Stoney Nakoda - Tsuut’ina Tribal Council
Position Title : Child and Family Services (CFS) Engagement Liaison
The Stoney Nakoda – Tsuut’ina Tribal Council Child and Family Services (CFS) Engagement Liaison will be a position to support the Child and family Services Trilateral Engagement Process (CFSTEP) to carry out the work outlined in the Action Plan for Success. The CFS Engagement Liaison will sit as a member of the Trilateral Working Group (TWG) to inform and provide expertise on strategies and identify existing issues and barriers in the realm of First Nations child and family services of the Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley Nakoda First Nations and Tsuut’ina Nation.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The CFS Engagement Liaison will be responsible for communicating feedback and input from communities to identify community specific direction and true needs of child and family services are met. This will be achieved by:
· Participating at the CFS Trilateral Working Group monthly meetings, Senior Official Steering Committee (SOSC) meetings as required and Provincial Treaty Organization (PTO) Officials meetings
· Consulting with communities in Stoney Nakoda/Tsuut’ina Nation areas
· Completing assignments in collaboration with the TWG members
· Submitting required reports, mid-term reports, updates on performance measures, final report
· Meeting with DFNA/Non DFNA/band designates/Treaty 7 Elders/Chiefs when required
· Communicating and collaborating with the TWG members on strategies to address priority areas identified in the action plan
· Informing leadership regarding the CFSTEP and providing Treaty Area updates
· Reporting, preparing, and providing correspondence to prepare the SOSC members
· Meeting with Treaty No.6 & Treaty No.8 CFS Engagement Liaisons regularly
· Develop of a Communications Strategy, and project is promoted to the communities
· Engagement sessions with communities conducted
· Development of a Work Plan
· Perform other duties as identified.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
· Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized Post-Secondary Institution with emphasis on Native Studies
· Minimum of 5 years working with First Nations (Equivalencies will be considered)
· Comprehension of First Nations’ rights (inherent and treaty), UN Declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples
· Strong analytical, research and writing skills
· Strong communication, public relations, and networking skills
· Experience and/or understanding of First Nation’s needs, issues, and concerns, regarding Consultation between First Nations, Government and Industry
· Knowledge and understanding of First Nations’ pertaining to Treaty Rights in relation to Consultation
· Experience and comprehension of First Nations issues and concerns regarding Consultation and Child and Family Services
· Ability to work independently and as a team player
· Must be versed in Microsoft Office, Word, Power Point and Excel
· Must have a valid Class 5 Alberta vehicle Operator’s License, and own a reliable vehicle
· Some travel will be required with expenses reimbursed.
Please note that this organization adheres to Sections 1 – 9 of the Aboriginal Employee Preference Policy for selection and displacement. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you in advance for your interest.
COMPETITION OPENS: 1:00pm, April 21, 2021
COMPETITION CLOSES: 1:00pm, May 5, 2021