EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Internal/External
Family Services Worker
One Regular Full-Time Worker
Location – Dryden
The Family Services Worker (FSW) is a full-time regular program position. The Family Services Worker is responsible for conducting assessment and planning services for open protection cases and where children have been removed from their home. The Family Services Worker develops, implements and evaluates a Plan of Service with the family to reduce the level of risk enabling children to return safety to their family and community. The Family Services Worker reports to the Resource Manager in all aspects of job function.
- Bachelor of Social Work Degree with experience in services to children and families or comparable human services program. However, combination of related education, experience and skills may be considered
- Thorough knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act and Regulations, Customary Care and the philosophy of service delivery, First Nation communities, family structure, and local customs and traditions
- Working knowledge of the administrative structure and operations of AAFS including policies, procedures, guidelines, and protocols
- Expert knowledge of the Child Protection Standards in Ontario including case management requirements with proven ability to complete comprehensive assessments, detailed case recordings within legislated timelines
- Excellent assessment and analytical skills to determine reasons for service, safety factors, levels of risk and/or risk of future harm
- Excellent planning skills with proven ability to set, implement, and monitor service plan goals and objectives to mitigate risk and develop strategies for reunification
- Ability to consult with and take direction from the Resource Manager at all critical decision points throughout the case
- Sound knowledge of traditional and contemporary healing practices with experience working with Elders, Healers, and Clinicians
- Extensive experience working with a computerized data base
- Demonstrated ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality
- Must possess a valid Ontario G Driver’s License, be willing to travel and provide a Driver Abstract; and
- Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is preferred and a definite asset.
The work will be normally performed in a typical interior and office environment located in the offices of AAFS. The position will require the incumbent to enter into the homes of families and provide Family Services Worker services and work in high stress social settings, work with potential aggressive clientele, volatile sociopolitical environments, being called out with no notice to emergency situations, travel to semi-remote Anishinaabe communities on rough and winding class “C” roadways and in various weather conditions, exposure to diverse living conditions and community environments and different sociocultural milieus.
AAFS requires all employees, contractors, students, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, absent of a valid medical exemption or other reasonable consideration pursuant to the Human Rights Code of Ontario.
Salary Range: $ 62,814 – $77,037 per annum
We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the First Nations communities that we serve. Preference will be given to Internal and/or Indigenous applicants. Please self-identify upon applying.
AAFS welcomes and encourages applications from peoples with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request.
Applicants resumes may be used to create a qualified candidates list for recruitment of other positions within our organization.
IF THIS EXCITING OPPORTUNITY INTERESTS YOU, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME WITH COVER LETTER QUOTING FILE #AD20221207 to:
Manager of Human Resources by Email: AAFS.HumanResources@aafs.ca
or c/o 20 Main Street South, Kenora, Ontario P9N 1S7 Fax: (807) 548-1345
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION IS: WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 07, 2022 at 4:30pm