Employment Opportunities

Position Title: Custodian
Status of Employment: Part time
Reports To: Office Manager
Location: Sipekne’katik, NS

Position Scope:
The Custodian is responsible for providing efficient, professional, and high-quality custodial services. It is the responsibility of the Custodian to keep the facilities and grounds clean, and in good condition. Custodians are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the building. He/she must be able to use a variety of equipment, such as mops, brooms, vacuums, floor buffers and cleaning chemicals to ensure that the spaces they clean remain in their top condition.

Duties:
− Perform general clean-up of all areas of the building as directed
− Manage routine upkeep of exterior areas, green space, and parking lot
− Remove garbage and recycling daily
− Handle emergency cleaning and upkeep requests
− Ensure rooms are maintained and fully equipped
− Sanitize washrooms and stock with necessary supplies
− Dust and wipe down desks
− Dust air vents
− Sweep, and wet/dry mop floors
− Wax floors and operate buffering machine
− Sanitize furniture
− Vacuum and care for carpeting
− Light maintenance as required
− Move furniture, fold, and unfold chairs as required
− Keep building secure by locking doors, and windows as required for security purposes

Qualifications:
− High School Diploma or equivalent
− Previous custodian experience considered an asset
− Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) certification
− Ability to read and understand Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
− Self-motivated and able to work independently
− Strong attention to detail
− Physically capable of lifting and moving objects up to 25lbs

Classification: MOS 3 (1) – MO3 (2)
Salary Range: $36,984.48 - $37,699.48 @ 50%

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, June 21, 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: Child and Youth Outreach Worker
Status of employment: Permanent
Reports to: Program Supervisor Location: We’koqma’q Family Healing Centre

Summary:
The Child and Youth Workers provide individual counselling and support to children, youth, and their parents. This requires them to assess referrals and requests for support prior to individual counselling and evaluation of the services provided. They also deliver/facilitate workshops in schools and communities such as, but not limited to: Virtues, Healthy Relationships, Self-Esteem, Anti-Bullying, Stress/Anxiety Management, and Hands Are Not for Hitting. On-going assessment of community needs is required and development of programs to meet them. Community liaison and relationship building is an integral aspect of this position.

Key Responsibilities:
Counselling and Workshops Development/Delivery:
− Assesses intakes and referrals for service and provides information, individual counselling, and support to meet needs identified
− Assesses the mental, physical, and emotional needs of children to determine their counselling needs.
− Assists the child/youth in building self esteem
− Validates the child/youth’s input by acknowledging his/her strengths
− Assesses the need for specific workshops for schools/community and facilitates the workshop
− Evaluates workshops and whether they are meeting the needs identified and adjusts the program accordingly
− Maintains confidential records/documentation of clients served and submits monthly and other reports as required such as statistical data for the annual report
− Advocates on behalf of clients as part of the process to ensure that their needs are met
− Networks with community agencies and makes referrals to community resources
− Engages in public speaking and community education
− Represents the program at community events and on various committees
− Promotes awareness of family violence in the community

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
- Must be able to facilitate workshops
- 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 considered an asset

Classification Range : TE 18(1) – TE 21(5)
Salary range : $42,225.18 - $59,828.60

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: Wednesday June 16, 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: Intake and Investigations Supervisor
Reports to: Assistant Executive Director

Location: Eskasoni, NS

Summary:
This is a management position responsible for the supervision of several Social Workers and other staff. The Supervisor is a leader for those staff and ensures implementation of the Agency’s mission, goals and values. The values of the Agency are based on First Nation culture and traditions. The Supervisor is also responsible for ensuring consistent implementation the Children and Family Services Act, regulations and standards.
The Supervisor plays an active role in human resources including recruitment, orientation of staff, performance management and performance reviews. He/She will also disseminate information and decisions of management to social workers and other staff in the Agency.

Key Responsibilities:
− Ensure the development of each staff members’ skills, through the evaluation of staff and the identification of learning goals for each staff member, and imparting of knowledge of social work skills and techniques and a professional attitude towards clients and their problems through coaching
− Be responsible for the prompt assignment of cases to staff members, the transfer of cases from one worker to another, or to another Department and the closure of cases no longer needing Services
− Provide reports and analysis of statistics and other information on services as requested by the Executive Director or Assistant Executive Director
− Recommend program changes, personnel assignments, and policy changes where indicated by service needs
− Conduct regular unit, individual and group conferences to discuss problems and social work services to help workers develop and use skills
− Annually evaluate staff’s performance and make recommendations to the Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director
− Make recommendations to the Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director on hiring, promotion or discharge of staff
− Assess the needs/areas of training in their responsible department so staff are abreast of current issues
− Assist in carrying out staff training and orientation
− Represent the Agency in the community on various inter-agency committees and physically attend community events
− Make supervisory decisions on the application of the Human Resources Manual
− Be accessible to staff members and clients whose problems from a child welfare perspective have not been satisfactorily met through the normal channels and deal with them in accordance with the Agency’s “When You Disagree /Complaint Policy/Procedure”
− Be familiar with the Agency’s Dispute Resolution process for employees and participate as required to effectively implement the process
− To ensure the provision of mandated services to children and youth is done in compliance with the Children & Family Services Act, regulation, policies and standards
− To see that full and accurate information is provided to the Legal Department with respect to cases which are to be presented in the Court in due time for proper court preparations
− Manages the effective use of the budget for the program including special needs approvals as outlined in policy.
− To keep workers informed of changes in any relevant legislation, Agency policies and procedures
− In his/her absence, to see that supervisory responsibilities are duly assigned and to inform the Executive Director or Assistant Executive Director of the assignment

Qualifications:
− BSW with five years’, and 3 years’ experience with an MSW in child welfare
− Demonstrated leadership and supervisory ability along with sound professional practice
− Proven ability to work effectively with other staff members
− Excellent oral and written communication skills and a willingness to work in an environment where Mi’kmaq is the first language
− A valid driver’s license/vehicle as travel is required
− 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

Classification range : PR 17(1) – PR 17(5)
Salary range: $75.753.34 - $88.871.48

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 July 2, 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.