Family Service Worker
Tikinagan Child & Family Services
65 King Street
- The Family Service Worker oversees services and supports to families – families whose children have been taken into care and families whose children are in their care and are receiving services from Tikinagan. The work of the Family Service Worker is guided by our Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin Service Model – everyone working together to raise our children.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Develop a trusting relationship with families on your caseload through regular visits and contact.
- Assess their needs and develop and maintain a service plan for each family, working with the children, parents, extended family, local service providers, Chief and Council and others as appropriate.
- Assist the family to connect with community supports and services.
- When necessary assess and monitor risk level to help determine when children can return home.
- Keep the Supervisor informed of key issues and serious occurrences.
- Complete case notes on all case activities, and maintain up to date documentation for children care files.
- This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all applicants. Persons of First Nations Ancestry will be given preference (OHRC, Part II, Special Employment). We invite applicants to Self-Identify if Indigenous, Metis or Inuit.
- Interest in working with children and youth. Experience with raising a family, working with children, or being a part of community life in small remote communities.
- Interest in learning new skills. On the job training will be provided. Education/experience in social services or child welfare is an asset, but not required
- Knowledge of and lived experience with the Aboriginal culture, including land-based activities, spiritual understanding, importance of Elders, etc
- Basic verbal and written communication skills and personal time management
- Ability to speak Ojicree or Ojibway is a very strong asset, but not required
- Must be willing to take the Child Welfare Professional Training program OR must be an authorized child protection worker.
- Professional integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality is essential
- Computer experience is an asset, but not required
- Valid driver’s license and ability to travel.
TO APPLY: Send your job application/resume to the Hiring Committee and include the Competition Number or the name of the position you are applying for:
- BY MAIL: P.O. Box 627, Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B1 OR
- BY FAX: (807) 737-4550 OR
- BY EMAIL: HR@tikinagan.org OR
- DROP OFF YOUR APPLICATION AT ANY OF OUR OFFICES (ask the receptionist to fax your application to Human Resources)