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Family Support Worker

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Department: Social Services – Child Welfare Prevention Posting Date: March 3, 2023

Location: Nipissing First Nation, ON Schedule: Standard Work Week Job type: Full-time, Permanent Vacancies: 4

Reports To: Child Welfare Prevention Manager

As our Family Support Worker, you will work with families of Nipissing First Nation to support families, encourage them to be connected to internal and external services and resources which may include education, training, housing, life skills, medical, mental health services, and connections with their families and the community. Family support program is aimed to help prioritize safety and supports through the assistance of a family support worker that can help to foster safe, happy, and healthy relationships within the family unit.

What you’ll do in the role

Support families of NFN in relation to children, youth and family
Meet with families in their homes and in various community
Engage with coordinator for support and direction with case
Model behavior in a manner that serves as an example for positive
Provide the necessary equipment and supplies to support each family’s well-
Assist families in finding appropriate resources and provide crisis support as
Communicate regularly with other members of the team, updating them on the families’ progress so that the family can reach their goals.
Maintain documents, comprehensive and up-to-date client files and systems that are essential components of good program management that aligns with proposed work plan.
Complete internal day-to-day administration tasks e. requisitions, mileage logs, expense reports.
Participate in relevant conferences, training, workshops and related courses and meetings for professional development as required or directed.

Just a few reasons to join Nipissing First Nation

Opportunity to work with a dynamic team with career growth across multiple departments
Nipissing First Nation prides itself in providing its employees with job security, competitive wages and a safe working environment.
On-the-job training to support your success in the role
A defined contribution pension plan
Comprehensive Health Plan including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
Casual dress
Better than average vacation and leave packages

What you bring to the table

Respect for Indigenous culture and willingness to learn Anishinabemowin
Must have a Diploma in Social Services sector and a minimum of 2 years of related work experience within an Indigenous organization or community.
Must possess a valid Ontario Driver’s
A clear criminal reference check (CPIC), Vulnerable Sector Check, and Child Welfare Check is
Knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history, with emphasis on family violence, child welfare, the impacts of trauma, child and youth engagement and community
Experience working with Indigenous children, youth and families in a healing and wellness
Ability to organize time, set priorities and multi-task in order to meet various timelines
Must be able to maintain
Knowledge of the 7 grandfather
Knowledge of outside community agencies and assisting in applying for outside
Strong work
Excellent case and file management skills, stress management and time management skills
Must have the ability to engage people to build trust and rapport; effective verbal and listening communication skills.
Passionate about working with
Essential computer competencies (Email, cell phone, Office 365, Teams, database entry)
Ability to work flexible hours, that will include some evenings and/or weekends to support community needs.

Application Deadlines:

Nipissing First Nation adheres to the following process for our recruitment practices.

Closing March 17, 2023 – 1st Round

Opportunities are open to all registered Nipissing First Nation Please advise your status in your application
Applicants who are considered Round 2 or Round 3 will not be considered, regardless of when the application is received
If no suitable candidate is found, the process will proceed to Stage Two

Closing March 24, 2023 – 2nd Round

Opportunities are open to spouses and children of registered Nipissing First Nation members and registered members of other First Please advise your status in your application
Applicants who are considered Round 3 will not be considered, regardless of when the application is received
If no suitable candidate is found, the process will proceed to Stage Three

Closing March 31, 2023- 3rd Round

Opportunities are open to all applicants (status and non-status)
The posting will be open until filled

Nipissing First Nation supports the training and growth of their members and strongly encourages their members to apply to positions. Work experience and training opportunities are taken into consideration when screening applications.

Nipissing First Nation members are encouraged to apply to all rounds of employment postings. As per Section 24(1)(a) of the Ontario Human Rights Code, Nipissing First Nation gives preference to First Nation applicants for any employment opportunities.

If you are excited by this opportunity and want to be a part of Nipissing First Nation, please apply online by emailing your cover letter and resume to resumes@nfn.ca no later than 4:30pm on the application deadline noted above.

Miigwech to all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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