Apply By: January 24th, 2022, 4:00 p.m.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Protection, Child and Family Services (CFS), the CFS Intake Analyst will receive calls and documents, and will assign reports received regarding children and youth to ensure concerns are received, documented and actioned appropriately and remain within response standards in accordance with legislated obligations. The CFS Intake Analyst is intended to become the initial point of access for all programs and services. The CFS Intake Analyst will become knowledgeable, flexible and well versed in being a centralized hub for community programming; and will expand to connecting all services, in addition to providing linkages for people in urban areas to appropriate supports. The CFS Intake Analyst will also contribute to capacity development activities as the community prepares to take jurisdiction over CFS via Bill C-92.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for receiving and assessing all available information regarding reported concerns in accordance with legislative requirements needed to maintain child safety; ensuring decisions regarding reported concerns are made in consultation and collaboration with the Director of Protection and the Director of Prevention.
  • Provide referrals to support services; connecting individuals to services both on and off reserve and where appropriate, screened concerns will be directed to the most applicable service provider.
  • Maintain documentation and reporting standards concerning all received concerns in accordance with legislated and accredited obligations and provide statistical reporting on a monthly basis.
  • Acquire working knowledge of all programs and services available through Mistawasis and other agencies in order to facilitate referrals or request for services.
  • Supports capacity development efforts by assisting with the development of policies and procedures for Central Intake and other relevant CFS activities.
  • Perform other related duties as defined and assigned by the reporting Director or designate on an as and when required basis.

Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability of risk and family assessment and crisis intervention procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability of child protection, children in-care services and ‘protocols’ with related agencies.
  • Knowledge of indicators and effects of child abuse and the family dynamics that contribute to abuse.
  • Ability to apply and interpret provincial/federal policy for children in care (e.g., Saskatchewan Child and Family Services Act).
  • Demonstrated skill and proficiency in human service software and technology, including data management systems and data entry.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially regarding the creation of accurate and concise reports.
  • Ability to work in a calm, confident and effective manner, to coordinate and facilitate discussion with various viewpoints in determining the best interest of the child.
  • Ability to work independently, critical thinking skills, highly motivated and enthusiastic of program goals and direction
  • Knowledge of community services, urban services and resources.
  • Possess an understanding of Inherent and Treaty Rights, traditions, culture, language and history and ability to provide service from a holistic family systems framework of practice that honors and respects First Nations governance, authority and aspirations.

Qualifications

  • Two (2) years in a child and family services position specifically related to child welfare and protection services
  • Must provide a current, original, Canadian Criminal Record Check (CCRC) with vulnerable sector search.
  • Must be willing to sign an Oath of Confidentiality upon hire.
  • Knowledge of the political, social and economic objectives of the Nêhiyawak culture will be considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with the Cree language is considered an asset.
  • Must lead a healthy life-style.

Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications along with three (3) references to:

Mistawasis Nêhiyawak
Box 250
Leask, Sask. S0J 1M0

Email: kelwatson@mistawasis.ca
Fax: (306) 466-2299

Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.