Indigenous Child and Youth Services Worker

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  • Post Date: October 18, 2021
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Indigenous Child and Youth Services Worker

Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County
Location: Pembroke, Ontario
Posted: October 15th 2021
Family & Children’s Services of Renfrew County is a multi-service agency committed to providing preventative, protective and socially inclusive services and programming that empower and strengthen everyone. We are focused on cultivating a team-oriented work environment where everyone thrives. Our goal is to develop and strengthen collaborative partnerships to increase availability, accessibility and quality of care to surrounding communities. Our agency commitments include: moving forward Anti-Oppressive Practice, French Language Services and working alongside the Indigenous Communities.


We are recruiting for an Indigenous Child and Youth Services Worker. This is a one-year contract position.


The Indigenous Child and Youth Services Worker ensures that Indigenous children in care are provided with culturally appropriate support services sufficient to ensure growth and connection to culture. This position will provide culturally responsive system navigation support for eligible children and youth. This position will help to resolve issues that impact children and youth’s outcomes, by strengthen relationships among societies, Indigenous communities, school authorities, and community partners in order to improve the outcomes of eligible children and youth.


General responsibilities:

  • The indigenous children and youth services worker provides services to all indigenous children and youth coming into the care of the agency, through enhancing the adjustment and cultural connection of the child in care.
  • The child and youth worker manages the child/youth file through consultation and collaboration with the child and youth’s family and community; in conjunction with coordinating case planning through collaboration with the authorized child and family protection worker.
  • The position has regular face-to-face contact with the resource parent(s), provider(s) and child or youth with a view to assessing the strengths of family care and the development of the child or youth.
  • The Indigenous Child and Youth Services Worker will coordinate supports for children and youth receiving services as well as build informal and formal support networks and connections. They will collaborate with indigenous communities, educators, society workers, and other key partners.
  • The position will supervise access orders on the assigned caseload. The position is designed to support decision making within the child protection context and to ensure that child protection decisions are well informed regarding the progress and development of children in interim society care.


 Complete Job Description

  • This position requires university training in the general arts – psychology or social work
  • Preference shall be given for persons of First Nations, Metis or Inuit heritage who meet the education requirement or who have alternative equivalent education and experience in the opinion of the local director
  • Have knowledge and linkages with the education sector to help resolve issues that may affect student learning
  • Have a strong knowledge and connection around the indigenous teachings, history and culture
  • Understand and have experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations and have experience engaging respectfully with Indigenous community members, including Indigenous elders
  • French Language skills are considered an asset
  • Knowledge, experience, and understanding of the culture, history and current oppressions experienced by marginalized groups
  • To have a First Nation, Metis or Inuit background with demonstrated cultural and trauma informed practice
  • Ability to identify and or/articulate anti-colonial, anti-racist, anti-ablest, anti-cisgenders, anti-ageist, anti-classist. Anti-heterosexist policies and terminology, language
  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking and implement evidence-based research into practice
  • Understanding of the CYFSA, signs of safety, anti-oppressive practice and strength-based approach
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Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County is committed to providing a barrier free workplace. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information
Human Resources Coordinator
Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County
Pembroke, Ontario


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