Wikwemikong to take partial control from Children’s Aid Society of the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin

While this may provided relief to some families, what’s most disturbing with Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services (KGCFS) announcement is that this unceded territory steeped in tradition has always declared it’s independence from government and yet, hasn’t followed suite with similar communities around Ontario by completely providing their own services by equally qualified people from within their own community.

Here is the release from their website.
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Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services (KGCFS) delivers Prevention Services (Child and Family Services and Community Support services) and Foster Care services in collaboration with our member First Nations. KGCFS is currently in a transitional phase towards designation as a Children`s Aid Society to also deliver Child Welfare services with our member First Nations within the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin.

KGCFS makes every effort to ensure all services provided are respectful of the communities  that are serviced; respectful of the culture, language, beliefs, customs and practices of the Ojibway-Odawa-Pottawatomi peoples.
To support our successful transition to child welfare services delivery, we are recruiting a professional and progressive individual to join our team in the following capacity:

Manager of Alternative Care (Full-time – Permanent)
Manages the Alternative Care Department, which includes Foster Care, Child in Care, Clinical, and Customary Care Services; Ensures compliance with Serious Occurrence reporting, Ministry audits, and Therapeutic Foster Care regulations; Coordinates the efforts of all Alternative Care departments to meet the service objectives set by KGCFS and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) legislation, regulations, standards and directives.
For additional information or to obtain a detailed job description, please visit our website at www.kgcfs.org/employment.

We invite applicants to submit a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference (one  from most recent/current employer) marked confidential to:

Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services
Attention: Human Resources
98 Pottawatomi Avenue, Wikwemikong, Ontario, P0P 2J0
by Email: [email protected]
by Facsimile: 705-859-2195
Closing Date: April 2, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

All applications are appreciated; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful applicant will be required to submit a criminal reference check including a  vulnerable sector screening and a driver’s abstract.