Closing on: Jul 12, 2024
Department: Family Services
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Location: Buffalo Narrows Meadow Lake

CFS Family Service Workers

Employment Opportunities

 

MLTC was created by nine First Nations located in north-west Saskatchewan who have constitutionally recognized aboriginal rights and Treaty Rights under Treaties #6, #8 and #10.   The primary purpose of MLTC is to serve those First Nations in their aspirations for cultural, economic and political autonomy.  As a private sector employer engaged primarily in promoting and serving the interests of the member First Nations, MLTC asserts its right to provide preferential treatment to First Nations people, giving them priority in decisions on employment matters such as hiring, and this can extend to measures such as opening competitions only to First Nations people.

  • This competition is open to all applicants; and
  • Preference will be given to First Nation or other Indigenous applicants who possess the qualifications, knowledge and skills to meet the minimum suitability requirements as stated for the position

 

MLTC Child & Family Services Department is seeking highly motivated individuals to fill the full-time, permanent positions of Family Service Workers – the positions are based out of the main office in Meadow Lake/Flying Dust and the Buffalo Narrows Sub Office.

The successful candidates will work as part of the MLTC CFS Team in providing direct services in family support on needs-based system. The individuals will be sensitive, compassionate and professional in all areas relating to CFS program needs, issues and concerns; will apply a holistic approach to individual, family, and community healing/development by honoring and being knowledgeable about the inner-connectedness of the emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical aspects.

When working with families, the Family Service Worker role may expand into a generalist role to meet the needs of the family. Each role, and adaptation in duties require the direction and consultation of an MLTC CFS Supervisor. The term generalist entails multiple roles within Child and Family Services, that offer wellbeing and safety to the child and family.

 

MLTC CFS offers competitive wage comparison with an “MLTC Premium” top up on salary. We also offer a comprehensive benefit plan including Dental, Extended Health, Sick Leave and a Pension Plan match.

 

DUTIES: (Include, but not limited to)

  • Assist in the development/implementation of prevention, child protection, and family support service initiatives.
  • Work with parents and families in order to intervene and remediate the issues/conditions that may exist within the family, which cause that child/ren to be in need of protection as per legal mandate of the Saskatchewan Child & Family Services Act.
  • Conduct child protection enquiries as assigned by the MLTC CFS Supervisor and prepare for entry to case management system.
  • Document all factual evidence and case decisions on client files.
  • Determine the level of risk to personal safety to children and complete a written risk assessment on all child protection files, through existing practice of Structured Decision Making (SDM) tools.
  • Initiate legal proceedings, when out of home placement is necessary, as required by policy and the Saskatchewan Child & Family Services Act.
  • Provide emergency on-call services after hours as scheduled.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum:

  • Appropriate combination of education and relevant work experience may be considered
  • Certificate of Social Work is an asset

Preferred:

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Background in working with children and families would be an asset
  • Experience with development and implementation of programs

Other:

  • The applicants must have experience in providing support and services with families.
  • Be knowledgeable in the dynamics of child abuse/neglect, family violence, addictions, poverty, and oppression.
  • Be knowledgeable in child/community development
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in computer applications (i.e., AIS and/or Red Mane Database; Microsoft – Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and communication (written/verbal) skills.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of professionalism, integrity, and personal wellness.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours with extensive travel involved.
  • The ability to speak and understand Cree and/or Dene is a definite asset.

 

All interested applicants are invited to submit: a letter of intent, resume detailing qualifications and experience, copies of credentials, current satisfactory RCMP Security Clearance (Criminal Record Check inclusive of a Vulnerable Sector Check), copy of valid driver’s license, and a list of three (3) current professional supervisory references to:

 

Human Resources Department

8003 Flying Dust Reserve

MEADOW LAKE, SK  S9X 1T8

E-mail:  [email protected]

Phone: (306) 236-5654.  Fax: (306) 236-3509

 

For more information, please contact Onyeka Arinze, Senior Director of CFS @ (306) 236-8287. Also, please visit our website @ www.mltc.net.

 

Deadline:     Friday, July 12, 2024

 

MLTC sincerely appreciates and thanks all individuals for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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