External PostingSocial Worker and Development Manager Staffing Process Number: ACFN-2021-004

Closing Date: February 28th, 2021
Posted Date: February 3rd, 2021


The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) is seeking to fill one (1) full-time, permanent position of Social Worker and Development Manager. This position consists of 5 days on, 2 days off; Monday to Friday, 7.5-hour days, and 37.5 hours per week. However, schedule, hours and work location may change from time to time to meet operational requirements. Reporting to the Band Administrator, the Social Worker and Development Manager (SWDM) is responsible to plan and deliver a social services and community outreach program. The incumbent liaises with government offices, non-profit agencies, and other groups that represent their clients to ensure ACFN’s services meet community Members needs. The SWDM assists and refers clients to become independent through education and employment related programs and provides clients with information of service providers and various supports available, i.e., childcare, training, employment opportunities, respite, addictions counselling, education, and band membership assistance, etc.

This is a local position to Fort McMurray, AB., or Fort Chipewyan, AB., and candidates must have their own accommodations and transportation. Please note COVID-19 workplace protocols and guidelines are in-force in the workplace, and there may be a requirement to work remotely from home, if necessary.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Liaise with various internal departments and external government and non-government agencies
  • for the purpose of sourcing information and compiling resources available.
  • Provides Members with assistance through navigating various band and external government and
  • non-government programs/resources.
  • Ensures coordination between departmental programs and seeks opportunities for collaboration.
  • Implements a referral-based intervention system.
  • Ensures intervention-based programs and services are accessible and communicates to Members.
  • Facilitates client self-management.
  • Works with Members to understand their needs and goals.
  • Provides information to shareholders and Members, as required.
  • Consult with staff and Members to identify concerns and needs.
  • Plan and implement intervention strategies, programs and services.
  • Explore and recommend innovative ways of bridging programs and services to ensure points of
  • service work are cross shared, where applicable, are consistent and respond to the needs of
  • Members.
  • Ensure program policies and procedures or practices are reviewed and developed.
  • Writing grant proposals.
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly reports, includes statistical reports and ad-hoc reports, as
  • required.
  • Collaborate with other internal programs and/or external organizations such as Housing,
  • Education, ISET, YTC, Youth and Elders Lodge, etc., for external purposes.
  • Assist in developing initiatives related to: Social, Employment, Homelessness, Outreach, Health
  • and Wellness, etc.
  • Participates on committees, teams and task groups working towards the alleviation or resolution
  • of social problems and issues.
  • Other duties as required.


  • University degree in Social Work or in a related discipline or an acceptable combination of postsecondary
  • education or secondary school (College or Grade 12), training and experience (3-5
  • years of social work or in related field; and 3-5-years of managerial experience and writing grant
  • proposals) may be considered.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of social work or in related field.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of managerial experience and writing grant proposals.
  • Experience writing reports, and recommendations to enhance service delivery.
  • Experience in coaching and developing staff.
  • Possess extensive experience providing direct intervention services.
  • Proficient computer skills; Microsoft Office (email, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Strong communication skills; both written and verbal.
  • Attention to detail, ability to multitask, and manage competing priorities.
  • Excellent client service skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Reliable, proactive and solution oriented.Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Class 5 Drivers Licence required.
  • Willingness to sign a Confidentiality Agreement.
  • Willingness to travel, and is a condition of employment.
  • Working in an office environment with multiple demands in a stressful environment.
  • Flexible hours; including evenings, weekends and holidays; is a condition of employment.


Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications.
Interested candidates are invited to e-mail a covering letter and résumé quoting Staffing Process Number: ACFN-2021-004, in confidence to HR@acfn.com.
Closing Date: Résumés will be accepted until a successful candidate is found.

Employment Equity is a factor in the selection process. Applicants are requested to include in their covering letter or résumé if they self-identify and are a member of the following group: Indigenous People (ACFN, MCFN, FMFN, etc., status or non-status, Inuit or Métis). Preference may be given to Indigenous People.

Marsi cho/Thank you to all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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**We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted**