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Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services

Posted: Oct 27th, 2023

Employment Opportunity                              

Location: Manitoulin Island / 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.

Health and Safety Officer

Contract Position (1 Year with possibility of extension)

Starting Salary Range: $54,511 + Pension & Benefits

OVERVIEW:

The Safety and Health Officer works closely with all levels of management and employees within the office environments to ensure safe work practices and policies and manages disability programs to ensure that employees receive appropriate benefits and employees return to work with disabilities are managed effectively. Also, develop and review health and safety rules, policies, and procedures following the Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services Vision, Mission, and Core Values, government regulations, and legislation.

QUALIFICATIONS      

University Degree or College diploma in Human Resource Management or appropriate field.
Occupational Health and Safety Certificate or equivalent are preferred.
Possess current First Aid certificate
Have a class ‘G’ Ontario Driver’s License, access to a personal vehicle and be able to travel.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & ABILITIES

Understanding of current legislation, Codes of Practice, Bulletins, and other safe work practice requirements and recommendations.
Knowledge or willingness to learn relevant legislation Ontario Building Code, Fire Protection Standards, and Occupational Health and Safety Act to develop and/or enhance skills and confidence with building systems.
Demonstrating knowledge of property building operations and systems.
Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Office software including Excel (spreadsheets, pivot tables), PowerPoint (graphics), and Word.

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: November 10th, 2023, at 4:00 pm

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

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

Preference will be given to Anishinaabe Candidates (please self-identify) in your application.

Please submit your application marked “Confidential – Health and Safety Officer”. 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 email, fax at:

Human Resources – Confidential

Health and Safety Officer

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services

Main Office – 98 Pottawatomi Avenue,

Wikwemikong, Ontario   P0P 2J0

Email: hr@kgcfs.org

At KGCFS we are committed to providing a barrier-free work environment following 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 must submit the following: satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (within 3 months of application date) and/or Vulnerable Sector Check, and Driver’s Abstract.

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