Band Representative

Job Information
Author ClintCouchie
Date May 14, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Chippewas of the Thames First Nation
Salary 0
Location Muncey, ON
Category Admin / Office
Contact Information
ahowlett@cottfn.com

Chippewa of the Thames First Nation is accepting applications for the position of:

BAND REPRESENTATIVE

Supervisor: Family Preservation Coordinator
Terms: Full Time – Term contract with possibility of extension
Start Date: Immediate
Salary: Based on qualifications and experience
Posting Date: May 9, 2018
Closing Date: May 29, 2018, 4:30pm EDT (Late submissions will not be accepted)

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Band Representative is a highly motivated individual with exceptional advocacy skills, possessing critical knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (Part IV). The Band Representative acts on behalf of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) as a party under the Child and Family Services Act involving COTTFN; protects the collective best interest of COTTFN child(ren); ensures effective delivery and monitors practices guided by relevant strategies in accordance with the Nation’s Comprehensive Community Plan. The Band Representative provides support, advocates to maintain family units, advocates for satisfactory solutions to family problems, liaises with related service agencies and explains the child and family service system.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• University Degree in Social Work, Social Science or related field;
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in Social Services or related field in a First Nation;
• Excellent administration skills required;
• Knowledge of policies and procedures set by Chief and Council;
• Strong written, verbal and evaluation skills;
• Demonstrates strong negotiation skills and techniques;
• Excellent time management and organizational skills;
• Proven ability of accurate and comprehensive recordkeeping including keeping an up-to-date case log;
• Report writing skills an asset;
• Exceptional ability in advocacy and public speaking;
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
• Ability to work effectively under pressure and in stressful situations;
• Able to work collaboratively with staff, community members, Chief and Council, government agencies;
• Computer Literate in MS Office;
• Experience in using electronic case management system, an asset;
• Current First Aid/CPR Certification;
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and insured vehicle;
• Must possess a current (within 6 months) clear CPIC and Vulnerable Sector Check;
• A person of Aboriginal ancestry is preferred;

WORK CONDITIONS:
• Interacts with clients, staff, visitors, government agencies/personnel.
• Works well under deadlines and is able to take direction.
• Maintains active awareness and participation in strategic development practices, within the Department and its networking body (i.e. Comprehensive Community Planning).
• Regular local area travel and some distance travel required.
• Flexible hours: some evenings/weekends and on-call.

Hiring of Aboriginal people will be given preference

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, valid driver license, current CPIC/Vulnerable Sector Check (within 6 months) and three work related references, to the attention of:

Annette Howlett, Human Resources Manager, ahowlett@cottfn.com
320 Chippewa Road, Muncey, ON N0L 1Y0

A full job description is available by contacting the Human Resources Department.
NOTE: We thank all candidates for applying; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Miigwech.

320 Chippewa Road, Muncey, ON, NOL 1YO
Ph. 519-289-5555 Fax. 519-289-2230
info@cottfn.com www.cottfn.com

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