Employment Opportunities

Title: Women’s Support Worker
Reports to: Supervisor of Healing Centre                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Location: Mi’kmaw Family Healing Centre – Millbrook

Position Description:
To provide support, information and counselling to women who experience family violence, ensuring the individual needs of the women are considered. Provide direct assessment, counselling, treatment group and follow-up services to participants. Ensure that the Centre provides a sense of security, confidentiality, safety and comfort for women and children. Also to assist women in accessing community resources such as locating alternate and safe housing when needed. Work closely with related services such as police, courts, social services, etc. Participate in the development and implementation of case plans with Agency and or Healing Centre teams for each client.

Qualifications:
− Human Services diploma from an accredited institution
− Previous experience in counselling, family violence prevention, protection and healing considered an asset
− Knowledge of the social service delivery system, courts, legislation, and early childhood development
− Knowledge of the Mi’kmaw language considered an asset
− Excellent organization and presentation skills, self-motivated and able to work independently
− Valid divers license and access to a reliable 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 18(5)
Salary Range: $44, 334. 94 - $52, 065, 52

Holly MacDonald, Human Resource Manager
Via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Fax: 902-379-2381
Applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2019
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Title: Family Support Worker (One year term)
Reports To: Supervisor of Family Support Services
Location: Indian Brook, NS (Sipekne’katik)

Summary:
The incumbent in this position is responsible for counselling and supporting parent (s) on effective parenting. The role involves being a key part of the team that identifies the skills and knowledge required and implementing the family support plan that enables the parent(s) to effectively care and nurture   their child or children. This requires working closely with the social worker and other professionals involved in the treatment plan. It also requires close collaboration with other community agencies to enable the parent(s) to   obtain required supports such as housing, income support, medical /mental health treatment, child care, employment, etc. The incumbent must be able to maintain excellent records and report progress and concerns particularly where a child may be at risk immediately to the social worker.

Responsibilities :
- Participates as a member of the team in the overall development of the treatment plan particularly in the area of parenting                                                                      - Identifies and secures or advocates for the resources that the parent (s) requires to enable them to effectively parent their child or children such as parenting training, family group conferencing, housing, income support, child care, budgeting, food management, anger management, stress management and communication skills
- Implements the family support plan agreed to by the social worker or team which involves delivering culturally relevant programs in collaboration with the Family and Community Healing Program and other agencies/programs                                                                                                                                                                     - Monitors the progress of the parent(s) in completing the agreed upon plan and makes adjustments as required to support the parent(s) success 
-  Provides on going updates and reports to the social worker on progress and issues the parent(s) are dealing with in completing the family support plan
-  Maintain client recording and monthly statistics as required by the agency
-  Promptly reports any situations where a child may be at risk to the social worker
- Performs other duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor 

Qualifications:

- Diploma or degree in community/social services or early childhood development, or related area and three years related experience. 
- Ability to speak and understand the Mi’kmaw language considered an asset
- Knowledge and skills in the following areas are considered an asset: child development, issues and implications of child abuse and neglect, communications skills-oral and written, conflict resolution, knowledge of effective parenting programs and the ability to work as a member of a team.
- Ability to deliver culturally relevant programs and services to parents/families 
-  Ability to develop and build relationships with clients who may be resistant to intervention 
-  Ability to work under pressure and meet numerous deadlines.

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

Classification: TE 15(1) - TE 21(5)
Salary:  $39,131.56 - $57.496.66

Please submit a resume and cover letter directly to:
Holly MacDonald, Human Resources Manager
Via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Fax: 902-379-2381
Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2019

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

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Title: Social Worker – Long term protection
Status of employment: Full time
Reports to: Supervisor Location: Eskasoni, NS
Position Summary:
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 : $51,695.80 - $80,022.28


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: 4:30 pm on Friday, October 25, 2019

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