Pic Mobert First Nation: Band Representative ID: 58643

Deadline Date: 2019/04/19

Location: Pic Mobert

Purpose and Scope:

Under the direction of the Manager of Health and Social Services, the Band Representative is a highly motivated individual with exceptional advocacy skills, possessing knowledge of the Ontario Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) and its application for the First Nation and its members. The Band Representative acts on behalf of the First Nation as a party in the court proceedings involving the First Nations children and youth under CYFSA. The role of the Band Representative is to protect the collective best interest of the First Nations children and to ensure a culturally appropriate disposition of the case. The Band Representative ensures that every notification from a Child Welfare Agency is responded to within required time. This is a full-time position for 35-40 hours per week. The Band Representative must be flexible and available for on-call after hours and during weekends as required.

Posting Date:
 Pic Mobert First Nation
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General Activities:
Depending on the particular case, the Band Representative may undertake the following range of activities, as provided for by the CYFSA:
-To liaise with other First Nation Band Representatives, Agencies and Legal Counsel;
-Accompany Childrens Aid Service workers during investigations in Pic Mobert First Nation territory;
-Ensure that Pic Mobert First Nation members are fully aware of their rights in child welfare proceedings;
-Develop and implement protocols with Child and Family Services and CASs engaged with Pic Mobert First Nation members;
-Develop a working relationship with all Child and Family Services and CASs engaged with Pic Mobert First Nation members;
-Liaises with the Pic Mobert First Nation and the CAS;
-Liaises with the Pic Mobert First Nation member families and the CAS;
-Provides family support services that promotes the culture and aspirations of the Pic Mobert First Nation; Supports identifying community and family placements for Pic Mobert First Nation children youth.
Band Representation:
-Represent the Pic Mobert First Nation at Court as a Party to Child Welfare proceedings;
-Prepare Plans of Care, including recommendations for placement of children; Prepare, respond to, and process legal documents as required;
-Supports alternative dispute resolution in place of court proceedings;
-Provides knowledge, awareness and promotion of the Pic Mobert First Nations position and interests to courts, Childrens Aid Societies and other agencies;
-Engages legal counsel to support the preparation of court documents and to represent the First Nation in court on complex matters.
Case Evaluation/Development:
-Compile all relevant case-related information and documentation;
-Liaise with community service;
-Coordinate Case Management Conferences with all community services involved to monitor Clients plan of care and progress Legal Responsibilities;
-Prepare, serve and file additions or amendments to the Clients Plan Of Care;
-Gather evidence, prepare arguments, produce and prepare witnesses and prepare draft orders;
-Prepare for and attend settlement conferences to represent the First Nation interests;
-Oral and written presentations in court, as required.
-Ensure client files are maintained and updated on a regular basis;
-Report to his/her immediate supervisor and Chief and Council, as directed;
-Data collection and submission of reports.
 Mandatory Qualifications:
-A minimum, Post-Secondary Diploma in Social Work/Law Clerk/Child and Youth Worker or related field;
-A minimum of 3 years of Social Services experience with First Nations;
-Must possess a valid drivers license and own vehicle;
-Must provide a Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Check;
-Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening.
Considered an asset:
-Full understanding of Customary Care;
-Experience with Alternative Dispute Resolution;
-Experience within a multi-disciplinary team approach;
-Experience working with children, youth and families.
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:
  Send your cover letter and resume to humanresources@picmobert.ca or drop off resume at the Pic Mobert First Nation Band Office, C/O Shawna Fedoruk, EDO Closing date Friday April 19th at 4:30pm Clearly state Competition Band Representative in the email subject line

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Shawna Fedorul
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 Pic Mobert First Nation
 Band Office
 Pic Mobert
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