Information Officer & Facilitator

1 position to be filled

JOB SUMMARY

in accordance with the organization's mission, directions, values and policies, the Information Officer/Facilitator (IOF) works with Mino Obigiwasin's intervenors and community members. The IOF facilitates relationships between stakeholders and the public, educates and informs Anicinape parents about their rights and the child protection system in a respectful and caring manner. He guides them towards the care and services they need.

ROLE & RESPONSABILITIES

  • Inform parents and children whose situation has been reported to the Director of Youth Protection (DYP) or whose situation is at risk of being reported to the DYP about their rights under the YPA, about their roles and responsibilities as Anicinape parents and about the services offered to support and accompany them;
  • Participate in activities in the communities to inform and raise awareness about:

o On youth protection;

o On front-line preventive services;

o On other services offered in the communities.

  • Answer questions from community members about social services;
  • Plan and facilitate Wawiya meetings or other family conferences. The role of the Wawiya facilitator can be similar to that of a group intervention facilitator;
  • Mediate in cases of dissatisfaction or conflict between the parent(s) or child(ren) and child protection services, including families fostering a child under the YPA;
  • Ensure compliance with the Complaint Policy and applicable legislative provisions in collaboration with the CISSSAT Complaints and Service Quality Commissioner;
  • Promote partnerships between the various services by participating in the development or revision of collaboration protocols;
  • Inform on the assistance resources available in the community and those outside the community;
  • Inform on the laws surrounding youth protection services. Among others, on the principles of the Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families (C-92);
  • Liaise with and accompany the CISSSAT Complaints Commissioner, the CDPDJ and the Québec Ombudsman as needed.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree, social work technique, psycho-education, special education or AEC special education in Aboriginal contexts;
  • Knowledge of the assigned community;
  • Knowledge of the youth protection system and its enabling legislation (the Youth Protection Act);
  • Comfortable with intervention and group facilitation;
  • Knowledge of Anicinapemowin is an asset;
  • Availability to provide support in the member communities;
  • Ability to travel to communities frequently;
  • Class 5 driver's license;
  • Bilingualism French/English (Winneway community).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Full time permanent position 35 hours per week;
  • Full range of benefits including group insurance with employer contribution after 3 months and pension fund (RBA) after 6 months with employer contribution at 1.82%;
  • Daily travel allowance of $15/day to the Lac Simon facility;
  • Flexible schedule and 10 sick leaves and 5 wellness leaves per year;
  • Dynamic and creative team.

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