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Within the Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services Service Model, the protection of children and youth is a total community responsibility, everyone has a role to play. Indigenous people have an inherent right and responsibility to raise children in ways that are consistent with traditional child rearing practices. First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities retain the authority to fully participate in decisions regarding their children’s care and well-being. These partnerships are described in service agreements and protocols that the Family Service Worker respects and adheres to. The Child & Youth Service Worker is responsible for ensuring the provision of quality service to children in the care of Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services.
The Child & Youth Service Worker will ensure all Legislative, Ministry, and Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag policies, procedures, and regulations respective to the child’s care are met. The Child & Youth Service Worker will formulate plans of care guided by the goals of permanence and stability and implement strategies to satisfy treatment objectives. This position works closely with Alternative Care and Customary Care parents, other care providers, other Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag staff, community service agencies, and community professionals to ensure the needs of children in care are met.
Provides an ongoing assessment of the child’s needs and to develop an appropriate Plan of Care based on these needs.
The incumbent is directly accountable for the provision of service to children in the care of Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag in accordance with the Child, Youth, and Family Services Act, Ministry standards and guidelines, and Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag policies and procedures.
Participates in the development and implementation of alternative residential care plans for children requiring replacement.
To monitor childcare practices within placements and to alert the Supervisor of any potential problems regarding the care and protection of the child. Court:
To attend YOA Court, if required, to provide evidence concerning children in care as well as support to the youth.
To attend CYFSA Court, if required, to assist the protection worker by providing evidence pertaining to the child’s needs and progress in care.
Has a strong working knowledge of all pertinent legislation, Ministry Standards and Guidelines, Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services policies, procedures, and directives, and the Regional Protocol.
Completes recordings within the timelines as outlined in policies.
Uses advocacy strategies on behalf of family members to ensure the child(ren) receive access to services within the community.
Maintains effective professional working relationships with community collaterals;
Attends team, departmental and staff meetings.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor of Social Work Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services related field, and a minimum of three (3) years relevant experience working with children and families.
Experience working within Child Welfare and/or Indigenous Child-Wellbeing setting would be considered an asset.
About Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services:
You will be provided a working location, with a hybrid work from home option available.
Travel within the catchment area will be required.
At our Agency, we actively encourage a healthy work life balance and aim to ensure working hours do not exceed 35 hours per week and / or do not need to be conducted during evenings and weekends. We recognize however, that the needs of the children, youth, and families that we work alongside do require services outside of these hours. We have a flexible work policy where we aim to maintain an 8-hour, schedule (inclusive of a 1-hour lunch), but there are occasions where such planning is not possible. In this role, you will need to have flexibility in your work schedule.
STARTING SALARY RANGE
$67,695.22-$81,589.93, depending on qualifications and experience.
Please email the following to [email protected]
o Application for Employment (available at www.binnoojiiyag.ca)
o Please indicate preferred location in your application
o Resume (include 3 supervisor references)
Incomplete Applications will not be considered.
Only those selected will be contacted for an interview.
As an Indigenous Child Wellbeing Agency, we give priority to applicants who identify as First Nations, Inuit, Métis and those with close affiliations
Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag (Nog-dah-wen-mawg) (Bin-ooh-zhee-yug) Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services is a multi-service Indigenous Child Well-Being Agency. We provide a stable foundation for children, youth, and families, through wraparound services that are culturally based and family-focused. We seek to support our families in the way they deserve, with care and authenticity, and by recognizing and respecting spirit. We form a wholistic, inclusive, and nonjudgmental circle of care. We seek to honour and support those we serve, with a constant commitment to growing our base of knowledge and expertise. Passionate about helping our communities and making them better, healthier places, we are committed to being open, honest, communicative partners with our communities and Nations.With awareness and knowledge of structures of power and history, we approach families as equals, to help them find their place and identity. We advocate for those who do not have a voice, acting with leadership and integrity.Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag was the vision of grassroots First Nations prevention staff over twenty years ago, they continue the work today and act as an advisory to our Board. We obtained our mandate to seek Designation and to provide child protection services in our jurisdiction from our member Chiefs and Councils.We are an agency that delivers culturally-intelligent services to our partner First Nation communities in Ontario. With our team of dedicated staff, we work with children, youth, and families as early as possible to help them navigate various obstacles and access services available to them. We offer services such as Child & Youth Mental Health and Addictions, Youth Justice, Youth in Transition, Child Welfare, and Alternative Care.