PURPOSE AND SCOPE
Reporting to the Director of Education and Social Services, the Child & Youth Program Centre Manager will develop and implement effective, productive and safe prevention programming at the Child & Youth Centre based on identified needs for at risk children and youth in the community. The Child and Youth Program Centre Manager will support at risk children and youth by planning, implementing and evaluating fun and exciting prevention programs in a collaborative effort to prevent involvement in Child Welfare.
The Child & Youth Program Centre Manager will conduct research, surveys, and evaluations relating to the Child & Youth Centre facility, the Education & Social Services and Health & Community Wellness Departments programs and services to ensure quality standards are being met and to identify gaps in programming and service needs to the at-risk child, youth and families of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.
Oversee the Child & Youth Worker, Elder In Residence, Oshkaabewis (Helper), and Cultural Training Manual Writer to protect the collective best interest of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek children and youth to ensure the delivery of Child and Youth Program Centre services and programs that are culturally appropriate.
The Child & Youth Program Centre Manager shall, in every aspect of their position:
Promote the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Vision and Mission Statements
Maintain the level of professionalism expected by the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek as outlined through the Human Resource Policies and Procedures manual.
Uphold the ethics of their position and the Education & Social Services Team.
Conduct an inventory of programs/services/facilities and produce reports identifying child/youth service needs/gaps
Update specifications/ requirements for the Child & Youth Centre facility renovations meeting service needs as well as EarlyOn requirements
Research and update feasibility report, survey, and licensing requirements and initiate for EarlyOn licensing process
Oversee the provision of child/youth respite services in support of community-based prevention, cultural and other programs
Participate willingly and constructively in the supervision and evaluation process with the Director of Education and Social Services,
Propose changes within Atikameksheng Anishnawbek that would be seen to improve the quality of the organization and operation,
Work with children, youth and families as assigned by the Director of Education and Social Services
Ensure regular contact and updates to the Director of Education and Social Services on each client which includes debriefing, assistance regarding practice strategies and assessments.
Provides promotional material about the programs/services
Provides information on:
Empowerment and self-care
Behavior management and life skills
Program Development and Implementation
Develop and implement programs and activities that includes the engagement of both parents and children in an effort to prevent familial breakdown
Develop and implement prevention programs that provide families with activities that help them grow mentally, spiritually, physically and socially,
Utilize the Medicine Wheel teachings in programming,
Conduct outreach to recruit children, youth and parents/families to the Child & Youth Centre and/or prevention programming,
Identified needs and activities for at risk children, youth and families,
Develop a Child and Youth program that will focus on the addressing the five priorities of the Community Health plan, the Comprehensive Community Plan, Service plans and any programming and/or service gaps identified through assessment, research and evaluation.
Ensure Youth Centre operations are open on a regular schedule,
Provide a clean and safe environment for programming and gathering of children and youth,
Health & Social topics to be considered when designing a program may include but are not limited to:
Drugs and Alcohol prevention
Leadership training/Youth empowerment
Traditional and Cultural programming
Self Esteem Workshops
Recruitment of volunteers to assist with child & youth programming will be encouraged when planning.
Promote the engagement of parents and elders in child and youth programming in the community,
Plan prevention programs in collaboration with the Health & Community Wellness and Education & Social Services teams that will provide a positive impact on children, youth and families in living a healthy lifestyle, and
Develop and maintain a Wellness Resources library promoting healthy lifestyles.
Conduct regular and quarterly program and service evaluations, and
Coordinate annual session with children, youth and families providing the results of the evaluations
Work collaboratively with departmental staff and service providers (internal and external) to provide comprehensive and coordinated services for children, youth and families,
Participate in regular case conferences as needed with the child, youth, family, staff and other service providers,
Develop and maintain professional working relationships with community resources, service providers, and groups,
Monitor and maintain regular and on-going communication with service providers to ensure families receive quality services, and
Participate in regular health and social services team meetings and/or network meetings in the community.
Ensure documents are completed as required,
Ensure confidentiality forms are completed for all clients,
Ensure evaluations and follow-up is completed once service has been completed, and
Ensure all required data is entered into an electronic database.
Participate in annual workplan development with the Education & Social Services Department,
Establish educational goals in the form of an annual learning plan,
Prepare monthly calendars and participate in quarterly program planning meetings,
Record participation statistics and prepare monthly reports,
Contribute to report submissions to meet funding requirements,
Prepare accurate, complete and effective proposals as required,
Respond to inquiries on program activities and services,
Make referrals to internal/external services as required,
Coordinate schedules and activities for the summer programming, and
Attend conferences, training and meeting to remain current with information.
Supervise and coach direct staff;
Coordinate team meetings;
Coordinate development of annual work plans;
Monitor employee performance and performance reviews;
Monitor attendance and address any issues;
Coordinate staff development and address training needs;
Participate on hiring committees when required;
Ensure orientation for new staff is completed;
Follow Atikameksheng Anishnawbek personnel policies and procedures
The Child & Youth Program Centre Manager shall:
Maintain a positive relationship with the community
Positively reflect the Education & Social Services Department to internal and external Health & Social Service professionals, organizations and agencies.
Be an active team member and actively participate in team meetings
Develop and foster relationships with other First Nations and/or organizations to gather information on program service and delivery opportunities.
Work in cooperation with all levels of government and private sectors to ensure the optimum level of service is being provided
This position requires experience in social work, child and youth work, research and evaluation, and life skills necessary to relate to children and youth. The Child & Youth Program Centre Manager will need to be creative in planning activities for the community.
Diploma or Degree in Social Work, Human Sciences, Health, Sociology, Psychology, or related discipline;
Three (3) years experience working with a First Nation or Aboriginal organization managing programs and services;
CPIC (Vulnerable Sector) will be required upon employment offer
The Child & Youth Program Centre Manager shall be knowledgeable and possess skills or prior work experience in the following areas:
Willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
Enthusiasm in working with a child and youth target group
Excellent computer and technology knowledge and skills
Excellent written and verbal communications
Efficient time management skills and organizational skills in an office setting
Excellent customer service skills
Strong organizational, analytical, administration and oral communication skills
Sign language skills an asset
WHIMS Training as asset
Class “F” license, an asset
Food safe handlers certification an asset
Valid Ontario Class ‘G’ Driver’s License with a clear driver’s abstract
Current First Aid and CPR Certification
Knowledge of Health & Social Services on and off reserve
Knowledge of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek traditions and culture
Application Deadline is: April 24, 2020 by 4:00 p.m.
SALARY: To commence with the AA salary and job classification scale.
Applicants must submit a covering letter, resume and three current reference letters, by one of the following:
1) fax 705-692-5010 or 2) by regular mail to:
Darlene Shawbonquit, Director of Education and Social Services
25 Reserve Road, Naughton, ON, P0M 2M0
For more information, please contact the Education & Social Services Administrative Assistant at 705-692-3651 ext. 251.
Preference will be given to First Nation Applicants.
Miigwetch to all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted