities, and competencies as outlined in the Job Description. Knowledge of the Cree culture and language is a definite asset.

Qualifications:
Master of Social Work and 1-year related experience or related university degree and at least 4 years of related experience; or diploma and at least 5 years of related experience; OR related certificate and 6 years related experience. Experience working with; or knowledge of, Indigenous communities and culture is an asset.

Additional Requirements:
Current and valid Alberta driver’s license; access to vehicle with $2M auto liability insurance; Conditions for hire: submission of a satisfactory (CICIO) and Canadian Police Information Center (CPIC) clearances; Submit to an Oath of Confidentiality; Fitness for Duty pre-employment drug/alcohol testing; Submission of academic certificates. Personal or access to telephone. Current First Aid certificate (note: training will be provided if certification not currently held). Applicants who are selected for an interview: must provide security clearances prior to the interview and 3 work related references at the time of the interview.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

How to Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to: human.resources@whitefishcfs.ca

Closing Date

UNTIL A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE IS FOUND