EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  Internal/External Posting

NIIGANIKAAPAAWIITANG (NIIGONI) NANADAMOWIN COUNSELOR

Two (2)Full-Time Contract Positions to March 31, 2022 with Possible Extension

Location – Kenora

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Niiganikaapaawiitang Nanadamowin Counselor (Niigoni Counselor) is a full-time regular program position. Niigoni Counselor involves aspects of case management counselling by acknowledging and integrating cultural competency and congruent services to provide best practices and traditional activities for temporary and long-term children in care, ages 0-18 years.  Niigoni services are also extended to caregivers and family members to create a culturally safe network. The duties are multi-faceted and are guided by the Anishinaabemowin principles, while adhering to the provincial and federal child welfare legislation. The Niigoni counselor reports to the Resources Manager in all aspect of the job.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Recognizing and adhering to AAFS’s Mission to protect Anishinaabe Abinoojii (Anishinaabe children) and to support the healing, wellbeing and strengthening of families through Abinoojii Inakonigewin, to achieve the preservation of families and considered part of the AAFS Management Team, the major duties and responsibilities of the Niigoni Counsellor include: program and service delivery and program delivery, documentation and reporting and participates in the overall organizational strategic plan.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.S.W. with a minimum of three (3) years’ direct experience. A combination of related education, experience and skills may be considered;
  • Knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act and Regulations;
  • Knowledge of developmental stages of children ages 0-18 including the Traditional Life Stages as understood by the northern communities in Treaty #3;
  • Knowledge of the Abinooji Inakonigewin, Community Codes, Child, Youth and Family Service Act with particular attention to Customary Care and Custom Adoption policies, practices and services;
  • Understanding of local customs and traditions and have a community minded approach;
  • Knowledge of systems theory and its application to children and families including a clear understanding between clinical and culturally determined behaviors;
  • Working knowledge and experience in a variety of computer programs including Microsoft Office Suite, and service-based systems;
  • Excellent time management with the ability to plan accordingly to flocculate project timelines and goals;
  • Must possess a valid Ontario “G” Driver’s License and the willingness to travel upon request
  • Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is considered an asset.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Normally performed in a typical interior office environment generally working at a set schedule of standard business hours, located in the offices of AAFS.  The position will require sitting for long periods of time at a desk, perhaps sharing a workspace with other colleagues.  The incumbent will be required to work in an atmosphere adhering to strict deadlines and at times consisting of repetitive duties that may involve a computer, website, telephone and faxing requirements.  Periodic travel is also required.

Salary Range:  $64,414 – 79,000 per annum

 

AAFS welcomes and encourages applications from peoples with disabilities.

Accommodations are available upon request

 

IF THIS EXCITING OPPORTUNITY INTERESTS YOU, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR

RESUME WITH COVER LETTER QUOTING FILE # NC20210303 TO:

Manager of Human Resources c/o Main Street South, Kenora, Ontario P9N 1S7

Fax: (807) 548-1345 or by E-mail: AAFS.HumanResources@aafs.ca

 

All interviewees must submit a current Vulnerable Sector Check and Drivers Abstract at the time of interview.

 

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION IS:  March 03, 2021 @ 4:30