Child & Family Liaison Worker – 3 positions

Employer:
Kwanlin Dün First Nation
Location:
Kwanlin Dün First Nation
35 McIntyre Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5A5, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Duration:
Full time
Hours / week:
35 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
Closing date:

Description:

Reporting to the Manager, Child & Family Support Services, the Child & Family Liaison Worker is responsible for developing, coordinating, facilitating and overseeing ongoing support systems, which include departmental, inter-departmental, other government and agencies, community, personal and professional resources, to equip parents and families to address and uphold their responsibilities and obligations to their children when involved in the child welfare system.

The Child & Liaison Worker’s primary duties are to assist and support KDFN community families and children through community-based and alternative processes; to build and stabilize strong family and community support systems, to provide parents with access to and use of professional and community resources that will ensure awareness of their legal rights and responsibilities, as well as other resources that will strengthen their abilities to raise their children in a risk-free environment. In addition, the Child & Liaison Worker is to facilitate the community relations and communications between the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Government of Yukon, Department of Children & Family Services.  

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Social Work, Child & Youth Care, Aboriginal Law/Justice or equivalent from a recognized institution in Canada.  A Degree in one of the areas noted above is an asset;
  • Current successful experience related to child/youth welfare is required;
  • Experience with formal justice system operations; child protection legal proceedings, legal and professional support agencies for children & parents;
  • Considerable experience with coordination, case management, mediation and conflict resolution specific to children & families with the ability to coordinate, attend and oversee on going case management meetings and awareness forums between KDFN Justice and YG Department of Family & Children’s services;
  • Knowledge of and considerable experience working within the parameters of child welfare legislation, policies, practice and administration as it relates to child protection matters;
  • Experience working in a First Nation community is an asset.

 

Knowledge of the history and culture of the Kwanlin Dün people and family structures, including historic and current relationships with the formal justice and child welfare systems, including the Territorial Government, Child and Family Services is necessary for success.

Note:  an equivalent combination of formal education and considerable experience in the above areas will be considered.

 

Knowledge required for success in the position includes but is not limited to:

  • Knowledge and understanding of holistic and alternative processes such as family support circles, mediation, and principle teachings associated with aboriginal culture and heritage. (For example: medicine wheel teachings, traditional parenting)
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Peoples history with formal justice and child welfare systems.

 

Conditions of Employment:  Acceptable pre-employment criminal record and vulnerable sector search; Class 5 driver’s license, reliable transportation and clean driver’s abstract; First Aid and CPR; conflict & dispute resolution workshops (or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment).

 

Job Requirements:  As an essential service with the Nation, the incumbent must be willing to work irregular shifts, including weekends and holidays, and respond to after hour emergencies on a rotational basis.

Additional Information:
*KDFN has a generous employer paid benefits plan and matching pension package that commences after 3 months of continued employment. Please submit your resume and a cover letter to: resume@kdfn.net attention: Human Resources. Note: For those submitting applications via email, you will receive a manual response within two (2) business days. If you do not receive this manual response, please contact the KDFN HR Department. For a full job description, please visit our website at http://www.kwanlindun.com/employment We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Temporary assignments may be considered, please ensure you have approval prior to applying. An eligibility list may be established from this competition to hire identical or similar positions in the future. The KDFN Hiring Preference Policy is in effect. KDFN reserves the right to under-fill this position
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