Child and Youth Welfare Prevention Worker (CWPW) Maternity Leave Contract
MSIFN
Port Perry, ON

DUTIES:

Prevention Programming

  • Coordinate (plan, organize and deliver) recreational, prevention and social programs, including traditions, culture, language, fitness or sports activities, arts & crafts and other recreational or leisure programs for children and youth and their families
  • Implement life skills prevention workshops, youth service programs and other community and social service programs or refer to outside agency
  • Coordinated programming and services to ensure safety for all participants and provide emergency or first aid assistance when required
  • Make referrals to internal and external agencies to support the overall well-being of the MSIFN children/youth and families
  • Provide lifestyle awareness information

Administration

  • Maintain Child and Family Services records as per the Scugog Island First Nation Privacy Policy
  • Prepare correspondence
  • Maintain program statistics for purposes of evaluation, research, and reporting

Financial Management

  • Prepare annual financial budget and work plan related to the program
  • Prepare cheque requisitions
  • Monitor costs to budget to ensure programs are operating within the approved budget and provide variance reports
  • Provide quarterly/annual reports for all program funding sources within the scope of the CWPW
  • Prepare funding proposals as required

Child and Family Services

  • Plan, organize and deliver the Child Welfare Services Plan including case management, attending Family Court and assisting families as per the Regional Child Welfare Protocol
  • Attend all CAS investigations into allegations of child abuse and neglect, to determine the best possible care for a child
  • Look into long-term protection concerns that have been identified and shall work collaboratively with the children and families to ensure the safety of children
  • Assist to help keep families together and to reunite families by providing intervention, advocacy, support and guidance
  • Develop and maintain effective and therapeutic casework relationships with clients with the objective of reducing risk of harm to children
  • Provide emergency services to the family within the scope of the CWPW roles and responsibilities
  • Monitor and evaluate progress with the family towards establishing goals;
  • Assist Child Welfare staff in assessing and making decisions related to family reunification plans for a child in care and implement plans where appropriate
  • Provide consultation to other service providers as requested
  • Advise clients of availability of further services
  • Make referrals to other agencies as appropriate with the objective of reducing risk of harm to children
  • Assist clients in locating and using community resources including legal, medical, financial assistance, housing, employment, transportation, assistance with moves, day care and other referral services
  • Meet with clients to assess their progress, provide support and discuss any difficulties or problems
  • Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of treatment programs by tracking clients' behavioural changes and responses to interventions
  • Maintain contact with the Chief/Portfolio holder, as per the protocol, and other social service agencies and health care providers involved with clients to provide information and obtain feedback on clients' overall progress
  • Attend at court & ADR appearances as necessary, to represent the interests of the MSIFN in advocating for the best interests of children
  • Work with First Nation members to help recruit, assess and support and increase of foster homes

Related and other duties

  • Attend regular case management and staff meetings to provide updates on the status of the program
  • Maintain client and patient files and information
  • Special projects, assigned tasks and additional regular duties as required by your Supervisor

PAY RATE: $27.55/hour (Level H) (youth worker duties)

$30.22/hour (Level G) (CWPW duties)

Note: This is a dual rated position with approximately 75% of the duties dedicated to youth worker and approximately 25% of the duties dedicated to child welfare prevention

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-Secondary Diploma in Human and/or Social Services combined with a minimum of 3 years related work experience
  • Some experience working with First Nation families/children
  • First Aid and CPR certification

Specialization required:

  • Valid driver's license and $1M liability insurance
  • CPIC and VSS acceptable to position upon conditional offer
  • Knowledge and understanding of Native culture, traditions, teachings, community dynamics
  • Knowledge of legislation governing First Nations
  • Knowledge of financial budgeting processes
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, internet
  • Knowledge of Privacy legislation
  • Knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act and other related federal and provincial legislation
  • Knowledge of the local Children's Aid Society
  • Knowledge of the local Ministry of Child and Family Services Office
  • Knowledge of First Nations Child Welfare issues and developments
  • Knowledge of the Family Court System
  • Knowledge of case work management and prevention processes
  • Knowledge of children's recreation and social development programs
  • Knowledge of local agencies that assist families

Considered an asset:

  • Post-Secondary education in Youth Work, Sports or Recreation combined with a minimum 1-year related work experience (preferably with a First Nation or Aboriginal organization)
  • Knowledge of Scugog Island First Nation programs and services
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Training
  • Children's Aid Society New Worker Training Program (OACAS)

TO APPLY: Complete application form (mandatory - can be picked up at

the MSIFN office) or also send resume, including a cover

letter, to B. Kerel (email or fax acceptable). Existing employees

must complete and Internal Application Form.

DEADLINE: November 23/2018

ANTICIPATED START DATE: January 21/2019

HOURS OF WORK: Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (including 1/2 hour

unpaid meal break)

Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Hours subject to change to meet monthly programming needs

per the Hours of Work and Overtime Policies

QUESTIONS: Barbara Kerel

Phone: 905-985-3337 Ext. 242

Fax: 289-312-4647

bkerel @ scugogfirstnation .com

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $27.55 to $30.22 /hour

Experience:

  • Human and/or Social Services: 3 years (Required)

Education:

  • DCS / DEC (Required)

Licence:

  • Class G Driver's License (Required)