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Case Worker - Niigaaniin Ontario Works
Closing Date:
November 17, 2017
35 hours per week
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Qualifications/Terms & Conditions: 1. A college diploma in a relevant social services field. 2. Member of, or willingness to register with, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. 3. A minimum of two years of related work experience. 4. Knowledge of and respect for Anishnawbek history, practices, teachings, language, values and beliefs is of critical importance. 5. Ability to understand and speak Ojibwe will be considered a definite asset. 6. Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet and email software/s, and use of on-line learning resources. 7. Proficient in oral and written communication skills 8. WHMIS, Health & Safety in the Workplace, Valid CPR/First Aid Certificate 9. Valid within 6 months criminal records check/Vulnerable Sector-CPIC 10. Six [6] month probationary period
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How to Apply:
Interested applicants MUST submit: 1. a cover letter 2. resume 3. photocopies of certificates/diploma/degree from a post-secondary institution, and 4. three references (preferably 3 recent employment references from a direct supervisor/manager or 2 recent employment references from a direct supervisor/manager and one [1] character reference): Attn: Hiring Committee, c/o Human Resources Sagamok Anishnawbek, P.O. Box 610, Massey, Ontario, P0P 1P0 Fax: (705) 865-3307
Job Description:

Case Worker – Niigaaniin




Job Summary:

The Caseworker functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team.  The Caseworker will provide support to Niigaaniin financial and administrative processes, interact directly with persons served, provide support services, and facilitate access to community-based or external resources through the referral process.  The Caseworker will have moderate to high anxiety levels from serving clients and families facing difficult financial situations and serving high volume caseload.


This position is subject to Sagamok Anishnawbek personnel and administrative policies, relevant to Community Wellness Department policies and procedures, Niigaaniin policies and procedures, relevant laws, regulations and policies.    


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be thoroughly familiar with the relevant First Nation, Tribal Council, Federal and Provincial policies and legislation, regulations and/or guidelines that are relevant to the funding and delivery of Niigaaniin Ontario Works Program services.
  • Be current and up to date with Ontario Works Application Form 1 Part A and Part B; Ontario Works Rights and Responsibilities, Consent to Verify and Release Information, and Participation Agreements.
  • Complete and process Participation Agreements for employment assistance activity.
  • Monitor client agreed upon activities and update according to standards.
  • Ensure client understands their Rights and Responsibilities as it relates to income assistance.
  • Conduct bank reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Assist the Social Program Manager in conducting monthly file audits (five financial and five employment).
  • Analyze available information and is included to confirm eligibility.
  • Prepare summary report of monthly audit process, including remedial action required to meet required standards.
  • Generate monthly persons served overpayment report.
  • Ensure appropriate fit for placements, such as community, employment, LEAP, or other.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the range of relevant community-based and external programs and services available to community members.
  • Be knowledgeable and sensitive to the culture needs of the persons served.
  • Apply a range of strategies to engage persons served in identifying and addressing their needs.
  • Be thoroughly familiar with and work in compliance with relevant First Nation, Tribal Council and Federal policies and/or legislative requirements as they relate to safety and health in the work place.
  • Relate effectively to program management and colleagues as a diplomatic and flexible team player.
  • Other duties within the scope of work as required.