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Family Support Worker

Michipicoten First Nation

Full-Time • Chapleau Region


 Internal/External Posting - January 12, 2021

Michipicoten First Nation is a vibrant Ojibway First Nation community located on the white sands (north east shores) of Lake Superior. The registered population is approximately 1,100 with 70 members living on reserve. With a strong sense of community and cultural identity, Michipicoten First Nation strives to maintain harmony and balance with Mother Earth, neighbouring First Nations and surrounding communities.

Under the supervision of the Manager, Community Health and Social Services, the Family Support Worker assists Michipicoten citizens facing personal challenges by linking them to programs and services available to address their situation. In this role, you will identify client needs, assist with the establishment of action plans, and act as a systems navigator to ensure clients are able to access required support, whether that be within an Indigenous culturally competent framework, or a best practice model. This is a full-time, permanent position. Some travel and work outside of office hours may be required.

Client Support
• Conduct needs assessments for at-risk individuals and families dealing with personal challenges, including but not limited to, substance abuse, mental health, family violence, grief, poverty, housing, and legal issues
• Assist clients with setting goals and establishing action plants to address challenges, and provides ongoing advocacy/support
• 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
• Provide clients with referrals to applicable internal and external program partners and acts as a liaison between client and the support agencies (Social Workers, Legal Aid, Probation, Doctors, Counsellors, etc.)
• Assist clients with information gathering and applications (filling out forms) as needed (i.e., housing, Jordan’s Principle, etc.)
• Maintain strong relationships with partners and service providers and stays up to date on programs and services offered by partners
• Prepare and submits accurate reports and timely reports for management and funders
• Monitor client progress, keeping records, reports, etc. up to date
• Maintain and updates Family Support Worker records
• Communicate information as appropriate, to clients, supervisor, co-workers, service providers and partners

Networking & Development
• Participate in professional development activities
• Collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary team to plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate client care and support in consultation with individuals and their families
• Seek opportunities and partnerships to maximize community-based supports for families
• Work with Michipicoten’s Health and Social Services Team to plan and coordinate community events, workshops and educational activities that address the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health needs of Client-Families

• Post-secondary degree/diploma or equivalent in Family Support Worker, Social work, Social Sciences or related
• Experience with a First Nation’s Community in the social services field is preferred
• Proficiency in MS Office applications, various software, and internet
• Knowledge and understanding of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act
• In-depth knowledge of Health and Social issues affecting First Nation Communities
• Valid Ontario driver's license and access to personal vehicle
• Clean vulnerable sector check
• High level of integrity and work ethic

TERM Full-time, Permanent

Michipicoten First Nation offers a comprehensive employee benefit package and competitive wage based upon experience and qualifications.

Interested persons may submit their cover letter & resume as one document by email to Lisa Belanger no later than January 24, 2021. Please include the job title in the email subject line. (A full job description is available upon request).

Michipicoten First Nation (MFN) is an equal opportunity employer. MFN will attempt to provide reasonable accommodation for known disability for an applicant or employee if requested.

Michipicoten First Nation is dedicated to promoting equity and diversity and serving the interests of their citizens. The successful candidate will be primarily engaged in serving the interests of Michipicoten citizens and Michipicoten will give preference to citizens and Indigenous candidates who possess the necessary qualifications.

Job Expires: 2021-01-24

Contact Information

Michipicoten First Nation

Wawa Wawa, ON P0S 1K0, Canada

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