Family Advocate

Lac Seul First Nation

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Family Advocate

Summary: The Family Advocate will work under the direct supervision of the Director of Obishikokaang Sagatay Gamik. The role of the Family Advocate is to provide advocacy and support to families at all levels of the child welfare system. The Family Advocate 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 Family Advocate will work in collaboration with all Child Welfare Agencies to protect the family unit. The Family Advocate will be an active participant at any and every case conference concerning all Lac Seul band members across Canada.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build trust with families and develop a dependable and reliable relationship.
  • Attend CAS investigation, if requested by family.
  • Teach/inform families of their rights, roles, and responsibilities.
  • Provide support and advocacy to maintain family unit.
  • Provide access to cultural and traditional support, through methods such as circles, teachings, ceremonies, and Elders/Traditional Healers.
  • Participate in all case conferences and planning for all children and families.
  • Take notes at 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.
  • Other duties as required.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • High standards of ethics and confidentiality and ability to 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.

 

*LSFN offers great competitive wages, vacation, additional time off during Christmas Break and March Break, as well as great benefits*

 

LOCATION:      Frenchman’s Head – Lac Seul, ON         

SALARY:            Wages start at $27.90/hour based on qualifications and experience.

TERM:                 Full-time

HOURS:             35 hours per week (overtime may be required)

Deadline:           Open until filled.

 

Please submit a cover letter along with a resume, and written permission for LSFN Human Resources to contact two employment references, (most recent supervisors) must be provided.  Applications can be mailed, faxed, emailed, or delivered to: Lac Seul First Nation

Frenchman’s Head Band Office

Attention: C/o HR Dept.

P.O. Box 100

Hudson, ON.  P0V 1X0

Fax #: (807) 582-3585

Email: resumes@lacseulfn.org

 

Only those persons selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Lac Seul First Nation requires Criminal Reference Checks for those offered positions.  We thank all applicants, however, only those being offered an interview will be contacted.

 

As per policy, applicants should note that COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all Lac Seul First Nation staff.