OverviewTikinagan Child & Family Services Prevention Services Coordinator Full Time in Summer Beaver, ON
Tikinagan Child & Family Services
Branch Summer Beaver ON CA
Prevention Services Coordinator
Summer Beaver, ON
The Prevention Services Coordinator will report to the Direct Services Supervisor. Prevention Services Coordinators will work within the framework of the
The Prevention Services Coordinator will report to the Direct Services Supervisor. Prevention Services Coordinators will work within the framework of the Mamow Oshki Pimagihowin prevention program ensuring consistent delivery of community-based prevention and family support programs. Prevention Services Coordinators will organize agreed upon activities for children and families, facilitate workshops, deliver family support programs and assist in efforts to increase service coordination at the community level. Prevention Workers will also participate in external fund-raising activities and, when necessary, assist other Prevention Workers in the delivery of prevention and family support programs. Prevention Workers will complete Community Needs Assessments, Annual Prevention Service Plans, Year End reports and Program Development Plans. Prevention Services Coordinators must work closely with child protection units to ensure that clients involved with child protection services are actively involved in prevention programs.
*This position is community based. Training and support will be provided.
- Experience in the social services field and/or relevant training and work experience will be considered.
- Knowledgeable in all aspects of community including local history, resources and services, traditional practices, and family dynamics.
- Proven ability to work effectively with families and children.
- Knowledgeable about the impact of children’s mental health issues on the family and be able to provide support to parents and children affected by child welfare intervention.
- Ability to speak in front of small and large groups and/or at client case conferences.
- Beginning leadership and project management skills are needed to facilitate workshops, organize family and children’s recreational activities, host community events and deliver short term family support programs.
- Knowledgeable about both traditional and recreational family and children activities.
- Able to work effectively with Chief and Council, local and other service providers and Tikinagan child protection staff.
- Ability to speak in one of the regional First Nation languages is preferred.
- Experience and understanding of cultural issues, and of the geographic realities and social conditions within northern remote First Nation communities.
- Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently and in a team.
- Good verbal and written communication skills. Time management skills are essential.
- Professional integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality are essential.
- Must be willing and able to work flexible hours.
- Valid Ontario driver’s license or agreement to obtain a driver’s license is necessary.
- Travel will be required
- Must provide and pass criminal record check.
All successful applicants will require an application for, or a current, Criminal Record Check(CRC). A Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) for those positions working with children will also be required. As such, it is recommended that applicants apply for a CRC & VSC as soon as possible.
***ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED***
Tikinagan Child and Family Services is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, Tikinagan Child and Family Services will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.
Tikinagan Child and Family Services is an equal opportunity employer and strives to ensure that its hiring process meets the needs of all persons with disabilities. As such, Tikinagan Child and Family Services will provide reasonable accommodation for any applicant, as requested during the hiring process.
Tikinagan Child and Family Services seeks to fully integrate the principles of Employment Equity and will ensure the full participation and advancement of members of historically disadvantaged groups (i.e., members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, women, and aboriginal peoples). Tikinagan Child and Family Services will achieve this by ensuring that its hiring process is fair and equitable for all persons.
Tikinagan Child and Family Services strives to ensure that its employment practices are free from direct and indirect discrimination and is committed to upholding the human rights of those participating in the hiring process. In pursuit of this commitment, Tikinagan Child and Family Services will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation. This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment.
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Summer Beaver, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-11