Integrated Services Delivery (ISD) First Nation/Indigenous Children and Youth Coordinator (2 positions)

EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
Integrated Services Delivery (ISD) First Nation/Indigenous Children and Youth Coordinator (2 positions)
2-year Contract Position
Pay Band 6
Location - to be determined
OPEN COMPETITION

Integrated Service Delivery (ISD) is a coordinated and integrated approach that enables decision-makers and front-line workers to better work together to meet the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioural, mental health, addictions and learning issues. The ISD First Nation/Indigenous Children and Youth Coordinators report to the Director of ISD at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EEDC) but will work closely with partners and the Indigenous Guidance Team that provides overall advice to ISD and the Network of Excellence about culturally safe services for Indigenous Children.

The ISD approach for Indigenous children involves close collaboration among participating partners (i.e. First Nations and Indigenous organizations; the provincial departments of Education and Early Childhood Development, Social Development, Health and Justice and Public Safety; school districts; regional health authorities and in some cases the federal government) and among ISD team members at local and regional levels).

The ISD First Nation/Indigenous Children and Youth Coordinators are responsible for ensuring that culturally safe ISD services and service continuity are available to Indigenous children in the province who need them. This involves:

  • Facilitating access to culturally appropriate services in home and community settings in New Brunswick and in First Nation communities in the province for Indigenous children and youth;
  • Facilitating service continuity for children during transitions between schools, between communities or educational circumstances (e.g., dropping out of school or at-home schooling);
  • Working with ISD partners to identify gaps in culturally appropriate services, policies or processes, developing potential solutions for addressing gaps and supporting implementation of these solutions;
  • Working with ISD partners towards seamless access and delivery of ISD services for Indigenous children and families, regardless of whether these services are provided by First Nation or provincial partners;
  • Supporting the formation of First Nation-led ISD Teams in regions where First Nation communities wish to lead Teams;
  • Providing accurate information about ISD is provided to families, First Nation communities, Indigenous organizations and partners;
  • Participating in the development and implementation of action plans to ensure culturally safe ISD services are available to Indigenous children in the province;
  • Supporting evaluation of ISD services to Indigenous children for potential improvements;
  • Working with a counterpart (the second ISD First Nation/Indigenous Children and Youth Coordinator) to ensure that ISD services are consistently available across all regions in the province.
  • Preparing quarterly reports to the Director of ISD, the Provincial Directors' Committee, the Indigenous Guidance Team and First Nation communities.

Travel throughout the province is required to meet with key partners to achieve deliverables and outcomes. The location of this position is flexible, depending on the home location of the successful candidate. Telework arrangements that fall under the Government of New Brunswick Telework Guidelines and Agreements may also be arranged.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor's degree with specialization in health sciences, education, social services or related field and a minimum of six years of related experience including:

  • Experience in community engagement, community/organization development and partnerships working with First Nations and Indigenous organizations and people at a community, organizational and/or political level;
  • Experience and understanding of First Nation/Indigenous cultural practices and healing approaches, including traditional ceremonies and land-based therapies;
  • Experience working with multiple levels of government (First Nations, provincial and/or federal);
  • Experience in facilitating collaboration between multiple parties;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Experience in program delivery.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Written and spoken competence in English is required. Please state your language capability on your application.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS:

Preference may be given to candidates that have:

  • Knowledge and fluency in Mi'gmaq, Wolastoqey, Peskotomuhkati or French languages;
  • Experience in facilitating interdepartmental and external partner collaboration and leading working groups/interdepartmental committees on files/initiatives;
  • Experience in facilitation;
  • Experience in strategic planning.
  • Training or experience in work process mapping, design or redesign.

Subject to the response to this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate on their application the asset qualifications in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:

The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Creative Thinking/Innovation
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Flexibility
  • Information Seeking
  • Initiative 
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Relationship/Network Building (with ISD partners)
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Results Orientated
  • Strategic Thinking.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:

The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Knowledge of Conflict Management Practices
  • Ability to Use Technology, Software and Applications
  • Presentation Skills
  • Planning and Organizational Skills
  • Specialized Subject Matter Expertise and Knowledge in Indigenous Relations
  • Written Communications
  • Consulting Skills
  • Knowledge of Facilitation Skills.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we promote a scent-reduced environment.

SALARY: $65, 650 to $87, 360 per annum

We encourage applicants to apply on-line or by mail at the following address by December 3, 2020 indicating competition number: 20-2000-C12 This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

Department of Education and 
Early Childhood Development
Human Resources Services
Place 2000, 250 King Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Telephone: 1 506 444-4909
HR.Competitions@gnb.ca

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

We promote a scent-reduced environment.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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