Apply By: August 28, 2023
To develop a full-time hybrid position for the coordination of family and cultural connections for Mistawasis Nêhiyawak children in care and provide representation through the Chief’s Designate representation for Mistawasis Nêhiyawak members, to enhance meaningful involvement with all on and off reserve Mistawasis Nêhiyawak children in care and/or families involved with Intervention mandated services anywhere in Canada.
The Repatriation Supervisor will provide kinship finding services, coordinate kinship connections, information gathering and caseload responsibilities relating to kinship connections process for Mistawasis Nêhiyawak children in care and their families. This position will assist in the robust assessment process; collaboratively working with other professionals to determine the best interest of a Mistawasis Nêhiyawak child, primarily considering the children’s physical, emotional, psychological safety, security, and wellbeing, preservation of the child’s cultural connectedness through facilitating the child’s relationship with his/her family, language, traditional practices, and rebuilding connections with Mistawasis Nêhiyawak. The Repatriation Supervisor will have the ability to help create a support team of specialists with the Director of Culture, Director of Protection, Director of Prevention, Director of Safe Homes and staff to provide on-going casework duties to locate, collaborate and engage with children and families of MIstawasis Nêhiyawak by ensuring they are receiving their cultural, family and community engagements and supports.
CHIEF’S DESIGNATE: The Chief’s designate is a recognized person having a sufficient interest with a Mistawasis Nêhiyawak child in care and/or where an application for a protection hearing has been made in court regarding a Mistawasis Nêhiyawak child, as per Section 23(1) and Section 37(4)(c) of The Child and Family Services Act of Saskatchewan. The Chief’s Designate will attend court, on matters involving Mistawasis Nêhiyawak children, youth and/or their parents/guardians. The Repatriation Supervisor/Chief’s Designate will provide service to Nation members, Caseworkers, Kinship Finder/Family Finder/Connections Workers, Supervisors and Managers from other jurisdictional areas and Provinces ensuring a Mistawasis Nêhiyawak child’s case plan includes and respects the child’s inherent right to their relationship to Mistawasis Nêhiyawak culture, language and traditions. The Repatriation Supervisor responsibilities will assist MSS in the service coordination and delivery of cultural case planning for Mistawasis Nêhiyawak children in care. The Chief’s Designate role will support Nation members to have access to Mistawasis Nêhiyawak Chief’s designate representation to ensure appropriate and adequate advocacy and supports options are available while working with mandated agencies and the court system.
- BSW/BISW or other related human services certification or degrees through a recognized accredited university, also a combination of work experience and education may be considered
- Minimum three (3) years direct experience with Child and Family Services or in a related field
- Sound knowledge of intergenerational trauma and the Child and Family Services system on a Indigenous family and community
- Knowledge of assessment models on child and family abuse/neglect and impact on children’s physical, emotional, intellectual/mental and spiritual development
- Knowledge of Saskatchewan Child and Family Services Intervention processes and legal terminology
- Knowledge of social, historical and economic factors that impact family life (Colonialism, Residential school, 60’s scoop, government policies)
- Knowledge of Mistawasis Nêhiyawak membership, family groups, Mistawasis Nêhiyawak culture, values, language and traditions in parenting styles, values and communication
- Knowledge of Bill C-92 – An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis Child
- Must produce a satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment.
- Must lead a “healthy” life-style and consent to random Drug and Alcohol Testing
Only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications along with three (3) references to:
P.O. Box 250
Fax: (306) 466-2299