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.
- 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.
- 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:
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).