Access Worker Job at Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services in Pickerel, ON

Job Description

Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services provides a competitive salary and wages and is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process.

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.

Support Functions:
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

About Company

Company: Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services

Company Location:  Pickerel, ON

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