CHILD FAMILY SERVICES LIAISON
The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) requires a Child Family Services Liaison for an ongoing position based on annual funding. Must be able to start immediately.

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. 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 Director of Operations
  • Providing advocacy for children and families in the Manitoba Child & 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;
  • Create a public awareness campaign to inform the public about expanded mandate and role of representative for Children and Youth;
  • Provide supports for families transitioning from First Nation communities to urban centres;
  • To ensure child welfare agencies accommodate reasonable requests by parents or other caregivers and children and youth for participation of an individual they identify as a support in their dealings with the child welfare system;
  • Develop awareness workshops sessions for parent/s, guardians, extended family of their rights regarding CFS;
  • Assist the parent/s, guardians, other family members on plans to bring their children home;
  • Act as a 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 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 & Family Services
  • The ability to work well as part of a team
  • The knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Computer literacy and good typing skills
  • To have the ability in multi-tasking, working in a fast paced, dynamic and changing environment
  • To 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 and able to travel

 

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017, 4:00 PM
Please submit cover letters, resume & three (3) 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 Advocate
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.