Breaking Free from Family Violence Development Coordinator

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Breaking Free from Family Violence Development Coordinator

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Author pmnationtalk
Date October 26, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Ontario Native Women’s Association
Location Thunder Bay, ON
Category Community Development
Client Ontario Native Women’s Association
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Breaking Free from Family Violence Development Coordinator

ONWA MANDATE

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is a not for profit organization that empowers and supports Indigenous women and their families in the province of Ontario.

ONWA encourages the participation of Indigenous women in the development of Federal, Provincial, Municipal/Local government policies that impact their lives and ensure issues affecting Indigenous women and their families are heard at key government tables.

ONWA is committed to providing services that strengthen communities and guarantees the preservation of Indigenous culture, identity, art, language, and heritage.  Ending violence against Indigenous women and their families and ensuring equal access to justice, education, health, environmental stewardship and economic development, sits at the cornerstone of the organization.  ONWA insists on social and cultural well – being for all Indigenous women and their families, so that all women, regardless of tribal heritage may live their best lives.

SCOPE:

The Breaking Free From Family Violence Development Coordinator will coordinate, build capacity in and support the Breaking Free From Family Violence Support Workers to ensure effective services are provided to Indigenous women and their families, in a culturally rooted, holistic way, to assist them in navigating through the complex systems encountered when experiencing violence and involvement in child welfare matters.  The Development Coordinator’s responsibility is to ensure the program is implemented according to the program standards and guidelines, build capacity in program sites across the province and facilitate the achievement of the program deliverables.

The Breaking Free From Family Violence program will utilize a comprehensive approach to addressing and eradicating violence against Indigenous Women and their children.  It will enhance and provide supports across service areas that are designed to meet the unique needs of Indigenous women who are involved with both the Child Welfare Systems (CAS) and Violence Against Women Sectors (VAW).  It will provide services to Indigenous women, their children, families, and communities by creating wrap around services that meet their cultural, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in Social Sciences, Indigenous Studies, Women’s Studies with a minimum three (3) years’ work experience in community service delivery in a project coordination role.
  • Demonstrated experience providing services to Indigenous families and/or communities.
  • Extensive knowledge of issues related to Child Welfare Systems and Violence Against Indigenous Women Sectors.
  • Proven experience in and knowledge of victims’ issues surrounding child welfare and violence.
  • Strong awareness of issues affecting Indigenous women and their families and awareness of Community resources provincially.
  • Strong communicator – excellent written, oral, and facilitation skills.
  • Solution oriented with proven analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of and relationships with other service agencies, ability to network and create/maintain these relationships.
  • Experience coordinating workshops and/or conferences.
  • Experience with resource development and implementation.
  • Strong organizational/time management skills with an ability to plan ahead define measurable objectives and outcomes and meet objectives in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated administrative management and coordination skills.
  • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction and be able to improve performance through management feedback.
  • Capacity to solve problems and to see different perspectives.
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage time effectively.
  • Highly motivated individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and an ability to follow through on assigned duties independently with strict deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Not-For Profit Organizations
  • Proficient working knowledge of MS Office Software, internet, and general office equipment.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Reliable vehicle, appropriate vehicle insurance coverage and valid Ontario “G” class driver’s license.
  • Current, valid vulnerable sector criminal records check. Valid 1st Aid/CPR.
  • A cellular phone and internet access is required within this position
  • Must be willing and able to work a flexible working from home arrangement if required.  This may include a combination of virtual remote work in your home and in office arrangements.  This will be based on operational needs and will be determined by the ONWA.
  • Ability to speak an Indigenous Language is considered an asset.
  • ONWA is committed and legally obligated (via Ontario Public Health Directives and Regulations) to implement measures to protect its clients, staff and other stakeholders from COVID-19.  To comply with its legal obligations, ONWA has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy.  Exemptions will be made for those with a valid medical exemption; proof of the exemption will be required

KEY CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Cultural Competency Informed – Understands to incorporate a personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness and implementation of ONWA’s cultural teachings and organizational practices in both professional conduct and work related deliverables.
  • Gender-Based Analysis Informed – Understands to incorporate an intersectional approach to gender, race and discrimination and subsequent intergenerational impacts affecting Indigenous women and their families.
  • Trauma-Based Practice Informed – Understands to incorporate a trauma-informed approach to recognize and respond to all forms of trauma and the necessity of supporting Indigenous women in a culture of tradition and safety in her healing journey.
  • She is Wise Leadership Informed – Understands to incorporate the Four Agreements within daily responsibilities and combined with ONWA’s cultural teachings contribute to the empowerment and leadership of Indigenous women within their communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES – SPECIFIC:

  1. Coordinate and implement office administrative procedures.
  2. Carry out administrative activities associated with the position.
  3. Assemble data and prepare periodic and special reports, manuals and correspondence.
  4. Provide direct assistance to support staff to increase and maintain capacity and competence in service delivery, program administration and reporting.
  5. Provide orientation and training to new program employees and facilitate or provide ongoing professional development.
  6. Report to and collaborate with the ONWA Management team to successfully implement the program.
  7. Develop a template for local collaboration protocols.
  8. Develop ethics and confidentiality expectations for Family Support Workers, including consent forms and code of conduct.
  9. Assist with set up and build capacity in site offices.
  10. Design and finalize data collection, reporting and accountability processes including the performance measurement plan.
  11. Collect, compile and analyze program and Community Member data from Family Support Workers;
  12. Prepare and submit reports, quarterly and as required.
  13. Work within a designated budget.
  14. Other duties as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES – ADMINISTRATIVE:

  1. Complete monthly reports and submit to Manager when required.
  2. Complete quarterly reports on or before the requested due date.
  3. Complete reports to funders as required.
  4. Complete and attend supervisions on a regular basis.
  5. Other reports or admin as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES – PUBLIC RELATIONS:

  1. Promote the program within the community.
  2. To adhere to professionalism in representing the organization at all times and maintain good communications.

EXPECTED STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:

  1. Adhere to the Policies and Procedures as set by the ONWA.
  2. Representation on committees as required for the enhancement and benefits of ONWA’s programs.
  3. To network and promote ONWA and all ONWA related programs. Maintain good communication.
  4. Maintain professionalism at all times.
  5. The completion of functions outlined in the description and the achievement of goals set to a high level.
  6. Attendance and conduct at work according to the requirements of the Association’s Personnel Policy.
  7. Adherence to the Code of Ethics, and positive relationship building.

AUTHORITY:

To execute duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Breaking Free From Family Violence Development Coordinator will be directly accountable to the Community Development Manager for the proper completion of the functions outlined in the job description.

ONWA is committed and legally obligated (via Ontario Public Health Directives and Regulations) to implement measures to protect its clients, staff and other stakeholders from COVID-19. To comply with its legal obligations, ONWA has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Exemptions will be made for those with a valid medical exemption; proof of the exemption will be required

Indigenous Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

As Indigenous leaders, ONWA is continuing full operations including hiring, while working from home, as supporting our community members is a priority.  ONWA is scheduling all interviews, providing all training, onboarding and orientation for new employees, through the use of virtual tools.  We will continue to accommodate remote and home based work arrangements in an effort to keep our ONWA employees healthy and safe

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