Employment Opportunity – Repost
FAMILY FIRST NATION SECRETARIAT (FFNS) SUPERVISOR
Full Time Position – Thompson or Winnipeg
Under the direction of the Family First Nation Secretariate Director, the MKO FFNS Supervisor is required to meet the performance requirements to ensure that the Jordon’s Principle (JP) & Post Majority Support Services (PMSS) operations are always met. All work will be carried out in a manner consistent with MKO’s policy and Indigenous culture and values.
The FFNS Supervisor is responsible for providing clinical and JP and PMSS directed supervision, support, guidance, and evaluation to assigned staff.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Management and Supervision of all staff under the JP and PMSS.
- Act as a liaison and provide information sessions to the public, leadership, and to the First Nations.
- Conduct regular team & function meetings.
- Attend management meetings.
- Assist the Director with the roll up of all the program reports, statistics, and other information.
- Develop communication strategies to ensure effective flow of communication with the MKO Executive Council, Leadership and First Nations and partners.
- Make decisions based on an analysis of available information, consideration of the various options, evidence informed practice and best practices.
- Provide resolutions to complaints and assist with JP and PMSS appeal processes.
- Review and approve employee’s absenteeism, documentation and recording completed by JP and PMSS staff.
- Approve all overtime, compensatory time, flex time, and vacation requests.
- Coach staff providing critical feedback regarding their clinical knowledge, skills, and work performance.
- Oversee JP and PMSS files and records to complete reports relative to the service developments and ongoing reporting.
- Submit activities and expenditure report for ISC before the start up client support funds are depleted for JP and PMSS.
- Ensure workers caseloads are being covered when workers are absent.
- Participate in staff screening and selection.
- Hire, supervise, evaluate performance, and manage staffing resources for the team including responding to staff complaints and/or providing discipline as required.
- Attend Management meetings and staff group meetings.
- Create a healthy work environment, actively promoting and modeling respect, cultural awareness, and inclusiveness.
- Ensure the organization consistently provides comprehensive, competent, and relevant and culturally appropriate services.
- Coordinate training for staff as required.
- Provide regular reports and updates as required.
- Complete administrative functions and reports and adhere to organization policies, procedures, and relevant practices.
- Ensure systems are in place for effective collaborative services.
- Provide reports, statistical analysis, and other services information as required.
- Participate in agency and community-based committees.
- Ensure confidentiality and safekeeping of all client and organizations documents and records.
- Represent MKO with various community events along with the FFNS Director, as needed.
- Create a learning environment within the team and participate in quality assurance and quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives.
- Represent MKO within professional and community-based networks and organizations on the First Nation and/or the Urban First Nation population.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor of Social Work Degree or a Bachelor level Degree in a related discipline deemed appropriate.
- At least (3) years of successful employment experience within a child welfare environment with progressive levels of responsibility, including (2) years of front-line service delivery of client service delivery.
- Demonstrated knowledge of MKO.
- Knowledge of First Nation issues to child welfare.
- Demonstrated ability to think creatively.
- Demonstrated solid organizational skills.
- Attention to detail when reviewing and approving financial and staff requests.
- Demonstrates ability to learn quickly.
- Works well with a team.
- Expert knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, Child Protection Standards, Ministry of Children and Youth Services Regulations, Guidelines and Policy Directives, Case Management and Supervision requirements particularly in relation to the delivery of Child and Family Services.
- Expert knowledge of Indigenous history, legislative rights, First Nation community models and holistic and Indigenous models and wellness.
- Expert knowledge of Customary Care and philosophy of service development and delivery; and communities and family structure specifically in relation to local First Nation customs and traditions.
- Working knowledge of the administrative structure and operations of MKO including the service delivery model, policies, procedures, and guidelines related to children’s services and foster care services.
- Working knowledge of youth justice and mental health services and other community resources available for youth in care for youth support.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and internet.
- Ability to flex daily work hours determined by the FFNS Director.
- Must possess a valid Driver’s license and be willing to travel when required.
- Satisfactory Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks.
Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience
Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and two (2) references by
4:00 PM on May 18th, 2023 to:
Shawna Flett at [email protected]
We thank all applicants, only those applicants considered for further review will be contacted.
Incorporated in 1981 as the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO). MKO is a non-profit political advocacy organization that provides a collective voice on issues of inherent Treaty, Indigenous and human rights for the citizens of the 26 sovereign First nations we represent. The MKO First Nations are signatory to Treaties 4, 5, 6 and 10