• Full Time
  • Birch Island
  • May 24, 2024

Website Whitefish River First Nation

Whitefish River First Nation

The case supervisor is responsible for supporting individuals and families seeking or referred to Whitefish River First Nation (WRFN) Family Well-Being. The case supervisor will assist the band representatives in supporting WRFN children and families. This position provides protection and intervention services to families experiencing child protection risk in accordance with the Child, Youth, and Family Services Act. The case supervisor is responsible for making decisions alongside the First Nation regarding child admissions, discharge from care, wellness/service plans, etc.

Salary: $68,650 – $83,720 / year (+ group benefits and pension) (Salary dependent on education and experience)

Key Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
• Develop a supportive and caring work environment to encourage staff engagement, involvement and investment in their work.
• Demonstrate effective leadership to enhance staff performance in achieving WRFN and Family Well-Being team objectives.
• Support and encourage families to create an ongoing safe and nurturing environment.
• Identify connections between a child and those identified as meaningful and beneficial caregivers while the child is in an alternative care setting and demonstrate positive behaviours to caregivers.
• Ensure the provision of services and case management practices appropriately incorporate the enhancement and development of positive cultural identities of the children, families and communities served.

Front-Line Support and Supervision:
• Supervise and oversee the day-to-day case management of the band representatives by providing leadership, guidance, coaching, mentoring, support and regular evaluation.
• Coordinate team training in relation to child welfare and relevant legislation updates.
• Identify proactive strategies for communicating performance standards and motivating workers.
• Develop team and individualized training plans.

• Prepare quarterly reports for the Family Well-Being manager, along with statistics, successes and challenges.
• Maintain and secure all family and child files and documents.
• Ensure client files are maintained (proper case notes) and updated on a regular basis.

• A Master of Social Work degree is preferred and would be an asset, as would an Honours Bachelor of Social Work (HBSW) degree.
• Five (5) years of direct experience working with children and families involved in child welfare protection.
• Three (3) years of direct management and administration experience in a child welfare protection or social service agency.
• Knowledge of Whitefish River First Nation Child and Family Services programs and services.
• Respect for and sensitivity toward Anishnaabek culture, traditions and the Seven Grandfather Teachings as well as knowledge and understanding of these.
• Knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act.
• Knowledge of First Nation service delivery, customs and traditions in responding to child welfare.
• Knowledge of traditional practices, ceremonies and teachings.

For a complete job description, email: hrmanager@whitefishriver.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 24, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.

Candidates are requested to submit an application that will include an updated cover letter and resumé detailing education and qualifications, including contact information for two (2) professional references and one (1) character reference to:

c/o Human Resources
Whitefish River First Nation
17-A Rainbow Ridge Road, P.O. Box 188
Birch Island, ON P0P 1A0
Email: jobapplications@whitefishriver.ca Fax: (705) 285-4532

Miigwetch (Thank you) to all who apply, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to hrmanager@whitefishriver.ca