Akamihk Child and Family Services Society (ACFSS)

Posting for Executive Director
Closing date: January 8, 2021

Akamihk Child and Family Services Society (ACFSS) is newly formed organization that will operate under the Montana First Nation and Family Services Law. ACFSS has an immediate opening for an Executive Director to be located at Montana First Nation, Alberta. The Executive Director will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of ACFSS according to the strategic plan set by the ACFSS Board of Directors. ACFSS ensures that the rights of Montana First Nation (MFN) children have access to and are given the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential and capability without interference and/or undue delay.

Objectives:  

  • To carry out the mandate given to the Executive Director by the ACFSS Board of Directors and the duties delegated by the Ministry of Alberta Human Services.
  • To ensure that Maskwacis Traditional Cree Language and Culture is respected, promoted, and practiced in all aspects of ACFSS.

Responsibilities:

Specific duties will include but not be limited to the following:

  • The Executive Director will report to the ACFSS Board of Directors.
  • The Executive Director will identify, assess, and inform ACFSS Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization.
  • The Executive Director will supervise all Management staff.
  • The Executive Director will work closely and collaboratively with Management.
  • The Executive Director will have knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act (CYFEA).
  • The Executive Director will have a clear understanding of the Delegation of Authority from the Ministry of Alberta Human Services and will ensure that all requirements are met to administer the duties and responsibilities associated with it according to current Legislation.
  • The Executive Director will ensure that all requirements are met to administer the Comprehensive Funding Agreement (CFA) in accordance with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC).
  • The Executive Director will work within ACFSS’s Financial Policy and approved budgets.
  • The Executive Director will ensure that ACFSS’s financial interests are protected at all times.
  • The Executive Director will work within ACFSS’s Personnel Policies
  • The Executive Director will ensure that ACFSS employees adhere to the ACFSS Personnel Policies
  • The Executive Director will work with ACFSS Board of Directors, Management, and MFN Elders to develop and implement a work plan. To establish goals and objectives that will reflect the best interests of the children and families we serve.
  • The Executive Director will work ACFSS employees to develop and implement an operational plan for Akamihk Child and Family Services
  • The Executive Director will attend all ACFSS meetings and functions.
  • The Executive Director will attend and report at ACFSS’s Annual General Meeting. (AGM)
  • The Executive Director will keep informed of any Local, Regional, National, International issues, and/or legislation changes pertaining to Child & Family Services and inform the ACFSS Board of Directors of the same.
  • The Executive Director will involve local Elders in Traditional preventative and supportive programs.
  • The Executive Director will ensure that Foster/Kinship homes continue to meet the standards set out by ACFSS and approve Foster/Kinship homes at the recommendation of the Foster Care Unit.
  • The Executive Director will liaise with the supervisors on assessments, case management, intervention strategies and reviews.
  • The Executive Director will develop and implement mechanisms to evaluate the ACFSS programs and service delivery.
  • The Executive Director will observe, record, and document all phone calls and interviews with clients, employees or service providers.
  • The Executive Director will review and respond to all correspondence of ACFSS on daily basis and forward to Administrative Assistant for appropriate distribution and/or filing.
  • The Executive Director will communicate effectively with Clientele, Management, Employees, Elders, Board of Directors of ACFSS and MFN Leadership. 

Qualifications: 

  • Master of Social Work Degree (MSW)
  • Minimum of five (5) years Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act (CYFEA) Services experience
  • Must respect Maskwacis Cree Traditional Language and Culture
  • Must have knowledge of community resources
  • Must be able to work with community partners at all levels
  • Must have a clear and current Criminal Record
  • Must have a clear and current Child Intervention Check
  • Must maintain an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle
  • Must maintain professional ethical conduct at all times
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Must sign and abide by Oath of Confidentiality
  • Must possess interpersonal and human relations skills
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to delegate, direct and follow-up on all matters pertaining to Akamihk Child and Family Services

Please provide a cover letter and resume to the attention of Leanne Louis, Human Resources, Montana First Nation at leannelouis@montanafirstnation.com by January 8, 2021.

Please note that only candidates short listed for an interview will be contacted. ACFSS wishes to thank all candidates applying for the position.