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WEECHI-IT-TE-WIN FAMILY SERVICES
Invites applications for a

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES
INTAKE COORDINATOR/
FAMILY NAVIGATOR
(Full Time Permanent Position)
DESCRIPTION:
Weechi-it-te-win Family Services is currently seeking a Developmental Services
Intake Coordinator/Family Navigator is a full time, permanent position which will
work within a culturally competent system of care and as such will acknowledge
and incorporate, at all levels, the importance of culture, the expansion of cultural
knowledge, and the overall vision of Weechi-it-te-win Family Services (WFS).
The Intake Coordinator will foster cultural awareness through active participation
in an inductive learning process, gaining an understanding of historical trauma
and impacts of oppression and how these relate to current issues within
Indigenous family services.
The Intake Coordinator will act as a single point of access for inquiries, intake,
coordination and navigation of services for children with intellectual and
developmental disabilities within a trauma informed, culturally safe and
rehabilitative framework.
RESPONSIBILITY:
The Intake Coordinator reports to the Developmental Support Services Manager
of Weechi-it-te-win Family Services.
DUTIES:

  • Receives referrals and provides brief eligibility screening for potential clients;
  • Greets and screens walk-in referrals;
  • Acts as a single point of access for all inquiries, intakes, service coordination and

system navigation;

  • Answers and directs all calls to WFS Developmental Support Services;
  • Provides the appropriate referral forms to potential referral sources that inquire

about WFS Developmental Support Services;

  • Provides intake sessions for all eligible clients of WFS Developmental Support

Services. Accepts, responds to, and manages referrals to various programs within
the WFS Developmental Support Services such as “visiting grandparents program”;

  • Provides written documentation to the client case record for client participation

in various programs such as respite and the visiting grandparents program;
Ensures written documentation to the client case record for psychological
assessments coordinated by the WFS Developmental Support Services;

  • Participates and contributes to clinical team meetings and/or group supervision

to review cases; Schedules appointments for Occupational Therapy, psychological
assessment, and the visiting grandparents program;

  • Schedules respite services for clients and their families;
  • Coordinates referrals for psychological assessment and occupational therapy;
  • Coordinates referrals for developmental therapy including early intervention

programs;

  • Coordinates referrals for speech, language, OT or physiotherapy to other local

service providers;

  • Coordination and oversight of the “Visiting Grandparents” cultural development

program; Coordination and oversight of the Family Respite program; Provides
quality assurance by following up on assessments and ensuring that necessary
referrals are made.
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Social Service Diploma with 5 years experience working with

children in a developmental capacity;

  • Knowledge of and experience in traditional healing practices, and experience in

working with Elders and Healers;

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the delivery of children’s health, education

or mental health services;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Work experience in the area of service coordination;
  • Ability to speak the Ojibway language is preferred;
  • Specialized training in trauma informed practices and culturally safe practices for

early intervention and developmental services;

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports;
  • Knowledge of legislation around access and release of personal health

information, confidentiality, and storage/safekeeping of client records;

  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License; and be able to submit a driver’s abstract.

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO:
APPLICATIONS TO INCLUDE:
✓ Resume, Cover Letter
Verna DeBungie
✓ 3 references and permission to contact
Weechi-it-te-win Family Services
✓ 1 to be current/past employer
P.O. Box 812
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3N1
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018 at 3:00 P.M.