Position: House Parent - Competition 2021-18
Condition: Full-Time Permanent
Department: Community Specialized Homes
Locations: Winnipeg, Berens River, Brokenhead, Poplar River, Black River, Hollow Water, Pauingassi, Bloodvein, Little Grand Rapids
Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Reporting to the Community Specialized Homes Supervisor, the House Parent is responsible for ensuring the safety of children in the Foster Home utilizing a holistic approach that considers their emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual growth. The House Parent is responsible for day-to-day operations of the foster home while following regulations and guidelines.
• Provide a healthy, comfortable, and safe home for the children that covers physical, emotional, and recreational needs and include enrichment activities that will promote the healthy development.
• Help the child through grieving and adjustment process that accompanies removal from his/her own home and placement.
• Help the child maintain a realistic relationship with his/her family through cooperation with visitation plans and active consideration to his/her feelings. Assist the child in preparing to return home.
• Maintain expenditures related to child and home, attend all medical appointments for children, provide appropriate clothing and complete clothing lists with compliance resource worker.
• Update and maintain individual paperwork on children in home and provide regular individual progress reports to Coordinator of child in care.
• Adhere to Foster care regulations and the maintenance guidelines.
• Minimum of five years applied practice with children, adolescents and families and experience in working with high need and high-risk children or a combination of skills, education, and experience may be considered.
• Knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act, and Foster Care Standards.
• Knowledge of traditional Indigenous community-based approaches to providing care of children.
• Excellent communication, organization, problem-solving, and team skills.
• Proven ability to consult productively with other social service agencies, authorities, and chief and council.
• Ability to establish and maintain purposeful relationships and knowledge of community and family strengths and needs.
• Must have a valid Manitoba driver’s license, reliable vehicle, a clear driver’s abstract and be willing to travel.
• Ability to speak Ojibway is preferred and a definite asset.
• Must have a current satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check, Criminal Record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), and Prior Contact Check as conditions of employment.
How to Apply: Send Resume, Cover Letter and Quote Competition # to:
FAX: (204) 949-9413
WE THANK ALL WHO APPLY HOWEVER ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED. PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO INTERNAL CANDIDATES, SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND SELF-DECLARED CANDIDATES (INDIGENIOUS, INUIT OR METIS).