Kinship Licensing and Place of Safety Specialist - Metis Child, Family & Community Services (MCFCS) Agency

Closing Date: August 14, 2022 11:59 PM

Metis Child, Family & Community Services (MCFCS) Agency is a mandated child and family services agency with the responsibility to administer and manage culturally appropriate community-based child protection and support services for Metis and Inuit people in Manitoba.


Competition #: MCFCS-KLPSS-2022.032
Hours of Work: 7.25 hours per day, Hours Varied
Classification and Salary: SP4, $29.73-$41.23 per hour
Location: Winnipeg, MB

Reporting to the Alternative Care Supervisor, the Kinship Licensing and Place of Safety Specialist is responsible for supporting Family Service teams to complete emergent Place of Safety assessments and packages, as well as licensing of ongoing Kinship Care homes. This position will involve working collaboratively with families, Family Service teams, Metis Connect, the Alternative Care team and community collaterals to ensure that children within the family/kinship placements are being provided with safe, nurturing and appropriate care. Some case management duties may also be required as needed operationally. This is to be done while meeting all Provincial Regulations and Standards. It is the responsibility of every position to provide, where requested culturally relevant service or assist with access to such service.

Listed below is a summary of the qualifications and responsibilities of the position; complete job descriptions will be available to the successful candidate.

Main areas of Key Responsibilities and Activities

  • Ability to assist Family Service teams to complete Place of Safety packages for emerging Kinship placements including security checks, place of safety assessment, and all required documentation.
  • Complete all initial licensing requirements as regulated by the Child and Family Services Act, Regulations and Standards and within time frames.
  • Complete kinship care home studies as assigned for the purposes of licensing places of safety.
  • Meet with Kinship caregivers every two months for face to face contact, supports and guidance when providing ongoing case management
  • Collaborate with the family services worker and the kinship care family for placement planning and supports for children in care.
  • Advocate, develop and coordinate culturally appropriate activities and initiatives and supports for kinship care families.
  • Provide support services to the kinship care family in understanding and assuming a parenting role, this may include support, training, education, connection to community programs or other identified services.

Education and Experience

  • BSW and 2 years related experience or
  • BA and 5 years of related experience; the ability to be registered with the College of Social Workers is an asset.
  • Previous experience as a frontline social worker or resource development worker would be preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated understanding of Metis and Inuit culture and communities.
  • Good understanding of the issued relating to placement of children in alternate placement especially kinship placements.
  • Knowledge and certification in Safe Home Study. Capacity to assess risk, harm and danger to children.
  • Strong mediation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to be flexible with hours of work.
  • Ability to maintain highly sensitive and confidential information.

Prior to commencing employment the successful applicant will be asked to provide satisfactory results of a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, a Child Abuse Registry Check, Prior Contact Check and a Driver's Abstract upon hire at their own expense. A valid Manitoba driver's license and the use of a personal vehicle are requisites as travel within and outside the city are required.

Registration with the Manitoba College of Social Workers is an asset.

MCFCS offers a supportive and progressive work environment, competitive salaries, excellent benefits package and training opportunities.

We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous applicants.

All are encouraged to self-declare in cover letter.

Deadline for applications is August 14, 2022.

Please visit to submit your resume with cover letter.


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