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Social Services Manager

Job No: 110870
Location: Mississauga First Nation, ON

  • Use your social services managment experience with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government!
  • Enjoy a competitive salary, plus comprehensive benefits and pension plan.
  • Great opportunity to see the impact of your work and make a difference to the Mississauga First Nation community!

About Mississauga First Nation

Mississauga First Nations (MFN) is located along Hwy 17, 348 km west of the city of Sudbury and 278 km east of the city of Sault Ste Marie. It is adjacent to the Town of Blind River situated along the North Shore of Lake Huron and has a staff of 97 full and part-time employees within all of its service departments and a member population of 1,120 with approximately 450 members living on-reserve. 

Our culture is rich and resilient. With an abundance of community programs, we have fun, respect ourselves and others, and take pride in our community, who we are, and where we come from. Our vision is "be a socially and culturally healthy community where individuals have the opportunity to prosper and to achieve their full potential spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically through generous and unselfish support for one another, while pursuing balance and harmony within, with each other, and with mother earth".

For more information, please visit our website. 

About the Opportunity

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Social Services Manager to join our team in Mississauga First Nation on a full-time basis. 

Reporting to the Health and Social Services Director, the Social Services Manager will be responsible for ensuring Mississauga First Nation's socially driven programs and services meet the community needs in a planned and coordinated manner.

More specifically, you will assist in the supervision of social service staff through established accountability mechanisms of the Health and Social Services Unit.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Engaging the community in the development of programs and services.
  • Assisting in the development and design of new programs and services responses to the identified First Nation.
  • Planning and coordinating community-based social programs based on community feedback.
  • Cultivating partnerships with other First Nations and community organizations.
  • Effectively communicating with the Health and Social Services team, First Nation citizens, committees, and all other parties in a professional manner.
  • Supervising, coaching and directing Social Services staff and promoting a positive work environment.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of the annual revision of job descriptions, salary guidelines, performance appraisals, training plans and orientation for new staff.
  • Assisting in the development of training proposals responsive to identified training needs and coordinating training opportunities.
  • Participating in hiring committees as well as any team meetings and internal committee/groups in support of Health and Social Services when applicable.
  • Ensuring administrative and finance policies are adhered to, and effectively monitoring program budgets.
  • Preparing program and financial reports, briefing notes and correspondence as required.
  • Preparing and submitting proposals for funding and/or enhanced services.
  • Representing and actively participating, by assignment of Health and Social Services Director, in local, regional or committees/groups in support of social services to MFN.

In order to qualify for this role, you will have a Degree/Post Secondary Diploma in Health, Human Services, or Public/Administration plus a minimum of 3 years experience with a First Nation or Aboriginal organization in the area of health or social services or indirect First Nations development work.

You will also possess:

  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Experience writing proposals, policies, procedures and reports.
  • Experience with financial reporting, recording, budgeting, monitoring and program planning.
  • A clear Vulnerable Sector Check from the Canadian Police Information Center (CPIC).
  • A Class ‘G’ Ontario Driver’s License in good standing and be able to travel.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System.
  • Knowledge of the Anishnabec traditions and culture. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and traditions.
  • Demonstrated computer skills with MS Office software.

You will be a good fit for this role if you have strong financial management, interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills coupled with a desire to undergo training relevant to this position. 

As a highly motivated professional, you can maintain strict confidentiality guidelines of all records, materials, and communications concerning client, staff, and MFN.

Strong written and verbal communication, conflict resolution and time-management skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently and as part of a team. 

About the Rewards

This is a great opportunity to contribute at an exciting time of growth within the community. In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary plus benefits including: 

  • Extended medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Pension plan
  • Professional Development Opportunities

If you're looking for a new opportunity to use your experience, and really make a difference with a progressive First Nation, Apply online today! 

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