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Child Wellness Worker

Child Welfare Secretariat
Term Position – Thompson

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong advocation skills who will assist, develop and coordinate all MKO Child Welfare Secretariat (CWS) child, youth, and family engagements. The successful incumbent will support the MKO CWS in developing a First Nation child and family governance structure and coordinate a team to carry out a work plan towards the development and implementation of First Nation family laws, policies and standards specific to MKO First Nation communities. The Child Welfare Wellness Coordinator will report to and work under the direction of the Director of the MKO CWS.

Duties include:

  • Learn new jurisdiction regulations in Family Law
  • Engage families and promote family wellness.
  • Provide advice and recommendations of jurisdiction projects, activities & meetings.
  • Assist families with traditional ceremonies and access to an elder.
  • Work cooperatively with existing family & helpers.
  • Strengthen communication through the promotion of positive family support.
  • Attend and participate in all CWS meetings as required.
  • Prepare accurate client records and provide written reports monthly.
  • Ensure CWS Secretariat is consulted and updated on all reports and cases
  • Deal with all calls/emails are answered in a timely manner, assessments, case reviews and data collection are met.
  • Provide opportunity for family to enroll or participate in appropriate programs.
  • Manage all jurisdiction projects, activities and meetings.
  • Provide written reports and budgets etc.
  • Maintain client records and ensure they are safely secure.
  • Conduct community/family meetings as required.
  • Document and record all data received.
  • Other duties assigned

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Degree in social work; and/or equivalent combination of work experience and education may be considered
  • Understand or be fluent in one of the MKO languages will be considered an asset
  • Understanding of child welfare issues affecting children, youth and families
  • A thorough understanding of federal policies, provincial child welfare policies and knowledge of First Nation child welfare agencies
  • To comply with all policies, procedure and directives of the First Nation Community
  • Experience in supervisory or leadership role
  • Ability to multi-task and meet challenging deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Proof of double COVID-19 vaccination
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software and Internet research tools
  • Must produce clear Child Abuse and Criminal Record checks
  • Must be willing to travel and possess a valid driver’s license.

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

If this sounds like the right fit for you. Please email your cover letter, resume and two references by 4:00pm on August 11, 2022 to Shawna Flett at [email protected].