Position: House Parent – Competition 2021-50
Condition: Full-time, Permanent
Department: Community Specialized Homes (CSH)
Location: Poplar River FN
Closing Date: Open until filled

OVERVIEW: Reporting to the Community Specialized Homes Supervisor, the House Parent is a full-time independent position responsible for ensuring the safety of children in the Foster Home utilizing a holistic approach that considers their emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual growth. Also responsible for day to day operations of managing the foster home, maintaining regulations and guidelines.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Update and maintain files for children in home and provide regular individual progress reports to Coordinator of child in care;
  • Maintain expenditures related to child and home, attend all medical appointments for children, provide appropriate clothing and complete clothing lists with compliance resource worker;
  • 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;
  • Adhere to Foster care regulations and the maintenance guidelines.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 that would allow him/her to perform the job 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
  • Knowledge of community and family strengths and needs;
  • Excellent communication, organization, problem-solving, and team skills;
  • Proven ability to consult productively with other social service agencies, authorities, and chief/council;
  • Ability to establish and maintain purposeful relationships;
  • Must possess a valid Manitoba driver’s license, clear driver’s abstract and be willing to travel;
  • Ability to speak Ojibway is preferred and a definite asset.
  • All applicants will be subject to satisfactory criminal records, child abuse registry and prior contact checks.

Work schedule: Willing to work 10/4 cycle (10 days on; 4 days off) and on call for days off

HOW TO APPLY: Send your resume, cover letter and Quote the competition # to:

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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).