(2) Permanent Post Majority Support Worker Positions

Description

(2) Permanent Post Majority Support Worker Positions

Location

Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan – QBOW Protection Office Beardy & Okemasis Cree Nation - QBOW Beardy’s Sub-Office

Opening Date

21/05/2024

Closing Date

04/06/2024

 

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Manager of Family Services, the Post Majority Support Worker will be a highly motivated individual who will work with the family to meet their care plan goals and achieve a satisfactory level of wellness and family functioning. They will be required to work with aligning departments such as Protection and Prevention ensuring services are delivered, in accordance with legislation, regulations, policies and accepted practice standards. Further they will support the safety and well-being of youth and young adults aging out of care up to the age of 26. They will assist youth and young adults to connect to internal and external services and resources including connections to family and the community. Post majority care services are aimed to help prioritize safety and support through the assistance of a service provider that can help navigate inclusive and individual well-being journey.

Why QBOW CFS Inc.:
• Opportunity to work alongside cultural knowledge keepers & Elders • Holistic, culturally safe, approaches to serving our clients and community • Freedom to share and observe own cultural practices (i.e. smudging in the office) • Paid Annual and Sick leave days; • 3 Offices located in Southern and Northern Saskatchewan; • Mental Health and Employee and Family Assistance Programs that utilized Equine Therapy.
• Focuses on the Reunification of families.

Program goals include:
• Promote strong life skills and holistic well-being. • Promote the social and emotional health; • Help youth and adult youth access and navigate key supports and services; • Increase understanding of the best ways to support youth and their families; • Find gaps in the system and find solutions to the problems families often face.

Duties:
•Participate in planning for transitioning youth/young adults including identifying and maintaining connection to family, extended family and community.
•Contact former and existing youth and young adults in care who meet the post majority criteria to enroll in voluntary services/post majority program.
•Ensure appropriate cultural opening when coordinating meetings within QBOW CFS Inc., for client’s, families, communities, and other collaterals.
•Actively seek guidance from the cultural staff how to incorporate culture into the position or how to work from a cultural perspective.
•Provide wrap-around support that meets the distinct needs and promotes holistic positive outcomes for thriving community youth and young adults.
•Support youth and young adults to be fully independent and identify their own interests to support their well-being for their life-long success.
•Assist youth and young adults to participate in cultural programming.
•Ensure confidentiality and safekeeping of all documents and records.
•Maintain accurate, up-to-date, and concise work files.
•Perform additional related duties in accordance with job responsibilities and department objectives.
•Participate in training, cultural events and other mandatory training as required.
•Performs other duties assigned by the Executive Director/Associate Executive Director.

Required Qualifications, Skills & Abilities:
•Diploma in Indigenous Social Work/Social Work
•3 Years experience working with Indigenous Families in crisis with demonstrated facilitation experience.
•Must have valid Class 5 driver’s license
•Successful candidate will be required to submit a current criminal record check and vulnerable persons check.
•Familiarity with services and support in Saskatchewan, both in the Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 areas.
•Knowledge of First Nation policies and legislations, Saskatchewan Child and Family Services Act, the FSIN Child Welfare and Family Support Act, Policy and Procedures Manual for Family Centered Services (MSS), and other legislation;
•Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history, with emphasis on family violence, child welfare, the impacts of trauma, Indigenous youth/young adults’ engagement, and community outreach.
•Ability to work flexible hours: will include evenings and/or weekends to support program and community needs.
•Able to work efficiently as part of a team as well as independently.
•Good organization, time management and prioritizing skills.
•High level of sound and independent judgement, reasoning and discretion.
•Strong morals and ethics, along with a commitment to confidentiality.

How To Apply:
Email your cover letter & resume along with 3 references to:
Natasha Gladue, Human Resources at ngladue@qbow.ca

We thank all that apply, but only those selected for interview will be contacted.
*****Pursuant to Subsection 16 (10) of the SK Human Rights code, preference may be given to Indigenous Applicants.

“We are committed to the National Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. QBOW is engaged primarily in promoting or serving the interests of Indigenous peoples, QBOW prioritizes employment to Indigenous peoples. Preference will be given to Indigenous applicants, unless that preference or employment would constitute a discriminatory practice under the Canadian Human Rights Act.”

About QBOW CFS Inc.: QBOW is a growing Indigenous community-based organization, serving four Indigenous communities of children, youth, families & Elders. Our Vision is to build communities of strong, healthy, successful Indigenous people and families connected to each other and to their roots by fostering their health & well-being through culturally relevant services, support, and advocacy.