About the Organization
Athabasca Tribal Council(ATC) provides essential services to the 5 First Nations within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB). These communities are Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Fort McKay First Nation, Chipewyan Prairie First Nation, Fort McMurray First Nation, Mikisew Cree First Nation.
We are made up of a Board of Directors, a CEO who oversees 6 active departments and 30+ employees in 3 locations. Our main office is in Fort McMurray, with local Child & Family Services offices in Edmonton and Fort Chipewyan.
We provide a range of services including Child and Family Services, Education, Employment and Training, Finances, Health and Operations. As we continuously grow and learn, we keep our purpose - to serve our members -- central in everything we do.
For more information, please visit: http://atcfn.ca/
About the Opportunity
Athabasca Tribal Council is seeking a Director of Child and Family Services to join its dynamic and self-motivated group of professionals.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will be responsible for the overall management of the Child and Family Services that provide family enhancement, intervention services and Kinship/Foster Care to our affiliated First Nation communities.
More specifically, you will provide expert specialized advice to the ATC and various stakeholders while administering, monitoring, and evaluating the delivery of the Child and Family Service Program. You will also be responsible for the financial management of the Child and Family Service Program along with the monitoring of best practices from Alberta and other jurisdictions to help communities achieve quality services.
This is a unique opportunity for a Director of Child and Family Services who is interested in becoming a key member of an organization that provides essential services to all of the First Nation Communities of Alberta.
Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
To qualify you must have a Bachelor of Social Work Degree plus 10 years of progressive management experience working with a First Nation and/or Provincial Children's Services Department. You will also need to be registered with the College of Social Workers. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may also be considered, master’s level degree in an appropriate field preferred.
Previous management experience working within a First Nation and an understanding of the Aboriginal Cultural Values and Traditions will be essential to your success, as is knowledge and the ability to work with people with diverse practices, cultures and beliefs. The ability to speak Dene or Cree along with knowledge of the cultures of the affiliated ATC First Nations will be an asset.
You will also possess:
Our ideal candidate will be a client focused professional with exceptional adaptability, dependability, public relations and conflict management skills. You will have a strong understanding of strategic planning, legislation and policy development along with an in-depth knowledge of issues, practices and management of Child and Family Services and the impact on children and families.
About the Benefits
Don’t miss this opportunity to join a close-knit team of individuals who are committed to the enhancing the lives of the communities they serve.
In return for your hard work, you will receive a competitive annual salary based on experience and qualifications.
In addition, you can look forward to the following perks:
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