Employment Opportunities

Title: Family and Community Resource Worker
Reports to: Supervisor of Family and Community Resource                                                                                                                                                                                                   Location: Sipekne’katik, NS

Overall Purpose
The role of the Family and Community Resource Program is to design and implement community based initiatives through creating partnerships, sharing knowledge/expertise and using the indigenous process to address issues which impact family and community wellness. All programs and services presented by the Family Community Resource Program are respectful of Mi’kmaq customs and traditions.

Duties:
− Provide support, information and guidance combining traditional and mainstream family prevention models that is audience specific
− Facilitate and conduct workshops, training programs for MFCS staff, interagency, youth, elder, women and men’s programs
− Plan, organize and direct prevention programs for group and community needs
− Maintain and strengthen relationships with community stakeholders, professional associations and informal social networks
− Assist in the development and implementation of curriculum and evaluation strategies for program delivery as it relates to family and community capacity building and well being
− Establish and maintain cooperative relationships and work with community groups, agencies and community members in developing public interest and awareness in Family and Community Healing Projects which include parenting and life skills
− Public education on issues related to healthy relationships and provide information about community resources
− Participate in departmental program planning to identify and implement culturally
relevant community prevention programs
− Work closely with police, social services, education system, Chief and Council, Nova Scotia Health Authority, interagency and Mi’kmaw communities throughout Nova Scotia
− Using a holistic approach, encourage and support Mi’kmaq women, men and children to develop and practice a peaceful and healthy lifestyle
− Represent the Agency in the community on various inter-agency committees and physically attend community events
− Must be able to work on weekends and after hours when required
− Must be willing to travel throughout Nova Scotia

Qualifications:
− Human Services diploma, or degree in a related Human Services field of study such as Community Services
− Experience in facilitation skills and group presentations
− Certification in various program development such as parenting skills, life skills, culturally appropriate activities and knowledge of traditional values
− Experience working in Mi’kmaw communities and knowledge of the Mi’kmaw language considered and asset
− Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle
− Preference given to Aboriginal People in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preferences Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission

Classification Range : TE 18(1) - TE 22(5)
Salary range : $43,462.38 - $60,024.64
Closing date: 4:30 pm on Wednesday January 23, 2019

 

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

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Title: Social Worker – Intake
Status of employment:
Term position (January 2019 – July 12, 2019)
Reports to:
Supervisor Location: Sipekne’katik, 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
• we welcome applications from new graduates
• 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 and a 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 8(1) – PR 14(6)
Salary range :
$48,608.04 - $75,339.16
Closing Date:
4:30 pm on Thursday January 17, 2019

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

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Title: Case Aide Status of employment: One full time position and 18-month term position
Reports to: Supervisor of Family Support Services                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Location: Sipekne’katik, NS

Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Family Support Supervisor, the Case Aide is responsible for supervising and/or transporting parents, children and youth for family access visits, attendance for appointments and other miscellaneous transportation requests as requested by the social workers in the various Child Welfare Programs. Case aides are required to maintain records of client contacts; completion of forms and reports and carries out other related duties which will help ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Access and Transportation Services Program.

Duties
- Participates as a member of the team in the provision of supports to meet the client needs. Supports the clients by the monitoring progress on the agreed upon goals/plan and informs the Social Worker of any changes in the client’s ability to complete and or comply with the plan.
- Works in concert with the Social Worker/Family Support Worker and community agencies to help the client as required in the agreed upon goals and plan.
- Assists the client to develop formal and informal community supports.
- Maintaining accurate and current recordings of client contact and observations of progress and concerns.
- Reports issues and concerns particularly any concerns that a child may be at risk immediately to the Social Worker.
- Ensure all Service Providers provide up to date documentation.
- Assists in the recruitment and training of contract and casual Service Providers for transportation and Access Facilitation.

Qualifications
- Completion of social/community services/early childhood development program from a recognized institution
- Two years related experience in child welfare; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- CPR and Emergency First Aid
- Knowledge and Skills in the following areas: child development, knowledge of issues and implications of child abuse and neglect, communication skills, conflict resolution, ability to work as a team member and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work under pressure with many deadlines
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and a willingness to work in an environment where Mi’kmaw is the first language
- Ability to keep and maintain excellent records
- A valid driver’s license and a vehicle in good working order and insured for transporting clients
- Preference given to Aboriginal People in accordance with the Aboriginal Employment Preferences Policy of the Canadian Human Rights Commission

Classification Range : TE15(1) – TE15(5)
Salary Range: $39,131.56 - $45,146.40
Closing Date: 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 17, 2019

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