Employment Opportunities

Title: Social Worker – Intake and Investigations
Status of employment: Fulltime
Reports to: Supervisor
Location: Eskasoni, NS

 

Duties:
Under the direction of the Supervisor, the Social Worker is responsible under the Children & Family Services Act for:
- receiving reports of child abuse and neglect;
- carrying out child abuse investigations independently and where necessary, with police;
- providing services to children and their families to ensure the safety and well-being of children;
- participating in family/group conferencing to seek family and community-based solutions;
- presenting cases to Court;
- supervising and providing services to children in the care of the agency;
- maintaining records on the case management system; and
- responsible for afterhours duty on a rotational basis.
- must be able to travel extensively

Qualifications:
- BSW or MSW, previous child welfare experience will be considered an asset
- eligible for or have membership in the NSCSW
- a good knowledge of child development, family dynamics and functioning, child abuse and
neglect
- demonstrated skills in investigation and therapeutic intervention with children and families
- Knowledge of the Children and Family Service Act is a definite asset
- a valid driver’s license, vehicle in good working order and insured for transporting clients
- excellent oral and written communication skills and a willingness to work in an environment
where Mi’kmaw is the first language
- experience working in Mi’kmaw communities considered and asset

Preference given to Aboriginal People in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preferences Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission

Classification Range : PR 9(1) – PR 15(6)
Salary range : $52,733.46 - $81,628.82

 A resume with a cover letter should be submitted directly to:

Holly MacDonald, Human Resource Manager
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 902-379-2381

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm on Friday, January 29, 2021

 We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preferences Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Title: Women’s Support/Outreach Worker
Status of employment: One-year TERM
Reports to: Program Supervisor                                                                                                                                                                               

Location: Mi’kmaw Family Healing Centre – We’koqma’q First Nation

Summary:
The Women’s Support/Outreach worker provides individual and group counselling, workshops, education sessions and support to women both in-house and in First Nation communities in Unama’ki (Cape Breton). The worker will possess and demonstrate knowledge of the philosophy, values, purposes, and functions of their roles as educators, serving clients with histories of trauma and communities that are striving to prevent family violence and abusive behaviour.

Duties:
- Using a holistic approach, you are to encourage and support Mi’kmaq women who are experiencing violence to develop and practice a peaceful and healthy lifestyle.
- Provides programming relevant to women experiencing Family Violence and related issues
- Provide support, and information on services to women referred or admitted to the Centre
- Conduct intakes and ensure women are oriented to the Centres
- Completes required documentation related to intakes/admissions/discharges to and from the Centre
- Participates in household management, maintenance, and cleaning
- Ensures that the participants adhere to the Centre's Procedures and Guidelines
- Performs other related duties as required for the operation needs of the Centre
- Shift work in a 24 hour/7days a week residential facility
- Outreach programming as required

Qualifications:
- Human Services diploma or diploma in a related Human Services field of study such as Community Services, Early Childhood Development, Education, Psychology
- Knowledge of social service delivery systems, court and police procedures and family violence issues considered an asset
- Experience conducting individual and/or group counselling with women who have been exposed to or experienced family violence
- Must be able to facilitate group sessions and do crisis interventions
- Strong organizational, communication and computer skills are required
- Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle
- Experience working in a First Nations community and ability to speak and understand the Mi’kmaw language is preferred

Classification Range: TE 18(1) - TE 18(5)
Salary Range: $43,462.38 - $51,040.86

A resume with a cover letter should be submitted directly to:
Holly MacDonald, Human Resource Manager
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 902-379-2381

Application Deadline: Friday, January 22, 2021

We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preferences Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Title: Receptionist
Status of employment: One-year term
Reports to: Office Manager Location: Eskasoni, NS

Position Summary:
This position requires a dynamic team player who works well in a busy office environment. This position provides a wide range of secretarial/administrative support to the Agency. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to welcoming visitors by greeting, in person or on the telephone, receiving and directing inquiries from the public, and other government departments. Other duties include gathering and compiling information, data entry, maintaining a filing system, photocopying, maintaining, and developing databases, arranging for courier requests, typing, and drafting general correspondence. Maintain security by following procedure & monitoring logbook.

Qualifications:
− High school diploma or equivalent
− Previous relevant work experience considered an asset
− Fluent Mi’kmaw language is considered a key asset
− Excellent oral and written communication skills
− Skilled in the use of modern office practices, time management and technology, proficiency with integrated computer applications, specifically Microsoft Office and Outlook
− The ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a busy highly confidential environment
− Excellent organizational, time-management, multi-tasking, communication skills written, and verbal are essential.
− Ability to keep and maintain excellent records

Classification Range : CL13(1) – CL13(5)
Salary range : $36,415.60 - $39, 638.04

A resume with a cover letter should be submitted directly to:
Holly MacDonald, Human Resource Manager
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 902-379-2381

Application Deadline: Monday, January 18, 2021

We are an equal opportunity employer; however, qualified Aboriginal applicants will be given priority in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preferences Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.