Employment Opportunity Details


Child & Family Mentor Aid

24.04.2017

External


Term Position

Saskatoon Tribal Council

THE ORGANIZATION

Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) improves the quality of life of First Nations through mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations and industry. Opportunities for improved living are accessed through programs and services in health, safety, economic development, education, and financial investments in the broader community. Acting as a representative body for seven First Nations, STC delivers programs and services to those living in member communities and Saskatoon. More information is available at www.sktc.sk.ca

FIRE: Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Excellence

STC is a non-profit corporation delivering services in the urban area, focusing on responsive services for First Nations services in the City of Saskatoon. All services are status blind, with the exception of funding for training and employment.

THE POSITION

Under the direction of the Urban Family Services Coordinator, the Child & Family Mentor Aid will lead/co-lead dynamic family and children programs that concentrate on key aspects of family literacy, parent support and education geared towards the stages of early childhood development, as well as programs designed to increase opportunities to strengthen individuals, and families, to empower them to improve their quality of life. Our programs incorporate principles that are common across many Aboriginal cultures and are emphasized through the concepts of medicine wheel teachings.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work independently or collaboratively with co-facilitator to plan and lead dynamic sessions and maintain a developmentally appropriate parent/child focused room;
  • Facilitate wellness educational classes such as parenting skills, self-care/management, behaviour management, effective communication, trauma and abuse, etc.;
  • Develop, prepare, modify curriculum content in consultation with Coordinator;
  • Complete and document all necessary session lesson plans with follow up and reviews;
  • Set-up and take-down of daily program materials and equipment as necessary. Sanitize toys, snack preparation and organization of activities on a daily basis. Purchasing of supplies for activities, meals and snacks;
  • Caring for children is physically and mentally demanding; work requires heavy physical effort for lifting, bending, carrying and reaching overhead, may require long periods of standing or walking, and requires dealing with emotionally volatile situations;
  • Promote, coordinate, and deliver program orientations;
  • Responsible for client recruitment and intake process;
  • Adhere to security and confidentiality while maintaining file system of clientele;
  • Make arrangements for facilities, transportation and material necessary for group sessions in consultation with team;
  • Experience in data/stats collection to maintain accurate client progress and reports; collect and disseminate data (monthly, quarterly reports). i.) Input of client data into Client Management System, ii.) Report on outcome measures and disseminate to team and external partners, iii.) Prepare quarterly data evaluation to gauge program effectiveness;
  • Maintain technical aspects of program areas specific to record keeping, logging, inventory, administration and transportation services;
  • Provide resources/advocacy for client/family prior to, during and following group sessions, as necessary, implementing intervention services to assist clients;
  • Collaborate and maintain positive relationship with other service providers to maintain cooperative relationships in the context of multi-program delivery;
  • Assist in developing and delivering media related promo required for program marketing and registration;
  • Maybe required to drive passenger van for daily program pick-up and drop-off service of participants;
  • Must possess a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license (class 5) and meet STC's insurance requirements;
  • Current Criminal Records Check (CPIC) and a Vulnerable Sector Check must be available at the time of interview

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree in social work, ECE Level II, III, OR related human service discipline or the equivalent combination of education and minimum one-year experience in direct program delivery;
  • Knowledgeable in Aboriginal teachings, holistic model of health and wellness programs, specifically the Medicine Wheel Concept;
  • Trained/certified to facilitate Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of community-based programs and related provincial and community support programs;
  • Demonstrated skills in group facilitation, curriculum writing and parenting program development;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, public speaking, writing, organization and management skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively, demonstrate professional presence, maintain effective working relationships with diverse staff and clientele;
  • Knowledgeable and respective in the diversity of our multi-cultural society;
  • Working knowledge in Microsoft Office applications;

APPLICATION PROCESS

Job posting closes 4:30 p.m. on May 1, 2017. 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications along with three (3) references to:

Resumes
Saskatoon Tribal Council
c/o Wilna Bear
200-335 Packham Avenue
Saskatoon SK  S7N 4S1
Fax: (306) 244-1097
Email:  stchrREMOVE_THIS@sktc.skREMOVE_THIS.ca

No telephone calls please, STC appreciates the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



Applicants are required to state how they meet the eligibility requirements in their cover letter.

* Internal postings are STC employment opportunites - open to qualified members of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis First Nation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation, or current permanent employees of the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

* External postings are STC employment opportunites - open for application by the general public

* Community Postings are STC member First Nation employment opportunities - open for application by the general public