(2) Child and Family Advocate
Lac Seul First Nation
(2) Child and Family Advocate
Summary: The Child and Family Advocates will work under the direct supervision of the Child and Family Advocate Director. The role of the CFA is to provide advocacy and support to families at all levels of the child welfare system. The CFA will assist in the development of an effective prevention and intervention strategy based on the values of the community to ensure our children remain with their immediate family or within the community.
The CFA will work in collaboration with all Child Welfare Agencies across Canada to protect the family unit. The CFA will be an active participant at any and every case conference concerning all Lac Seul band members across Canada.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Confirmation of membership prior to opening a file.
- Attend CAS investigation, if requested by family.
- Provide support and advocacy to maintain family unit.
- Participate in all case conferences, and planning for all children and families
- Case note all meetings and provide update in client files
- Monitor status and implementation of all open files with all Child Welfare agencies
- Follow up with families to ensure all information is correct and services are being provided
- Knowledgeable in case management techniques
- Make referrals to appropriate resources
- Provide transportation to ensure children are kept out of care, should protection not be warranted.
- Liaison with community resources to provide support to families.
- Provide community members with education by way of posters, pamphlets and workshops
- Other duties as required
Skills and Qualifications:
- High standards of ethics and confidentiality and handle highly sensitive information
- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
- Strong Commitment to help our children and families
- Ability to work independently
- Excellent time management skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to exercise good judgement, show initiative and be proactive
- Knowledge of: Prevention programming/services, Child & Family Services Act/Regulations, local community & family structure is an asset
- Strong commitment to help Anishinaabe children and their families by providing service
- Degree/diploma certificate in Social Services, Education would be an asset
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Word/Excel/Power Point)
- Ability to communicate in the local language would be an asset
- Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle would be an asset
SALARY: Based on qualifications and experience
HOURS: 35 hours per week (overtime may be required)
Deadline: January 28, 2022 at 4:00pm Late application will not be accepted
To apply please submit a resume along with a cover letter and written permission for LSFN HR Department to contact three employment references of which two must be most recent supervisors.
Please email applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only those persons selected for an interview will be contacted.