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Job Number:  35169
Team Lead, Mahmawi-atoskiwin
Job Posted: Friday, 19 May 2017
Closing Date: Sunday, 18 June 2017
(in 22 days)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
Region: Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)

Team Lead 

1 FT, 40 hrs/week

 

“A group of people coming together to work as one” 

 

In partnership with Children’s Services Aboriginal Services Office (ASO), Mahmawi-atoskiwin works alongside individuals and their families to create a Family Wellness Team.  The program is an alliance of three agencies:  Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary, Enviros and Pathways Community Service Association. Mahmawi-atoskiwin staff engage with families to address the concerns that brought them to involvement with Children’s Services. We do this by connecting children and families with Indigenous culture and ceremonies, enhancing family wellbeing and safety, and reuniting children with family or into an alternate living situation. 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

The Team Leader is responsible for providing leadership, mentorship and support to a team of Family Wellness Partners (FWP) and Lodge Keepers (LK) and connect staff and families with Elders.   The position also offers a unique opportunity to expand and enhance the successful candidate’s own experience with Indigenous culture and ceremony, while supporting strategies that allow staff and clients to integrate this into practice. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support staff to develop and implement safety and wellness plans with families
  • Ensure that culture and practice frameworks are integrated into services and that staff and families have access to cultural resources specialists
  • Build strong internal and external relationships with stakeholders
  • Provide crisis intervention, support and safety planning with families, staff and CS
  • Assists in problem solving, conflict resolution and advocacy  
  • Provide support after hours through on-call systems
  • Establishes common objectives, creating a feeling of team belonging
  • Maintain staff scheduling, performance management, coaching and feedback to staff 
  • Review client files to ensure accreditation standards are met
  • Establish clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results
  • Assist with data collection and reporting
  • Identify opportunities to enhance services, increasing positive outcomes for families
  • Facilitate connections between Mahmawi-atoskiwin and programs within the Alliance
  • Support the fiscal integrity of the program
  • Attend team meetings, case conferences and family mappings when required

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree in Human Services field preferred or a related degree with a minimum of two years supervisory experience.
  • Minimum of five years experience with working with vulnerable children, youth and families preferred
  • Cultural sensitivity, openness to engage in and learn from Indigenous ceremonies
  • Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with program goals
  • Engages in reflective feedback to gain insight into personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Experience building partnerships and working collaboratively to meet shared objectives
  • Possess knowledge of Children’s Services and the Family Enhancement Act
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practice, normative child development, loss and grief  
  • Qualities essential to working with people affected by trauma (empathy, compassion, self-awareness, flexibility, good listening skills, self-care, comfort with the unknown)
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and time management skills
  • Problem solving, organizing and analytical skills
  • Initiative, supportive team player, ensures accountability, situational adaptability
  • Work a flexible schedule that meets the needs of the staff team and families
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office as well as excellent oral and written skills
  • Current First Aid and CPR, clear security clearances
  • Use of a reliable vehicle with $2,000,000 liability, permission to carry passengers and business coverage on the vehicle
  • Valid driver’s license and a driver’s abstract with minimal demerits.

Please Note: Successful candidates will complete criminal record check and child intervention record check at the time of new hire paperwork.  A criminal record check and child intervention record check dated within 6 months of the interview date will also be accepted.

 

We offer the opportunity to be part of a creative and positive work environment, a competitive salary, supports for professional development, opportunity for advancement, and the chance to be part of a team that supports children, youth and families to thrive within a culturally responsive community.

 

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to our website for consideration. No phone calls please, only qualified candidates will be contacted. If this posting is not listed on our website then this position is no longer available.
Contact Details:
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary
731 13 AVE NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 1C8
www:   www.boysandgirlsclubsofcalgary.ca/careers/


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