Foster Care Coordinator
Company : Nunavut Government
Salary : $88,608 a year
Location : Nunavut
This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all residents of Iqaluit only. If there is no successful Nunavut Inuk, this position will be offered as a three year term.
The Foster Care Coordinator is part of the Family Wellness front line operations but with a specialty in Foster Care. The position reports directly to the Supervisor of Family Wellness. The client base for the position is within an assigned region, however, at times the position may be required to provide services for other regions across Nunavut and also for other jurisdictions outside Nunavut who have children in care with Nunavut’s authority. The results achieved by this position will impact on the workloads of other Family Wellness Employees within the Department of Family Services, on the well-being of children, and on the operations and other community resources that support and facilitate foster care and the adoption of children.
The Foster Care Coordinator is responsible for assessing and making recommendations regarding the approval process of families who apply to become foster parents and adoptive parents. The position is responsible for developing training, programs and services that will create an environment where families are encouraged to foster children. This position is responsible for providing care consultation, advice, guidance and direction to foster parents and adoptive parents on a regular basis. Often working with multi-disciplinary teams, the incumbent must nurture and foster the development of positive working relationships among those he/she works with and that he/she serves. The Foster Care Coordinator is accountable for critical decisions affecting various aspects of the placement of vulnerable children. The incumbent must build effective trusting relationships with foster families, adoptive applicants and staff in order to make effective decisions.
The ideal candidate will have a recognized diploma in Social Work or related field and three (3) years of related work experience. It is a requirement of this position to obtain and maintain a Child and Family Services appointment as a Child Protection Worker under the Children and Family Services Act.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.
If there is no successful Nunavut Inuk, current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered a transfer assignment for the duration of the term, pending managerial approval.
An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.
- The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
- Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
- Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
- Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
- Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
- Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.