Position: Case Manager
Agency: Animikii Ozoson Child & Family Services
Location: Winnipeg Office
Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday, December 11, 2017
Animikii Ozoson Child & Family Services is seeking one Case Manager to work out of the Winnipeg Office located at 3rd floor - 313 Pacific Avenue.
Reporting to the unit supervisor, and providing services under the CFS Act, the incumbent will be responsible to manage a caseload of families in need of supervision, protection services, and support services to maintain children at home and a caseload of children who are permanent wards of the agency in care, who are in the process of being reunited with their natural or extended family.
- Identifies and investigates complaints of neglect or abuse where children are at risk and in need of protection;
- Provides case management and case planning to help families maintain children in their own homes, thereby diverting these children from entering agency alternate care;
- Provides child placement services for children in need of alternate care and maintains culturally appropriate and community connections for each child;
- Provides family reunification services to help children in care safely return to their natural or extended family, thereby exiting agency alternate care;
- Works collaboratively with other team members, community services and other CFS agencies to build a network of aboriginal family support services;
- Completes all file recording, record keeping, and other required administrative duties;
- Maintains First Nations or aboriginal community connections for each CIC;
- Works collaboratively with Ontario First Nations CFS agencies: to repatriate permanent wards whenever possible and appropriate and to develop extended family and community supports for permanent wards exiting care or being transferred to the Ontario agency;
Qualifications / Requirements
- BSW or MSW with a minimum of one year direct experience in a mandated child and family agency. Applicants must be able to register to the Manitoba College of Social workers.
- Knowledge of, and ability to apply, aboriginal approaches in working with families and children.
- CFSIS experience is a definite asset.
- Computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications, data base systems, email and use of the Internet.
- A valid Manitoba Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle are required, as the position requires travel within the city and to First Nations.
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry and Prior Record Check.
- Ability to speak Cree or Ojibwa is considered a definite asset.