SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Location:  Union of Ontario Indians Head Office

Nipissing First Nation, North Bay, ON

Purpose:

Under the direction of the Social Services Director, the Child Well-Being Policy Analyst will be responsible for providing analysis and research on the development of an operational child well-being framework and structure for the implementation of the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law.    The operational framework will incorporate the community models, agency models and must ensure implementation of the child well-being community models that have been developed in cooperation with their respective child well-being agency.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Conduct primary and secondary research on indigenous child and youth well-being practice;
  • Engage with First Nation child well-being agencies and leadership in relation to the development and implementation of assessment tools, policies, prevention and protection frameworks and operational procedures;
  • Incorporate prevention based child well-being practice and the coordination of services among multiple internal and external organizations who serve First Nations children and families;
  • Develop specific youth prevention programming framework with community programs and other organizations who support youth programming in First Nation communities including child well-being agencies;
  • Participate on various technical tables with various First Nations governments, provincial and federal ministries and other organizations as is relates to child and youth services for First Nations children both in the urban and First Nations territories;
  • Develop a prevention and protection based child well-being framework for the implementation of the Anishinabek Nation Child Well-Being Law based upon existing community models and agency models as it relates to child well-being practice;
  • Provide written reports/analyses to the Anishinabek Nation child well­-being working group, child well-being sub-committees and Anishinabek Nation leadership and community stakeholders;
  • Develop presentation materials for workshops, information sessions and engagement sessions;
  • Develop options papers and providing briefings, draft correspondence to Anishinabek Nation Chiefs & Councils, various governments and community stakeholders;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary degree in any one of the following:  Bachelor of Social Work, Masters of Social Work; B.A. Social Welfare, B.A. Sociology, B.A. Psychology, B.A. Gender Equality and Social Justice and a minimum of five years of work experience;
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated experience conducting research and analysis, completion and distribution of written and oral communications;
  • Proficient in computer software programs in particular Microsoft word, outlook and power point, knowledge of other software related to child welfare sector is considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with First Nations committees, working groups, Chiefs and Councils and Boards of Directors will be considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of the 40 member First Nations: child and youth programming, family programming, affiliated child well-being prevention and protection agencies , cultural and community practices and languages will be considered an asset;
  • Highly motivated, ability to work with minimal supervision and able to meet  reporting deadlines;
  • Must possess valid Ontario driver’s license and be insurable;
  • Available to travel extensively and subject to irregular hours.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and education

Closing Date:  Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m.  (Applications received after this date & time will not be considered.)

Please send a cover letter along with your resume and three employment references to:

Glenda St. Amour

Director of Corporate Services
Union of Ontario Indians
P.O. Box 711, North Bay, ON  P1B 8J8

Phone:   (705) 497-9127 / 1-877-702-5200                 Fax:  (705) 497-9135

Email:  glenda.st-amour@anishinabek.ca

For inquiries regarding this position, please contact Adrienne Pelletier, Social Services Director at (705) 497-9127 / 1-877-702-5200, ext. 2335 or by email at adrienne.pelletier@anishinabek.ca This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it.

Individuals of First Nation ancestry are encouraged to apply.  Preference will be given to Union of Ontario Indians member First Nation applicants.

Miigwetch to all who apply; however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.