Caseworker
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB

Looking for a relationship specialist (Indigenous)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg is looking for a full time Indigenous caseworker to complete all aspects of program delivery on a one-year term contract (with opportunity for renewal.) You will specialize and be passionate about constructing healthy relationships between safe adults and youth in our community.

You will work within a variety of all our youth-mentoring programs and have the keen ability to interact joyfully with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.You will be interested in social service work that is anti-oppressive, and strength-based. Any experience in narrative or play therapy is an asset, as is an understanding of mental health. Background education in child development, conflict resolution and/or post-structural philosophy/critical theory will be an incredible asset. You will be comfortable interacting with people over the telephone, in-home, at school, and through email/text, and be able to multi-task and stay well organized. Attention to detail is absolutely required.

You will be interviewing, assessing, match-making, coaching established matches, training mentors, supervising group programming, and supporting families.

As required by our National Standards you must have degree or diploma in an area related to human services/social work.

You absolutely must be a quick learner, and very comfortable with computers; able to type quickly, and accurately. Communication (oral and written) skills are an absolute must. A love of writing is definitely helpful, as is a joyful approach to working with children and youth of all ages.

We are looking specifically for an Indigenous person for this position as part of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Please self-identify on your cover letter for consideration.

You ABSOLUTELY MUST be able to work a mixed schedule of 37.5 hours, completed mainly afternoons and evenings and some weekends.You must have a smartphone and access to a vehicle.

Please submit resumes with a full cover letter. (I will not consider resumes without a cover letter.) Deadline: June 15th, 2019 Email only. No phone calls please. If you have previously applied in the last round of hiring and are still interested, please apply again.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • social service: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)