About the Organization
The Serpent River First Nation, a signatory to the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850, is an Anishinaabe First Nation in the Canadian province of Ontario, located midway between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury along the North Channel of Lake Huron.
The First Nation's traditional territory extends from this waters of the North Channel of Lake Huron, Serpent River Basin; north beyond the city of Elliot Lake. The two main communities within the First Nation's territory are Cutler and Kenabutch.
The reserve consists of a land base of 26,947 acres along the north shore of Georgian Bay. It is located on the Precambrian Shield and consists primarily of outcropping igneous and metamorphic rock containing large areas of granite. Mining, Forestry and Commercial Fishing have been the main employment areas.
The Serpent River First Nation’s spiritual identity rests in the relationship with the Creator and strong family values. They have strong community values and beliefs built on their language, culture and heritage.
About the Opportunity
Currently, Serpent River First Nation has an exciting opportunity for a Family and Community Healing Coordinator in Cutler, Ontario.
In this dynamic strategic leadership role reporting to the Community Wellness Manager, you will work collaboratively to engage children, youth, adults of all ages and Elders. This will involve facilitating a range of evidence-based primary and secondary healing prevention programs and strategies for children, youth, adults and Elders on issues related to mental health, wellness and addictions. Specifically, you will:
- Provide counseling services to address mental health, wellness and addiction issues;
- Address risk factors, protective factors, and resiliency;
- Coordinate or facilitate children, parent, adult and Elder activities and programs to promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness;
- Interact with the Child Welfare System when required;
- Provide quality Social Work and Addictions Services within the scope of your practice;
- Supervise all of the Kenabutch Family Centre staff;
- Maintain clear, concise and accurate client record;
- Refer to other programs and services as needs are identified;
- Report suspected child abuse to the appropriate child protection authority in compliance with duty to report;
- Work collaboratively with referring agencies to identify at risk children and families and their needs;
- Participate in case reviews and/or conferences as required;
- Oversee the facilitation and supervision of social, fitness, recreational and family activities;
- Oversee the screening of referrals to determine suitability for group or individual delivery of programming; and
- Collaborate with other Community Wellness services and coordinate Kenabutch Family Centre staff response to social and/or psychological crisis. situations.
To qualify, you must have a university degree in Social Work (BSW) or in an applied human services field, along with membership with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
Additionally, you have:
- Certificate in family and community healing approaches;
- 3 - 5 years of experience implementing family and community healing strategies in a First Nation’s setting;
- A minimum of 2 years of direct service with children, families and groups;
- Experience in application and reporting to funders;
- Knowledge of and respect for Anishnawbek history, practices, teachings, language, values and beliefs is of critical importance;
Along with well developed counseling and assessment skills, you are an excellent communicator, both in written and verbal situations. We invite you to apply if you are able to apply tact, diplomacy and a positive attitude when dealing with sensitive issues, and it is crucial that you have strong supervisory, organizational and time management skills, as a large portion of your role will be overseeing other staff members.
You will need to be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as required, and have a valid Class G Drivers License (with current abstract) along with access to a reliable vehicle for use in the field.
Completion of a university or college research or evaluation course would be a definite asset, as is a Life Skills Coaching Certificate. You hold, are are willing to secure your CPR and First Aid Certification.
You must be willing to submit to and pass a criminal record check (CPIC) with Vulnerable Sector Verification is required prior to commencing employment.
The ability to understand and speak Ojibwe will be considered a definite asset, and preference will be given to Anishnawbek people.
Lastly, you are able to work flexible hours, including evenings and week-ends when service recipients are available.
About the Benefits
In appreciation of all your hard work and determination, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary depending on your skills and experience.
You can also look forward to fantastic benefits including:
- Extended Health and Dental
- Short and Long Term Disability
- Group Life Insurance
- Professional Development
- Group Pension Plan
Serpent River First Nation operates with respect for one another in the workplace and we value the contribution of all of our employees.
If you're looking for a leadership position and the chance to make a difference in the community - Apply Now!
Please apply online at www.applyfirst.ca/job52312