Assistant Resource Manager – Alternative Care

Anishinaabe Abinoojii
Family Services

Assistant Resource Manager – Alternative Care
Full Time Contract Position for one year with possible extension
Location – Kenora

The Assistant Resource Manager – Alternative Care is a full-time contract position. The Assistant Resource Manager – Alternative Care assists in the direction of all team functions. The Assistant Resource Manager assists in the supervision and coordination of the efforts of the Alternative Care team to ensure their efforts culminate in meeting the service objectives of the unit and standards set by regulation.

• Master of Social Work Degree with experience in services for children and their families or a comparable human service program. However, a combination of skills, education and experience may be considered,
• Thorough knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act and Regulations, particularly in the application of Part IV, Section 80 relating to Customary Care of the First Nations,
• Thorough knowledge of the Child Protection Standards in Ontario including case recording and documentation requirements,
• Expert knowledge of Customary Care and the philosophy of service development and delivery, the communities and family structure, as well as local First Nation customs and traditions,
• Working knowledge of the administrative structure and operations of Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services including the service delivery model, policies, procedures and guidelines,
• Knowledge of the structure and operations of Grand Council Treaty #3 and the First Nations in the Kenora area including tribal and external services and service agencies in the area,
• Demonstrated ability to prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports regarding service delivery and procedures,
• Demonstrated ability to influence and facilitate community and group decision-making processes thorough knowledge, ideas, and persuasion,
• Extensive experience in designing and conducting planning and/or training workshops,
• Ability to establish and maintain purposeful relationships with clients, subordinates, colleagues, other relevant organizations and management,
• Strong commitment to helping Anishinaabe children and their families by providing services in ways that respect Anishinaabe cultural and spiritual practices,
• Commitment to providing services in the Anishinaabe context of extended family and community involvement,
• Excellent supervisory, planning, organization, problem-solving, decision-making, interpersonal, and leadership skills,
• Ability to assist the Resource Manager to ensure that every assigned Alternative Care case receives the highest quality of service and that all planning for the service teams takes into consideration the best interests of the child,
• Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary Child Welfare team,
• Working knowledge of group dynamics, consultation and conflict resolution techniques,
• Sound knowledge of human behaviour theories, ability to apply in assessment and planning,
• Ability to maintain confidentiality,
• Ability to take direction and to work within the policies, procedures, and guidelines, mission, philosophy, and core values of the Agency,
• Ability to use authority,
• Superior oral and written communication skills,
• Ability to flex daily work hours as determined by the Resource Manager,
• Must possess a valid Ontario G Driver’s License, be willing to travel and provide a Driver’s Abstract, and
• Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is preferred and a definite asset.

The work will be normally performed in a typical interior and office environment located in the offices of AAFS. The position will require the incumbent to enter into the homes of families to provide Assistant Resource Manager – Alternative Care services, work in high stress social settings, work with potentially aggressive clientele and in volatile sociopolitical environments, be called out with no notice to emergency situations, travel to semi-remote Anishinaabe communities on rough and winding class “C” roadways in various weather conditions, be exposed to diverse living conditions, community environments and different sociocultural milieus.

AAFS requires all employees, contractors, students, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, absent of a valid medical exemption or other reasonable consideration pursuant to the Human Rights Code of Ontario.

Salary Range: $64,414 – $79,000 per annum

Benefits: This contract position is eligible for 5 weeks paid vacation, Extended Health, Dental, AD&D and Group Life benefits and voluntary participation in the AAFS Pension program.

We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the First Nations communities that we serve.
Preference will be given to Internal and/or Indigenous applicants. Please self-identify upon applying.

AAFS welcomes and encourages applications from peoples with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request.

Applicants resumes may be used to create a qualified candidates list for recruitment of other positions within our organization.


Manager of Human Resources by Email:
or c/o 20 Main Street South, Kenora, Ontario P9N 1S7 Fax: (807) 548-1345


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