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Administrative Assistant – Manitoulin Island

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Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services

Posted May 12, 2022

Employment Opportunity                          

Location: Manitoulin Island 

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services (KGCFS) is a designated Child Welfare Service delivering Child Protection Services within seven member First Nations in the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin. KGCFS honours and supports our families’ and community’s inherent authority to care for their children based on unity, traditions, values, beliefs, and customs. Preference will be given to Anishinaabe Candidates, please self-identify in your application.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

(1) Full Time Position

Starting Salary: $54,4511 Annually + Pension & Benefits

Working under the supervision of the Manager, the Administrative Assistant will perform a variety of general administrative and clerical services.  The incumbent will be required to both take direction and work intuitively to support the completion of the department’s goals and objectives in a professionally and culturally appropriate manner.

QUALIFICATIONS

An accredited College diploma in Business Administration or related diploma.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar position in a First Nations social service agency.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Will coordinate the department’s administrative activities in an effective, up to date, and accurate manner
Will perform administrative and clerical support to the Manager in accomplishing their roles and responsibilities.
Will serve as the coordinator of the department’s information, reporting, and communication strategies and activities.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & ABILITIES

Possesses knowledge, respect, and sensitivity to Anishinaabe culture and be committed to helping First Nation families strengthen and achieve a healthy level of well-being.
The ability to speak Anishinaabemowin considered an asset.
Knowledge of First Nations family structures and culture.
Demonstrated and significant front-line experience in working with First Nation communities.
Ability to develop and provide leadership, guidance, motivation and vision to the management and staff of the Agency to ensure a professional standard of services to the First Nation communities, families, and children.
Must possess strong organization, evaluation, and critical thinking skills.
Must be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Frontline, CIMS and Penlieu.
Must be able to work flexible hours.
Must have a valid driver’s license and possess own vehicle.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, from time-to-time exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage, or cedar, may occur within the work setting.
Must be willing to comply by KGCFS COVID 19 Vaccination Policy.

DEADLINE:  May 26th 2023 at 4pm

Applicants are encouraged to visit our website at www.kgcfs.org/employment to review the full job description.

KGCFS offers competitive wages, a generous benefit package and OMERS pension plan.

Please submit your application marked “Confidential –Administrative Assistant–Manitoulin”. Include in your application a cover letter, resume, and (3) three reference letters – two (2) employment related from recent employers.

Please also detail in your application:  education, employment experience, and cultural participation.

Applications are accepted and in the following order of preference: by website, email, and fax at

Human Resources – Confidential

Administrative Assistant –Manitoulin Island

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services

Main Office – 98 Pottawatomi Avenue,

Wikwemikong, Ontario   P0P 2J0

Email: hr@kgcfs.org

KGCFS We are committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Accommodations are available upon request. Miigwetch for your application, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit the following: satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (within 3 months of application date), Vulnerable Sector Check and Driver’s Abstract.

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