Position Summary The shawl house team leader, is a member of the interdisciplinary team which over sees the day-to-day program operations of the Shawl house. The Shawl house team leader provides direct supports to the families and the front-line staff and will assist in the direction and support of program philosophies. The Shawl house team leader provides supervision and evaluation to all the front-line staff members and contractors. The Shawl house team leader is accountable to the executive director of ACFSS. Reporting Relationship The shawl house team leader reports to the shawl house coordinator and the Family Enhancement and Prevention Supervisor. Roles, Responsibilities and expectations The team Leader is responsible for the following duties: Supervising and evaluating shawl house FE caregivers monthly and quarterly. To develop and maintain a working relationship with caseworker, ACFSS agency, in order to secure current and continuing placements for ACFSS prevention home clients. Set up and attend shawl house monthly meetings, client intake meetings, Case conferences, other ACFSS scheduled meetings. Ensure the ACFSS Shawl house program meets the needs of ACFSS shawl house clients. To ensure the Shawl house provides cultural and recreational programming on and off reserve when required. Monitor Daily paper work, log book, Daily progress reports, contact notes, critical incident reports. Ensure that Canada food guide is followed and meal plans are implemented. To ensure that Shawl house is maintained and kept clean. To be on call after hours and directly deal with emergency situations and to notify shawl house coordinator as needed for assistance or support. Meet with the shawl house coordinator on a daily basis to update, debrief and report any issues or concerns. Remain within the “Scope of practice” of the child and youth workers. Providing clients with a sense of safety, acceptance and nurturing Qualifications Social work diploma, Early childhood development (and or competency-based equivalences) Three (3) years related front-line and or supervisory experience. Strong interpersonal skills that bridge the distance with individuals that may have a resistance to relationships, different morals, values and alternative lifestyle choices; Non-judgmental manner. Strong personal boundaries; 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/Regulations. 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
Closing date: March 3rd, 2023
HOW TO APPLY: 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: Kendra.Johnson@akamihkcfss.ca OR Kendra.Johnson@dfna.alberta.ca
Please note that only candidates short listed for an interview will be contacted. ACFSS wishes to thank all candidates applying for the position.