Employment Opportunity Details


Demonstration Project Community Facilitator

External

Full Time Position Available


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
 

The Position

The purpose of the Demonstration Project is to transform the on-reserve child welfare system to a well-being system that is driven by the needs of each STC First Nation community. The Demonstration Project Community Facilitator will assist the assigned member community to facilitate the successful completion of the Demonstration Project objectives. This will be accomplished through aiding member communities to identify and build capacity, develop planning and reporting processes, and develop standards to ensure positive outcomes and community independence at the end of the Demonstration Project. This is not a front line services role but will partner with community stakeholders to provide guidance on planning and delivering services. The Demonstration Project will conclude March 31, 2023.
 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Champions and promotes the ‘Demonstration Project’ as a first in Canada, program that fosters the Quality of Life strategy for the seven independent member communities.
  • Adheres to the community’s Demonstration Project plan according to timelines, objectives, and resourcing.
  • Engages regularly (community visits, by telephone, videoconference, and correspondence) with the assigned First Nations member community while developing a positive working relationship to gain trust and confidence in a supporting role.
  • Assists communities by being responsive to their unique needs in building capacity, processes and systems which foster successful outcomes and indicators in meeting project objectives.
  • Identifies challenges and collaborates with others to find suitable solutions.
  • Collaborates with other members of the Demonstration Project team on a regular basis to share project progress, learnings.
  • Documents and reports on project status, obstacles, forecasts.
  • Performs work within assigned budget and resources.
  • Supports change management and works with teams to integrate organizational change management activities into the overall project plan.
  • Upon direction, aids in the transition from “demonstration project” close-out to operations hand-over with the CFS coordinators.
  • Completes project close-out duties as assigned. As a pilot program, first in Canada, may be requested to participate in advancing further projects in Canada.
  • Perform other related projects and duties as assigned.
     

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Proven ability to demonstrate respect while upholding STC’s strategic objectives and providing support to a member community;
  • Knowledge and understanding of provincial child and family services legislation, regulations, policies and procedures and the FSIN Indian Child Welfare and Family Support Act;
  • Knowledge of the political, social and economic objectives of the Saskatoon Tribal Council and of the Dakota, Cree, and Saulteaux cultures will be considered an asset;
  • Work experience with First Nations people and an understanding of issues encountered by First Nations people;
  • An understanding of the dynamics of First Nations family systems;
  • Knowledge of First Nations and generalist social work philosophies, values, and practices, including community development processes;
  • Extremely organized with both written and oral data;
  • Ability to break down project needs to task level and communicate needs with the community in a logical format;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated;
  • Effective project planning and coordinating skills;
  • Proven time management and multi-tasking skills;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Knowledge of effective prevention approaches and programs;
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and interpretation, is an asset.
     

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in Social Work from an Accredited Canadian Institution, other human services related degrees will also be considered;
  • Minimum five years’ experience in delivering child and family programming or front line child and family services and working with First Nations children, families and communities;
  • Project Management training or certification, is an asset;
  • Project planning, community development, and/or project management experience, is preferred;
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license throughout employment and meet STC’s insurance requirements, as well as, have access to a reliable roadworthy vehicle;
  • Must be able to provide a satisfactory current, original Canadian Criminal Record Check (CPIC) which will include the vulnerable sector check.
     

Conditions of Work

  • The position is located within the STC Health & Family Services Inc. main office with regular travel to the assigned community
  • Periodic extended hours of work/flexibility to meet project needs and participation in meetings may be required
     

Application Process

Job posting closes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 4:30pm.
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter along with three (3) references using our online application form.
 

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

* Internal postings are open to qualified band members of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis Nehiyawak, 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.


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