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WEECHI-IT-TE-WIN FAMILY SERVICES
Invites applications for the position(s) of

PROGRAM DATA SPECIALIST
(1) POSITION
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Program Data Specialist is a full time position subject to organizational
needs and organizational funding. The Program Data Specialist has
two primary functions: (A) provides support to management in three
activities – research assistance and organizational development of program
standards, outcomes and indicators; and, (B) assists in the development
and implementation of Quality Assurance/Improvement initiatives in
several areas – ensures the efficient delivery of programs and services,
service improvement, outcome evaluation, service audits (file audits on
a quarterly basis), evaluation using WFS Program Assessment Tool, and
recommendations.
The Program Data Specialist 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.
The Program Data Specialist 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 related to Native Child Welfare services. The Program Data Specialist
will develop culturally competent practice skills that are congruent to the
unique needs of the ten First Nation and to Weechi-it-te-win Family Services.
RESPONSIBILITY:
The Program Data Specialist reports to the Manager of Naaniigaan Abinoojii.
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A University degree in Social Work and two years of experience in social work

within the child welfare environment or the equivalent combination of
formal training and experience;

  • Knowledge in the area of quality assurance and quality improvement in

order to participate in QA and QI assignments;

  • Knowledge of auditing standards and practices in order to assist and carry

out service audits;

  • Well-developed research and analytical skills to carry out research

assignments;

  • Excellent communication and writing skills to document, report and

communicate findings;

  • Ability to work effectively with external organizations on various research

projects;

  • Demonstrated experience in planning and forecasting to assist the agency

with its planning processes;

  • Supervisory skills for direct supervision of assigned position;
  • Ability to provide training to various internal groups;
  • Ability to speak Anishinaabe language is preferred;
  • Must possess valid class “G” Driver’s License;
  • Must submit a satisfactory vulnerable sector check and driver’s abstract as a

condition of employment;

  • Knowledge of Weechi-it-te-win Family Services, its vision, mandate and

bi-cultural model of providing services;

  • Ability to establish and maintain respectful and purposeful relationships

with clients, subordinates, colleagues, other relevant organization and
management;

  • Commitment to providing services in ways that respect Anishinaabe cultural

and spiritual practices.
APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE:
✓ Cover Letter – signed and dated
✓ Resume
✓ Three references (one must be employment related) along with written
permission to contact references

  • Applications submitted without all above required documentation

will not be considered

  • Only those selected for an interview will be contacted
  • Complete job descriptions available upon request

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO:
Candace Morrisseau, Executive Assistant
candace.morrisseau@weechi.ca
Weechi-it-te-win Family Services Inc.
P.O. Box 812
FORT FRANCES, Ontario P9A 3N1
Phone number: (807) 274-3201
Fax number: (807) 274-8435
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION: Friday, April 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm