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CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES

Job Title: Prevention Supervisor

Department: Tsuut’ina Child & Family Services

Reports To:  Tsuut’ina Nation Child & Family Services Director

Job Summary: Reporting to the Director, the Prevention Supervisor is responsible for program development and provision of strategic leadership and direction to Prevention team members, under the Prevention/Early Intervention umbrella within Tsuut’ina Child and Family Services. The Prevention team will proactively connect families/children and youth to community supports and services through family prevention plans, in-home support, child-care support and youth prevention activities. The Prevention Supervisor is accountable for a five-year work plan Including program development, Implementation, monitor and evaluation of program, case management of families and on-going quality improvement Initiatives. The Supervisor will ensure all Prevention activities are aligned with community, cultural and children safety standards to prevent children from entering into care.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Develop a 5 year plan for Prevention strategy, with community Input.

• The Supervisor will seek to strengthen traditional skills within families; leverage family, individual strengths and protective factors, create on-going opportunity for family members to develop and enhance quality of life for children, youth and families.

• Supervisor will ensure staff are properly trained and have ongoing training to enhance their skills.

• Supervises Prevention staff and promote program within Community and promote

community capacity building.

• Engages community early when involved with families/children; identifies preventative solutions to keep children and families together and connected to community and culture.

• Develops and manage preventative policies and practice grounded In cultural healing

measures; ensures practices are culturally safe, reflective of intergenerational Impacts and trauma informed.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

• Degree with an accepted specialization relevant to work performed OR accepted combination of education, experience and knowledge.

• Knowledge of Tsuut’ina culture and traditions; Tsuut’ina Child and Family Services history, impact and influence in the community; federal and provincial legislation and associated programs and their impacts on Tsuut’ina family and community.

• Knowledge of the impact of Intergenerational Trauma due to Colonialism, residential school history, sixties scoop and child welfare system on First Nations’ people and communities.

• Working knowledge of legislation – Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and Regulations, Family Law Act, Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act, Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, etc.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

• Criminal record and Vulnerable Sector Clearance

• Child Intervention Record Check

• Must have valid driver’s license with proof of insurance and registration

• Business insurance coverage of a minimum of two (2) million liability.

• Own a reliable vehicle that meets the requirements of approved anchor bolts for baby/child car seats.

• Oath of Confidentiality

• Any other documents required for personnel files

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Unavoidable interruptions, changing priorities, workload emergencies, along with client trust relating to employee’s mandate to Investigate reports of abuse, neglect and emotion and injury. Periods of excessive activity. Times of unavoidable overtime due to families’ schedules and agency mandate.

Salary- as per provincial salary grid, based on education and experience