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Jordan’s Principle Team Assistant

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Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services
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.

Jordan’s Principle Team Assistant (Contract Position)
Starting Salary: $54,511 Annually

OVERVIEW
Team Assistants help with administrative duties that require a high degree of self-motivation and independent work skills. Responsibilities include answering phones, preparing documents and records management including electronic files. Promptness, effective communication skills and attention to detail are integral job requirements. The ideal candidate will possess skills and experience in records maintenance, data management and job specified deliverables. The Candidate will be part of a Team expected to be committed to helping First Nation families strengthen and achieve a healthy level of well-being.

QUALIFICATIONS      

Must possess Business Administration Diploma or a related field of study from an accredited college.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar position within a First Nations social service agency.
Must possess excellent communication, organizational and problem-solving skills.
Possess and maintain a valid Class “G” Driver’s License and personal insurance coverage with access to a reliable vehicle.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & ABILITIES

Knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, Child Protection Standards, Ministry of Children and Youth Services Regulations, Guidelines and Policy Directives.
Must have working knowledge of computer equipment and programs (e.g., Microsoft Office programs, Windows operating systems, etc.) and other office equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain purposeful relationships within the service teams, collateral organizations, and service providers.
Firm understanding of the functioning and dynamics of Anishinaabe families and childcare principles.
Must possess knowledge, respect, and sensitivity to Anishinaabe culture and be committed to helping First Nation families strengthen and achieve a healthy level of well-being.
Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is a definite asset or must have the willingness to learn.
Must be willing to participate in the activities, events, and circles for the acquisition of cultural competence.

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: July 28th, 2023 at 4pm

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

Please submit your application marked “Confidential: JP Team Assistant”. 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
JP Team Assistant – Sudbury
Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services
Main Office – 98 Pottawatomi Avenue,
Wikwemikong, Ontario   P0P 2J0
E-mail: 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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