Employment Opportunities

Title: Family and Community Resource Worker

Reports to: Supervisor of Family and Community Resource

Location: Indian Brook (Sipekne’katik)

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 Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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

Holly MacDonald, Human Resource Manager Mi’kmaw Family & Children’s Services of N.S. Fax:  902-379-2381 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 – Full time position

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
  • • 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 Friday, July 20, 2018

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.