Access Worker Job at Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services in Pickerel, ON
Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services is currently in the designation process to become a fully mandated Child Well-Being Agency to provide Prevention and Protection Services. We serve the Employment Opportunity
communities of Wahnapitae, Nipissing, Dokis, Henvey, Magnetawan, Shawanaga, and Wausauksing First Nations.
Reporting to the Support Services Supervisor, the Access Worker is responsible for providing a support function to the child welfare team with respect to children and families, supported by the Agency and Alternative Care parents.
Provide a variety of services in support of case management duties assigned by the Support Services Supervisor.
Monitor court order access visits between Natural Caregiver families and children in Alternative Care settings
Support and encourage families to create an ongoing safe and nurturing environment
Transport families and children to appropriate services, community visits, and activities to achieve case plan objectives
Administration and Reporting:
Complete administrative duties and reports, and adhere to Agency policies, procedures and relevant practices.
Ensure confidentiality and safekeeping of all Agency documents and records
Develop and maintain accurate, up-to-date and concise work files
Work in compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act and any other relevant legislation
Relationships and Team Building:
Work collaboratively and cooperatively with all levels in order to support the use of family-centered, strengths-based, child-focused practices while assisting families in building their capacities to provide safe and nurturing environments for children.
Demonstrate behaviours, actions and attitudes that are consistent with Agency vision, mission and values
Provide opportunities for the enhancement and development of positive cultural identities of the children, families and communities served
Ensure appropriate communication and consultation with Supervisor at appropriate times
Post-Secondary diploma/certificate in the Social Services field One (1) year of direct experience in a social services agency
Knowledge of Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services programs and services
Respect for, sensitivity towards as well as knowledge and understanding of Anishnawbek culture, traditions and
the Seven Grandfather Teachings
Basic knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act
Knowledge of First Nation service delivery, customs and traditions in responding to child welfare
Knowledge of external services and service agencies
Must provide a clear Police Records Check – Vulnerable Sector
Must provide a Class ‘G’ Ontario Driver’s Licence
Must have $1M auto insurance liability coverage
Must provide an acceptable three-year uncertified Driver’s Abstract
Company: Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services
Company Location: Pickerel, ON