Family Wellness Supervisor

Nigig Nibi Ki-win Gamik Society

Location: Pikwakanagan, Ontario
Salary: $67,500 – $72,500 annually
About Nigig Nibi Ki-win Gamik Society

Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation has come together to create and assert Nigig Nibi Ki-win, whose name came to the AOPFN Tanakìwin by way of our naming ceremony conducted in accordance with Inàkonigewin. For greater certainty, our inherent right to self-government, as affirmed by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and s. 35 of the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982, includes jurisdiction in relation to the wellbeing of Ninìdjànisinànig, Weshkinìgidjig, and their families.  Algonquins of Pikwakanagan have cared for our Ninìdjànisinànig and Weshkinìgidjig in accordance with our customs and traditions. Ninìdjànisinànig, Weshkinìgidjig, and their families thrived because they were immersed in their language, connected to the land, and cared for by their people. Inàkonigewin has governed these lands for millennia, well before any colonial laws were brought and imposed on our people and lands. By asserting this Law through Nigig Nibi-Ki-win, we are not bringing into force a new law, but using our knowledge of Inàkonigewin to provide aid to our people in a modern context, in a way that cares for them, our ancestors, and our descendants. The only way to undo the damage that has been inflicted on our people by colonial governments is to re-assert our inherent right to care for our Ninìdjànisinànig and Weshkinìgidjig.

About the Role

We are recruiting for a Family Wellness Supervisor. This is a full-time position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responds to all family wellness notifications
  • Supports family wellness Workers in securing interventions, counselling and escalating other supports
  • Develops a working relationship with leadership in all family and children’ services engaged with AoPFN members
  • Ensures that AoPFN members are fully aware of their rights, and programs and services
  • Reviews, monitors and evaluates plans of care
  • Ensures client case files are maintained and updated on a regular basis
  • Ensures effective staffing of family wellness programs and services and makes recommendations for services
  • Supervises staff, conducts staff evaluations and recommends employment, promotion, demotion, discipline and termination of staff
  • Participates on relevant boards, committees, and community development projects
  • Identifies and prioritizes family wellness needs
  • Develops strategic plans and annualized work plans
  • Promotes community awareness of family wellness services.
  • Completes all administrative reporting requirements
  • Financial monitoring of specific expenditures
  • Ensures all licenses and certifications are current
  • Completes and provides training for a comprehensive risk management plan for the family wellness department
  • Bachelor of social work or related discipline
  • Three years of work experience in the field
  • A minimum of 1 year of supervisory experience in social work, social services or a similar work environment
  • Registered member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Experience working with First Nation people or groups os an asset
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture, traditions and values
  • Knowledge and understanding of Nigig’s interest in children, youth and families
  • Knowledge of the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998
  • Research, investigation, analysis and evaluation skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Experience with the financial monitoring of budgets

Conditions of Employment:

  • Provide an acceptable vulnerable sector check or criminal reference check
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • Proof of a minimum valid class G driver’s license, clear driver’s abstract and access to a dependable vehicle
Additional Information
Please apply with a cover letter and resume.

We Offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension plan
  • Long and short-term disability
  • Paid sick days, vacation days, and special days
  • 14 provincial and federal statutory holidays
  • Health spending account (i.e. dental, vision, prescriptions)

Preference in Hiring

Nigig promotes equal employment opportunities for all applicants. Persons who identify as Indigenous will be given preference as this role serves the needs of members of Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation. Provided the candidate meets the basic requirements of the position and is deemed qualified following the interview process, preference will be given to a) the qualified indigenous person who is a member of Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, then to b) the qualified Indigenous person, then to c) the qualified non-indigenous candidate.

Contact Information
Human Resources
Nigig Nibi Ki-win Gamik Society
Pikwakanagan, Ontario

Email: employment@nigignibi.com