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Mamalilikulla First Nation Band Designated Representative

Listing Number: 5307
City/Town: Campbell River
Start Date: Soon as Possible
Wage: Negotiable Based on Skill Level
Hours: 20-35 hours a week
Duties:

General Activities
Depending on the case, the Designated Band Representative may undertake the following activities, as provided for by the Child and Family Services Act (BC):
oTo liaise with other First Nation Band Representatives, Agencies and Legal Counsel
oAccompany Children’s Aid Service workers during investigations
oEnsure that Mamalilikulla band members are fully aware of their rights
Band Representation:
oRepresent the First Nation at Court as a Party to Child Welfare proceedings
oPrepare plans of Care, including recommendations for placement of children
oPrepare, respond to, and process legal documents as required by the BC Court rules
Case Evaluation/Development
oCompilation of all relevant case-related information and documentation
oLiaison with community service, including, but not limited to; Addiction and Mental Health Programs and visiting professionals to assess client(s) progress and suggest alternative plans if appropriate
oCoordinate Case Management Conferences with all community services involved to monitor Client’s plan of care and progress
Legal Responsibilities
oPrepare, serve and file additions or amendments to the Client’s Plan of Care
oGather evidence, prepare arguments, produce and prepare witnesses and prepare draft orders
oPrepare for and attend settlement conferences as set out by the new Court Rules
oOral and written presentations in court, as required
Administrative:
oEnsure client files are maintained and updated on a regular basis
oStrong Computer skills with experience using word processing software
oReport to the Chief and Council as directed
oData collection, and submission of reports
General Activities
Depending on the case, the Designated Band Representative may undertake the following activities, as provided for by the Child and Family Services Act (BC):
oTo liaise with other First Nation Band Representatives, Agencies and Legal Counsel
oAccompany Children’s Aid Service workers during investigations
oEnsure that Mamalilikulla band members are fully aware of their rights
Band Representation:
oRepresent the First Nation at Court as a Party to Child Welfare proceedings
oPrepare plans of Care, including recommendations for placement of children
oPrepare, respond to, and process legal documents as required by the BC Court rules
Case Evaluation/Development
oCompilation of all relevant case-related information and documentation
oLiaison with community service, including, but not limited to; Addiction and Mental Health Programs and visiting professionals to assess client(s) progress and suggest alternative plans if appropriate
oCoordinate Case Management Conferences with all community services involved to monitor Client’s plan of care and progress
Legal Responsibilities
oPrepare, serve and file additions or amendments to the Client’s Plan of Care
oGather evidence, prepare arguments, produce and prepare witnesses and prepare draft orders
oPrepare for and attend settlement conferences as set out by the new Court Rules
oOral and written presentations in court, as required
Administrative:
oEnsure client files are maintained and updated on a regular basis
oStrong Computer skills with experience using word processing software
oReport to the Chief and Council as directed
oData collection, and submission of reports

Requirements:

Mandatory Requirements
Must have sound knowledge of the child welfare system and the Child, Family and Community Services Act (CFCSA), and experience working with MCFD /DAA’s and Aboriginal service organizations is an asset
Preference given to individual with a Social Work degree (BSW), Child & Youth Care degree or recognized diploma and/or recognized human service diploma and demonstrated related working experience.
A minimum of two years Social Services working experience with a First Nation’s Community
Applicant must have own vehicle, a valid driver’s licence and be willing to submit a driver’s abstract.
Applicant must successfully undergo a Vulnerable Criminal Record Check.
Be willing to work out of the MFN Band office in Campbell River

Additional Requirements
Build relationships with foster parents, keep foster parents aware of what’s going on in the MFN.
Able to interpret legislation and legal documents
Knowledge of Case Management techniques
Strong written and verbal skills
Strong demonstration of negotiation skills, techniques and advocacy
Willing to work flexible hours and travel with minimal notice
Must demonstrate clear professional boundaries and appropriate accountability measures including file/records management and client confidentiality;
Experience working with Indigenous families and children at risk is an asset
Fully understand Customary Care
Knowledge of and understanding of Indigenous culture (Indigenous ways of knowing & being) and the impact of colonization on Indigenous families and communities;
Experience developing detailed plans and critical path timelines as well as managing deadlines and completing priorities
Be able to meet all timelines as needed to meet legislation that governs our families
Ability to develop healthy working relationship with colleagues is an asset, must be a team player and able to work independently when necessary;
Must have the ability to coordinate time management to work with numerous families at one time

Company Name: Mamalilikulla First Nation
Contact: Sonia Roberts
Phone Number: 2502872955
Fax Number: 250-287-4955
Address: 1441 B, 16th Ave
Notes: Mamalilikulla First Nation 1441 B 16th Avenue, Campbell River BC V9W 2E4 (ph) 250-287-2955 (fax) 250-287-4655 toll free 1-888-287-2955 viband@mamalilikulla.ca MFN BAND DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE JOB POSTING PART -TIME OVERVIEW This position requires the incumbent to advocate/represent registered/affiliated with Mamalilikulla First Nation members that are involved with any/all Child Welfare Agencies throughout Canada. This part-time position is based out of Campbell River, BC. The Band Designate representative aims to provide support and guidance to Indigenous families involved with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and Delegated Aboriginal Agencies (DAA’s). Duties include but are not limited to providing Indigenous families with advocacy support and information about the child protection process, family court process, liaise with child protection social workers and service providers while strengthening Indigenous family units. The object of this position is to ensure that any notification from any/all Child Welfare Agencies are responded to within its mandated time. To ensure that all the members of the Mamalilikulla First nation have a Designated Band representative present or available when dealing with all Child Welfare Agencies in British Columbia and notification from other Provinces. To promote the safety and well-being of children and to ensure that the rights of children to culture and community are respected and upheld by the court. A. PURPOSE & SCOPE Under the direction of Chief and Council, the Band Representative is a highly motivated individual with exceptional advocacy skills, possessing critical knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act. The Designated Band Representative acts on behalf of Mamalilikulla First Nation as a party in court proceedings involving the First Nation’s Children under the Child and Family Services Act. The role of the Designated Band Representative is to protect the collective best interest of Mamalilikulla First Nation children and to ensure a culturally appropriate disposition of the case.