Website Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services

Education Liaison

OVERVIEW
Reporting to the Service Supervisor, the Education Liaison will improve educational outcomes for children and youth in care, customary care, and in a Voluntary Youth Services Agreement. The Education Liaison coordinates educational supports and culturally responsive navigation support for children and youth in care. The Education Liaison helps to resolve issues that impact the children and youth’s learning, and strengthens the relationships amongst societies, schools, public school boards, First Nations’ school authorities, and community partners.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Accredited Degree or Diploma in the field of Education or Social Services
• Must have two (2) years work experience in the delivery of social service programming targeting youth and families, preferably within an Anishinaabe community and/or organization;

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Must have traditionally earned learning through hands on experience about Indigenous cultural beliefs, values, customs, traditions, healing ways, ceremonies, and protocols;
• Must have Life experience and knowledge of and sensitivity to values, beliefs, and needs of the
Anishinaabe community.
• Working knowledge of the education system from daycare to university;
• Ability to interpret, apply and blend a wide range of Social Work practices and principles and
Anishinaabe methods to help children, youth and families achieve a healthier lifestyle;
• Proven knowledge of First Nation communities’ standards, the Child and Family Services Act and other relevant federal and provincial legislation.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
• Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, from time-to-time exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage, or cedar, may occur within the work setting.

Deadline: May 24th, 2024 at 4pm

Applicants are encouraged to visit our website at www.kgcfs.org/employment to review the job
description. Please submit your application marked “Confidential –Education Liaison-Contract’. Include in your application a cover letter, resume, and (3) three reference letters – two (2) employment related from recent employers. Please also detail in your application: education, employment experience, and cultural participation. Applications are accepted and in the following order of preference: by email, fax or in person, at
Human Resources – Confidential
Education Liaison
Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services
Main Office – 98 Pottawatomi Avenue,
Wikwemikong, Ontario P0P 2J0
Fax: (705) 859-2195
Email: hr@kgcfs.org

At KGCFS we are committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process. Miigwetch for your application, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will
be contacted. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit the following: satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (within 3 months of application date), Vulnerable Sector Check and Driver’s Abstract

To apply for this job email your details to hr@kgcfs.org