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Rena Chowace

Phone: (780) 524-5978
Fax: (780) 524-2898

Employment Opportunity

Western Cree Tribal Council Child Youth & Family Enhancement Agency


This permanent full time opportunity provides a challenging and rewarding career in child intervention and the preservation of the family unit.  The Casework Supervisor, a key team member, works closely, collaboratively and reports to the Director, provides consultation, guidance and supervision to the Generalist Caseworkers.  The Casework supervisor must be knowledgeable with Child Youth and Family Enhancement Act and policy, set-up and arrange unit meetings, attend case conferences and meetings with other agencies when required, ability and willingness to work after hours and on-call, assists with the monitoring and evaluating of the delivery of the Western Cree Tribal Council Child Youth and Family Enhancement Agency, to work toward the successful process of greater community based programming.

DUTIES: Supervisory work in this functional group focuses on the requirement to monitor and evaluate to ensure adherence to policies and to provide consultation on specific cases and supply to staff.  Casework Supervisors act in an intermediary role between management and field staff.  They must balance the needs and interests of the Agency with the realities of the work environment. They will interpret policy, implement change, and mediate differences.  They can have considerable influence on the manual in which services are delivered.  The role can be flexible and changing in Child Youth and Family Enhancement priorities and services available.  The Casework Supervisor is constantly balancing the needs of the client, their staff, the agency, and the system in the performance of their role.  The Casework Supervisor acts as a buffer between management and the front line, presenting front line issues and concerns to the management and presenting management views/decisions to staff.  Contacts within the Casework Supervisor's role are as varied as those at the field level; however, the nature of the contacts differs.  It is typically less case specific and more issues related or of a problem resolution nature.  The Casework Supervisor plays a significant leadership role in the communities with collaborations, involvement projects, etc.  The Casework Supervisor plays a significant leadership role in the communities with collaborations, involvement/prevention projects while being required to manage or to oversee complex/dynamic situations relating to the needs of the specific individual clients, families and of support networks.

Qualifications: A BSW/MSW with 3-5 years case management and supervisory experience; equivalencies may be considered.  Must have Delegation Training and Supervisor training in the Child Intervention Case Information Online.  Experience in delivering front line workers and working with First Nations children, youth, families and communities.  Ability to speak Cree is a definite asset.

Salary Range: Negotiable and dependent on qualifications and experience.

Closing Date: Until successful candidate is found

Please send your resume and copy of certificates in confidence to:

Western Cree Tribal Council

Attention: Elaine Goodswimmer, Executive Assistant/Director of Support Services

#104, 9802-97th Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB  T8V 7K2

Fax: (780) 532-5736


Criminal Record & Child Intervention checks are required with resume

Note: Only those applicants designated for an interview will be contacted. Thank you.


Lead a team of professional staff serving Duncan's First Nation.  This career opportunity will be located at the Nation near Brownvale, Alberta.  Interested applicants should possess the following:


Main Duties:

  • Provide guidance and advice to the Council with the Nation's best interest as priority, including legal liability and compliance, policy/implementation, agreement interpretation and strategic plan development/implementation as directed by Council.

  • Represent the Nation's interests at all times in a positive, respectful, impartial manner and develop/maintain working relationships with Members, Community, Staff, industry partners, government and others.

  • Provide leadership to staff in delivering relevant, timely and effective programs and services following approved budgets, policies and annual plan.

  • Effectively manage human resources; hiring and orientation, supervision, mentorship, problem-solving as well as performance review and discipline.

  • Effective and timely decision making with regard to day-to-day operations, following approved policies and procedures.  Supervise the administration of the financial controls of the Nation including budgets, reporting, audit process, funding agreements, secure funding, infrastructure and capital planning/reporting.

  • Ensure Nation operations and maintenance runs effectively including:

    • Buildings, grounds, roads, water/wastewater, facilities/structures/housing.

    • Capital projects including advocacy.

    • Office systems maintenance.

    • Emergency services and crisis management.

    • By-law enforcement.

  • Organize and attend meetings and community events as directed by Council.

  • Research and write proposals, reports and correspondence.

  • Communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders.

  • Be familiar with and interpret applicable acts and contribution agreements to ensure compliance.

  • Perform other duties as directed by Council.

  • Work 35 per week, 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday to Friday.

  • Some local travel is required.  Must have reliable transportation.


Degree in business or public administration, operations management or related field; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Minimum of 4-5 Years in a senior management position is required.  Fluency in Cree language and culture is an asset.

Required license or certification:

  • Class 5 Driver's License and reliable transportation.

  • Excellent English language written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Clear criminal record check with vulnerable sector and child intervention check.


Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications.  A competitive Benefits Package including medical, dental and vision coverage.  Pension plan available.

Applications Accepted by:


Subject Line:  Band Manager

Attention:  Cheryl Frank


Or by Mail:

Cheryl Frank

Duncan's First Nation

Box 148

Brownvale, AB  T0H 0L0

Open until a suitable candidate is found.

The Western Cree Tribal Council is currently accepting resumes to work on a casual or on-call basis for:


(WCTC Main Office located at Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation)

  • This position is required to fill-in for our full-time receptionist while away due to vacation/sick days and family medicals.

  • Duties will include greeting and assisting visitors, answering phones and directing calls, computer work and assisting staff when required.


For further information please contact:

Rena Chowace


(780) 524-5978

Box 2129, Valleyview, AB  T0H 3N0

Phone (780) 524-5978

Fax (780) 524-2898

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