Driftpile Cree Nation (DCN) is a proud and culturally strong First Nation located between the towns of Slave Lake from the west, and High Prairie from the east, approximately 340 km northwest of Edmonton. The Nation is nestled on the south shore of Lesser Slave Lake. As the second-largest lake entirely within the Alberta boundaries Lesser Slave Lake is a stunning destination for birders and wildlife enthusiasts. We are signatory to Treaty 8 and a member of the Lesser Slave Lake Indian Council. As stewards of the land, we will ensure that the best sustainable practices are followed, now and in the future.
The Driftpile Cree Nation Child and Family Services Program (CFS Program) is community-based and family oriented to provide the care, protection and well-being of all Driftpile Cree Nation (DCN) children in a preventative manner to promote the healing of all children, families and community. A coordinated, holistic, interdisciplinary approach is the foundation of the Program to meet the developmental needs of children, youth, and families with respect to the cultural identity, customs and traditions, beliefs and values.
Reporting to the Executive Director, Chief Kinosew Awasak Mikiwahp, the Post Majority Support Services Director functions within legislative requirements, regulation, policy, and practice. The incumbent oversees Post Majority Support Services (PMSS) program development, implementation, and evaluation. The Director promotes the agency vision, mission and contributes to accomplishing strategic priorities that support program measures and positive outcomes.
PMSS program activities focus on Driftpile Cree Nation youth leaving care and young adults formerly in care aged 15-26 as they prepare for independence and are exiting or leaving care due to having reached the age when mandated or legislated services end and for those young adults formerly in care. The Director must understand current and emerging issues of importance to young adults, including a good understanding of health issues affecting youth and young adults such as FASD, drug and alcohol addictions, intergenerational trauma, mental health, suicide, and other behavioural issues. As a lead, the Director promotes trauma informed practice, crisis management and strength’s based problem-solving approaches designed to meet the needs and life plans of young people.
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