Male Prevention Worker – Safety Sensitive, Onion Lake Family Services

Location:                   Onion Lake Child and Family Services
Department:              Prevention
# Of Positions:          1
TERM: Permanent:   Position
Core Hours:               Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Please note, some evenings and weekends are required
Based on these services, we are seeking an energetic, engaging and dynamic individual that can use a collaborative and creative approach to engage with First Nations children and families. Being part of a team, you will strategically plan and implement programs, services and supports for the vulnerable.

WHO ARE WE?
Onion Lake Family Services supports families by collaborating with our community and elders to assist our children, youth and families to thrive in a nurturing and safe environment. Onion Lake Cree Nation is a Plains Cree First Nation in Treaty Six Territory bordering the Alberta and Saskatchewan Provincial Border, approximately 50 km North of Lloydminster. The Nation has approximately 585 square km of land area and a membership of approximately 6500. Onion Lake Family Services is an incorporated body that serves the children and families in the community. We pride ourselves as being a leader among Indigenous communities providing services related to child welfare. Part of our service is to also provide Protection services whereby we use a Family Centered Case Approach to collaborate with clients to strengthen and maintain the family unit utilizing the mandate set forth of The Child and Family Services Act of Saskatchewan.


JOB SUMMARY
The Prevention Worker provides innovative programs and services that enrich the well-being, health and prosperity of children and families. We strive to provide program and workshop delivery to support a thriving and self-reliant future for the members of Onion Lake Cree Nation. The Prevention Worker will coordinate a variety of workshops and programs in such areas as self-esteem, personal growth, parenting, anger management, suicide intervention, healthy relationships and life skills. The worker will incorporate appropriate cultural and traditional practices into all community activities and programs while ensuring proper protocols are implemented.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION:

  • Organize, arrange, conduct and facilitate family circles in a time sensitive manner
  • Develop and facilitate programs that promote inclusion, participation, creativity and empowerment to build a positive community
  • Collaborate with other community departments as needed for Program Delivery
  • Host workshops that that promote positive parenting, life skills, and healthy families
  • Ensure community-based activities are culturally relevant and includes community Elders
  • Provide referrals to community agencies for needs such as counselling services, alcohol and drug programming, assessment, etc.
  • Identify, document and report to Family Service Workers the physical, emotional and behavioural indicators of abuse, neglect and emotional injury
  • Present and facilitate workshops to large groups of participants
  • Apply the principles of the Signs of Safety Framework in practice
  • Record keeping, reporting stats, contact notes, etc.
  • Transferring of knowledge of land-based activities and language development promoting the Cree culture
  • Complete administration tasks related to funding for programming and ensuring timely completion of paperwork
  • Prepare and submit completed proposals for programs and workshops
  • Work within a team to assist with programming and facilitation as needed
  • Obtain feedback from client group on effectiveness of programs and workshops
  • Transportation of clients
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge of First Nations beliefs, values, language, culture, customs and protocols
  • Ability to travel within the region and interprovincial
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Knowledge of Indian Child and Family Services (ICFS), Ministry of Social Services, and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
  • Awareness of Mental Health and Addictions issues
  • Knowledge of First Nations History that include emotional, physical and spiritual effects of such history on First Nations people
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and work with clients, utilizing sound judgement, tact with a high standard of integrity and responsibility
  • Be able to work under pressure while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions
  • Ability to communicate with and maintain effective working relationships with clients from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds
  • Be comfortable making presentations and being in front of a crowd
  • Knowledge of available resources to assist clients
  • Ability to recognize risks to the safety and wellbeing of self, clients, staff and community
  • Be able to effectively interact with co-workers, management and the public at large
  • Computer knowledge (Microsoft programs, flyers, scanners, printers, copiers, etc.)
  • Build strong and friendly relationships

Personal Attributes

  • Client service orientated – excellent speaking and writing skills to ensure client comprehension
  • Flexible – able to make changes and be adaptable as needed
  • Community Development – encourage learning and development and support improvement for the community
  • Non-judgemental – respectful of all clients, the community and culture
  • Interpersonal – builds strong and friendly relationships with others. Encourages others to share experience and knowledge
  • Problem solving/Decision Making – works well within a team. Assists others and asks for help when needed


Requirements:

  • B.S.W or B.I.S.W, preferred
  • Two-year diploma level educational program related to Human Service is required
  • Knowledge of Cree culture, protocols, ceremonies and oskāpēw is required
  • Two years’ experience preferred in human service, programming and/or facilitation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license with acceptable abstract
  • Clear criminal record with vulnerable sector


Onion Lake Family Services offers an excellent working environment with supportive leadership and staff. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits package and career advancement opportunities. We are an equal opportunity employer. Relocation allowance will be considered for those who need to relocate.


DEADLINE DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
We thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants with completed applications will be contacted for an interview
Interested applicants, who meet the qualifications as listed above, must submit:
1. Cover letter
2. Current resume with dates specified
3. List of three current references with phone numbers
4. Criminal record check with vulnerable sector
5. Drivers Abstract


Submit applications to: Tina Burton, HR Coordinator
Onion Lake Family Services
Box 29 Onion Lake, SK S0M 2E0
Email: tina.burton@olfs.ca
Fax: (306) 344-4755
Date Posted: May 31, 2021