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After Hours Child Well-Being Worker

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Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services

Posted: May 12, 2023

Employment Opportunity

Location: Sudbury

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.

After Hours Child Well-Being Worker

(1) Full Time- Permanent Position

Starting Salary: $66,435 + Pension and Benefits

OVERVIEW

The incumbent provides after hours, weekends, and statutory holidays coverage on a rotational basis for all protection services of the Agency. It is an emergency service designed to meet urgent service needs and crises that require immediate attention. The After-Hours Worker will respond to all allegations of children/youth being in need of protection and to issues related to children/youth in care.

QUALIFICATIONS

Must possess an accredited college diploma in a related field of study.
Preference is a Bachelor of Social Work Honors Degree or one in a related field of study.
At least two (2) years of work experience in the delivery of direct, frontline, social service programming targeting children, youth, and families, preferably within an Anishinaabe community/organization is preferred.
Must possess knowledge, respect, and sensitivity of the Anishinaabe culture and be committed to helping First Nation families strengthen and achieve a healthy level of well-being.
The ability to speak the Anishinaabe language is a definite asset.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & ABILITIES

Knowledge of the Differential Response Model for Child Protection in Ontario as well as of the Child and Family & Youth Services Act (CYFSA), Ministry standards and guidelines and Agency policies and
Understand social casework principles as they relate to the assessment of family functioning and understanding of the dynamics accompanying intervention with involuntary or hostile
Must possess strong organization, evaluation, and critical thinking skills.
Must be able to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
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 4:00pm

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

KGCFS offers competitive wages, a generous benefit package and OMERS pension plan. Please submit your application marked “Confidential –After Hours Worker – Sudbury”. 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

AFTER HOURS CHILD WELL-BEING WORKER

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 for candidates taking part in the recruitment process. 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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