Reporting to the Kahkewistahaw First Nation Director of Operations, the Director of Family Services will be responsible for the supervision of the Clerical Program Assistant for the Director and Bill C-92 Coordinator, Family Connections Manager, the Community Prevention Manager, the Bill C-92 Coordinator and the Jordan’s Principle Coordinator. Working closely with the Working Group, the Family Services Program Staff and the Portfolio Councilor, The Director of Family Services will provide the Nation with a program plan that will provide the community with Positive Healthy alternatives for the best interest of the Child. The successful candidate will assist in the preparation of the development of legislation and programs for the best interests of the children of the Kahkewistahaw First Nation.
The goal of reducing the number of Child Protection Intakes and the repatriation of children in care in other jurisdictions as well as the reunification of children and families.


Reporting to the Director of Operations:

The Kahkewistahaw Family Connections Worker is responsible.

· To advise and collaborate with respect to program development, required budgets and required staff.
· In consultation with Ministry of Social Services, the YTL/YTCCFS Child Protection and Prevention Worker(s), Family Resource Staff and Families; develop and maintain appropriate community-based information profiles.
· The preparation of reports for the Chief and Council and the Kahkewistahaw Family Services Working Group/Committee meetings on basic activities, accomplishments, and areas of concern on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis while remaining
within the parameters of PIPEDA, the Kahkewistahaw Code of Confidentiality and the YTL/YTCCFS Code of Confidentiality and the “Need to Know Rule”.
· Policy Development and reviews for the Kahkewistahaw First Nation Family Services program.
· Provide Quality Assurance Oversite
· Research, apply and utilize other revenue sources for various programs and services.


· Working in collaboration with the Family Connections Manager, The Prevention Manager, the Bill C-92 Coordinator, community programs and services, this individual must possess the ability to network, engage and connect with children, youth and families and the ability to identify and encourage the engagement of the appropriate resources.
· Ability to work with the Child and Family Services Authorities.
· Knowledge of the Child and Family Service agreements,
· Working in collaboration with the Bill C-92 Coordinator in the Legislation Development, the successful candidate should have some knowledge in, Duty to Report, Emergency on Call, Place of safety requirements, Child Protection, High Risk Prevention Services, Foster Care, Post Majority, youth services, Child Advocacy, reunification, repatriation, Interprovincial Child Protection Laws and Protocols.
· Knowledge of Jordan’s Principle services
· Ability to write proposals
· Comprehensive report writing and delivery
· Experience in strategic planning
· Working knowledge of the culture, political and social objectives of the First Nation.
· Skill and ability to communicate with children, youth, parents, families and outside agencies.
· Knowledge of available community resources.
· Ability to handle stress, ambiguity, and conflict situations.
· Ability to work independently or in a team setting.
· Punctual, dependable, and reliable.
· Must be open-minded, compassionate, and empathetic.
· Ability to ensure that confidential information remains confidential and must sign an Oath of Confidentiality.
· Must be willing to attend professional development sessions when time and funding permits.
· Ability to organize groups, meetings, and build links with other community groups, resources, and organizations.


The Director of Family Services will provide the following services:

· Develop and maintain a professional relationship with YTL/YTCCFS and the Provincial Social Services.
· In conjunction with YTL/YTCCF and other resource providers, the development of budgets, reports and all financial aspects of the program.
· Promote family wellness and togetherness.


Acting in the best interest of the child, this individual may be included/called in the event of a Child Protection Intake, or Community Crisis.
The Director of Family Services may encourage or actually:

– Assist children and families to connect or reconnect to Kahkewistahaw First Nation
– Assist children/families with locating immediate and/or extended family
– Assist the child and/or family to achieve their objectives for cultural and community connections.
– Assist the Family Connections Manager and the family in accessing positive social safety network.
– The Kahkewistahaw Director of Family Services should understand the impacts of colonialism on First Nations peoples, Indian Residential Schools, intergenerational trauma and how these factors impact individuals and families and influence the child welfare system in First Nation communities.
– Other duties as assigned by the Portfolio Councilor or the Kahkewistahaw Family Services Working Group of Committee.


-The Director of Operations will conduct an employee evaluation with the Director of Family Services on a probationary evaluation and annual employee evaluations.
-The Director of Family Services along with the Family Services Working Group/Committee will conduct annual Program evaluations.


· Certificate/degree in Social Work or Business Admin with 12 months direct experience
· Recognized Education in any other Human Services Area
· 3 years of experience in working in the Human Services Area.
· Experience or knowledge of child and family service programming would be a definite asset.
· Demonstrated Experience in positive relationship building.
· A valid Saskatchewan Driver’s License free from any restrictions and a reliable vehicle.
· A current Vulnerable Sector Check and the Child Abuse History Check.
· Current Drug Screen Results certified by a Member of Good Standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons or a reputable Certified Health Lab.
· Must possess excellent communication skills (oral and written)
· Must be computer literate (all Microsoft Office applications and Data Base experience, e-scanning to email or file and Internet research abilities).
· Demonstrated Professionalism at all times (during and after regular work hours) and adhere to the Kahkewistahaw and Social Work Code of Ethics and Conduct.
· Ability to maintain the confidentiality of client files, calls and referrals.
· Goal Oriented, Planning and development.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 28th, 2024 @ 4:30PM


Human Resource Department
Kahkewistahaw First Nation
P.O. Box 609 BROADVIEW, SK S0G-0K0
Phone: (306) 696-3291 Ext. #265
Fax: (306) 696-3201
Email: apply@kahkewistahaw.com
Please ensure you have all the required documentation to support your application for employment