House Parent - Black River First Nation

Shawenim Abinoojii Inc.

Posted May 21, 2020 at 07:00 pm Closes Jun 4, 2020 at 07:00 pm

Job Location:
Black River FN
Job Category:
Aboriginal Organization
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House Parent - Competition #2020-28


Full-Time, Permanent


Community Specialized Homes (CSH)


Black River First Nation

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

OVERVIEW: Reporting to the Community Specialized Homes Supervisor, the House Parent is responsible for ensuring the safety of children in the Foster Home utilizing a holistic approach that considers their emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual growth. The House Parent is responsible for day to day operations of the foster home while following regulations and guidelines.


·   Provide a healthy, comfortable and safe home for the children that covers physical, emotional and recreational needs and include enrichment activities that will promote the healthy development.

·      Help the child through grieving and adjustment process that accompanies removal from his/her own home and placement.

·      Help the child maintain a realistic relationship with his/her family through cooperation with visitation plans and active consideration to his/her feelings. Assist the child in preparing to return home.

·    Maintain expenditures related to child and home, attend all medical appointments for children, provide appropriate clothing and complete clothing lists with compliance resource worker.

·      Update and maintain individual paperwork on children in home and provide regular individual progress reports to Coordinator of child in care.

·      Adhere to Foster care regulations and the maintenance guidelines.


·     Minimum of five years applied practice with children, adolescents and families and experience in working with high need and high-risk children; Or a combination of skills, education, and experience that would allow him/her to perform the job may be considered.

·      Knowledge of the Child and Family Services Act, and Foster Care Standards.

·      Knowledge of traditional Indigenous community-based approaches to providing care of children

·      Knowledge of community and family strengths and needs and ability to establish and maintain purposeful relationships.

·      Excellent communication, organization, problem-solving, and team skills.

·      Proven ability to consult productively with other social service agencies, authorities, and chief/council.

·      Must possess a Valid Manitoba driver’s license, clear driver’s abstract and be willing to travel.

·      Ability to speak Ojibway is preferred and a definite asset.

·      Must have a satisfactory Criminal Record (including Vulnerable Sector), Child Abuse Registry and Prior Contact Checks as a condition of employment.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Willing to work 10/4 cycle (10 days on; 4 days off) and on call for days off

 HOW TO APPLY: Send your resume, cover letter and Quote Competition # to:


FAX: (204) 949-9413    

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to internal candidates, Southeast community members and self-declared Aboriginal candidates (First Nations, Inuit or Metis).



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