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Kijiji Winnipeg Jobs, Reporting to the Executive Director, The Director of Service will oversee, support, and enhance culturally based care programs and services aimed at promoting wellness, positive self-identity, and family (re)unification. This position will ensure that programs and services recognize the heritage, history, and world view of the First Nations child, family, and community.
The Director of Service will guide care program operations within the policy guidelines and Strategic Plan of Shawenim Abinoojii Inc. contributing to the mission and vision of the organization. The Director of Services will work within the Executive Management team.

Post Name Director of Service
Salary CAD 100000 To CAD 120000 Per Year
Company Name Kijiji
Education Required Post-Secondary


  • Staffing
  • Recruitment and selection of management and staff, as needed.
  • Provide supervision and direction to the Managers who report to the Director of Service
  • Community Specialized Homes
  • Therapeutic Foster Care
  • Reunification Homes
  • Monitoring and evaluation of staff performance in conjunction with the Human Resources Department.
  • Provide opportunities for staff training and development.
  • Assign employees and distribute caseloads to best meet the needs of all member communities.
  • Community Liaison
  • Develop and maintain an awareness of the needs and priorities of each member community.
  • Maintain responsiveness to needs through work planning and reporting.
  • Develop positive and respectful working relationships with community leaders, membership, staff, Elders and Knowledge Keepers, relevant professionals, and partner agencies to facilitate comprehensive service to our member communities.
  • Program Services (direct and indirect)
  • Ensure that cultural appropriate practices that are rooted in Indigenous world views are delivered by managers and staff
  • Co-develop and monitor policy and procedure for culturally relevant supports across all programs and services provided by the organization.
  • Guide Managers in the shaping and delivery of programs and services.
  • Monitor service quality to clients and make changes as necessary.
  • In difficult cases, see clients and provide direction to Managers and staff.
  • Review and approve/decline House Parent applications.
  • Monitoring
  • Conduct ongoing program development that meets and/or exceeds Provincial Foster Care licensing standards and/or the standards set out by the member communities.
  • Support programs in developing new approaches aligned with the directions of First Nations who are developing their child and family laws.
  • Ensure that staff input data on a consistent basis to ensure ongoing quality service to clients and for accurate reporting to Southeast Child and Family Services and our member communities.
  • Must be comfortable producing and presenting both qualitative and quantitative reports and briefings for First Nations leadership, service purchasers, funders, and other supervisory bodies.
  • Ensure that all reports and data collection are accurate and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Budget
  • Monitor departmental expenditures in conjunction with the Executive Director and the Director of Finance.
  • Write and prepare quality funding proposals to seek out additional funding when necessary.
  • Other
  • Maintain consistent and concise communication with the Executive Director through monthly and annual reports.
  • Participate in operational planning and decision-making processes alongside the Executive Management Team.
  • Contribute to a positive and effective workplace environment that supports results.


  • Competition of post-secondary MSW or BSW and five years of related experience in the field. A combination of other related education and/or experience may be considered.
  • Three to five years of supervisory experience.
  • Trauma-informed and strengths-based service approach.
  • Ability to speak Anishinaabe is preferred and a definite asset.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Indigenous perspectives, culture, and world views.
  • Understanding of on-community living at First Nations, including remote-access communities.
  • Experience developing and supporting a strong, efficient, and respectful team-based approach to service delivery.
  • Understanding First Nations child and family law development goals, and the provincial Child and Family Services (CFS) sector and legislation.
  • The ability to write concise and accurate reports.
  • Excellent communication, organization, problem-solving, and team skills.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and the Internet.
  • Willing to travel and respond to emergencies as a part of an on-call system.
  • The successful applicant(s) will also be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to the start date.
  • Must have a valid Manitoba driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.
Must have a current satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check, Criminal Record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), and Prior Contact Check as conditions of employment. (This does not necessarily mean you will not be eligible to work for SAI).
Industry Private 
Schedule Type Full Time
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R2X
Remote No

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