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GENERALIST – PROTECTION UNIT -Akamihk Child and Family Services Society (ACFSS)

Generalist - Job description June 2023 (1)
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Generalist Position Summary: Reporting directly to the Protection/Foster Care Supervisor, the Generalist is a combination of the Intake Worker, Assessor, Case Worker, Foster Care Worker and Family Enhancement Worker. The Generalist must perform the duties of the Assessor as a critical component of the role in addition to performing a minimum of 2 of the 3 other roles of Intake Worker, Casework, or Family Enhancement Worker. The Generalist works to maintain and improve upon Child Intervention services, ensures a high standard of practice within the scope of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act (CYFEA), and adheres to quality assurance practices of related child intervention legislation, policies, procedures, along with the core principles of ACFSS. The Generalist is expected to carry out the mandate of the ACFSS Board of Directors, along with other duties as directed by the Casework/Foster Care Supervisor; and ensure that the Maskwacis Traditional Cree Language and Culture is respected, promoted and practiced in all aspects of the ACFSS. Scope of Responsibilities and Activities: The purpose of the Generalist is to determine whether a child is safe or needs intervention services as defined in the Child Youth and Family Enhancement Act (CYFEA) and ensure that services are provided to meet the child's needs. The Generalist steps into the role and acts as a guardian of children who have in care status. Generalists are also responsible to plan for each child’s placement as well as work with youth in their transition to independence/adulthood. Generalists may also establish or enhance existing relationships and partnerships to enable service provision to children, youth and families, and may be required to help children, youth and parents prepare for court. The Generalist will work to support families to keep them together and be an overall advocate for ACFSS, the clients and wider community. Specific duties will include but not be limited to the following: The Generalist will:  Report to the Casework Foster Care Supervisor.  Work closely and collaboratively with co-workers, Management and Executive Director.  Have knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act (CYFEA).  Have a clear understanding of the Sub-Delegation of Authority from the Executive Director as it pertains to the Ministry of Alberta Human Services and will ensure that all requirements are met to administer the duties and responsibilities associated with it according to current Legislation.  Work within ACFSS's Personnel Policies.  Work with the Executive Director, Management, Board of Directors, MFN Elders and coworkers to develop and implement a work plan and establish goals and objectives that will reflect the best interests of the children and families served.  Work with the Executive Director, Management, and co-workers to develop and implement an operational plan for ACFSS.  Assist in the organization of and attend all ACFSS events/functions and attend all meetings as directed by the Casework/Foster Care Supervisor.  At the request of Executive Director, will attend and report at the ACFSS's Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Be available for after-hours/on-call shifts.  Liaise with co-workers regarding assessments, case management, intervention strategies and reviews.  Be available for phone calls and meetings with clients, staff and service providers.  Review and respond to all correspondence of ACFSS on daily basis and forward appropriate documentation to Casework/Foster Care Supervisor for filing.  Communicate effectively with clients, the Executive Director, Management, co-workers, Elders, Board of Directors and MFN Leadership. Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Social Work Diploma or equivalent.  Minimum one (1) year of related experience in youth and family services.  Completion of CYFEA Delegation training. Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  Must respect Maskwacis Cree Traditional Language and Culture  Knowledge of relevant Child, Youth and Family Enhancement (CYFEA) legislation and other applicable Acts.  Must be proficient with the use of computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet usage.  Must have knowledge of community resources  Must be able to work with community partners at all levels  Must have a clear and current Criminal Record  Must have a clear and current Child Intervention Check  Must maintain an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle  Must maintain professional ethical conduct at all times  Must have a valid class 5 driver's license and provide driver's abstract; reliable transportation is a requirement.  Must have effective written and verbal communication skills  Must sign and abide by Oath of Confidentiality  Must possess interpersonal and human relations skills  Must be able to demonstrate the ability to follow-up on all matters pertaining to Akamihk Child and Family Services Society

Opening Date: June 5, 2023

Closing Date: June 19, 2023


Please fax or email Cover Letter, Resume, Criminal Record Check, CYIM, 3 references and relevant documents to: Akamihk Child and Family Services Society Attention: Kendra Johnson Fax: 780-585-3066 Email: or

Please note that only candidates short listed for an interview will be contacted. ACFSS wishes to thank all candidates applying for the position.

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