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Band Designate

  • Full Time
  • Edmonton

Athabasca Tribal Council

Reporting to CFS Director, located in Edmonton, band designate worker will be executing the following responsibilities:

  • Extensive working knowledge of the Provincial Policies, Standards, and Legislation in relationship to CFS.
  • Ongoing communication with Chief and Council regarding the children’s permanency plan.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Provincial Case Workers ensuring Member Nation children in care Off-Reserve stay and/or reconnect with their family members and community.
  • Ensure Member Nation children have a viable and visible cultural plan that includes the child’s heritage, family, and cultural traditions.
  • Responsible for identifying and continuous tracking of all Off-Reserve member Nation children in care of the Provinces’ Child and Family Services Authorities.
  • Primary Resource/Liaison and Advocate between the Member Nation children in care with their families and communities.
  • Construct specific and detailed Ancestry Trees of each Member Nation Child in Care.
  • Facilitate and ensure the correct filing of Band Membership requirements for each Member Nation Child in Care.
  • Facilitate and ensure the correct filling of INAC Status Registration for each qualifying Member Nation Child in Care.
  • Plan and Perform Family Circles with Member Nation children in care and their families.
  • Regularly scheduled face to face visits with bio families, foster parents, and the children in care.
  • Constant communication with provincial employees of the various Child and Family Services offices across Canada to obtain regular, updated information regarding the status and well-being of the children in care.
  • Assist and participate in Family group conferences in person or via phone.
  • Advocate and/or support the family and children in care during court proceedings/filings.
  • Attend and lead the children, foster families, and/or bio families during planned attendance at various cultural events and celebrations in their Nation’s communities.

– BA with 3 years of social worker experience, or Diploma with 5 years of work experience
– valid driving license
– clean criminal record
– extensive awareness of First Nation’s culture, history
– able to speak Dene or Cree is preferred

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