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ALTERNATIVE CARE RESOURCES SUPPORT WORKER 063R1-21-2

OGWADENI:DEO, SOCIAL SERVICES

CONTRACT

Applications will be received by Six Nations of the Grand River and Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT) up until 4:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 for the Alternative Care Resources Support Worker with Ogwadeni:deo, Social Services Department. The Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form, Job Posting and Job Description are available for printing from the www.greatsn.com website. Online applications accepted through StaffHR@sixnations.ca.

NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applicants from Six Nations and other First Nations will be given preference to deliver programs and services in a First Nations community.

JOB SUMMARY: The Alternative Care Resources Support Worker reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Manager of Resources and adhere to the guiding values of the Code of Practice. The Alternative Care Resource Support Worker will be responsible, as assigned, for the transportation of children and as well supervise Access Visits.

Type Contract
Closing Date  April 28, 2021.
Hours of Work  Variable Hours
Wage TBD

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a Post- Secondary Diploma in Business Administration plus 2 year experience OR
  • Secondary School Diploma with Grade 12 (OSSGD) plus with combined 3 year work experience in a progressive office setting in particular Child Welfare
  • Must possess a valid Ontario class “G” driver’s license
  • Requires to be the principal driver of a vehicle with $2 million Auto Insurance
  • Must submit a favourable criminal reference check and vulnerable sector screening
  • Will be Ogweho:weh in preference to other applicants
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours in accordance to working environment

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: (Choose one method ONLY):

Method #1:  Email – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Copy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Email all documents (in a .doc or .pdf file) listed above to StaffHR@sixnations.ca.

Please ensure that the SUBJECT LINE of your email states:

Alternative Care Resource Support Worker – Contract – 063R1-21-2

Method #2: Mailed or Hand Delivered – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Photocopy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Place all documents listed above in a sealed envelope and mail to or drop off at:

Alternative Care Resource Support Worker – Contract – 063R1-21-2

c/o Reception Desk

Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT)

P.O. Box 69, 16 Sunrise Court

Ohsweken, Ontario  N0A 1M0

Alternative Care Resource Support Worker

Guiding Values for our Code of Practice

  • Adenidaohsra’/Onkwa’tenniten:ro (Compassion and Kindness)
  • Dedwadadrihwanohkwa:k/Onkwatennitenrosera (Respecting one another)
  • Degayenawa’ko:ngye/Tetewaterihwakwenyenhsthak (Working together)
  • Dewagagenawako:ngye’/Tetewayenwakontye (Assisting one another)
  • Esadatgehs/Enhsatatkenhse (Self-reflection on actions taken)
  • Gaihwaedahgoh/Karihwayentahkwen (Taking responsibility)
  • Gasgyao:nyok/Kahretsyaronhsera (Encouragement)
  • Gasasdenhsra/Ka’shatstenhsera (Strength/supportive to one another)
  • Drihwawaihsyo/Ka’nikonhratoken (Honest and moral conduct)
  • Oihwadogehsra’/Yorihwato:ken (Being truthful and consistent)
  • Sgeno/Sken:nen (Peaceful thoughts and Actions)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

The Alternative Care Resource Support Worker reports to and works under the direction of Manager of Resources and adhere to the guiding values of the Code of Practice.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION

The Alternative Care Resource Support Worker will be responsible, as assigned, for the transportation of children and as well supervise Access Visits.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SUPPORT TO OGWEHO:WEH FAMILIES, CHILDREN AND YOUTH

  • Assists with the Access Visits
  • Transportation of children/youth

OGWADENI:DEO THE AGENCY

 Assists with the annual review of the content of the Alternative Care Resource Development program and recommends any needed changes to the Alternative Care Resource Team Leader

  • Assists with the development and maintenance of an inventory of approved internal and external alternative care homes and external group, foster and institutional placement options and bed availability
  • Assists with the establishment of any protocols required in relation to access to external care resources
  • Assists with the monitoring and evaluation alternative care programs provided by external resources in relation to the needs of Ogwadeni:deo children and youth requiring alternative care are regularly evaluated
  • Assists, as assigned, persons (adoptees or those looking to connect with adoptees) to make application to the adoption registry
  • Conducts, as assigned, a file search and develops a social history for a former adoptee (for approval by the Team Leader in cases where files are held locally; and, if an adoptee’s files are not held locally, helps to locate and refers the request for information the relevant agency
  • Ensures accurate documentation and timely reports according to Foster Care Licensing and approved Kotinonha policies and procedures.

HONEST AND MORAL CONDUCT

 Any financial matters shall adhere to Ogwadeni:deo approved financial policies

  • Assists, as assigned, in consultation with the assigned Support Team Member(s), the appropriate subsidy level for each alternative care provider in relation to the level of support required by a particular child/youth placed in care
  • Assists, as assigned, with the calculation of monthly subsidies and any additional eligible expenses and the filing of required supporting documentation for approval and release
  • Participates the development of the annual budget and expenditure plan by assisting the Alternative Care Resource Team Leader to identify Care Resource Team support and programming requirements

BEING TRUTHFUL AND CONSISTENT

 Assists, as directed with the development of care resource recruitment information packages and with advertising the need for alternative care homes

  • Assists, as assigned, in the process of maintaining regular communications with other community-based and external service providers
  • Participates as directed in public forums, including the media, to communicate the responsibilities and practices of the Ogwadeni:deo Program and to develop and maintain public support

ASSISTING ONE ANOTHER

  • Ensures the effective implementation of other duties as determined by the Manager of Resources
  • Assists with the process of monitoring the adequacy of existing policies, procedures and standards and of the organization structure, and developing recommended revisions where required
  • Assists with the process of identifying and substantiating evolving needs of children, youth and their families and the design of services required to address changing needs
  • Assists with the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual services reporting as directed

WORKING CONDITIONS

This position, given that the primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of children/youth who are alleged to be and may be found to be need of protection and managing a team interacting with families in relation to sensitive issues can involve considerable mental and emotional stress, especially where the staff are involved in traumatic situations involving children and youth. It can also involve physically dangerous situations.

STRENGTH/SUPPORTIVE TO ONE ANOTHER

With the Ogwadeni:deo Manager of Resources and other Unit Staff:

Takes direction from and works closely with the Manager of Resources on a day-to-day basis in supporting the Director in fulfilling his/her obligations to the Ogwadeni:deo Community Commission, the Six Nations Community and Ogweho:weh families resident off reserve in the negotiated geographical jurisdiction

With Other Ogwadeni:deo Program Managers, Supervisors and Staff:

Provides information and assistance, and works in a cooperative and courteous manner in support of the Manager of Resources and the Director in ensuring mutually-served clients receive the best possible, coordinated service

With The Community:

Acts as a role model and represents and promotes Ogwadeni:deo in a courteous, cooperative and professional manner With the Ministry of Child and Youth Services (MCYS):

Acts in a respectful manner in all communications with the Ministry to ensure compliance of standards, particularly, crown ward file review, cyclical reviews, inquests and serious occurrence reporting

SELF-REFLECTING ON ACTIONS TAKEN

Errors in carrying out the responsibilities of the psition could result in:

  • Loss of credibility, trust and public confidence in Ogwadeni:deo
  • Harm or injury to employees or children/youth and their families
  • Legal and/or financial liabilities

Taking responsibility

The Alternative Care Resource Support Worker is responsible for the drives; pickups and supervised Access Visits and on-going support of Kotinonha as approved by the Alternative Care Resource Team Leader in consultation with the Manager of Resources.

Qualifications

Basic/Mandatory Requirements

  • Must have a Post- Secondary Diploma in Business Administration plus 2 year experience OR
  • Secondary School Diploma with Grade 12 (OSSGD) plus with combined 3 year work experience in a progressive office setting in particular Child Welfare
  • Must possess a valid Ontario class “G” driver’s license
  • Requires to be the principal driver of a vehicle with $2 million Auto Insurance
  • Must submit a favourable criminal reference check and vulnerable sector screening
  • Will be Ogweho:weh in preference to other applicants
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours in accordance to working environment

Knowledge Requirements

  • Must be knowledgeable respecting Six Nations’ cultures and of the cultures of families of other First Nations who reside in the designated service delivery area

Ability Requirements

  • Must have the ability to work cooperatively with other staff and management
  • Must have the ability to relate effectively to community members
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must have strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills
  • Must have the ability to work with minimal direction

Interested applicants: Please be sure to include SNGREC’s Employment Application Form with your submission.