Child & Family Services Liaison


Southern Chiefs’ Organization

Employment Opportunity

CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES LIAISON

 

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) requires a Child and Family Services Liaison for an ongoing position based on annual funding.

 

EDUCATION:

  • Degree in a relevant discipline such as social work, clinical psychology, law, community development or dispute resolution with several years of experience working within social, health or child and youth services with a strong emphasis on working with Indigenous children and youth. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience engaging and developing collaborative working relationships with Indigenous people, communities, and community leaders.
  • Knowledge and awareness of Indigenous histories and cultural practices, customs and traditions.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reporting directly to the Senior Advisor of Child and Family Services
  • Providing advocacy for children and families in the Manitoba Child and Family Services system
  • Advocating on behalf of children and youth on safety and policy concerns brought to SCO
  • Act as a liaison between the parent(s) and the child and family agency
  • Provide information or referrals for families transitioning from Southern First Nation communities to urban centers;
  • To ensure child welfare agencies address reasonable requests by parents or other caregivers, children, or youth as a support in dealings with the child welfare system;
  • Develop awareness workshops sessions for parent(s), guardians, extended family of their rights regarding CFS;
  • Assist parent(s), guardians, other family members on plans to bring their children home;
  • Act as a CFS system navigator for parent(s) in dealing with apprehension issues;
  • Advocate for parent(s), families that is beneficial to both the parent(s) and the CFS agencies

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience engaging and developing collaborative working relationships with Indigenous people, communities, and community leaders.
  • Knowledge and awareness of Indigenous histories and cultural practices, customs and traditions.
  • An organized approach and excellent time management skills
  • Good communication and interview skills
  • Knowledge of advocacy processes, principles, and commitment to the respectful treatment of children
  • Knowledge of community development, community outreach, consultation processes, and community based and non-government organizations
  • Comprehension of legislation and its application to program delivery and regulatory developments within Manitoba Provincial Child and Family Services
  • The ability to work well as a part of a team
  • The knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Computer literacy and exceptional typing skills
  • Have the ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced, dynamic and changing environment
  • Have the ability to adapt to evolving responsibilities and be willing to expand capacity as the job requires
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle with the ability to travel

 

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS: 4:30 PM SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

 

Please submit cover letters, resume & three work related references to:

Director of Operations
Southern Chiefs’ Organization
1572 Dublin Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 0L4
Fax: (204) 946-1871
Humanresources@scoinc.mb.ca
RE: Child Family Services

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected will be contacted for further consideration. Preference will be given to qualified First Nation candidates.