Employment Opportunity Details


Family Resource Development Worker

Internal

One 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 Family Resource Development Worker, under the direction of the Child Family Services Supervisor, will primarily be responsible to act as an advocate for children and families within First Nation communities. This position will collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary team to plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate client care and support in consultation with individuals and their families. This role will also respect and protect the rights of clients.
 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Act as an advocate for children and families within member First Nation communities;
  • Provide direct and comprehensive care and assistance to clients with specialized and complex needs and incorporates traditional ways into care plans whenever possible;
  • Schedule or conduct meetings/appointments with clients and partners;
  • Assess, evaluate, and monitor resource homes;
  • Recruit family homes for children in care;
  • Support family homes by providing training opportunities and referrals to partner resource agencies;
  • Perform responsibilities of the position within the legislative and regulatory standards set out in the FSIN Child & Family Support Act and other applicable federal and provincial legislation;
  • Prepare and submit accurate reports and ensure required information is inputted into the case management tool;
  • Respect and protect the rights of clients, including but not limited to their right to independence, autonomy, and self-determination; their right to choose and practice individual values, beliefs, religion, and culture; and their right to privacy and dignity;
  • Provide a consistently high standard of care and support for clients;
  • Collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary team to plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate client care and support in consultation with individuals and their families;
  • Encourage open communication among clients when discussing issues, problems, or concerns;
  • Earns and sustains the trust and respect of elders in the assigned communities;
  • Ensure commitment to quality, client safety, and risk management initiatives;
  • Provide education and counselling to clients and families;
  • Provide timely and astute information to other members of the team, as well as to individuals under direct care or support and their family members;
  • Demonstrate cooperation among other staff members in order to ensure efficiency of care and support for clients;
  • Respond to community to provide emergency support as member of the Critical Incident Stress de-briefing team (CISM) as needed;
  • Adhere to STC Health & Family Services Inc.  Personnel policy; and
  • Assist and carry out all relief duties and tasks as assigned.
     

Qualifications

  • Social Work Degree;
  • Three years of experience in the field of child & family services;
  • Must be eligible or registered with the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers;
  • Ability to deal pleasantly and effectively with a wide range of people of different ages and cultures, in potentially volatile and emotionally charged situations;
  • Ability to maintain positive professional boundaries without imposing personal judgments and expectations on families and clients;
  • Ability to make decisions in complex situations that could be immediately dangerous to life or health;
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a team;
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure and handle tense and stressful situations;
  • Demonstrated time management skills;
  • High flexibility with strong interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse environment;
  • High level of integrity and work ethic;
  • Proven knowledge of case management processes and procedures;
  • Strong sense of ethics and the ability to handle sensitive or private information with tact and discretion;
  • Valid first aid or CPR certification;
  • Working knowledge of PC software applications (MS Office applications, internet, database familiarity);
  • Must possess a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license, a reliable vehicle and meet STC’s insurance requirements;
  • Must provide a current, original, Canadian Criminal Record Check (CPIC) and vulnerable sector check as a condition of employment;
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends, and to perform other related duties as required or assigned; 
  • 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.
     

Conditions of Work

  • Some services provided in client’s home environment and/or community setting which present many unknown variables;
  • Position will be based out of the STC Saskatoon (Packham office) location with regular travel to community. Willingness to travel extensively to community (up to three hours distance from Saskatoon), travel subject to variable weather and road conditions; 
  • Flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Periodic requirement to be on-call
  • Interaction with others under varying circumstances-including situations of a highly sensitive nature

The salary will be based on qualifications and relevant experience. 
 

Application Process

Job posting closes 4:30 p.m. July 24, 2019.
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 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.


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