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Child and Family Services
Kanaweyimik Child & Family Services Inc.

91 23rd St W
Battleford, SK
S0M 0E0
P.O. Box 1270

(P)306-445-3500
(F)306-445-2533
(T)1-888-445-5262

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Kanaweyimik is an independent, non-political child welfare agency providing child welfare and family services to four First Nations.  Moosomin, Mosquito, Saulteaux & Sweetgrass First Nations contract for services with Kanaweyimik. 

The following are general descriptions of an Addictions Counsellor, Family Service Worker and Prevention Supervisor positions.  Salary will be commensurate with experience, training and education.  These are full-time, permanent positions.

                                                                              ADDICTIONS COUNSELLOR

Job Description                                       

  • The Addictions Counsellor is responsible for providing confidential counselling services, education, workshops, and support to individuals and families suffering from addictions to alcohol and/or drugs of the member communities. 
  • The Counsellor will be responsible for assessing the treatment needs of individuals, couples, and families suffering from addictions.
  • In partnership with the clients, the Counsellor will develop both short and long term treatment goals for their clients.
  • The Counsellor will monitor the client’s treatment goals on a regular basis and modify them in accordance with their clinical needs.
  • The Counsellor will develop and operate therapeutic groups that address the treatment needs of their clients.
  • The Counsellor will develop and present addictions information sessions and workshops for member communities.
  • The Counsellor will develop and present information sessions and workshops on addictions to the staff, foster parents, Board of Directors, and volunteers of the Agency.
  • The Counsellor will utilize the Agency website to develop and circulate, on a quarterly basis, to the member communities, an educational newsletter addressing addictions issues and impacts to children and families.

 Qualifications

 The qualifications of the Addictions Counsellor shall be determined in the absolute discretion of the Board of Directors depending upon the needs of Kanaweyimik Child & Family Services at the time.  The following attributes are assets:

  • A University Degree from a School of Social Work or equivalent work experience and training in a related area with relevant courses or workshops in addictions program.
  • Minimum of five years experience in human services with a focus in addictions services.
  • Extensive working experience with First Nations people, with an understanding of the particular issues encountered by First Nations people.
  • Extensive working experience and a clear understanding of the dynamics of First Nations family systems; complexity of social problems encountered by First Nations families.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical traumas experienced by First Nations history from colonization through to present day.
  • Must demonstrate ability to conduct workshops and information sessions for Kanaweyimik employees and the member communities.
  • Must provide a clear criminal record check and vulnerable sector check.
  • Must provide 3 professional references; and further agree to a global reference check.
  • Must have a valid Saskatchewan driver’s licence.
  • To be registered and a member in good standing with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers and Canadian Association of Social Workers or any other applicable professional association.
  • Have up-to-date knowledge regarding clinical practice standards, therapeutic practices, and research methodologies.
  • To carry personal liability and malpractice insurance offered through the Canadian Association of Social Workers or any other applicable professional association. 
  • Must maintain a positive, healthy lifestyle as this person is to provide a positive role model for the member communities.

FAMILY SERVICE WORKER (SOCIAL WORKER)

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • The Family Service Worker is directly responsible to the Supervisor and/or Executive Director;
  • Manage a caseload in the area of child welfare and family support services;
  • Intake services;
  • Services to children-in-care;
  • Community development;
  • Services to families in need of support to prevent children coming-into-care;
  • Maintain computerized data, case recordings, individual and family files, etc;
  • Coordinate case planning sessions and monitor case plans to ensure families are receiving services;
  • Child abuse investigations;
  • Will comply with the provisions of the Kanaweyimik Personnel Manual as it exists from time to time.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  •  Must have a University Degree from a recognized School of Social Work;
  • Must have at least 5 years experience and proven ability to work in the counselling and social services area with families and children;
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of The Child & Family Services Act;
  • Must have work experience assessing families and children;
  • Must have work experience counselling families and children;
  • Must demonstrate a clear understanding and knowledge of native family systems;
  • Must demonstrate knowledge in the area of family violence dynamics;
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the effects of separation as it relates to placement of children;
  • Knowledge of the Cree language is an asset;
  • Computer skills are a position requirement.
  • Excellent verbal, written and time management skills are required;
  • A clear criminal records check and vulnerable sectors check MUST BE PRESENTED AT INTERVIEW;
  • Must have a valid Saskatchewan drivers licence.

 

SUPERVISOR – PREVENTION SERVICES

                                                                                      Job Description                                                                

  • The Supervisor is directly responsible to the Executive Director of Kanaweyimik.
  • The Supervisor is responsible for supervising the Prevention Program and employees in prevention program.
  • The Supervisor will comply with provisions of the Kanaweyimik Personnel Manual as it exists from time to time.
  • Provide direct supervision and guidance to all Prevention Program staff.  Document supervision and direction given to Prevention Program staff.
  • Provide direct supervision and monitor the Warrior Program.  Document supervision and direction given to the Warrior Program facilitators.
  • Carries out the intent and purpose of the Kanaweyimik Personnel Manual as it exists from time to time and may make recommendations for the revision/amendment of Personnel Manual as required.
  • Ensures consistent application of the Personnel Manual, Administration Policy Manual, Family Services Act and Standards by the staff, Board of Directors and LAC's.
  • Ensure all reporting requirements are met for Prevention Program.
  • Make recommendations on policy, case management, financial and personnel matters as they relate to programs and services.
  • Authorize sick leave, annual leave, overtime, travel expenses and confirm work attendance for all prevention staff;
  • Attend and participate in all management meetings as scheduled.
  • Assist in drafting annual budget for Prevention Program then submit to Executive Director by the end of January of each fiscal year.
  • Monitor prevention expenditures throughout the year and ensure that the approved budget expenditures are followed.  Report any over expenditures to the Executive Director.
  • Bring any expenditure not in approved annual budget to the attention of the Executive Director for approval.
  • Approve requisitions for cheques from Prevention Program as per approved annual budget.
  • Identify and secure additional funding sources as needed.
  • Represent Kanaweyimik as and when required at local, provincial and federal levels.
  • Initiate and maintain good working relationships with local, provincial and federal officials of other agencies and/or groups who are involved with the funding of Kanaweyimik.
  • Prepare and present information on Kanaweyimik programs and services to local, provincial and federal agencies, involved with First Nations.
  • Attend Inter-agency meetings in each of the five First Nation communities as scheduled.

Qualifications

The qualifications of the Supervisor shall be determined in the absolute discretion of the Board of Directors depending upon the needs of Kanaweyimik Child & Family Services at the time.  The following attributes are assets:

  • A University Degree from a School of Social Work and/or Business Administration or equivalent work experience and training in a related area with relevant courses or workshops in prevention services and administration.
  • Extensive working experience and proven ability to work in the social services area with families and children.
  • Extensive administrative and management experience.
  • Ability to organize, delegate, supervise and coordinate activities of staff members and complex programs.
  • Ability to formulate budgets, administer same and report on budgets.
  • Extensive working experience with First Nations people, with an understanding of the particular issues encountered by First Nations people.
  • Extensive working experience and a clear understanding of the dynamics of First Nations family systems; complexity of social problems encountered by First Nations families.
  • Extensive working experience with different levels of government associated with program and service delivery to First Nations including but not limited to local, First Nations, provincial and federal levels of government.
  • Must provide a clear criminal record check.
  • Must provide 3 professional references; and further agree to a global reference check.
  • Must have a valid drivers licence.

 

Application deadline for all positions is April 30, 2021 at 5:00pm.  Start date to be determined.   Please forward resumes by fax, email or mail to:  (306) 445-2533, marleneb@kanaweyimik.com.

Only successful applicants will be contacted for scheduled interviews. Recruitment process to continue until a successful candidate is selected.

Kanaweyimik Child & Family Services, Inc.

P.O. Box 1270

Battleford, Saskatchewan

S0M 0E0

Attention:              Marlene Bugler

 
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Kanaweyimik Child and Family Services Inc. currently provide statutory and support services to the following four member communities:

    • Moosomin First Nation Pop. 1512

 

    • Saulteaux First Nation Pop. 1158

 

    • Sweetgrass First Nation Pop. 1673

 

    • Mosquito First Nation Pop. 1243

 

 

Kanaweyimik Our Vision

According to Elder Norman Sunchild, the Cree name "Kanaweyimik" has its origin in two meanings or messages that pertain to the care of children:

To the parents - "take care of your children";

To the children - "ask their parents to take care of them".