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Social Development Director

Terms: Permanent – Full-Time
Salary: Based on Experience and Performance
Location: Beaver Lake Cree Nation Administration Office
Closing Date: October 15, 2018 @ 4:30pm


The mission of the BLCN is to provide integrated services that will enhance, educate and empower NEHIYAW – PIMATISOWIN and self-sustaining community. The BLCN is a proud and safe holistic self-sustaining Nehiyaw Nation through the guidance, knowledge and sharing of miyo-wahkohtowin, leadership, and Elders founded on our inherent rights, law and the Treaty.


Social Director works under the supervision of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation Administrator, must be able to communicate effectively, must demonstrate a willingness to listen and help with social problems, work cooperatively and closely with other staff on education, prevention, employment and health programs. Strive to achieve results in prevention, rehabilitation, information accountability, accessibility and administration of social Development Program.

Competencies and requirements:

  • Interview clients and provide them advice, information and counselling
  • Determine eligibility and needs of applicant for Social Assistance and complete the necessary documentation
  • If clients do not qualify for assistance, explain why and inform them of their right to appeal
  • Advice and assist those in need of income support, Include Social Assistance, Disabled Persons, daily living services, special appliances,
  • Assist, coordinate and liaise with government and private agencies
  • Assist in the promotion of education, training and employment opportunities
  • Assist relevant agencies in duties related to Child Welfare and Protection Services
  • Work with parents in strengthening home life and improving home conditions for children
  • Maintain and supervise maintenance of Income Assistance statistical information and record. Including records of interviews and home visits, ensure files are kept up to date and include all substantiating documents required for eligibility
  • Provide advice to the BLCN Council on all matters within their control on general program by: attending all meetings related to Social Development, submitting recommendations
  • Prepare, adjust and sign Income assistance budget and decision sheets, complete monthly data summaries as required in support of Income assistance expenditure claims and issue cheques to individual recipients
  • Assist in seeking permanent solutions for recipients including, education, training and employment opportunities
  • Assisting clients by taking advantage of available resources such as: Veterans Allowance, Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Child Tax Benefits.
  • Follow up with filing and keep progress reports up to date
  • Assure all monthly/annually reporting is submitted in a timely manner.

Employment Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Child Welfare Check
  • Diploma / Degree in the field of Social Work
  • Previous experience in Social Work/Income Assistance would be considered an asset
  • Computer literate – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Previous experience using VENN 1 would be considered an asset 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent (s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities and activities required of the position.

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Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references (name and contact info). Address your cover letter / resume to the attention of Simmone Dequaine – Human Resources Development Manager by email:, fax: 780-623-4523.

BLCN would like to thank all applicants that applied, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

BLCN would like to thank all interviewee’s, but only successful candidate will be notified.