Position Objective and Responsibilities
To ensure the effective delivery of the Akwe:go program such that urban Indigenous at-risk children (aged 7-12) are provided with the support, tools, interventions and healthy activities which will build upon and foster their inherent ability to make healthy choices.
The main responsibility is to ensure all services and activities are designed, planned, coordinated, delivered and evaluated effectively and efficiently. The Worker will be responsible to conduct initial and ongoing assessments of the child’s needs, create a care plan and revise the plan as required. Also, to provide supportive counseling to the child and, in consultation with parent(s), coordinate supports/referrals/linkages for the child with internal and community resources. The Worker will also be responsible to lead and participate in consultation services and case conferences within the organization, and with external service providers, to discuss care plans and service needs.
The Worker will plan and deliver programs in a team environment, and where appropriate, in partnership with external agencies. The Worker will be responsible to the policies and procedures as determined by the Board of Directors and under the direct daily supervision of the Executive Director.
• Post-secondary education in social services or other relevant field; or/and,
• Minimum 2-years demonstrated experience working with Indigenous children aged 7 to 12, providing one-to-one supportive services and group programs;
• Excellent communication skills, with the ability to create and maintain trusting relationships with children and their parent(s);
• The ability to analyze situations, make appropriate decisions concerning the child’s needs and provide appropriate healing services/programs;
• Ability to design, plan and implement programs designed to support healthy child development;
• Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and its importance in healthy child development;
• Strong knowledge of Indigenous historical and contemporary issues with emphasis on the impacts that intergenerational trauma, poverty, and child welfare has on child development, family relations and building friendships and community relations;
• Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with child focused service providers, including School Boards and local Children’s Aid Societies;
• Proficiency in MS Office applications and Database applications;
• Ability to work independently and as a team player, with minimal supervision, and be capable of coordinating activities with other Friendship Centre programs;
• Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and willing to travel;
• Good organizational and administrative skills, and report writing skills;
• Flexible work schedule;
• A satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (CPIC) with a Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) will be a condition of the employment offer; and
• Indigenous applicants will be given preference.
If you are interested in qualifying for the position, please send a cover letter, resume
and three (3) working references to the attention of:
Lori Flynn, Executive Director, Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre
580 Cameron Street, Peterborough, ON K9J 3Z5
Date posted: Wednesday, April 11 2018 Deadline: Monday, April 30, 2018
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